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Corne Du Diable - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
83
good

597 Ratings
THE BROS
47
awful

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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"American-Style India Pale Ale"

(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 03-07-2004)
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Corson

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-26-2014 18:33:05 | More by Corson
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Pier-luc


3.92/5  rDev +6.2%

08-21-2014 21:30:04 | More by Pier-luc
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-21-2014 14:10:29 | More by NJBeer265
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mbro76


2.83/5  rDev -23.3%

08-21-2014 00:42:45 | More by mbro76
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -26%

A:
Pours a flat, cloudy brown with an ample tan head that very actively foams and pops till it has settled from a couple fingers to half a one. Pretty good retention; lots of symmetrical lacing spots.

S:
Resinous malt. Citrus zest and rich toffee notes vie for position at the front with some cereals, pine, lime, brown sugar.

T:
Alternately awful and weird. Bitter hop flavors with some stainless steel, leaves, dirt, coffee grounds. Not good.

M:
Good carbonation, thin-ish, lingering aftertaste.

O:
Not a good beer.
At first (until I tasted it) I thought maybe it had gotten flack for being listed as an American IPA and when people tasted it they rated it harshly because of that. It looks nice enough and smells like a very nice take on an English IPA (malty but with a really American hop profile). But, damn, the flavor is all over the place, being earthy, bitter, malty, metallic. Not terribly good. The rest obviously suffers from this.
It definitely has the potential to be a great beer, but it is really not great.
Won't have again; meh, they make and you should drink much better.

08-14-2014 00:22:22 | More by TheDoctor
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slowfade

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-13-2014 03:24:23 | More by slowfade
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seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-10-2014 23:35:42 | More by seavercm
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev +4.1%

12 oz bottle picked up from the brewery. Pored a dark murky brown cloud, slightly reddish hints, decent initially tan orangey head, leaving good lacing.

S - a dank cedar/pine note initially, ripe grapefruit, wet wood, has some character that reminds me of after a rainstorm, caramel malts are in evidence, and on top of that a decent load of citrusy and dank pine resin hops, a bit much caramel but otherwise interesting.

T - initially there is grapefruit mixed with a meaty maltiness, pine needles, dank oily hops, with a dry caramel undercurrent that has some blackcurrent and woody tones, then getting a bit more biscuity and lemony, caramel recedes a bit, then the finish is a crisp pale malt breadiness mixed with a lingering citrus hop character. Overall a full bodied tangy caramel flavour, but it dries out fairly well on the finish.

M - Initially has a zesty lightness before the heavy caramel comes through, it has just enough carbonation to carry it through but it is a slugger of an IPA, with a big sticky body, manages to remain session able and tasty with the help of a drying balanced finish.

I had expected the amount of caramel to be overpowering, but this was a tasty and decently sessionable IPA. I can see the English roots but the hopping and bitterness was decidedly american and West Coast, considerable dank grapefruit and cedar sappy and dank notes made it quite a flavourful offering, and one I might seek on occasion. Hit the mark, despite some balance tweaks that might elevate it.

08-06-2014 02:43:55 | More by mick303
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-04-2014 20:09:03 | More by muskiesman
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-03-2014 22:46:35 | More by vhmf1978
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morningthief

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-03-2014 01:41:05 | More by morningthief
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-29-2014 02:50:27 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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deakin

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.7%

07-28-2014 00:37:50 | More by deakin
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-26-2014 02:36:17 | More by DrBier
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-20-2014 06:11:10 | More by Howlader
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-19-2014 16:00:25 | More by GRG1313
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ToddMopps

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-03-2014 22:51:20 | More by ToddMopps
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andrewdanks

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-23-2014 04:57:49 | More by andrewdanks
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tykechandler

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-19-2014 04:13:55 | More by tykechandler
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wrightst

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -39%

06-17-2014 15:44:31 | More by wrightst
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Trancesexual

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-14-2014 17:25:04 | More by Trancesexual
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wspscott

Kentucky

2.8/5  rDev -24.1%

12oz bottle in Sam Adams glass
bottled on 1/14
purchased at La Duchesse D'Aiguillon in Quebec City

A: Much darker than I associate with the style, looks more like an amber ale vs. IPA. Dark copper color with hints of red when held up to a light. The off-white head was about 1 finger tall when poured but quickly dropped to a light film leaving a small amount of lace.
S: A very muted nose, mostly a hint of malty sweetness, no sign of hops.
T: There is a bitterness in the background along with a slight hint of citrus, but overall this is not an IPA (either English or American). There is a malty graininess and a definite dose of caramel sweetness. The malts are very prominent, not in a bad way, but they interfere with the small amount of hops.
M: A slight carbonation tingle on the tongue combined with a medium body, definitely not a west coast IPA.
O: My first thought was Alexander Keith's IPA (which is not even close to an IPA in America), this beer is much better than my memory of that horror, but it should not be labeled an IPA. I actually checked the website to see if it had been misclassified here, but they call it an American IPA, that just sets the drinker up for disappointment. Not a terrible beer, but a mediocre IPA at best. Very glad I only got one of these.

06-08-2014 23:43:42 | More by wspscott
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Kaizoku

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-07-2014 10:10:03 | More by Kaizoku
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-07-2014 01:49:25 | More by bsuedekum
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-26-2014 02:18:21 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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Corne Du Diable from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
83 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.