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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Black IPA
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black IPA. Again, an american invention. This style was born at the "Vermont pub and brewery" around 1997. It could be said that this beer tries to be an hybrid between a regular IPA and a porter. The Pénombre presents a light body and well expressed tofferaction tastes. The whole is however dominated by an evident bitterness, which stays always in balance with the other tates found in the beer. In the after taste, the bitterness and hops flavours are growing slowly dut surely, sip after sip.

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3.1
Heather_B (256) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle had on 3.30.14. See-through dark pour. Smell and aroma are similar - not much to it. Some black tea in flavor. A little earthy. Not much going on here.

3.4
Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Caramel, coffee, pine, citrus, chocolate. This beer is lacking the hops that I would expect from an IPA. Maybe I got an old bottle. More porter like.

3.6
Kauge (2131) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle at La Palette in Toronto. Bottled 05/13 - really?!?! Black with a smallish creamy white head. The nose is very roasty with a delicate resiny hoppy note. Tastes really-really roasty, it’s more like a porter or a stout, the, sweetness, and the black bread crust and faint sourness cover any hints of hoppiness. The palate is dryish, carbonation medium active, and the body medium. So where’s the IPA?

3.7
ajnepple (7337) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2015
11.5 oz single bottle from Mile High Wine & Spirits. Roasty, dark and hoppy with a lingering dry finish. A solid Black IPA all the way.

3.2
Tognetta (953) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 9, 2015
Cerveja escura, olfato e paladar intenso, com aftertaste duradouro, mas não é dos meus estilos preferidos. Dispersou um pouco da minha experiencia com IPAs

3.4
Strykzone (7796) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2015
11.5 ounce bottle. Very dark with amber highlights. A big beige head leaves some lace. Not a big aroma but some cinnamon and light fruit. The flavor is much more aggressive. Big citrus hops that bring a good grapefruit puckering bitterness. Some sulfur. Rich malts and what seems to be a common yeast for this brewery.

3.8
Bootlegger007 (245) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2015
Light perfume aroma bulked up with roasted malts, pours black with a small diminishing light brown head, heavily hopped great balance of flavours roasted malts, cookie/nutty, sticky full bodied ale good carbonation lightly sulphury on the tongue, thanks Sherrie.

3.2
packers188 (65) - - FEB 17, 2015
Style: Black IPA Ibu: - Description: Belle mousse vanille, nez houblonne, Wow, en bouche, malte comme une bonne stout mais avec une finale houblonne efficace, best black ipa

3.8
Helsdon (426) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Another from my brother-in-law. Clear ruby brown with a finger of tan head. Smells of soft toasted malts, molasses, light yeasts and in the background hops. Tastes creamy sweet toasted malts with a hoppy bitterness. Smooth on the palate. Solid brew.

3.6
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Pours a solid black with a short tan head and lacing. It has a strong resin and dark malt aroma, with a dark malt and toast flavor up front and a bitter, hoppy finish over a heavy-medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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