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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Black IPA
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Black IPA. Again, an american invention. This style was born at the "Vermont pub and brewery" around 1997. It could be said that this beer tries to be an hybrid between a regular IPA and a porter. The Pénombre presents a light body and well expressed tofferaction tastes. The whole is however dominated by an evident bitterness, which stays always in balance with the other tates found in the beer. In the after taste, the bitterness and hops flavours are growing slowly dut surely, sip after sip.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (995) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Mörkt brun, på gränsen till svart öl med ljusbrunt skum. Doft av rostad malt, veteknäcke, choklad och lätta citrustoner. Både de rostade tonerna och citrusen ger beska åt ölen. Tillsammans med sötma från malten så är detta en balanserad och bra BIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (946) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasted Barley, chocolate and coffee on the nose while taste is chocolate, some dark fruit, molasses and hints of rye bread. Very nicely balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bunget (436) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
341ml bottle. An opaque brown-amber body, small dense mocha head with good retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, floral hops, plums. Aggressive taste: burned malt, caramel, herbal hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1465) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Pours dark brown with a finger of foamy tan head. Some particles. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, nuts and light citrus. Distinct bitterness in the taste, mix between dark chocolate and hop bitterness. Finish is long and lingering with the bitterness still very present. Body is light and refreshing with low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Div (25) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Bottled on 01-2013
The first that hits me is the strong aroma of rosted grains, which I do not associate with a Black IPA. It smells more like a porter or stout. The taste is likewise. With some saltyness and a bitter finish. This is not how I like my BIPA. But otherwise, nothing in the aroma or taste that bothered me. An ok drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
A decent and well-balanced BIPA, if nothing groundbreaking. Pours black with good head, decent lacing. There’s some roast malt and some hops here. A slight note of anise. Consistency is thick and taste leaves bitter. Bottle at The Only Cafe.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BreWedge (257) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
341 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with notable sediment and a very small beige head. Aromas are rich, roasty malt, molasses, nuts, woody aromas like an oak barrel, and maybe a touch of alcohol. Tastes are balanced between roasty and bitter. Smooth and well balanced without a lot of carbonation. Uncomplicated but pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1085) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of bread, coffee, pine and grass.
Appearance: A black brown colored beer. A yellow/tan head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, ashes, dark coffee, orange peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a sticky texture. A medium body with a somewhat dry finish.
Overall: A BIPA that works.
Note: Cask at Dieu du Ciel Reviewed 2013-03-22.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2022) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
On tap at Underground. Burnt, roast, light bakers choco, dry stout nose, caramel, sweetness that is sort of fruity. Solid hard bitter taste, long roasted malts, pine, caramel. It’s a black IPA. They are never all that good.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gusgus (231) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Bottled on 01/13. A: minerally (crayfish, seeweed), burnt with a hint of smoke. Faint fruity hops in the background. A: Low to medium carb, with small off-white head. Pitch black. T: medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, salty, heavy on the roast, with some tropical hops and lingering bitterness. P: medium bodied with roast, hoppiness and caramelly sweetness. Overall a hoppy sweet stout. Not the balance I look for in a BIPA.


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