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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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4.5
Frankieboy (12) - ste-justine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2008
Avec la chaman, on apprend pourquoi le chanvre et le houblon sont de la même famille. En dégustant cette bière, vous aurez l’impression de prendre une pouffé de marijuana de la plus grande qualité sans les désagréments sur les poumons. Un goût épuré tout simplement géniale.

4.5
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Superbe bière cuivrée, légèrement trouble, coiffée d’un élégant col taupe laissant une belle dentelle élastique au verre. De puissants arômes résineux aux accents légèrement lactés. Intense amertume avec une agréable pointe de sucre. Elle est ronde, costaude, et de texture huileuse. Elle laisse en bouche une fin très amère et aromatique.

4.5
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!

4.4
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2006
This IPA has the good flavor of citrus plus a very sweet taste, its cloudy orange color is appealing. Another great beer from the best of Montreal.

4.4
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2011 on tap at DdC. deep orange colour with a huge off white head that leaves incredible lacing. lots of bubbles flying upwards. the hops are intense in the aroma. very floral, but citrus too. taste starts with sweet cereals and a bit of caramel, but quickly is taken over by the intense hops. very bitter. mouthfeel is full and mildly carbonated. this is summer’s answer to high ABV. another extremely well done beer by DdC.

4.4
Ric_Olie (7) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012 does not count
A very good IIPA. It shows the herbal caracteristics of the hops. Very interesting to taste. The bitterness is rash, but not extreme because of the malt presence. Very well balanced!

4.4
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
341 ml bottle. Pours a clear orangeish amber with a nice white head. Smells like hops and citrus. Tastes like toffee, malt, cereals and a hint of alcohol. Solid hoppy punch in the finish, notes of citrus. Medium, oily body. Top notch pale ale!

4.4
boobooi (28) - - APR 12, 2013
This IPA is intense, very hoppy. Starts off a little sweet and the goes into a very bitter end. I really enjoy this beer.

4.4
thorongil2 (3088) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
(bottle) clear rich amber colour with a medium tall white head; aromas of stewed fruit,, lychees, sweet fruit; rich and balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish; uncommonly well balanced for the style

4.4
fatbarbu (44) - sherbrooke, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
disons avant toute chose: quelle belle bière!en bouteille 340 ml. une belle cuivrée pale avec un beau col assez epais qui se dissipe malgré tout presque totalement apres quelques minutes. dès la premiere sniffée au dessus de la bouteille on remarque sa premièere qualité, un equilibre merveilleux. en nez du malt, de l’alcool et un beau côté sucré. en bouche, un corps moyen, des saveurs et aromes extremes qui semblent se battre ensemble, le resultat: une bière brillament equilibrée donne un effet crémeux en bouche. le houblon, le malt, l’alcool...tout semble sa juste part du gateau dans un equilibre renversant. ce sera donc la dernière ligne: une bièere complexe mais équilibrée. excellente. a essayer. conseil: la boire a une temperature assez chambrée, car la premièere experience autour de 6 celcius a été decevante. sortie du frigo 20 minutes avant la degustation s’est avérée une expérience unique a 3 reprises


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