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Corne Du Diable - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2009 04:52:01 | More by tbeck
Photo of ppoitras


4.6/5  rDev +24.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2009 00:57:12 | More by ppoitras
Photo of LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
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)

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 18:51:16 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle, picked up in Vancouver a few weeks ago. The description on the label concerning the nature of new-age IPAs, en francais, seems bang-on, presuming my long-dormant French language education isn't failing me. Now, about the Euro-trash demon that also adorns the label.

This beer pours a hazy dark copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and slightly rocky off-white head, which leaves some splattered storm cloud lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells quite amazing - grapefruit, orange, and tangerine citrus rind, dank pine resin, toasted caramel malt, a soft wet breadiness, and further floral, weedy hops. The taste - the first thing to hit me is an indeterminate citrus astringency, followed by a wet pine needle acridity, some restrained caramel, molasses, and toffee sweetness slowly coming to bear, while a moderate lingering floral and weedy hoppiness aids in drying things out a tad.

The carbonation is on the low side, hardly noticeable at times, the heavy (ok, Rubenesque) body also displaying a pleasant smoothness. It finishes somewhat sweet, the hops turning out more fruity than bitter, rendering this perhaps a bit unbalanced.

A decent enough American style IPA, but it kind of lags towards the end, the lack of peppy bitterness not making me want to immediately reach for another, should I ever be afforded that opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 08:20:26 | More by biboergosum
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New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Incredible hop aroma, boasting wet. A sweet french toast custard make an IPA go dessert. Syrupy malt and bread pudding. A delicious hop balance to the above decadence. Hops provide a piney, dark molasses bitter to finish up. An awesome addition to a great lineup. Impressed.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2008 22:42:14 | More by SeanRedd
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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours chestnut with some orange highlights and a medium head that fades to a swirl. On the nose it is very malty, with bready, spicy malt. It's even a bit syrupy. There are also spicy and citrusy hops entwined with the malt. The taste is a nice blend of malt and relatively big citrus and pine flavors. The mouthfeel is rich and slightly thick, but creamy as well. This is a nice IPA for the winter. Rich and satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2008 22:24:04 | More by Georgiabeer
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3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours an amber color with little foam that left a layer of fine bubbles

S - Sweet caramel malt, citrus and piney hops

T - I picked up a caramel and woody taste, with a bit of pine with a nice hop bite in the finish

M/D - I really wanted to like this one but just didn't find it that drinkable in terms of wanting to find it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2008 16:36:34 | More by mikereaser
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Alberta (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks a lot bobsy for this one!
Pours dark copper colour with decent white-ish head. Smell - lots of hops plus grapefruit and some berries perhaps. Really nice aroma. Taste - wow! Great IPA! Hops and citrusy notes, finishes with some bitternes. But it is different than your average IPA. Rich, medium bodied, goes down very well. I wish I could drink it all the time! Thanks again Rob!

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 03:52:53 | More by Voonder
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3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

[$4.95 for an 11.5oz at Julios]

Mahogany body with khaki head that is impressively retentive, creamy, and lacy. Aroma is of dusty hop leaves, toffee and molasses. Medium-heavy body is pretty malty and not overly bitter, but the hops do come through nicely in the flavor and aroma. Honestly, this smells like an old ale or English barleywine, but the taste is more balanced towards the hop. Really, it smells like Old Foghorn, but the taste is much better, brighter, and more balanced.

Overall, this is a nice American/English hybrid IPA that tastes earthy and malty, like tree bark maybe. Pretty good, though I am not sure I'll remember it, as it is nice malt and nice hops, but not a standout in either category and also too heavy to be a session beer. Good, not great.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 03:58:22 | More by waughbrew
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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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3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Orange red color. Beige rocky head that drops to a cap quickly. Some sticky lace. First smell is strong citrus hops but then after a few sips the smell changes over to strong caramel malt. That's because the malt really comes to the front in the taste. There is definately still hop bitterness there but it gets kind of lost. Also some off wet leave flavors. Full bodied mouth. Overall a little bit of a let down, I was expecting a little more after Peche Mortel. Oh well, not every beer can be world class.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 01:38:03 | More by beermanbrian
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3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this from the very generous ShrLSU. Thank you sir!

Pours a hazy dark copper color with a one-finger white head. The head dissipates pretty quickly into a wispy layer of bubbles on top and a thin ring around the glass. Not a lot of lacing.

Smells of sweet malts with a bit of a piney hop aroma.

