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Corne Du Diable - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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586 Ratings

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Ratings: 586
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 22 | 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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Photo of feloniousmonk


3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"Horn of the Devil", their interpretation of the English IPA, but in the American style. From the label description, it sounds like more a hybrid of both...English malt, American hops, plus dry hopping? Let's open and see...

Hazy, crimson color, plump, fuzzy, off-white head.

Citrus and pine in the nose, with caramel notes as well. Bright grapefruit and tangerine.

Brisk, spikey bitter hop attack greets the tongue. Sweet, juicy malt lies just below. Feels like an English IPA, with a bit more bitterness, and a higher hop quotient. Do the Brits dry hop? I'm not sure. What other malts are here? I can taste more than caramel, but can't tell you which ones. Also taste a bit ringwood-y...The best, or worst, of both worlds.

Medium light body. Consistent flavor. Moderate finish.
Not bad at all.
Most definitely the best Canadian IPA I've yet had...That I can remember...I'll get back to you.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2008 03:51:18 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of Kegatron


3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a deep murky copper, with 2 big foamy fingers of off-white head. This retains with a relatively thinner level but still stays rich and frothy in the glass, leaving back chunky patches of lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma is earthy and herbal, with some spice and thick citrus component going on with it. There is some fairly strong pine here as well, as the hops mix with a background of grainy malts to impart a pungent sharpness in the back of the nostrils.

The taste is bitter with spice and a sticky piney edge, which then gives way to some leafier feeling earthiness. There's a deep backing tang to this from citrus character and that same grainy malts flavor from the aroma. Spice and pithy lingering bitterness just dominates the finish and lays heavy on the tongue after each sip. The mouthfeel is medium bodied overall, with a softer carbonation that then sits on top of a much beefier layer underneath. There is some alcohol heft present but it mostly stays out of the taste, instead helping add some sharpness to those hop accents and extra beef to the feel.

This had an overall English IPA vibe going on with it, but some Amercian hops definitely snuck there way in here, helping give the flavor some force and aggressive. Nice medium ground between the two styles with this, as I ended up enjoying it much more than I originally thought I was going to.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 16:08:31 | More by Kegatron
Photo of drabmuh


3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this on draft and hated it, in the bottle however it's better, still not good though. Beer is orange and really hazy with a GIGANTIC head that leaves a lot of lacing and stick around to the end, lots of carbonation, probably over carbonated.

Aroma is sweet and malty with some piny hops and a few esters.

Beer is mild in flavor on the front, some malt sweetness, the back of the palate is mildly bitter, it's not very flavorful in the front. As an APA, this would be a good beer but on the IPA scale of things it falls short in bitterness, complexity and hop flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 05:09:36 | More by drabmuh
Photo of jlindros


4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Loving most of the Dieu Du Ciel beers, and from my memory I really enjoyed this East Coast style IPA.

A: Pours a thick creamy 2 finger head. It's a semi hazy dark orange slightly reddish color with a strange orange glow. The head slowly fades to a nice thick 1 finger head and leaves a slight lacing.

N: The aroma was billowing out as I poured it. A really nice thick hop aroma, with lots of pine, some citrus, and tons of juicy chewy hops. A slight malty sweet aroma, almost reminiscent of a DIPA or really thick heavy Imperial IPA. The bright aromatic hops are really great.

T: Starts with a really chewy hop flavor. Then adds some slight dark malt flavors, crystal malt, a little malty sweetness and thickness. Some juicy hop flavors along with a little pine. Some bitter pale flavors really zing as well. Almost feels like it would have some heavier alcohol to it with the malt, sweetness and body, but it doesn't, it stays light. Some fruit flavors also come through, but not so heavy.

M: Pretty thick, good carbonation.

F: Again pretty bitter, but doesn't go over the top. The hop bitterness actually fades slowly instead of intensify on the finish. It also dries off quite a bit at the end. The malty heavy taste seems to all but fade as well, but leaves the slightest hint. The hop bitterness may fade but the delicious hop flavor doesn't quite do so. It even leaves a slight grassy hop flavor with the earthy, chewy, piny flavors. Pretty much as good as I remembered this one, really enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 04:15:40 | More by jlindros
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New York

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy dark golden/amber color with a 1/4" offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a complex and well balanced aroma that boasts of pale, crystal, and bisquit malts along with a piney hop nose that's quite aggressive. The taste is good as well. It has a very bitter hop bite up front that seems to linger throughout and resinate in the finish. The malt bill provides a solid foundation of caramel sweetness and bready/bisquity notes. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is a solid IPA. It's malt character is outstanding and the hop bitterness is right in the front row.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2009 02:00:35 | More by WesWes
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3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dirty amber color with an off-white, shaving-cream like head. The aroma is heavy on the grass and biscuit malt and smells a little bit like iced tea. The aroma is heavy on the pine and orange citrus hops. I also get some iced tea and grass hops as well as some biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I think the bottle was a little bit older, but the beer tasted a lot like a hoppy amber ale rather than an American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 05:37:22 | More by Mora2000
Photo of StonedTrippin


3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very cool canadian ipa, much different that many of the west coast american ones. pours a redish copper color with bright carbonation and an off white head close to two inches high. smells like caramel malts and piney hops. much more balanced than many of the american versions. the yeast too is also different, maybe not belgian, but similarly effervescent and spicy. flavor is again very well balanced, with a surprisingly bitter hop finish. this beer offeres all kinds of culinary potential, as it has something for everyone. good feel, bigger than medium body. overall a beer i will likely purchase again. its a nice respite from the american hop bombs.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 16:00:21 | More by StonedTrippin
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3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a finger of off white head. There is some decent retention to this one.

