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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial IPA
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer style was created in the late 1990’s by some breweries on the west coast of the United States, and most notably by Rogue. It’s an extreme version of the American IPA. It’s a beer with strong amber hues and dominating hop flavours and tastes. It is however well balanced through the presence of a combination of malts. This beer is usually dry hopped, a tradition that is adhered to by Dieu du Ciel!. The bouquet of the beer consists of floral hops. In the mouth, the bitterness is quite strong, without being extreme, and the alcohol makes its presence known, without being domineering. The aftertaste is dry and less syrupy than a barley wine. Thus, it is a very complex and bitter beer, but always well balanced.

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3.9
AleRider78 (1451) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2017
Pours a good size frothy head and dissipates to a thin coating. Good lacing. Has a slightly hazy coppery appearance. Aromas of grains, malts, resin hops and citrus hops. Flavours of citrus hops, malts, breads, a bit of yeast, nuts and notes of toffee. Fairly good balance of hops and malts. Alcohol is just barely noticeable in smell and taste. Goes down pretty easy though for 9%abv. Slick and slightly warming mouthfeel. Average carbonation. Really nice balance of bitterness and sweetness. Another pretty good DdC brew with great bottle labels!

3.8
Adamsville (390) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Apparence : Dorée aux reflets jaunes, claire, effervescence et vitesse des bulles moyennes, très mince col blanc sans réelle dentelle. Nez : Céréales, pêche, résine, pamplemousse, zeste d’orange, très léger alcool. Intensité moyenne à plutôt élevée, soit correcte pour une DIPA. Goût : Mi-sucrée sous forme de caramel, résine, pamplemousse, très léger alcool. Sensation : Effervescence moyenne-faible, petite chaleur de l’alcool, piquant sur la langue et au plais, finale assez longue balancée entre le côté malté (plus sucré) et houblonné (amer). Corps moyen à mince. Bref : Très bonne bière qui se laisse boire facilement. C’est une bière très équilibrée entre le malt et les houblons… certainement trop d’ailleurs pour un amateur de DIPA. On ne tombe par contre pas du côté des Barleywines américains où le malt est plus présent, tout comme l’alcool.

3.4
Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2016
Hazy dark gold color with strong activity. Weak white half a finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with strong legs. Faint aromas of sweet tropical fruits and bitter floral hops. Flavors of pineapple, orange, piney, lemon, caramel, floral and herbal spices. Slightly fruity sweet with some citrus sharpness and bitter grassy hoppy feel. Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Strong and long finish, ending with an highly spicy astringent orange peels and clove like tongue coat feel. Overall a good craft with decent flavors and OK freshness. Slightly unbalanced being overly spicy and a little vinous and boozy.

3.9
cagou007 (1212) - FRANCE - MAR 21, 2016
Pours hazy golden with medium white head. Nose is tropical fruits. Aromas are tropical fruits, orange, caramel and pine resin. Average carbonation, full body. Long sweet and fruity finish. Nice cocktails of flavours, and nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
biirusaikou (2705) - - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle shared. Fresh grapefruit, green hops with a weed edge, orange marmalade, biscuit, dry hoppy finish. Another excellent iipa from these guys, heady and devilicious.

3.5
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear orange gold with small off white head. The aroma is floral and citrus. Medium mouth, caramel, candy sugar, light spice finish, very good.

3.7
Iphonephan (7263) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2015
From a 341 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange-copper with an off whtite head. Aroma of pineapple. Flavors of orange and pine. Bitter finish.

4.4
Smallweener (25) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
Au pif la chaman dégage un parfum d’agrumes, de sucre & d’alcool. Au gout c’est un beau mélange d’annanas, de citron, d’orange & de caramel. L’aventure se termine avec une bonne amertume... légèrement résineuse. OutfuckingBon. ;)

3.2
kathouse (1940) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Hazy gold with a light toffee aroma. Medium body, biscuits and barley flavors accented by a pepper and floral hop. First 2 sips were not all that pleasing but this isn’t bad.

3.9
Calisky (3057) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle from La Bièrrerie in Illkirch-graffenstaden. Couleur orangée trouble, forte mousse. Nez houblonné resineux et caramel blond cremeux. Gout résineux, raisin, amande, caramel cremeux puis bonne amertume agrume, voir florale, alcool (on dirait un suze leger en fin de bouche), le tout bien houblonné. Pas commune pour une ipa, bien complexe, mais ronde en bouche et buvable...un vrai plaisir.


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