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Corne Du Diable - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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604 Ratings

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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 7
Gots: 24 | 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 SpecialK088
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a dokel

A-Nice deep copper thin head lingers around the top.

S-carmel malt with a roasted nuttyness. Very sweet nose.

T-Mostly like the nose but more grassy hops come through. Nice bitter finish but not piney more grassy than anything.

M-Medium to thick body very complex and well carbonated. Nice and smooth finish for how much hop quality in the finish.

D-This would be somethin I would for sure drink more often if it was a little cheaper or you could get it by the 6. Its very easy to drink.

SpecialK088, Mar 08, 2009
Photo of theghost3
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a red-copper with a 2-finger tan head. Darker than the typical IPA. Some lacing. The smell is citrusy hops with some caramel malts. The hops scent is very subdued.

The taste is citrus, maybe orange hops with caramel roasted malts and some spices--nutmeg, cinnamon. Balanced between hops & malt. Not nearly the hops flavor that I've come to expect from IPAs. Mouthfeel is slightly carbonated yet smooth.

This is a drinkable beer. Very smooth for an IPA, so if you are expecting something extreme in the bitterness or acidic areas, you should pass on this.

theghost3, Mar 08, 2009
Photo of Gmann
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange amber color with a nice airy white head that left some nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is of spicy hops, touch of grapefruit, and a bready malt. Spicy hops remain in the flavor but there is more of a bitter hop character. There is another spice in there that gives the brew a zing, kind of like rye or pepper. There is a noticable malt presence, bready with hints of caramel. The feel is has an airy fizziness, much like club soda, sweet yet finishes bitter. An interesting spicy AIPA. Good for burping.

Gmann, Mar 08, 2009
Photo of Brad007
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish-gold color with an aggressive two-finger head that lingers in the glass.

Aroma is grassy with the hops possibly being Cascade (?) and a pronounced bitterness upfront.

Taste is full of grassy hops with a bitterness upfront that lingers past the mouth. Only a bit of biscuit malt shows through what is otherwise a wall of hops.

Not too bitter. Hops bitterness lingers but has faded quite a bit from the first sip. The malt shows through but not as much as it could. The beer seems smooth overall, easy to drink.

Not a bad IPA. Not the best of the style but it is drinkable nonetheless. I imagine that it would be even better on tap and I might have already had it at the VT Brewers Festival last year.

Brad007, Mar 07, 2009
Photo of saintwarrick
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brew pours with an aggressive head out of the bottle, light amber with orange highlights and a foamy eggshell-colored head. Something a bit off in the aroma, sort of earthy, musty but a sweeter-than-normal citrus characteristic, almost like mango, keeps the nose from turning away. Taste has a mineral-like quality, sort of like you're drinking this brew in a musty damp cellar, not too off putting, but it should not be as noticeable as it is. All this gives it a very unique taste and body. Finishes up with a nice bitter kick like a true IPA should.

A very unique brew from Canada here, definitely a must-try for any hophead, though some tweaks to this brew could make it a top-ten brew.

saintwarrick, Mar 05, 2009
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright reddish brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, fruity citrus and floral hops.

T: The taste starts with sweet flavors of caramel & citrus. Then a decent hops bitterness comes in, but it's not as dominant as most IPA's. There's a hearty malt character. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a flavorful IPA for those that don't want as much hops as your typical IPA. Overall it's a good beer that is worth drinking for a while.

TheManiacalOne, Mar 05, 2009
Photo of KarlHungus
4.58/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours a cloudy amber color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a firm quarter inch cap of foam. Lacing sticks all over the sides of the glass. The aroma is of tons of grapefruit, some oranges, hints of pine, and a very solid malt backbone. The taste has a lot more pine than the aroma, and there is still tons of grapefruit and orange. There is also an impressive, firm bitterness. It seems that most American IPAs that I've enjoyed that have very powerful aroma, have less powerful bitterness. This beers aroma and bitterness are on the same level, and I find that very refreshing. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a great IPA. It reminds me a lot of Surly Furious. I will certainly drink this again.

