Corne Du Diable - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by JoeCeez:
3.68/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
App: Hazy, deep reddish orange, foamy cream colored head, good lacing
S: citrus and pine from hops, caramel malt, nothing is overpowering, the smell is actually pretty weak
T: bitter hops and juicy sweet malts, grapefruit, pine, some grassy herbal notes. I detect some leafy green vegtables maybe arugula?
M: smooth, moderate carbonation yet still fairly creamy slightly oily
D: good drinkability, It doesn't have the tounge numbing bitterness that I find in most IPA's these days, kind of like a hybrid between a hoppy East Coast IPA and a malty British IPA. not sure about the abv but if I had to guess it's between 7-8% abv
This is the best IPA I've ever had from Canada, but then again I've only had two. It's a good attempt at a American Style IPA but with a little more malty sweetness than you'd find in most American IPA's
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2008 21:51:37 | More by JoeCeez
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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 586 ratings.