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Corne Du Diable - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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408 Reviews

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Reviews: 408
Hads: 638
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 17.74%
Wants: 12
Gots: 37 | 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:
Beer added by: Rastacouere on 03-07-2004

"American-Style India Pale Ale"
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Photo of philmath
4.82/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious crystallized citrus fruits and grapefruit flavour. Refreshing and comforting; with a powerful (but marvellous) bitterness in mouth. Lots of (resinous) hops (I smell and taste Cascade ! Am I right ?). Lovely hazy reddish and/or orange dress. Extremely well-balanced. The more I try it, the more I fall in love with this beer. It might be their best beer of all (I know, It's hard to choose!)

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Photo of Derek
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask from the brewpub.

A: Copper-bronze, off-white head, some retention, no lace.

S: Grapefruit citrus & peaches.

T: Grapefruit citrus, pleasant fruity esters (often lacking in new world versions), modest bitterness (could really use more), light caramel & biscuity flavours.

M: Light to moderate body, slight acidty, modest carbonation from the cask.

D: Quite drinkable.

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Photo of Viggo
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice treat, had at Volo Cask Days 2006.

Pours a hazy amber/red, tiny white head, goes pretty fast leaving some spots of lace. Smell is nice, lots of grapefruit, floral, caramel, slight bit of alcohol. Taste is very toasty, a burnt caramel flavour that I really enjoy, followed by citrusy grapefruit and floral, very balanced. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low carbonation. I found this very enjoyable, a flavour profile I love and would love to have again.

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Photo of grub
4.37/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

sampled on cask as part of the volo cask days 2006. thanks to ralph and all involved for putting together an awesome fest.

pours a pale red colour with a nice creamy head.

aroma is great. grapefruit and oranges. slight malt hidden behind the hops and just a hint of alcohol.

taste is great. strong bitterness and a bit of alcohol initially. nice bready malt behind that and a great grapefruit and pine hop flavour. lingering sweetness. the alcohol is actually more noticeable than i would have expected.

mouthfeel is good. nice body. the moderate carbonation works great.

drinkability is nice. balanced fairly well and doesn't seem too strong.

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Photo of Goldorak
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Reddish amber, with a nice thick head. It was white and fluffy like powdered snow. The poster boy for a CAMRA campaign!

Smell: Big, fresh hop aroma, like rubbing hop plugs between your fingers. Amazing how the cask can bring out that hop bouquet, most probably cascade and fuggle, with a hint of vanilla flowers, like walking into a florist boutique that moonlights as a homebrew supply store.

Taste: Here again, blooming buds and freshly cut herbs, gooey honey like malt, mandarin oranges, great astringent mouthfeel and hops, hops, hops. This beauty was made for cask, propulsing it with CO2 would sharpen the alpha acids too much. I remember having this Beer once or twice before without being too impressed, but this time it just floored me. Cheers to JF for brewing another winner, worthy to be called an American IPA.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes: Cask-conditioned American IPA from one of the best brewpubs on this continent! Dark golden in colour with a fine-foam cask conditioned appearance. The cascade, the tiny bubbles, the frothy top. This looks just fine. Aromas are nice and American hops are showcased here very well. However the blend is hard to pick out as this is blended so well. I assume cascade and maybe some centennials were used in conjunction with a few other North American variatels. Taste is hoppy and citrusy with some pine notes as well. Hop flavors are leafy and quite raw but the strong malt backing adds a breadiness and a hint of caramel to the beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite nice, drinkability too. Another nice pale ale from DDC and quite a nice cask offering. A bit nicer than the English IPA I reckon...

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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth grapefruit, hoppy, creamy, good significant carbonation. Lace, thin head. Amber and good hop floral scent. Long citrus grapefruit finish.The juice is loose. Full mouthfeel, a hophead's delight. Modiale 2005. Had again at Cask Day 2006 at Bar Volo and nnoticed better cask appearance, good mouthfeel though not as tasty.
Had four years later on tap at the brewpub and still a standout IPA,
Has a bottle from LCBO shipment 4.5 years later, and it was an infected bottle.

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Photo of Rastacouere
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy deep golden hue with a well-laced white head. Spruce aroma, straightforward orangey hops. A hoppy citrusy palate with a very honest bitterness and a solid malt backbone, but it doesn't leave much impression, especially with a dissapointing light body. Sweeter than most IPA, definitely a respectable session beer, but for now I'll stick to my Solstice d'hiver:)

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Corne Du Diable from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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