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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (3563) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
341 ml bottle. Pours a deep copper color with light white head. Aromas of sweet malts, bread dough, and a little fruity hops. Flavors of toasted malts, light toffee, brown sugar, and bitter hops. Big sugary malts up front followed by a bitter middle and a mixed finish. Neat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - JUN 12, 2014
Guest tap at Beermarkt in Montreal. Pours a hazy copper with a thick luxurious white head. Aromas of citrus hops a bit but with lots of honey sweetness an some fruity perfume. Tastes of hops, fruit peels, with a great balance between sweet and bitterness. The high abv is only slightly noticeable. Overall this one is very hard to pigeon hole as it has so much going on and is wonderfully complex. Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
Poured light reddish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, light fruitiness. Medium to full body, flavour is candy sweetness, heavy citrus hops, dry, bitter finish. Good, but not my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (1544) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
341ml bottle. Hazy golden orange with a foamy white head. Flavors are honey, caramel, toasted malts, sugar, cooked vegetables, resin, lemon, grapefruit peel and alcohol with floral and spicy notes. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, syrupy and oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3905) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours a lightly hazed dark golden with a medium offwhite head that leaves good lacing. Nose is a bit raw with hops but also some alcohol. The hops arent quite fruity or piny or whatever, just generally hoppy with some oils and alcohol mixed in. Taste moderately high bitterness chased by some caramel-like sweetness. Flavors are fruity and perfumey, not that bright. Alcohol is pretty noticeable (an understatement) and finish is mouth drying and really bitter (but not quite harsh). Body is medium-full and carbonation moderate. Texture is sticky and almost syrupy. I remember liking this one a whole lot more but now it is kind of average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1877) - CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with one finger of creamy persistent head, settling gradually back to a dense cap and heavy lacing. Nose is caramel malt, flowery hops, with faint citrus and pineapple. Taste is similar, but with an added buttery flavour, a slight alcohol warming, and a bitter finish. Mouth feel is medium to heavy-bodied, starting creamy and finishing sticky and off-dry. Not entirely what I was expecting for an IIPA. The flavours are much earthier, and the malt more pronounced, with no sharp hoppiness or West Coast dankness. Im not entirely sure what Id call this style, but I like it. Mellow and muted, but still very well balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1713) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
Aroma is deep earthy hop notes with some hints of citrus and tanin. Taste is a very rich with a hop presence that arrives immediately. The mirky/earthy tones are dominant but the sweet roasty malt and caramel can be detected. Faint notes of belgian candy sugar and dark fruit. Slight tang and alcohol snap on finish. Appearance is a dark gold with a lace pearl head that retains fairly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (5931) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Copper bodied and stable medium head. Sweet malts, cereal, hay, sweet malts and English yeast. Alcohol warmth, very well developed bitterness, beery (yeah...) and just generally super tasty. Hoppy taste, long bitter ending. Great beer! (Bottle from Saveur Bire)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 Liquide orangs opaque avec un beau col blanc. Nez dagrumes et de rsine. En bouche cest complexe et excellent beaucoup de rsine qui est suportt par les agrumes, un peu de caramel et un petit aspect mtallique, corp moyen a lev et une carbonation assez haute sur une grande amertume. Fidle au style cest dlicieux!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2952) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2014
A hazy, orange beer with a medium and blond head. The nose of strong caramell, fruits, peaches, some herbs and pine. Taste of peaches, lots of fructose, herbs and some wet wood. Enough of bitterness to drying the taste. Almost full bodied, still easy to drink. Unfortunately, the over one year old bottle can be noticed. Quite sweet DIPA, the best part is the very easy drinkability.

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