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


on tap


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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This beer style was created in the late 1990s by some breweries on the west coast of the United States, and most notably by Rogue. Its an extreme version of the American IPA. Its 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1634) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
Translucent copper-orange with a small but sticky beige head. The appealing aroma has lots of citrus from the hops, but also a strong note of caramel from the malt . The flavour is great, with strong bitterness from start to finish, some of which seems to come from the alcohol. The cara-malts are well represented. Alcohol is very apparent in the finish, but its pleasant. Great body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 6, 2011
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (6133) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2011
341ml bottle listed at 9%ABV pours a pale amber color with a big off-white head which settles slowly leaving some elegant lacing on the glass. Aroma is floral and citrusy hops with some toasted malts. Taste is floral and citrusy hops balanced beautifully with a malty sweetness and a hint of alcohol. A very nice DIPA with a medium body and adequate carbonation. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
VincentL (287) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
AP:Brun orange lgrement brumeux avec une belle mousse pesistante. Odeur: fleurs de houblon et orange, les premires humectation taient claire et franche mais a se dissipe vite, surtout si elle est frache. Got: Wow! Une amertume franche mais pas aussi puissante quon pourrait le craindre dune double IPA. Un peu bois et il y a du sucre qui balance le tout. LArrire got initiale est trs plaisant avec lalcool qui enveloppe la bouche et les relents du houblon qui se font sentir. a se gte un peu par la suite avec une cret un peu moins plaisante qui est tout ce qui reste de la bire aprs un certain temps. Mais hey, il y une solution facile pour y remdie; prendre un autre gorge! Une de mes bires prfres. Une bire extrmement goteuse avec un bel quilibre de saveur o lamertume est lavant plan. Thumb up!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (12530) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Mondial de la Bire 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy copper-orange beer with a decent head retention; a solid flowery and fruity hoppiness (peach/apricots); full-bodied, some sweetness and a robust bitterness; long hoppy flowery and fruity finish with notes of warming alcohol

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (5875) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle from mondial de la bire. A clear amber red beer with low head. Nose is hopy, resinous and honey like. Aroma is nutty(walnut) ! dry with almond and floral notes, wood notes, grassy, grapefruit, very complex ipa, coconut, bitter, quite uncommon ipa but full of flavor, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1628) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle at The Only. Foggy orange color looks unfiltered. Smells pretty good, lots of flowery and citrus hops going on. These hops play into the taste, which is surprisingly rounded and fruity but not sticky. Finish builds a notable bitterness. Very easy drinking and not a stunt beer kind of DIPA. Liking this and will re-visit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (8812) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2012 on tap at brewpub. hazy copper with a nice beige head, little retention and lacing. nose is loads of caramel with medium to heavy citrusy-resinous hopping. taste is about the same, malt-depth, american hops, light strawberry hops, floral and citrusy, some roastiness, light smoke. medium body, average carbonation, long bittering grapefruit finish. not really my type, but objectively very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25552) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with spicy grassy hints. Sweetish maty hoppy bitter grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grassy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
VertBaconStrips (2380) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - SEP 10, 2011
Poured out a slightly hazy medium amber beer with a big fluffy light tan head that is really messy. Smooth sweetness with caramel, nectarine, soft orange, woody notes, alcohol, very light pine and a bit of floral aromas as well. The taste is not that great - hard bitterness, dry caramel, alcohol breath, wood and hints of veggies I think without being a spoiled beer - not that crappy taste. More hard bitterness with background fruit. This is not a sweet beer what so ever. This is a powerful beer. lemony orange, and harsh. Not a great beer. Its too dry and too hot and doesnt have enough fruit. This is the third bottle Ive had over the last 3 months or so and none have impressed. Hard bitter finish with a hint of fruit that vanishes quickly. Very disappointing from DDC for me. Sponge Bob just had a bunch of chum served to him out of a tube and now hes having a slobbered on Chum-bob. This is how I will remember this unworthy beverage.

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