Corne Du Diable - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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3.5/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured in a Dogfish Head Pint Glass.
A- Deep rusty brown color, somewhat cloudy- one finger head that turned into thick stick lace in about two minutes. Thick viscosity for a regular American IPA. Very good lace retention.
S- Hoppy notes with also a hint of sweet dried fruit.
T- Bit of a twingy bite- Hop forward taste, with a noted bitter zing in the middle, finishing with a heavy hop flavor on the center of the tongue. Once the taste hits the bitter note, it stays there solidly through the finish. I'm also noticing a bitterness in aftertaste, with a metalic note. Whatever smelled sweet/dried fruit in the aroma is nowhere to be found in the taste.
M- Heavy- pretty good fizz, but the bitterness of the taste makes the feel very strong.
D- I'm a Peche Mortel fan, and wanted to try this brewer's IPA. Not one that I would spend money on again- this brew needs something to balance out the bitter bite. I like bitter, but not one like this that dominates the finish.
Now I've just taken my last sip from the glass and had to get back on this review to add this final comment- it feels like my mouth has been dry-hopped!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2011 01:56:21 | More by CraftAleRookie
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2.8/5 rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2014 23:43:42 | More by wspscott
Corne Du Diable from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
83 out of 100 based on 585 ratings.