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

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RATINGS: 289   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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Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle: Thanks to Pushkinwow: Mine said 9% alcohol. Medium vast off white (with a light yellow tint) head that disappears slow, on top of a hazy warm and darker orange colored beer. Smell hops, pine, resin, citrus, light honey, some sweets, roosvicee, rosehip, barleys and light sweet malts. Taste good hoppy and creamy with citrus, pine and yeasty tins. Well balanced. Medium bitter. Also hints of grass, pine apple, light peach, light dry. Tasty, balanced and not too much. Herb hoppy grassy light bitter aftertaste. Low to medium carbo, soft and light tingly mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture. The alcohol is not noticeable, nice! Overall a good beer with nice balanced creamy body.

3.9
gramity (1668) - 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

3.9
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 6, 2011
Ñîñòàâ: âîäà, ÿ÷ìåííûé ñîëîä, ïøåíèöà, õìåëü, äðîææè. Âäîõíîâèâøèñü ýêñòðåìàëüíûìè ñîðòàìè àìåðèêàíñêîãî òèõîîêåàíñêîãî ïîáåðåæüÿ, ìîíðåàëüöû íàøàìàíèëè ñâîþ âåðñèþ «äâîéíîãî èíäèéñêîãî ñâåòëîãî ýëÿ» - ñòèëÿ, ïðåäïîëàãàþùåãî ïîâûøåííîå ñîäåðæàíèå àëêîãîëÿ è, êîíå÷íî æå, ìàêñèìàëüíî âîçìîæíîå êîëè÷åñòâî õìåëÿ. Ó÷èòûâàÿ òî, ÷òî â «Äü¸ äþ Ñüåëü» õìåëü êèäàþò ëîïàòàìè â ëþáîå ñâîå ïèâî, äàæå òóäà, ãäå îí îñîáåííî è íå òðåáóåòñÿ, îò «Øàìàíà» ÿ îæèäàë ÷åãî-òî ïî-íàñòîÿùåìó íåîáû÷íîãî. Öâåò êðàñíîâàòî-îðàíæåâûé, âûñîêàÿ ïóøèñòàÿ ïåíà äåðæèòñÿ äîâîëüíî ïðîäîëæèòåëüíîå âðåìÿ. Àðîìàò, êàê è îæèäàëîñü, ñâåæèé, õìåëåâîé (öèòðóñîâûå è õâîéíûå íîòêè) è ñëåãêà êàðàìåëüíûé. À âîò áóêåò óäèâèë ñâîåé íåîæèäàííîé ìÿãêîñòüþ è ñáàëàíñèðîâàííîñòüþ. Íåò, êîíå÷íî õìåëü îò÷åòëèâî ÷èòàëñÿ, íî âî âêóñå ðîëü åãî áûëà íå àãðåññèâíîé, à ñêîðåå óìåðåííî-ïîä÷èíåííîé.  áóêåòå óäà÷íî âçàèìîäåéñòâóþò êàðàìåëü, ôðóêòîâàÿ æåâàòåëüíàÿ ðåçèíêà è ïå÷åíüêè. Ïîñëåâêóñèå, êàê åìó è ïîëàãàåòñÿ, ãîðüêîå, ïåðå÷íî-öèòðóñîâîå, íî ñìÿã÷åííîå êàðàìåëüíî-õëåáíûìè òîíàìè (àëêîãîëü, êñòàòè, ñîâåðøåííî íå ÷óâñòâóåòñÿ íè â àðîìàòå, íè â áóêåòå, íè â ïîñëåâêóñèè).

3.9
reebtogi (6267) - 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.

4.1
VincentL (287) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
AP :Brun orange légèrement brumeux avec une belle mousse pesistante. Odeur : fleurs de houblon et orange, les premières humectation étaient claire et franche mais ça se dissipe vite, surtout si elle est fraîche. Goût : Wow! Une amertume franche mais pas aussi puissante qu’on pourrait le craindre d’une double IPA. Un peu boisé et il y a du sucre qui balance le tout. L’Arrière goût initiale est très plaisant avec l’alcool qui enveloppe la bouche et les relents du houblon qui se font sentir. Ça se gâte un peu par la suite avec une âcreté un peu moins plaisante qui est tout ce qui reste de la bière après un certain temps. Mais hey, il y une solution facile pour y remédie; prendre un autre gorgée! Une de mes bières préférées. Une bière extrêmement goûteuse avec un bel équilibre de saveur où l’amertume est à l’avant plan. Thumb up!

4.1
Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Mondial de la Bière 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

4.1
jaghana (6068) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle from mondial de la bière. 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.

3.7
DerWeg (1681) - 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.

3.6
czar (9066) - Québec, 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.

3.5
anders37 (26625) - Malmö, 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.


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