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Corne Du Diable - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
84
good

615 Ratings
THE BROS
48
awful

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Ratings: 615
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 8
Gots: 27 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

seavercm, Aug 11, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

mick303, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

muskiesman, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

vhmf1978, Aug 03, 2014
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morningthief, Aug 03, 2014
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MrTinnedPEach, Jul 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

deakin, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

DrBier, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

GRG1313, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ToddMopps, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

andrewdanks, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

wrightst, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Trancesexual, Jun 14, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

wspscott, Jun 09, 2014
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Kaizoku, Jun 07, 2014
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bsuedekum, Jun 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

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Corne Du Diable from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
84 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.