Tastes similar to how it smells. The malt flavors dominate the hop flavors, but the hop flavors are still large enough to come through. Subtle pine flavors stick around throughout the sip, ending with a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a good thickness and carbonation that's just right.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing this one, but I'm not overly excited at the prospect of having another.

Overall this beer seems like a light version of DFH's 120 Minute. It's got the same malty dominance while still having good underlying hop presence. It's not on par with Peche Mortel, but it's still worth a shot. Thanks again to ShrLSU for sending this one over.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2008 03:33:20 | More by glid02
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3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Crown #19, Indy, In.

Poured hazy copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sour citrus and caramel aroma. Medium body with a slick smooth texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with moderate sweet finish of moderate to long duration.

This solid complex beer did meet my expectations.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2008 13:30:28 | More by tmoneyba
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3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Alright! 100th review of this beer. Poured from an 11.5oz bottle into a pint glass. A muddy, ruddy, cloudy brown kind of color with a small tan head.

Aroma was a bit subdued. Grassy hops with a large, caramel malt backbone. Biscuity as well.

Decent flavors. Plenty of hop flavor but more malty than hoppy. Almost like a hoppy red ale. A little sweet with not much hop bitterness at all. Bready.

Good mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied. Smooth and creamy. Slick and sticky on the tongue. Not bad overall but nothing I would actively seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 00:08:12 | More by SaCkErZ9
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British Columbia (Canada)

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

I liked this IPA because it tastes unlike any other IPA I have had. Kinda like a Belgian take on the style. Very dark brown with a tan head the nose is packed full of hops but there is a strong malty backbone coming through after it warms up. The taste has a funky malty kick that backs up the hops. Not PNW but rather a bit like a kicked up Deuchars IPA or even Dogfish Head 90.

These guys always take chances with their beers and that keeps it interesting.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 17:04:53 | More by canucklehead
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4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

reddish brown in appearance, a thin film of head and some nice lacing on my pint glass

fresh and piney aroma with a bit of sweetness

DIRTY HOPS! Delicious and complicated, nice and sweet malt with some seriously nasty, gnarly hop flavor that kicks in the mouth without being ridiculous. There's a bunch of grapefruit rind and some brown sugar action.

nice medium full body, somewhat creamy, snappy carbonationand some solid cleansing astringence

quite drinkable, very tasty, deliciously yummy shit

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 03:22:11 | More by Donnie2112
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3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I felt like having another IPA so I grabbed this. Thanks to number1bum for this brew eh.

11.5 oz. bottle with a pretty sweet label poured into a nonic.

Pours a muddy dark amber hue with a one finger light tan head that quickly falls to a thin layer of foam. Some chunky webbing is left on the sides of the glass. Aroma is grassy, grainy, and earthy. Crystal malts and some breadiness in the in the nose as well. The smell is pretty fresh overall. Spruce and caramel malts up front followed by a wheat bread flavor. More crisp pine midway with a slight graininess to it. Aftertaste is moist with a lemongrass sweetness. A pretty hefty medium body with a solid feel all around and a light carbonation. A well brewed IPA from our neighbors to the North. It'd be nice to see this brewery in the CNY area.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 01:33:29 | More by BeerTruth
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4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle into a Unibroue tulip...celebrating the new President elect...BARACK OBAMA!!!!

Pours an attractive, albeit dark copper body with a two finger's width of light almond head. Sticky webs of lacing left on the upper half of the glass. Aroma is rife with citrus hops; pineapple is the biggest note, while mandarin orange and lemon add a sweet kick. However, the hops are also quite pungent and resinous, keeping the fruitiness in chek. Toasted, biscuity, caramel malts balance the hoppiness nicely.

Flavor is as hoppy as the aroma, but the bitterness is a bit over-balanced by the malts. Hops are bitter and citric, with hints of pine resin and fresh greenery, while the maltiness is rich in caramel and biscuit. Mouthfeel is spot-on for the style, with a medium body, light carbonation, resinous finish, and a lasting bitter bite. I wish this beer weren't so expensive, or else it could easily become a go-to IPA for me. Solid release from our neighbors to the north.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2008 05:53:33 | More by wagenvolks
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Alberta (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Bobsy for this baby.

Can't think of many beer that looked this rich and appetizing. Had that bright burnt orange look, clear as can be. Head was absolutely amazing...3+ fingers thick that left a plateau of whipped foan in the middle 5 minutes after I poured it. Massive amount of sticky lacing down the entire length of the glass.

