Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #859
Ranked #4,750
4.16 | pDev: 7.93%
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
Notes: Imperial IPA 16th anniversary

An immoral amount of hops was used to brew this golden hued blond beer, whose source of inspiration was our American IPA, Moralité. Its sharply bitter and resinous notes are balanced by passion fruit and lemon confit flavours. The alcohol brings a touch of warmth thatintermingles with the roundness of the malt.
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Hat_Fulla_Beer from Canada

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a hazy golden orange with one finger of tan head that leaves Alpine cliffside lace as it recedes. Lots of suspended floaties.

Smells of peaches, sliced oranges, mango, pineapple chunks, lemon zest, toffee pudding and pine resin.

Tastes of more sticky toffee caramel malt, orange and grapefruit flesh, mango puree, pineappe, lemon peel and more piney hops.

Feels big and bold. Full bodied with smooth carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. A nice big feast of a beer.

Nov 07, 2019
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Bruno74200 from France

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very boozy, this imperial ipa shows notes of toffee, citrus, pine and mango behing its amber body and lacks of head.
I was waiting for something different

Nov 06, 2018
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janubio from Spain

2.86/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Served in ahaker glass. Pours a hazy yellow colour, with some floaties. Medium head, short retention. Normal lace.
Aroma of caramel, resins, tropical fruits and, sorry, a bit of carboard and butter.
Medium to full body, creamy palate, normal carbonation.Bitter piney finish with some cardboard and butter again.
Taste of resins, caramel, tropical fruits, some butter.
I don´t know if I reached one in not very good conditions, it could be a very good beer, but has some deffects that really annoy me.

Sep 25, 2018
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TooManyGlasses from Canada

4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Full disclosure - double IPA but date on bottle March 2017 so NOT fresh!! But that said what a great beer - better than I recall from this pack when first had (not super fresh then either but not 18 months old!). Pours a murky hazy orange golden colour with one finger off white head and some floating debris. Smell is sweet citrus but also piney dank hops. Taste is a piney hoppy explosion but also sweet over ripe orange, grapefruit on caramel malt. Sticky full boozy coating mouth to a satisfying bitter sweet lingering finish. Bottle says No to ageing potential but I would definitely age this one again!

Repeat this time April 2019 and beer bottled 2 months ago - a bit brighter - remains excellent fresh - no surprise - absolutely great.

Aug 29, 2018
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TheBierdimpfe from Canada

4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Capped bottle: Deep hazy and murky dark golden color with a mist of yeast. Slightly creamy beige 1 finger head, lasting around 2 minutes, with decent legs but a light swirl reaction. Flavors of lemon, pineapples, passion fruit, stone fruits, butter, sweet barley, light peppercorn, and herbal hops. Slick and oily, almost silky, medium body with moderate crispy carbonation. Strong strength finish, dominant piney and leafy profile, still quite fruity and tropical. Slightly sour and dry, moderate tongue coat. Robust but very well balanced and decent freshness for the ABV. The texture is good but could be improved, a bit more carbonation would be nice because it gets slightly dull though still bearable. Complexity is nice. Overall high quality craft.

Aug 05, 2018
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leaddog from Canada

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy peach with a finger of bubbly white head.

Smell - citrus hops, tropical fruits, caramel, bready malts, and orange.

Taste - Citrus hops followed by the tropical fruits and orange. The caramel and bready malts finish the brew off.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes sticky with a pleasant lingering bitterness from the citrus hops.

Overall - A well rendered DIPA that delivers on the citrus and tropical notes. Another winner from this great brewery.

Jun 25, 2017
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Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Have to say, I think I like this less than Moralite. Had at the brewpub outside of Montreal (so it was fresh). The booze is just so prominent and the beer comes off incredibly sweet and cloying. Hops obviously there, but lacking balance.

Jun 22, 2017
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SSS from Canada

4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Golden yellow with a hint of orange hue with a white head and weak lacing. Hazy and lots of suspended sediment
S-I get a dankness reminicant of Columbus hops with some orange rind and subtle lemon
M-Peppery bite on the tongue with medium carbonation. There is a resinous mouthfeel as well
T-Alcohol upfront then sweetness of the malt comes in right before a smooth bitterness takes over and remains in the aftertaste and around the gums
O-A very nice beer that is a little too pronounced in alcohol character for me. Solid.

