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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: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
India Cream Ale: a nitroed version of an IPA.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30734) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a small, creamy and off-white head. Aroma is fruity hoppy, grapefruit and oranges. Smooth malty, bitter, solid hoppy and light grapefruity to oranges. Bitter and crisp hoppy finish. Mouthfeel doesn’t suit an IPA I think., lacks sparkling to really give away the hops oils.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
Draught, 6.8% at the brewpub. Weak caramelly hop aroma. Hazy copper colour. Good stable creamy white head. The flavour has a mild caramelly hoppiness, getting quite bitter towards the finish. Very creamy mouthfeel. Good aroma hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2009
An orange amber ale with a thick off white head. A nice caramel malt aroma with good herbal hops, herbaceous, pleasant. In mouth, a nice nutty malt with light herbal hops, light citrus/grapefruits notes, light bitter chocolate. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub July 25 2009.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8384) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
@Mondial. Gummy, OK hops. Lace and nice head on light brown. OK drinkability.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Spicy, herbal hops proliferate throughout the mild caramel maltiness, ending up in a resinous, spicy leaf bitterness which is cushioned by the nitrogen carbonation. Drinkable, different, yet predictable, this is a pleasurable twist on the American IPA style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-The perfect nitro head protects the hazy orange.
-The nitro helps to reach balance, but this one leans towards hop bitterness nonetheless.
-Some citrusy fruitiness emanates from the intense hoppiness, adding complexity to this alpha angle.
-Maltiness could be more expressive or complex.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2008
2008-05-30. Orange-amber body with a nice creamy beige head. (4+) Mild hops in the aroma, light grassy notes and leafy citrus. Pleasant hoppy flavour, pleasant bitterness, light resin grows towards the finish and lingers. Smooth average plus palate (3+) Shows promise but ends up being just okay. Draft, Dieu Du Ciel, Montreal

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
On a nitro tap at Dieu du Ciel. Pours an orange almost hazy amber with a thick white head that leaves ample lacing on the glass. Hop aromas start off subdued but slowly develop into a big sticky pile of citrus full of pineapple. Smooth, medium bodied and creamy due to the nitro tap. More pineapple hop notes. Soft grapefruit bitter finish. Quite unique due to the nitro tap on here, with the creamy body providing an excellent counterpoint to all of the hops. One of the favorites of the day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (6530) - Helsinki, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 17, 2007
On tap at DDC
Appearance :Golden amber with long lasting creamy snow peak 3+
Nose :Gentle, refreshing, lightly mineral aroma. Aromatic and soft hops placed behind.
Flavour/Palate:
Very gentle , silky body . Creamy texture was exceptionally smooth . Its hop character very well blended . Soft malty base with sensitive balanced hops . Neat is the proper word for this ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Malty grainy aroma with floral hops. The flavor is clean and well balanced, with grainy malts and floral hops. Decent.


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