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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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4.1
Ungstrup (37676) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
[Brewed February 2005, sampled July 2005] An unclear amber beer with a small orange head. The aroma is very hoppy and grassy combined with notes of lemon. The flavor is sweet with lots of hops and alfa acids, but also some notes of wood. Nice for a five months old IIPA - I’d love to taste this fresh.

3.5
anders37 (26657) - 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.

4.3
omhper (25154) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2004 Sampled cask conditioned at the brewpub.
Hazy golden. Intensely grapefruity. Sweet and very hoppy with lots of grapefruit and rich, soft mouthfeel, Very bitter finish. Interesting with a DIPA with a focus on mouthfeel.

3.8
Travlr (24909) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Draft at Beer Revolution in Calgary. Clear golden amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, grass. Taste is bitter fruit, nice malt backbone.

2.7
cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Keg at brewdog Aberdeen... Soft crystal malt nose... Soft fruits.. Soft toffee fruit malt.. Juicy malts.. Massive crystal malt

3.9
fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle from La Mise en Bière, Lausanne
Beautiful hazy amber color with medium sized head. Nice note of malt and caramel, suggesting sweetness, a hint of cereals, and mild but quality hops. Good malt flavor, with a good body structure but a lean and drinkable mouthfeel; light toffee and caramel complete the profile; bold bitterness level, yet balanced by the moderate sweetness, carrying some fruits and resins from the hops.
Well balanced, easy to drink at this magnitude, very good.

4
Beerhunter111 (20487) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr intensiv fruchtig malzig herb. Geschmack sehr hopfig bitter, fruchtig, klasse!

3.1
mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
341mL bottle, pours a pretty clear copper orange with a small white head. Aroma is full of floral hops, a bit of grassy notes, backed by a generous portion of cracker / biscuity malt. Flavour is dominated by candied sugar, caramel malt sweetness, and finally some floral hops. Finishes semi-bitter and quite sweet, with some alcohol notes. Subpar for the style, and certainly for Dieu du Ciel.

2.4
Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
Bright amber colour. A little woodsy, with hints of crystal malt and a fair bit of alcohol. Strangely watery body...highly irregular for the style. Flavour has light notes of woody hop and a fair amount of toasty malt. Quite a bit of late alcohol heat. Underwhelming to say the least.

3.6
jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dany. Pours burnt orange with white head. Good lacing. Nose/taste of caramel, pale and sweet malts with spicy hops. Taste also has some grapefruit rind. Slightly bitter. Full body. A bit boozy at times.


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