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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
India Cream Ale: a nitroed version of an IPA.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3302) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2011
Glass, 5 ounces, during the 2011 Festibière de Québec, savoured on August 20 2011; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head; nose: alcohol, resinous hops, herbaceous; mouth: alcohol, resinous hops, herbaceous, floral, light caramel, alcohol, pepper, finale in resinous hops, medium-full body, average carbonation, lightly sweet, mildly bitter, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 5 onces, durant le Festibière de Québec 2011, savourée le 20 août 2011; œil : cuivrée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige; nez : alcool, houblon résineux, herbacée; bouche : alcool, houblon résineux, herbacée, floral, léger caramel, alcool, poivre, finale en houblon résineux, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3422) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2011
Draught at Dieu du Ciel, Montreal. Amber, hazy, average to large and mostly lasting head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and some fruitiness, some citrus hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, some caramel and faint fruitiness, citrus hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, soapy citrus hoppyness. Aroma and flavor not in balance - aroma is mostly caramel, no hoppyness. In the finish hoppyness gets bit sharp and soapy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5666) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
on tap at brewpub. dark golden-orange, light and creamy orange-ish head, excellent retention and lacing. aromas of pine, toasted malts. medium to high hopping - floral-citrusy along with a long lingering grapefruit finish. creamy palate, soft carbonation. medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8506) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2011
Draught at the DDC Brewpub, Montréal, QC.
Amber cloudy colour with small creamy off-white head. English style floral fruity hops in bitter aroma. Bitter fruity flavour with darker notes and heavy bitterness. Dry woody malty. Bitterness stays. Very creamy.

Cask at the DDC Brewpub, Montréal, QC.
Amber colour with no head. Creamy fruity peachy aroma. Woody nutty malty flavour with dry bitter hops and fruitiness. Dry. Liked the draft version just a little more.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelLawrie (51) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Decent, not great. Nice, hoppy aroma but fairly understated when actually consumed. Good mouthfeel from the nitro tap; unusual for the style. It’s an interesting take on an IPA but not my favourite.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Tap sample at DDC. Amber with a nice cream tan head. Very smooth hops, some herbs and fruit. Mild bitterness, bit of sweetness, then grows progressively more bitter....mmmmmm....nice and dry finish. Great hoppy beer without overdoing it.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
Orange citrus, floral and caramel notes to the aroma. Hazy/opaque tan-brown body is topped by a decent and long lasting, large bubbled, off white head that leaves scant lace. Flavour follows aroma with some tea-lime tannins and a fairly pronounced bitterness. Medium body with smooth texture and fair carbonation. Sampled on cask at the brewpub.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4801) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2011
Draft. orange amber pour with some light head. Herbal, fruit and light floral aroma. Body leaves something to wish for. Flavor is probably been through some oxidation, light herbal spice and fruit tones, are modest and seem compromised.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Great beer, very different. Aromas of caramel, and flowers. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and a long finish. Palate is creamy, and medium bodied. Amber, with a pillow head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Draft. Pours an amber body with a hazy off white head. Sweet and fruity with a dry fruit toned finish. A big body creamy, not so much thick as it is full. Hints of apricots. Overall the hop tones are far from bright, rather dust y and taking on more of a floral note. I could understand feeling a bit of oxidation here as well.


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