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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15613) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (13843) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle - Strong floral and citrus hops, with a bit of liquor. Clear golden amber with a rich thick head. Taste is surprisingly sweet, almost sickeningly so. Hop taste is there but bitterness is actually masked by the caramel and malt sweetness. Rich on the palate, and of course as is normal for a Dieu du Ciel a yeasty/liquor taste in the finish. Too sweet for me, but a great way to get people into a floral IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13765) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2005
(Bottle, RBSG05) Clear amber body topped by big beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, herbal, some grapefruit, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, herbal, some grapefruit, light caramel, dry finish. Medium-full body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13283) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2005
Red copper ale with a thin off-white head. Sweet peary aroma with nice alcohol warmth. Good maple wood in a sweet malt cream, with notes of pears and alcool. Poire Williams. Rich and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (13197) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear orange gold with small off white head. The aroma is floral and citrus. Medium mouth, caramel, candy sugar, light spice finish, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12675) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Tap at Beer Revolution Craft Beer and Pizza Bar. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is Northern Brewer hops, cookie and honey malt, mango and pineapple fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting malt, fruity esters, and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (12360) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Mondial de la Bire 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (12209) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours clear orange with a white head. Aroma of caramel malt, light citrus malts, orange peel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11964) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Keg at brewdog Aberdeen. Pours murky peach, nose is crystal malt , fruity, taste is similar, dry, sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. A very good bitterness, a double pale. Well malted, just in case. Nice citrus flavour comes through just fine, there is a good mouthfeel. Foamy mouthfeel, carbonation and temperature just right.


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