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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 29, 2008
On tap, at DDC brewpub. Appears clear orange with a medium-sized, white head, and served in a tulip glass. Aroma of intense floral hops, lemon citrus, and some pine. Flavor matched aroma, along with a juicy-sweet malt backing, with lent a touch of uniqueness to this brew. The overall result was a delicious, bold, hoppy beer that was truly delicious to drink. Dieu du Ciel succeeds again, in their always modest, yet highly innovative way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (1540) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
Armes de pamplemousse, orange, malt caramlis, poivre, lime et alcool. En bouche, got de pamplemousse, caramel, alcool, poivre concass, orange, rsine de pin. Finale bien amre, un peu terreuse, pointe de zeste dorange. Texture moyenne. Lamertume colle au palais. Double ipa bien goteuse, malte, bien houblonne.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2012 Hazy and orange colour. Very hoppy in a fruit loop sort of way. It also has a soft cereal note as well. Very hoppy flavour with pronounced fruit juice notes and a dry hopped bitterness. It has a alot of heat, light on the malts, not too heavy on the citrus hops but still a very tasty brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (1493) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (1469) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle from Halles St-Jean. Aroma: grapefruit, orange, pines, caramel. App: hazy golden, nice lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, average carbonation, big long dry bitter finish. Overall: enjoyed it but a bit too big for my tastes, maybe not that well balanced since the alcohol makes it a bit too hard to swallow. But after a few sips we get used to it. Another great beer from DDC.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1463) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
From a 341ml bottle on 20/12/2013. Pours a slightly cloudy very dark golden with a tiny head. Has a quite unusual aroma dominated by an array of fruits, particularly mandarin, tangerine and mango, with some toffee and molasses. Flavour wise, theres a background of toffee, with some marzipan and lots of sweet fruit (orange, mandarin, peach, mango). The bitterness is firm but modest by DIPA standards. The palate is syrupy and the carbonation modest. Very easy drinking for 9%. The blurb suggests this is an attempt at a US west coast style imperial, but it comes across as something quite singular and unusual, which is a positive. Not what I was expecting but still very nice indeed. Just dont expect a real hop bomb.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1448) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
(347mL bottle from LCBO) A clear pale amber beer with a small white head that left a lot of lace. Aroma is lemon and orange peel, flowery hops, grainy caramel malts, slight herbal soap? Reminds me a fair bit of iced tea, for some reason. On the palate, orange leads into fairly sweet caramel malts, bready, complex, bit of pine, citrus juice and a particular flavour of candy I cant place as the hops start to take over with a slightly floral, tinny and astringent quality. Finishes dry, lightly bitter and, again, rather like an iced tea. I cant seem to shake that reference throughout the beer. Body is moderate, slightly oily, carb soft, booze hidden. Its not bad, but doesnt have the big hop aromas or bitterness of a great DIPA. Very balanced, interesting malts, a little more English than west coast - quite DDC I guess!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
clear golden orange, off white head. fruit cocktail and grapefruit aromawith toffee, soapy hops and orange. clean bright hop flavours and sweet candy-sh citrus. mild pithy and earthy hop finish.

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 ]

3.6
   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!


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