Apr 29, 2017
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Phyl21ca from Canada

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy bright amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of apricot and citrusy hops notes with nice floral undertones. Taste is a mix of apricot and fruity ester with some citrusy floral notes with some residual sugar notes that are easily noticeable. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Enjoyable IIPA but I think I actually prefer the regular version which is more easily drinkable.

Apr 25, 2017
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LampertLand from Canada

3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel 'Immoralite' @ 9.2% , served from a 4pack of 341 ml bottles purchased for $18
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a hazey orange/amber in the glass with a smallish off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-east coast DIPA , mostly mango & citrus
T-something lacking , with a lemon dry finish
MF-ok/mild carbonation , big full body
Ov-I should like this more (butt I don't)
prost LampertLand

May 23, 2016
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Derek from Canada

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2/23/2016 bottle.

Hazy, some head, thin ring leaves some lace.

Pleasant, but not a huge aroma... Mango, papaya, candied pineapple, sponge toffee and pine.

Lots more hops in the flavour, solid, but not overbearing bitterness.

Moderate to full body has plenty of hop acidity, with a drying alcohol finish.

A hop heads delight.

May 06, 2016
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biboergosum from Canada

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle - an 'immoral' amount of hops was used to brew this offering - gotta love it!

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some stellar cobwebbed lace around the glass as it lazily sinks out of sight.

It smells of fairly acrid and somewhat dank pine resin, concentrated orange and red grapefruit rind, grainy and doughy pale malt, a touch of biscuity toffee sweetness, some pineapple core-led tropicals, my toddler's wet sidewalk chalk, and a bit of sugary booziness. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, a further gritty graininess, mixed domestic and tropical citrus fruity esters (orange, lemon, and overripe watermelon, to pick out a few), some tricky flinty notes, and more leafy, weedy, piney, and certainly besotted floral green hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly tame in their barely come-hither and playful frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, with open aspirations of punching up a class, it would seem, and sort of smooth, as those acrid hoppy and hovering boozy essences cast a shadow of some renown. It finishes well off-dry, all the varied malt, fruit, and forest floor detritus (because the sauce put them there, I would imagine) coalescing as such.

Overall, not a bad version of the style, with lots of domestic and exotic fruitiness on display, enough to keep that testy pine tree thing duly reined in. In some corners of judgment, everything we do on this site is 'immoral' - thankfully for the rest of us, only this sexy beast can actually claim to be so.

May 04, 2016
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wordemupg from Canada

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle poured into tulip 3/5/16

A hazy golden orange, lots of tiny suspended particles throughout, just a few slow streams bu bubbles but they manage to pump out tow fingers of well sustained foam that leaves lots of random lace

S peaches, passion fruit, tangerine, sweet orange, lychees, and pineapple, has a nice tropical nose but its not a complete hop runaway as there's a little caramel, some pine and booze

T maybe some over ripe mango, more rind then the tropical flesh I was smelling but still tropical, slightly more caramel and maybe a hint of brown sugar, more pine and still has some booze popping up

M leaning towards full, bitter for sure but not overkill, enough bubbles to give it some life but rather still, a little sticky and some heat but fairly well manged

O solid DIPA for sure, a few tweaks and this would be amazing, don't get me wrong its a great beer but just stops short of true greatness

I just love it when top 100 Canadian beers just pop up on the shelf in Alberta, its shocking how much great beer I can just buy off the shelf.

May 04, 2016
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papat444 from Canada

3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy orange body, decent head. Lots of dried peaches and apricots, a certain dankness. DDC kind of has a niche with beers between IPA and DIPA. Really an imperial IPA as it's strong on the flavor but not necessarily hoppy.

Apr 24, 2016
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mtomlins from Canada

4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden orange color with 1-2 fingers of creamy head with decent retention and nice lacing. The nose is massive fruit juice with loads of citrus and tropical fruit. The taste is a blast of dank, wet hops dripping fruit juice, lots of citrus (tangerines, oranges), overripe topical fruit, and a bit peppery with a nice sweet (but not overly) malt to balance and blend. Nice round, smooth feel with nice carbonation and absolutely dangerously drinkable. This is a fantastic IIPA.

