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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed with Simcoe and Amarillo


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4663) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Pours deep hazy amber into a snifter. Off-white head with medium retention recedes leaving spider lacing to mottle surface. Soft, yet nicely carbonated with sweet grass and resin aromas. Bitter resin upfront turning to dark caramel and back to grapefruit in the lasting finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3964) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2011
11.2 oz. Small haze on the copper body and a lasting creamy film of foam above. Aroma is earthy orange, caramel liqueur, and light oak. Flavor is plum, orange caramel, honeycomb, cereal grain, peach, cherry liqueur, and a nice bittering of grapefruit, resin and wood. Light-medium body is smooth, well-balanced, slightly oily and has some alcohol warmth. This one takes a while for the flavors to develop, even at room temperature; very complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8281) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 My Bottom Line :
Oranges bloom from this suave Double IPA’s honeyed malts, leading to a balanced finish of resinous bitterness and caramelized cereal sweetness.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A ring of foam circles the gorgeous amber mist.
-The hop signature also provides earthy and leafy notes.
-The round body is silky and comforting.
-Polite carbonation ensures you feel this beer’s gravity.
-This is a nice digestif of a brew that is not unlike many of Dieu du Ciel’s creations in its plump nature.

Bottles. Merci Laurent!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle 330 ml
Aroma mild for double IPA nose. Soapy hops with dry alcohol, barley wine like malty bottom.
Appearance amber with light haze. Plus sized white frothy top. Good looking with decent life span. Noted lace.
Flavor and Palate : Medium plus bodied. Sweet crystal malt with light alcohol on sides. Fresh green hops on top of your palate. Solid brew but with its considerable malty side I would categorize this as American Barley Wine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11737) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 12, 2011
Das Bier beginnt dunkel hopfig und zeigt hier bereits seine Stärke. Darüber hinaus wird es im Mittelteil intensiver, der Hopfenanteil bleibt gleich, die Süße steigt aber. Weiterhin dunkel, etwas klebrig, grasig, vollmundig. Malziges, in Teilen schweres IPA. 5/10/11/11/6/11

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle: Pours a clear deep copper orange with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel malty nose with some slightly-muted floral resiny hop notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and light malty sweetness with some soft caramel and oxidation flavors with a good amount of resiny bittering hops before a slightly drier semi-sweet finish. Seems like it’s been sitting around for a few months, but still a pretty good IIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
11.2oz bottle split with mcberko. Pours a cloudy brown amber. Aroma of caramel and citrus fruit. Flavour the same with hints of peach and apricot, with a nice bitter kick at the end. Incredibly smooth and silky. Really good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (8040) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours murky orange with a small head. Very fruity aroma of peaches, dried apricot, mango and citrusy hops. Flavour is more bitter and hoppy than the nose suggests, though the very fruity presence is still there. Mango, peaches and apricots form the body underneath some potent resinous hops, with then linger on and on. Wonderful IIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2011
Bold tasty DIPA, though pricey. A good hop selection. A tad of sourness. Ken’s bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4253) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2011
Dry and hoppy with hints of pine, not really that bad, just not among the best.


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