Smell: Very sweet from the malt. Some caramel and dates, quite fruity. There is a hop smell, but the malt dominates.

Taste: Follows from the smell. There is a better balance here than in the smell. Caramel malt with some dark fruit up front and a bitter fruity finish. The bottle says it is an English IPA and it definitely is.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a dry finish that is a bit gritty.

Overall: This is an average English IPA. The malt and hops fight each other just a bit. Still not bad.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 00:24:35 | More by oline73
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New York

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.5 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a reddish brown color with two finger of off white head. Light carbonation and lacing.

s - Smells of bready malts, wheat, and a little bit of citrus hops. Not at all what I was expecting.

t - A combination of bready and caramel malts, as well as citru hops that are creating a hint of bitterness. Interesting and not bad, but again, not really what I was expecting.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth.

d - A decent beer, but I was surprised how much of a malt backbone this one had. I thought the hops were mroe prominent than the hops which was surprising. Worth a try but wouldn't really look to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 00:59:04 | More by mdfb79
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3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazed reddish orange amber with an off-white head that thins and stays, leaving some rings of lacing.

The smell is of citrus/pine/resin with floral notes and caramel with a touch of brown sugar.

The taste of caramel is forward at first, but a citric, piney, leafy sharp bitterness comes through, especially in the finish. There is a slight metallic touch to it, with a bit of alcohol.

It has a pretty chewy, medium body.

Could do without so much caramel at first, and without the slight metallic sharpness, but overall it has enough hop bitterness and taste, while having some balance, to be a respectable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2008 23:42:17 | More by jwc215
Photo of Gueuzedude


3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

November 2007 Bottle Date; Sampled April 2008
Pours with a frothy, initially fat-two-finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is deep amber color, but shows lightly hazy, orange-tinged, light red color when held up to the light. The aroma is a mix of dominant hop aromatics and supporting, but noticeable malt notes. Aromatic notes of grapefruit, pine, then lychee, apricot and candied citrus peel are supported by caramelized malt sugars and drier soda cracker & biscuit-like aromas. The hops provide some spice character too which seems to accent the fruit / citrus components of the aroma. The smell of this beer makes it seem like a rich, full bodied example of the style (the color might influence my expectations that direction too).

Lightly sweet tasting, but only so that it accents the dominant hop character. This is not aggressively hopped by extreme standards, but still is way hop balanced. Caramelized malt flavors play a big role here, and the beer is definitely on the chewy side though it is so thick as to keep this from being reasonably drinkable. The front of each sip is dominated by astringent, herbal, pine & menthol flavors that are sharp and biting. Just underneath these notes is a solid citrus oil component that is reminiscent of the zest from grapefruit, tangelo and some lychee flavors. This beer has a fair amount of bitterness to it & the astringent notes just add to this, having said that the chewy malt does a good job of not letting this combination get overwhelming. As it warms up the malt becomes a bit stickier and is definitely outside my personal preference for an IPA.

An interesting tasty beer, but somehow it just doesn't do it for me. Between the sticky, slightly too heavy malt notes and the aggressive, astringent hop character this just seems a bit chaotic and unbalanced. Might be scored a bit low for me, but for some reason I expect more from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2008 04:11:08 | More by Gueuzedude
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-21-2011 18:46:16 | More by Rochefort10nh
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3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bountiful head, slow to diminish. Lots of lumpy lace on the glass. Amber, on the side of darker, a little bit of cloudiness.

Plenty of floral hop in the nose. Mild, lighter malt is also present.

Tastes like a traditional American IPA. Lots of harsher bitter flavored hops. Initial sip barely shows the neutral malt presence. The rest is bitterness through the long aftertaste. Good body, low carbonation. A very good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2009 21:28:53 | More by smcolw
Photo of Halcyondays


4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.5 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a very dark for an IPA red with a frothy long-lasting white head, thick lace.

S: Lots of minty hops, white grapefruit, some red apple.

T: Lots of bitter citrus and rind upfront. Full-flavoured for sure. Nice green floral component midway through. The malt is good here (crystal in style), but has a very good mix with the hops.

M: Medium/full-bodied. Slightly viscous, very resiny, thick with hop oils.

D: This is not West Coast by any means, it really is kind of a mini-barleywine. Does remind me a lot of two year old Celebration. The hop flavours are delicious, pure and powerful. Wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 03:38:09 | More by Halcyondays
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

04-12-2014 14:55:53 | More by mendvicdog
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New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: slightly cloudy amber in coor with a 1/2" head that lasts a while.