Apr 15, 2016
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VbolieuV from Canada

4.94/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cloudy golden in color with a small white head.

Intense hoppy smell, you get watermelon, oranges, apples and grapefruit aromas.

Tastes mostly how it smells, really fruity in the mouth, you wouldn't guess the 9.2% ABV.

Nice bitterness and mouth feel. It's like the already amazing Moralité but cranked up.

Apr 10, 2016
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CanadianBacon from Canada

4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - This beer pours a hazy golden orange color with 3 fingers of fluffy white head that slowly fade into a light lacing over the top. There is a tiny bit of residue but its unfiltered so thats expected.

Aroma - tropical fruits (grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, a bit of lime bitter) all there, some sweet candy smell, pine resin and cracker malts.

Taste - grapefruit, lemon, lime, a bit of mango sweetness, Crackery malts, some boozyness. It is a great example of an Imperial IPA. Bitterness on the back end is strong but its sweet up front.

Feel - Medium body, soft carbonation with a strong bitterness,

Overall - I haven't tried super A or Tribale yet so for me this is the one to beat, the aroma's and flavors mesh well and the feel fits the style. Try it if you can!

Apr 08, 2016
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Otterburn from Canada

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

it's an imperial ipa, it looks like it. Blond/amber unfiltered. Shy head.
Smell is passion fruit hoppy. Its tasty, its strong and smooth and bitter fruity
The feel is dense and the carbonation is shy too. Pretty good stuff.

Apr 07, 2016
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TheDoctor from Canada

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Service: Bottle
Bottled on: Feb-23-2016

Pours a hazy glowing orange with a thick, creamy white head that drops from three fingers down to a fat one. Great retention; gargantuan globs of lacing. (4.5)

Candied citrus. Tropical fruit, green hops, some cracker. (4)

Liquid citrus rind. Tropical fruits, some orange pith, a hint of herbal aromatics and a slightly resinous linger with some guava in the finish. (4.25)

Medium bodied with soft carbonation, not-quite-coating bitterness and a pretty quick finish. (4.25)

Very, very good IIPA.
This is a tasty beer that I have been looking forward to. It pours beautifully with a gorgeous glowing color and magnificent head. The aroma is fruity and stanky at once, but is probably the weak link of the beer as a whole (I will update this once I have a fresher bottle). The flavor walks a fine line between a big ol' hop bomb and the newer fruity IPAs. Lots of citrus rind, passionfruit, mango, etc. with little piney anything. It is very drinkable and very strong. Booze is well-hidden.
Will have again; worth trying. (4.25)

Apr 05, 2016
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jrenihan from Canada

3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I suspect this is a situation where the cask treatment harms the beer. The bitterness is a bit too strong, drowning out the bright tropical fruit flavours that exist. Notable malt flavour. Would like to try on tap.

Oct 23, 2015
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dar482 from New York

4.69/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a hazy rich orange with touch of amber.

The beer offers dank, resin, ripe honey dew, ruby grapefruit, sweet, yet light white bready malt, lingering bitterness.

The beer is clean and crisp for a DIPA, tons of hops. By far the exception of what DDC can do with hoppy. Hands down the best beer from them.

Sep 11, 2015
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zhivago373 from Canada

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

released for their 16th Anniversary. brewpub only.

pours a pale and hazy yellow with thin soapy head. smells of citrus, light grapefruit, some grassy notes, little bit of pine and some tropical sugars. really sweet smelling DIPA.

front of the tongue has a nice hop wallop, definitely defining the more piney, dank flavours. middle of the tongue opens up with sweet citrus and sugary notes, some of the grassy qualities come out too. finishes dry with a slight stringency. not a heavy mouthfeel - on the lighter side for typical DIPAs, but it's incredibly drinkable.

really enjoyed this. a treat from one of my favourite breweries. it leans on the sweet side of DIPAs, but still has a high bitterness. drinkability is very good hear - the balance of bitterness/sweetness/hop flavours with the mouthfeel makes it go down easy. excellent.

Sep 26, 2014
Immoralité from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 73 ratings