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Moralité - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 57
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 5.9%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: VelvetExtract on 07-26-2012)
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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mtomlins:
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: Big, off-white head, sudsy and persistent; hazy golden copper color, nice lacing.

S: A big hoppy nose, lots of sweet citrus and grapefruit with a some tropical fruit notes with a bit of barny/grassy notes.

T: The taste is a bit drier than the nose, the grapefruit zest dominates here with some pine and a massive wack of bittering hops making a great dry hop backbone; definitely a raw grassy note on the finish that pairs well with the dry bittering hops. The finish is dry and long!

M: Nice carbonation and medium body, smooth and round.

O: This IPA has a nice balance to it but still gives an aggressive hop smack in the mouth!

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 16:03:08 | More by mtomlins
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-21-2014 03:11:44 | More by polishkaz
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to papat444 for sending me this in another amazing trade.

A: Pours slightly hazy pale apple juice colour with 1-2 fingers of bone white head leaving minimal lacing.

S: Amazing upfront tropical fruit of guava and pineapple together with citrus fruit and hints of pine.

T: Immediate bitter notes of grapefruit, pine, resin and hints of grass. Gets a little harsher with noticeable alcohol esters as it warms.

M: Moderate mouthfeel with light to medium carbonation.

O: One of the best smelling IPA's I've had. The taste doesn't quite match but a great IPA in the end. Hopefully these about on our shelves in BC soon.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 04:36:47 | More by FondueVoodoo
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-11-2014 15:34:47 | More by Groulxsome
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On cask at BeerBistro, marketed as the DIPA, but pretty sure Mortalite was the beer referred to. Poured a cloudy orange beer with some solid hefty lacing. The smell and taste were strongly about rich grapefruit! Also pine, and sappy, lots of delicous grapefruit. Body was a bit viscous, lower carb on cask but still found it very tasty. Pungeunt and thick hoppiness, very in your face, but the balance was also very strong on this and I found it very enjoyable, will look forward to having it again at some point. Grapefruit was definitely the dominant theme on this one, rich and thick though, very delicious.

Serving type: cask

03-26-2014 23:04:50 | More by mick303
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-21-2014 19:25:09 | More by lgmol
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-19-2014 03:04:49 | More by Noyt
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dipso123

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-11-2014 01:40:33 | More by dipso123
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Ontario (Canada)

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03-05-2014 02:46:01 | More by boszormeny
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-04-2014 01:10:10 | More by sdm9465
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-03-2014 20:03:44 | More by kwjd
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cburns48

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-02-2014 02:42:50 | More by cburns48
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mrskunk

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-27-2014 09:19:24 | More by mrskunk
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hoponit

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-25-2014 18:03:12 | More by hoponit
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-25-2014 00:29:27 | More by GoHabsGo
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Re-review of this beer. The below review was done from a cask version of this beer which clearly did not do it justice. Having now had it on tap a few times, a revisiting is in order.

Beer is cloudy range in colour, with a moderately-sized white head, Good retention.

Bice hoppy scent, tropical fruits with some citrus and a bit of caramel.

Great tropical and citrus fruit flavour. It does have a strong resemblance to Heady Topper; almost like a toned down version of that beer. Fairly bitter. Good malt base, a bit bready.

Medium bodied, strongly carbonated. Bready and oily.

Overall, very good. I hope it becomes a regular for DDC.

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On-cask at Volo during the IPA Challenge. Was excited to try this one given the reviews on this site.

Beer is honey amber in colour, with white bubbles around the glass that stick around.

Nose is good. Tropical fruit: mango and pineapple. Smells "sticky". Some biscuity malt scents, but pretty slim.

Tropical and citrus fruit in flavour as well- pineapple, mango, some grapefruit. Fairly bitter. A slight malty presence.

Light to medium bodied, low natural carbonation. I am not sure the cask is the best treatment for this beer, as it feels too thin.