Smell: grapefruit, pine, and a sharp bitterness is pleasant on the nose.

Taste: caramel, grapefruits, pine, honey, and a big bitterness provides a nicely balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: crisp to start, mildly crisp and a bit dry towards the finish. Medium bodied beer. Aftertaste is brief but bold on the tongue.

Drinkability: nicely drinkable beer as it is well balanced and bold at the same time. Try this if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2008 10:41:57 | More by Gavage
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-08-2013 07:43:05 | More by beernads
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2.98/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

11.5 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Guinness conical pint glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Acquired at Wally's Wine in Westwood, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery, but I always approach IPAs skeptically due to their tendency to be brewed with little regard for balance. Not paired with food or anything.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger head of good cream, good thickness, and great retention. Colour is an atypical caramel. Nontransparent and not particularly consistent or strong in its colour.

Sm: Very strange for an IPA. Extensive caramelization. Musty hops and dark floral notes. Some nuts. Heavy date fruit esters. Bready and maybe even a bit earthy. One of the most intense, complex, unexpected aromas I've experienced. Overall, I'd say it's date forward. A strong aroma.

T: Dates dominate, with some restrained hoppiness checked by bready and earthy notes alongside light balanced caramelized malts and dark floral notes. A strange taste particularly for an IPA. Grapefruit citrus esters. Maybe some raisin about the climax. Some cream. It's balanced alright, very experimental and strange, and complex but seemingly unlayered. I applaud the bold flavours and unique approach, but the balance is problematic and the flavour is a bit scattershot.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but too thin - especially on the open and throughout the first act. Could use more cream.

Dr: Very strange for the style and quite bold. I applaud the experimentation, but this comes off as too weird and imbalanced to warrant a higher than average rating. Still, I think everyone should try it merely for its unique approach. Enjoyable for its relative obscurity, but the novelty value is never more than that.


Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 07:18:33 | More by kojevergas
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4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

09/29/08- Purchased at Downeast Beverage in Portland, ME.

Presentation- 11.5oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Deep caramel brown in color. About a 1/2 inch creamy head upon pour. Leaves a nice thick rim through consumption. Decent lace streaks and light patches.

Smell- Very nice nose of light caramel malt and fresh sugary fruity hops.

Taste- Quite like the nose. Malt and hops play in almost perfect harmony. Nice roasted caramel sweetness from the malt contrasted by orange and tangerine flavored fresh semi-bitter hops.

Mouthfeel- Spot on carbonation level with a mid-full mouthfeel leaving a light sugary coating.

Drinkability- Damn, I wish I had access to this stuff down here. Wondefull balanced beer with great flavors. Almost want to give it higher marks because it came from somewhere other than the U.S.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2008 14:42:53 | More by GClarkage
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-09-2012 02:35:17 | More by imperialking
Photo of corby112


4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, very dark amber/ chestnut brown color with a HUGE foamy tan head that settles into a lacing that lasts throughout. Malty aroma with a floral hop presence. Very well-balanced with a nice malt bacbone countering the bitter hops. Very hoppy up-front with some chocolate, carmel maltiness and a dry, bitter hop finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 08:37:22 | More by corby112
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

09-04-2012 03:03:43 | More by MarkyMOD
Photo of weeare138


3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a transparent amber with a small white head that quickly fades into a mild cap and collar. Scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of orange peel, spicy pepper, pine, floral notes, and dough.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with rye, spice, pine, and grapefruit.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry, spicy, with spritzy zest and carbonation zipping along the palate.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2008 01:28:13 | More by weeare138
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4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lovely deep orange colour, with a foamy yellow-white head of bubble-ridden cloud. Some decent lacing and good depth to the body. Overall, a nice looking beer.

Nice sweet citrus on the nose. Hints of fresh valencia oranges, a little liquorice and a floral rosewater note. Very fragrant, and not overpowering, but with a depth of character to give it substance.

Taste is also balanced nicely between sweet and bitter. Some malty flavours riddled with a light resiny, almost menthol-like character with an overtone of orange rind, and a rather short but sharply struck note of bitterness on the back. Clean finish, meaning the beer is extremely drinkable. Crisp feel accentuates this.

A very solid IPA with a great, clean, refreshing vibe to it. It's well-balanced, very fragrant and really easy to put away. Good characters stylistically, although as far as I'm concerned it is truly an American style IPA, not an English style as it is classified here.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2010 05:46:58 | More by lacqueredmouse
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New York

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.5 ounce bottle, w/o freshness/vintage info, pours cloudy dark fuzzy copper, creamy medium tan head, then leaving nicely developed fine lace. In the nose I pick up well done toast, smoke and some leafy hops in the rear. Boldly hopped, but not biting, lots of semi burnt malts, earthy, smokey, hops present but subdued. Quite pricey @ $5.50 for this slightly undersized bottle. Doubt I'd go for this one again, nice but not special enough to warrant the cost

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2008 20:29:04 | More by Billolick
Corne Du Diable from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
83 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.