KarlHungus, Mar 04, 2009
Photo of beerthulhu
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a sunset reddish/orange with a mushroomy 2 finger light ivory colored head that pitted in the center leaving numerous cavenous voids. Retention was quite good and remained after 5 minutes of sitting leaving a foamy full coating along the glass walls. Visible carbonation appeared light.

S: The aroma was incredible with fresh spruce and pine hopping combining with some fresh grapefruit to deliver a superbly fresh and perfumy aromatic burst that was woodsy and yeasty. A very nice detection of maltiness was also well noticed here with some sweetened dark caramel lingering about.

T: The initial falvor delivered a damp, citrusy hopping that was musky and yeasty. This beer truly is highlighted by its yeasty quality delivering a tart, musky offering of citrus, sour green apple skins and some herbal notes. The malting is well done here as well, offering a nice sweetness that compliments the musky yeasty hop quality. The finish finds a nice sour tang of lingering citrus that sticks around nicely after the swallow.

M: full bodied, very malty, creamy, and smooth with only a faint hint of carbonation on the tip of the tongue.

D: A very nice experience, hoppy, yeasty, and malty, well balanced and one of the finer pale ales ive experienced. A beer that is as wonderfully unique and intriguing as its label and case worthy by all means.

beerthulhu, Feb 28, 2009
Photo of hckyfn9999
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is piney and citrusy hops along with some caramel.

Lots of caramel flavors up front here quickly giving way to lots of very bitter hops. This is fairly well balanced but plenty of bitterness here. Lots of pine in here, and the hops are also very floral almost perfumey here. A little to floral for my taste. I think this kind of borders on an American IPA and an Engish IPA.

hckyfn9999, Feb 27, 2009
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a murky amber, head recedes rather quickly

Smells of pine needles and fruitiness

Malts battles for control, creamy, pine needles, bitter finish

Swirl of the glass reveals further scents of melon and pineapple and leaves some sticky lacing. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and creamy

Easy drinking. A very solid IPA.

BarrytheBear, Feb 27, 2009
Photo of NightINgale
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours in a nice red amber colour, slightly cloudy. The head is rich and frothy, of light brown colour.

S- Grapefruit, hops, and general citrus notes (maybe orange).

T- Starts out in a nice fruity sweetness; again notes of grapefruit and pine, then finishes in a nice dry hoppiness.

M- Medium to full-bodied. Quite smooth for an IPA.

D- A fantastic IPA. The lads at Dieu Du Ciel really know what they are doing. Very rich and quite drinkable, it becomes memorable. Great beer!

NightINgale, Feb 26, 2009
Photo of HeyItsChili
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Slightly less than clear amber, with an ecru colored head that slowly fizzles into a viscous topper.

S - Citrusy sweet bitter hops. Sweet malt under the hoppy dominance.

T - Caramel, sweet malt, fading into slightly bitter hops, with floral, piny, and citrus elements. Really fantastic and one of the better examples of a truly balanced IPA that I've had thus far.

M - Medium bodied, decent carbonation, and that oily, almost viscous IPA quality.

HeyItsChili, Feb 24, 2009
Photo of JohnQVegas
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass.

Pours a cloudy amber-brown, with a healthy, rocky one-finger khaki head. Nice lacing, and after the head finally settles down into a creamy cap, it doesn't go away.

Nose is typical - some citrus mixed in with a spicy, resiny pine note, sweet caramel backing propping the whole thing up.

Taste starts off with a toasty, sweet caramel note underneath a spicy, slightly resiny hop body. Some citrus comes out more towards the finish, alongside a big dose of fruity esters, and an aspirin-like astringency that mixes oddly with a last shot of big, caramel sweetness. Finish consists of the last whispers of that caramel note, alongside a spicy bitterness that starts off heavy but fades fairly quickly. Drying. To be honest, this beer grew on me, and it's because of the blend of American and English influences. The nose is all American, as is the sweet caramel malt body, but the actual hop character you taste - the spiciness - reminds me more of an English IPA or Pale Ale. Pulled off quite nicely. This one isn't the giant some IPA's are, but ends up quite drinkable and satisfying.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, a bit fluffy with a soft carbonation.