Overall, a good beer, but, in my view, not up to the ratings it has got thus far. I would like to try it again on tap, which perhaps would work better for this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2014 17:56:20 | More by jrenihan
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guezarka

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12%

02-22-2014 01:10:01 | More by guezarka
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle neck broke upon opening, had to filter it out through cheese cloth. I've got a few more so I will pour another one after this to compare.

Appearance: It has a nice golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple (very tropical), along with fresh pine resins and faint malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has alot of citrus, grapefruit, maybe pineapple/mango, a nice pine resin bitterness, some grassy hops and faint bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel. Could use a bit more carbonation.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 21:41:13 | More by SebD
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-19-2014 00:34:48 | More by Molson2000
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The body itself is a rich golden hue with its haziness adding some shades of orange. The frothy cap of head that sits on top gives you an idea of how creamy it is with the sticky legs of lace it leaves behind.

The nose covers everything grapefruit, from the juicy flesh of the fruit to the pith and the zest. Fresh pine needles pierce through its fruity core with a dash of booze helping to amplify the nose. A grassy note mixes with the pine and gives it a nice floral character. There's a little sweet breadiness in the background but its presence doesn't shift the focus from its fresh hop character. This is a clean, fresh and straight shooting aroma coming from this IPA.

The hop character leans more toward the piney, grassy, minty side with plenty of zing. There's some grapefruit zest in the mix with its sweet juicy side just underneath. A raw, leafy and grassy character comes in the finish and gives you something to chew on. It delivers with the hop essence without leaving much of a lingering bitterness.

For me, the mouthfeel is where the collaboration with the Alchemist is made most evident. It's ultra clean with a big burst of flavour and a quick finish. The bitterness is present but tame and given a short time limit to showcase itself. It's in just as fast as it's out and I absolutely love it for that.

So many brewers can nail the hop character in both aroma and flavour in their respective IPA's they brew. And a lot of the time, this goes hand in hand with descriptors like sticky, syrupy, heavy, and a long lingering bitterness. As much as I enjoy IPA's like that, this is where this one takes a different path. It's clean, concise, and delivers on all fronts of the hop character without being aggressively bitter. Heady Topper, Pliny the Elder, and a few IPA's from Alpine share the same characteristic. Well done DDC!

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 01:46:32 | More by ludachris
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

02-15-2014 22:37:12 | More by Mack
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zhivago373

Quebec (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i've had this on-tap at Dieu Du Ciel's brewpub and in bottles. brewed in collab with The Alchemist brewery in Waterbury VT, this IPA is the closest cousin to Heady Topper that i've had. it pours a beautiful deep golden color, forming a thin, white head that dissipates quickly. it's obvious that it is unfiltered, as there are plenty of yeast particulates floating in the glass (akin to when Heady Topper is poured into a glass).

on the nose, there's a strong floral hop presence with a sweeter, more fruity bitterness. a good enough malt backbone is present on the nose to balance the hops. subtle citrus comes out. in a way, i wish this beer gave off more on the nose; it has such a great profile but the scents are somewhat subdued and not as strong as i would prefer.

on the palate, the beer opens with the floral hop taste, lots of citrus and fruit with some pine in the back. there's enough malt in the background to support the nice hop bite, but it isn't as malty as the more west-coast styles. this beer isn't a palate wrecker, and is in fact extremely drinkable for the bitterness it has (again, harkening to HT). the mouthfeel is quite nice, not too viscous and not thin.

overall, this is probably the best IPA that Dieu Du Ciel makes, and likely the best in the Quebec (if not Canada). the influence of Alchemist's Heady Topper is apparent but this beer still has a unique character. if you're in Montreal, i'd highly recommend seeking out this beer (and paying a visit to DDC's brewpub).

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2014 03:33:39 | More by zhivago373
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LarryAppleton

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-26-2014 18:29:53 | More by LarryAppleton
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Moralité from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
93 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.