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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Gpnterojd's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gpnterojd (179) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (729) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy pale orange pour with a white head. Aroma is a bit herbal with some tropical fruit. Flavour is herbal and grassy with some sweet tropical fruit. Decently balanced but an odd mixture of flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2349) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015
Really great double ipa. Pours a light orange. Aromas of citrus rind and booze. Lots of God stuff going on in the mouth. Citrus, honey malts, booze. Really smooth. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2775) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015
Beautiful orange body, white lasting head, nice lacing. Citrus, dried fruit, molasses, caramel aroma. Taste is rich sweet malty, a touch of hoppy bitterness, juicy citrus fruit. Coating mouthfeel. Pretty great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (450) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
Pour is orangey gold with a teeny tiny white cap. Nose is surprisingly faint. I tried a year-old bottle of this, and then shortly thereafter a month-old bottle, and while it’s definitely better fresh, it’s still lacking some hop punch. Still, I get piney/floral hops, light citrus and soap, caramel and earth and bread and honey. This is a really nice, full, chewy caramel malt, lightly spicy and boozy, but balanced/masked with a bracing bitter pine finish. I wouldn’t call it dry but I wouldn’t call it....wet, either (giggity). I was kind of disappointed because I had such ludicrously high hopes for this beer, but it’s still damn good. Man I like adjectives.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OOKPIKABLE (187) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Pours goldenamber with almost no head. Far less aroma than a typical imperial IPA. Slight aroma of bubblegum and citrus. Tastes warm, oily, far less alcoholic than it’s 9% abv would suggest, or than most imperial IPAs have. Tastes more like a hoppy dubbel than an imp IPA. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1117) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle Aroma-honey, flowers, fruits Appearanceamber, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-very good

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Keg at brewdog Aberdeen. Pours murky peach, nose is crystal malt , fruity, taste is similar, dry, sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (17335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Keg at brewdog Aberdeen... Soft crystal malt nose... Soft fruits.. Soft toffee fruit malt.. Juicy malts.. Massive crystal malt

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (506) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle from Halles St-Jean. Aroma: grapefruit, orange, pines, caramel. App: hazy golden, nice lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, average carbonation, big long dry bitter finish. Overall: enjoyed it but a bit too big for my tastes, maybe not that well balanced since the alcohol makes it a bit too hard to swallow. But after a few sips we get used to it. Another great beer from DDC.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (471) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
Arômes de pamplemousse, orange, malt caramélisé, poivre, lime et alcool. En bouche, goût de pamplemousse, caramel, alcool, poivre concassé, orange, résine de pin. Finale bien amère, un peu terreuse, pointe de zeste d’orange. Texture moyenne. L’amertume colle au palais. Double ipa bien goûteuse, maltée, bien houblonnée.


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