Dieu du Ciel Fortunella
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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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IPA aux Kumquats

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, nice fruity malt with light pepper and catty hops. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with loads of catty hops, grapefruit, alcohol, intense. On tap at Mondiale 2013, May 31 2013.
Earlier Rating: 3/9/2013 Total Score: 3.6
A hazed golden ale with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, good biscuit malt with good dose of floral hops, kiwi, orange pulp. In mouth, a smooth IPA with nice floral hops, grapefruit pulp. fruity notes, oily mouthfeel, catnip notes, well done. On tap at DDC, Feb. 22 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Tap at Wvrst. Golden-amber pour with a thick white head. The aroma is quite citrusy - orange/lemon and a bit of soft hoppy spice. Clean malt profile and an assertive bitterness. Clean and tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
Mondiale 2013. Formerly known as Fortunella. Light orange and lacy. Funky yeast.OK drinkability, not really up to speed as an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7335) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
2013-05-30. Lightly hazy golden orange body with a modest white head. 3+ pleasant hoppy aroma, sort of grapefruity tropical fruit melange. 7+ Flavour is similar, nice hoppy melange, notes of tropical fruit, grapefruit, lemon peel. 7++ Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Quite enjoyable. On tap at Mondial de la Biere 2013, Montreal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 26, 2013
On tap at Blind Tiger with Andy, Max, Nicole, Jen, and Dad for the Dieu du Ciel event. Pours a clear gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Soft caramel, light citrus and fuzzy musk. Medium bodied with some sweet caramel. Lots of melon and tropical fruit. Somewhat sweet. Long delicate grapefruit on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
In short: An intense fruity blond IPA for the bitterness lover.
How: Tap at brewpub, when it was very fresh, the first week of its initial release (late rating).
The look: Cloudy blond-orange body topped by a medium white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is juicy citrusy and tropical fruits. The aroma is very fruity but not to the point of feeling like it is made with a fruit (which it is), I know many "normal" IPAs that smeIl as fruity as this one. Taste is something else. A medium-sweet fruity attack followed by a monster bitterness of high intensity. I never had a Kumquat before (the fruit used in this IPA) but I didn’t think the beer smelled or tasted unusual, in the aroma and taste I noted plenty of orange flesh, mangos, peaches, grapefruits and such. All I know is this IPA was bitter as hell, not sure if the bitterness comes from the Kumquat, the hop bill or both. You’ve got to love bitterness to love this beer, I love bitter IPAs and I loved this over-the-top original creation. I had long conversations with the people at the bar while drinking six pints of this beer because if there is one thing I like to do when I go to the pub for a pint is to drink six of them (and I hate when people talk to me).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5545) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie, sous le nom de Disco Soleil, au coût de 4.75$. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée opaque. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrume avec une pointe de mangue et d’apricot. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement ontueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de mangue en arrière goût. (Rating #5352)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
Draft at blind tiger with streets and the RB gang. Pours a bright orange body with light haze and thick white lacing. Aroma is super floral, bitter fruit, lemon and spice. Mouthfeel is medium, nice carbonation with notes of flowers, spice, bitter grapefruit and some additional bitter citrus fruit flavors. I don’t get any kumquat out of this, but still a good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
On tap at Smoke & Barrel. Nose has a nice but of citrus rind. Light body and fairly bitter. Quite dry. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (3776) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
tap at mondial de la bière, mtl. hazy pale yellow with a decent white head and retention. subtle fruitiness - strong macro lager-ish notes, yellow plums, some citrus but quite shy for an ipa, herbs, pepper. average carbonation, light body, relatively short bittering citrus finish. not a success but a good drinkability. meh.

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