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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This beer style was created in the late 1990’s by some breweries on the west coast of the United States, and most notably by Rogue. It’s an extreme version of the American IPA. It’s a beer with strong amber hues and dominating hop flavours and tastes. It is however well balanced through the presence of a combination of malts. This beer is usually dry hopped, a tradition that is adhered to by Dieu du Ciel!. The bouquet of the beer consists of floral hops. In the mouth, the bitterness is quite strong, without being extreme, and the alcohol makes its presence known, without being domineering. The aftertaste is dry and less syrupy than a barley wine. Thus, it is a very complex and bitter beer, but always well balanced.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gpnterojd (176) - Waterloo, Ontario, - APR 11, 2013
Smells of pine and honey. In the mouth, the hops are wrapped up in a sweet and syrupy character, cushioning the bitterness. Pine and citrus (orange) from the hops -- soapiness is thankfully avoided. Mouth feels clean and fresh afterwards. Very well rounded and uncommonly drinkable IPA... Minus a tick overall for its price.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobyFischer (104) - FRANCE - DEC 3, 2014
Belle robe typée IPA impériale : orangée, trouble, reflets rouges.Belle mousse très fine, blanche à blanc-cassé se dissipant assez vite.Nez de sève de pain, fruits au sirop, fermentés, douceur, "barley wine", céréales et quelque chose comme du fromage.En bouche idem, l’alcool se ressentant peu mais donnant un corps certain.Ni doux, ni sec, équilibré.Une IPA impériale américaine autrement dit plus portée sur les malts et l’houblon amérisant que sur les fruits frais et tropicaux.Pas mal.Très bien dans le genre.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
remice2 (137) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
Belle mousse qui colle, attaque de mangue,fruits tropicaux résineux. beaucoup de pins avec une touche d’érable.bonne amertume ,le coté fruité s’imprègne bien a la sécheresse de cette bière, bien fruité,bien malté,bien sèche. très belle double ipa...(mais je trouve plus que c’est une impériale pale ale américaine , qu’une double ipa.. mais bon c’est moi)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (810) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle: pours a cloudy darker orange with a frothy white head, nice hoppy and lightly citrus aroma, taste is hoppy, resin, bitter with a dry finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (956) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 341ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours clear orange color forming a medium bubbled and creamy white head. Medium to low retention forming lots of lingering lacings left in the glass S: Caramel malts. Flowery hops. Lots of pine, grassy and bit citrus hops. A bit fruity and spicy. A bit of alcohol in the very end T: Slightly sweet upfront. Caramel malts. Lots of flowery, pine and citrus hops. Good bitterness M: Heavy body. A bit molasses too. Medium carbonation. Hoppy bitter aftertaste which is mainly pine O: Good drinkability. Nice Canadian IIPA. It’s pretty much what I would expect from an IIPA produced in Belgium, for instance ;) [ BA Review @ 7/28/2013 ]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (614) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured from 341mL bottle. Clear golden amber with off-white head. Very nicely balanced bread and caramel malts with grapefruit and resin hops. Subdued sweetness with a touch of bitterness. Medium body, nice mouthfeel, alcohol hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flanfl (123) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden colour. Aroma of caramel, bread and fruits (peach?). Flavour is sweet malt and fruity. Creamy body. Nice finish with sime bitterness. Balanced beer, lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fatbarbu (8) - sherbrooke, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
disons avant toute chose: quelle belle bière!en bouteille 340 ml. une belle cuivrée pale avec un beau col assez epais qui se dissipe malgré tout presque totalement apres quelques minutes. dès la premiere sniffée au dessus de la bouteille on remarque sa premièere qualité, un equilibre merveilleux. en nez du malt, de l’alcool et un beau côté sucré. en bouche, un corps moyen, des saveurs et aromes extremes qui semblent se battre ensemble, le resultat: une bière brillament equilibrée donne un effet crémeux en bouche. le houblon, le malt, l’alcool...tout semble sa juste part du gateau dans un equilibre renversant. ce sera donc la dernière ligne: une bièere complexe mais équilibrée. excellente. a essayer. conseil: la boire a une temperature assez chambrée, car la premièere experience autour de 6 celcius a été decevante. sortie du frigo 20 minutes avant la degustation s’est avérée une expérience unique a 3 reprises

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2613) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle. Golden, light coppery. Sweet malty, soft peachy stony fruity nose with a bit of milky vanilla. Full bodied, butterscotch in flavour. Pretty good. Stone fruityness, smooth maltyness. Sweet finish. Pretty nice. Sweet, without cloying. Flavourful, nice. Hasn’t any extreme flavours, but everything is just nicely balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (808) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Deep gold, cloudy with white head. Aroma is juicy grapefruit, peaches and cream. Full bodied. Loads of citrus and big sweet malt character. Grapefruit citrus finish lingers. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2373) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a deep golden sienna color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is sweet caramel, bready malts, citrus and some earthy grass. Palate follows with more sweetness, honey, citrus, boozy and lingering bitter grass finish. Probably a bit past its prime but still drinking pretty nice.


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