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

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobyFischer (306) - FRANCE - DEC 3, 2014
Belle robe type IPA impriale : orange, trouble, reflets rouges.Belle mousse trs fine, blanche blanc-cass se dissipant assez vite.Nez de sve de pain, fruits au sirop, ferments, douceur, "barley wine", crales et quelque chose comme du fromage.En bouche idem, lalcool se ressentant peu mais donnant un corps certain.Ni doux, ni sec, quilibr.Une IPA impriale amricaine autrement dit plus porte sur les malts et lhoublon amrisant que sur les fruits frais et tropicaux.Pas mal.Trs bien dans le genre.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
remice2 (151) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
Belle mousse qui colle, attaque de mangue,fruits tropicaux rsineux. beaucoup de pins avec une touche drable.bonne amertume ,le cot fruit simprgne bien a la scheresse de cette bire, bien fruit,bien malt,bien sche. trs belle double ipa...(mais je trouve plus que cest une impriale pale ale amricaine , quune double ipa.. mais bon cest moi)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (915) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle: pours a cloudy darker orange with a frothy white head, nice hoppy and lightly citrus aroma, taste is hoppy, resin, bitter with a dry finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1401) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 341ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours clear orange color forming a medium bubbled and creamy white head. Medium to low retention forming lots of lingering lacings left in the glass S: Caramel malts. Flowery hops. Lots of pine, grassy and bit citrus hops. A bit fruity and spicy. A bit of alcohol in the very end T: Slightly sweet upfront. Caramel malts. Lots of flowery, pine and citrus hops. Good bitterness M: Heavy body. A bit molasses too. Medium carbonation. Hoppy bitter aftertaste which is mainly pine O: Good drinkability. Nice Canadian IIPA. Its pretty much what I would expect from an IIPA produced in Belgium, for instance ;) [ BA Review @ 7/28/2013 ]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (1046) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured from 341mL bottle. Clear golden amber with off-white head. Very nicely balanced bread and caramel malts with grapefruit and resin hops. Subdued sweetness with a touch of bitterness. Medium body, nice mouthfeel, alcohol hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flanfl (792) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden colour. Aroma of caramel, bread and fruits (peach?). Flavour is sweet malt and fruity. Creamy body. Nice finish with sime bitterness. Balanced beer, lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fatbarbu (44) - sherbrooke, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
disons avant toute chose: quelle belle bire!en bouteille 340 ml. une belle cuivre pale avec un beau col assez epais qui se dissipe malgr tout presque totalement apres quelques minutes. ds la premiere sniffe au dessus de la bouteille on remarque sa premiere qualit, un equilibre merveilleux. en nez du malt, de lalcool et un beau ct sucr. en bouche, un corps moyen, des saveurs et aromes extremes qui semblent se battre ensemble, le resultat: une bire brillament equilibre donne un effet crmeux en bouche. le houblon, le malt, lalcool...tout semble sa juste part du gateau dans un equilibre renversant. ce sera donc la dernire ligne: une biere complexe mais quilibre. excellente. a essayer. conseil: la boire a une temperature assez chambre, car la premiere experience autour de 6 celcius a t decevante. sortie du frigo 20 minutes avant la degustation sest avre une exprience unique a 3 reprises

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (6224) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle. Golden, light coppery. Sweet malty, soft peachy stony fruity nose with a bit of milky vanilla. Full bodied, butterscotch in flavour. Pretty good. Stone fruityness, smooth maltyness. Sweet finish. Pretty nice. Sweet, without cloying. Flavourful, nice. Hasnt any extreme flavours, but everything is just nicely balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Deep gold, cloudy with white head. Aroma is juicy grapefruit, peaches and cream. Full bodied. Loads of citrus and big sweet malt character. Grapefruit citrus finish lingers. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (3160) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a deep golden sienna color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is sweet caramel, bready malts, citrus and some earthy grass. Palate follows with more sweetness, honey, citrus, boozy and lingering bitter grass finish. Probably a bit past its prime but still drinking pretty nice.


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