JohnQVegas, Feb 20, 2009
Photo of Buebie
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a turbulator. Freshness date appears to indicate either April, or Febuary. No year indication on the bottle, so I'm really not sure if its expired or not.

Poures a brownish copper with a chill haze appearance. 1 finger of foamy off white head. Quickly receeds, leaving a nice trail of lace and a collar of retention.

Aroma is a bit subdued of hops, its more malty with a sweet honey tone.
The little hops that are there indicate more of a piney grapefruit.

Its smooth and creamy with carbonation throughout. Sweet up front with a bit of a hop bite, becoming more pronounced at the swallow and ino the linger. Bitter pine and a touch of grapefruit. Some mild prange peel zest.
A good amount of grains come into the taste as do minerally water flavors and a touch of bubblegum.

This is humble at the knose, but the flavors more then make up for it and the mouthfeel is great. Solid ipa.

Buebie, Feb 14, 2009
Photo of Jablonski
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at Port Royal. It pours a darker amber color with a smaller sized head and decent lacing. The smell is quite similar to an IPA with a bit of spices adding to the flavor. The taste reflects the smell quite well. The hops come through in this beer, but it is decently malty as well. This beer was probably the most spiced IPA I had next to the SN celebration ale. It's a decently drinkable beer as well. I went through this beer pretty fast due to it being a smooth beer. I'll definitely purchase again.

Jablonski, Feb 13, 2009
Photo of Greggy
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy dark amber color with a thick, light tan head, 1 finger in height. Great retention and lace.

S- Very nice piney hops, some pepper, peach, apple, a bit of herbal notes.

T- Starts out very nice and malty with great apple, peach, and piney hops. The mid palette is a touch bland but the finish picks up with a great dry hopiness.

M- Light to medium carbonation. Nice malty feel.

D- Pretty nice drinkable IPA. Definitely on the malty side of things for an IPA but has the complexity to back it up.

Greggy, Feb 10, 2009
Photo of CoolJosh
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one at zeno's. I was in the mood for something different, but I didn't realize what I was getting myself into with this one.

Beautiful white creamy low carb 2 finger head. Amber body with some caramel colored tones. Very see through with its extreme transparency. Looks very fresh and light.

Very fresh and spicy hops. Piney. Very thin. Very Peppery and very light caramel scents. Some light peach is also present.

Very light bodied, a little hot but not in an alcohol sense, more of a warm feeling. Very black peppery, caramel, red pepper, some piney hops, slight green apple, and some very light peach. More complex then your average ipa, but very different and off the wall for the style. Very carbonated and really different from the norm.

CoolJosh, Feb 04, 2009
Photo of Otterburn
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this one at the dépanneur. I,m glad they actually sells Dieu du Ciel products because it's one of my favorite brewery.

I like the draw of the devil, nice design and original colors here.

Poured this beer in a wine glass at the restaurant, bring your own drink..
poured an orange reddish color, with small laces sticking to the glass. Medium carbonation.

Smell's like a IPA
AND it taste like a full body IPA
well balanced, good drinkability and a good dose of hop.

Bitterness is sticking to my tongue a long time after the sip.

2E review 2010:

clear whisky color, nice thick offwhite,moka head that leave laces, medium carbonation

smell hop, citrus, some caramel

start with a punch oh bitterness, then some dry citrus flavor and it slowly fade away for the after-taste. long after-taste

mf: oily, round, a bit creamy, bitterness last for a long time, produce saliva cause its bitter.

drinkability: good ipa. pretty easy to drink,

Otterburn, Feb 02, 2009
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a clear red mahogany color with a big beige head as thick as meringue. The head left globs of sticky laving around the glass.

Aroma was floral and malty with a hint of spice.

The taste was a combination of bitter floral hops and sweet caramel malts. The hoppy bitterness lingered from one sip to the next.

Medium bodied, slick and oily, with a light carbonation.

A pretty good attempt at an American IPA from a brewer in Canada. Very easy to drink and enjoy.

Monkeyknife, Feb 01, 2009
Photo of everetends
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle served up in a pint glass.

