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

bottled
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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


Gpnterojd's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gpnterojd (178) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbnz (66) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 11, 2015
Bottle @ Home in Berlin

Appearance: Cloudy orange hue, thin cream head
Aroma: Grapefruit, pine, earth, orange, toffee
Taste: Sweet malt, pine resin, earth, grapefruit, citrus
Palate: Nice and bitter, medium body, bit of alcohol

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2374) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-bier. En lite annorlunda DIPA som inte smiskar tungan med besk humle, itsället ganska blommig och med en sötma och lätt syrlighet som påminner om gula russin. Stor söt fruktig kropp och lite lätt tvålig p g a blommigheten men det stör inte. Riktigt gott.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
packers188 (37) - - FEB 15, 2015
Style: ipa Ibu: - Description: biere de couleur caramel, legere mousse avec beaucoup de bulle/ au nez legerement houblonner mais plus caramel/ bonne biere bien balancer entre amertume et caramel, manque un peu dhoublonnage

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (271) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-biere. Mörkt dimmigt kopparfärgad. Doft av smörkola och rostad malt. Lite smörkola i smaken men även lite syrlighet

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3963) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle from Cool Wine Hobart 300115. Great looking beer and greet atom and flavour. All round this beer ticks all the boxes and leaves a long lingering aftertaste in the mouth.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (222) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
341ml bottle (dated May 2012) served around 10 degrees in a snifter: Pours a fairly dense and clear golden robe forming about a finger of white foam. It skrinks to a porous layer and leaves a fair amount of spotted lacing. The nose is agressive with citrus, pineapple, vanilla and honey and alcohol. I did get a grassy/floral element from the hops which balanced out the sweets but I had this brew in late June so it probably still had all of its properties. I did read other reviews where older bottles seemed to have faded most of their citrus elements so make sure you enjoy it fresh. The flavours are pretty sweet delivering notes of brown sugar, caramel and vanilla with much hoppy bitterness kicking it way back for a moderate finish. This brew feels somewhat dense and has good corpus and you do get a certain sharpness. The alcohol is present but not overwhelming which is always a nice feature when dealing with complex beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobyFischer (130) - 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 (151) - 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 (819) - 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 (1019) - 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 ]


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