Sweet aroma of Cascade Hop and pine-like aroma with a hint of sweet slightly caramel lick malt.

Damn. Almost perfect. Everything works in near harmony here. Good hop blast follwed by a oily pine-like flavour. The solid malt backbone is right on top of the pine. Ends with a satisfyi9ng bitterness that is both grapefuit and tea-like.

No fault to be found body wise. Carbonation seems right and holds it's level well.

Good thing Bobsy only sent me 1 or it could have been a long day @ work tomorrow...lol

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2008 02:47:15 | More by Shadman
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New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a five finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Piney nose. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is caramel and grapefruit with a pine finish. Not bad for an IPA with the hops almost balanced by the malts. $5.75 for a 11.5oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2008 23:06:09 | More by jdhilt
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3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz bottle purchased at Capone's.

A: The Canadian IPA is an auburn brown color, dark enough that I can't see through it. A small head on pour has laced rather nicely around the glass.

S: The IPA has a pleasant citrus aroma, grapefruit and lemon peel. Caramel helps keep the hops in check.

T: Much more malt in the flavor than the nose let on. Caramel grains are somewhat dry and remain a constant presence throughout the ale. Hops are grassy with a citrus flavor. They often struggle to get past the malts.

M: The mouthfeel is tough to pin down. Some malts here, a bit of hops there. Only the finish shows off some the bigger hops that I wanted to taste.

D: The alcohol is low but I'm not sold on this one. The hops rarely rear their head and that is a shame.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2008 01:44:11 | More by akorsak
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

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

A gently settling foamy mountain of head sits atop a hazy deep orange. Gobs of thick lace cling to the mug as the beer descends.
Pine hits the nose first, with some lemon zest and toasted malt.
Pine and citrus taste with a slight sweetness on the finish. Sweet and creamy malt backbone. Crisp and
ebullient mouthfeel leads to a dry, and vibrant citrus finish. Some nice back-and-forth between the hops and malt, but the hops win out.
Refreshing, nice carbonation and body makes this eminently drinkable.

This beer hits all the highlights of the style. It doesn't break any new ground, but it is a beautifully hoppy beer I will be glad to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2008 23:24:48 | More by nighthawk
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3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Part of NEPA BC split #19.

Pour is hazy and burnt orange in color with a creamy and billowing beige head that creates quite a crown and completely coats the sides of the glass with stick as it recedes.

Smell reveals what should be a nicely balanced IPA, with lots of caramel malt and resiny, piney and citrus hops. Very earthy, as well, with a bit of a toasted note too. There is a bit of an odd fruity flavor, but I'm not sure really what it is.

Taste is also unsurprisingly well balanced, with a very solid bready and caramel malt backbone. Hops are a bit fruitier than they smelled, with earthy and pine flavor, too. There's a bit of an off flavor, though, which I can't quite pinpoint. Slightly medicinal I guess I'd call it, and it hurts the flavor profile a bit. Moderate hop bitterness for an IPA, with an herbal bitterness left on the palate. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite creamy with appropriate carbonation.

This is a well balanced, albeit pretty mediocre IPA (tastewise at least). Slight off flavor and could stand some more hops. Du Ciel's pricepoint is a kicker with this one as well, because there are many cheaper options of superior quality. Still, it's worthy of having once.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 19:24:46 | More by number1bum
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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.5 oz bottle

A: Murky, dark copper almost brown body under a small chunky white head. Nice lace and good retention.

S: Smells of candied citrus hops. A little bit of pine mixed in, but mostly a steady citrus hop. A nice mix of caramel there too.

T: A little more piney hop in the taste. Bit of toasted malt and caramel while bitterness isn't actually that high.

M/D: Medium to a near full body, carbonation is just right, bit of creaminess. Little bit of oily sensation on the back end. Pretty good drinkability. All in all, a fine IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 00:54:58 | More by NCSUdo


4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good carbonation is shown as a full 2 inches of rocky tan head leaves lots of rocky lace. Body is a deep murky amber in color. Nose has a nice balance of lush woodsy malt and creamy root based hops. As you take first sip you get flooded with lots of mineral based hops, full of woodsy tones, plant roots, dandilions and leaves. This is all nicely teamed with a oily hop presence that adds balance. This is a very raw feel to this IPA throughout. No harsh bitterness at all. Smooth and creamy on the mouthfeel, very drinkable. Would make a great salad beer, and I dont mean this to be funny. Really solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 00:10:46 | More by SPLITGRIN
Corne Du Diable from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
83 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.