A: This is a bit of suprise. This beer is dark copper, rusty red color. There are no orange or yellow colors here. Straight up dark for an IPA. This brew is pretty damned hazy as well, a nice cloud settled within. Pour got about a finger of head, but retention was a bit weak. Lace also if pretty weak with barely any stick at all. I gave this one high marks strictly for the color because it is just out of the norm and a nice touch.

S: Smell is a bit wierd for the style. There are some decent grassy and earthy hops coming out in this one. Coming through even more is the rich caramel malt and sweetness. There is a lot of sweetness in the nose here. Then you get a bit of resin coming out. Finally, there is a wierd smell. A smell that I know from my youth. It is the smell of a leather baseball glove after you played a double header in the Alabama summer heat and humidity. You just got a drink of water and there is this smell in the air. You stick your nose in the glove's opening for you hand and there it is. It is that smell wafting from this beer. This is a bit of nostalgic, but that is not necessarily the smell I want from my beer and especially my AIPA.

T: Taste is growing on me a bit but we were off to a bad start. There is a bit of grassy, piney and earthy hops in this flavor profile but they are not exactly showcased like you typical AIPA. The malt is pretty damned heavy in this guy with a really nice caramel malt. The caramel is very pronounced and pretty sweet. Finally we get to the distinct flavors here that heavily rival the hops and malt. There is a woody, tobacco flavor coming out. If this brew is too cold, it really makes these flavors a mess. As it warms, it really does create a nice, semi-decent taste. So cold I would have given this a 3, but now that it warms it gets the higher mark.

M: Medium in body with a decent amount of carbonation but not as much as I am used to for the style. The aftertaste is mostly of the woody, tobacco flavors that sit pretty heavily on the palate. ABV is really light and not even noticable.

D: This beer is strange. It really does go all over the place for the style. The flavors and aromas are strange and unique, but I don't really know if that is a good thing. That sweaty leather smell and woody, tobacco flavor really hinders the drinkability for me. It just really turns it into a sipper rather than a summer beer. Just a different take on the style by the Canadian brewery, just not my style.

everetends, Jan 29, 2009
Photo of cvfish
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - This beer poured a beautiful bronze color that produced a small fluffy white head which had some retention and left a good amount of lace on the side of the glass

S - The aromas produced by this beer were caramelized malts, orange and grapefruit hoppiness

T - The taste of this beer has caramel malts in the beginning, not to sweet, the only fruit hop flavor that I got from this was the grapefruit

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a light to medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation

D - Comes up a little short on the taste and the mouthfeel than my nose would have led me to expect, but was still a good beer

cvfish, Jan 28, 2009
Photo of midaszero
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Mostly clear amber with one finger of off white head and a little bit of lacing

S - Floral hops and caramel sweetness

T - Kinda sweet, kinda bitter. Good mellow hops profile

M - Medium body with medium carbonation

D - Pretty easy to drink and pretty enjoyable

midaszero, Jan 19, 2009
Photo of tbeck
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark caramel in color with a slight clarity. Thin brown/white head that collares into a nice laciness. Aroma is citruis, hops and some malt. Taste is mainly hops, excellently blended with some malts. There is a slight bitterness and some walnut in the aftertaste. Good body and texture. An excellent beer, I really enjoyed the finish which was different than other IPA's.

tbeck, Jan 03, 2009
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4.6/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.5oz bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Westboro, MA.

Poured into a imperial pint glass, formed a 1" tan head over the cloudy orangey amber brew. Head recedes slowly, with lots of chunky lacing. Aroma is dominated by ample citrus and light pine. Taste is quite sweet at the start, lightly citrus in the middle, with a piney close. Mouthfeel is super smooth, with exceedingly easy drinkability. Great brew.

ppoitras, Jan 01, 2009
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 10/12/08. Bottle. Pours a murky light brown with a huge, thick foamy tan head that subsides fairly quickly. Aroma of rich caramel malt, bitter hops, light citrus, and coffee grounds. Flavor of sweet caramel malt, iced tea, and slightly hoppy finish. Nice malty IPA.
7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 28, 2008
Corne Du Diable from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
83 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.