Corne Du Diable | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"American-Style India Pale Ale"

Added by Rastacouere on 03-07-2004

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Ratings: 671 |  Reviews: 417
Reviews by ThatWineGuy:
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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Available at the LCBO - hot dog! - bottled July 2009 and not available until last month, would've been nice to get it a bit fresher. Cloudy, murky copper with an orange glow. One finger tan head left minor lace. Smell was certainly consistent with the style, very hoppy impressions.

Taste was again very hoppy, grapefruit, passion fruit, bitterness still quite up there. The finish was long and delightful. Earthy mouthfeel and a bit viscous, I thought warming made it even better.

I love this brewery and have been fortunate to try their products on cask at Volo a few times, just the thought of enjoying their beer excites me. Still, to be perfectly objective, this American style IPA is attractive and enticing although it may not be quite up to matching the Southern Tier or a few others for taste. Still, a great beer and will definately pick up a regular supply of these in the future ... my Canada includes Dieu du Ciel!

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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass a hazy copper color with a pillow-like one finger white head that never really completely settles.Deep pine resin in the nose along with some sharp grapefruit rind,a sweetish caramel/biscuit malt base shows thru as well,close to balanced but the intense pine resin wins out.Not a big fruity ipa more of a bitter hop presence,intense pine on the palate with a hint of leather,the caramel malt holds up well to the hop intensity.A nice ipa for sure,if you like resiny hop flavors this is your bag.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This is brown in color with a nice head. The beer looks OK, but I'm guessing that it's going to be another malty European effort at the AIPA. The head sprung up like a wild man, equally predictable.

Smell - I'm actually getting some pretty decent citrus hopping from the nose and also as expected some big malts. They are heavily-toasted and just do outlast the hops.

Taste - The hops still have some citrus notes but are now dominated with vegetation, but the entire hop profile plays second fiddle to the toasty malts.

Mouthfeel - This is short of medium-bodied with light carbonation and a big bitter finish.

Drinkability - I wouldn't call it a classic AIPA but it was good enough to drink. It's more like a semi-hoppy bitter.

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Photo of beerhunter13
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Rijtjeshuis
3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

served in nonic.

LOOK (3.5/5) Pours a red, rusty colour - about 27*SRM. Clarity is pretty poor for the style. Head was off-white, maybe cream, it is rocky and rises to about a half inch withe decent stand.

SMELL (3.5/5) The malt is a bit strong and has a bit of a mailard flavor to it. A bit of raisin flavor. Hops are obviously pretty strong. The balance is a bit too malty.

TASTE (3/5) The malt has the same character - a bit too caramel and raisin. The hops are strong - again the flavor is resinous, but was not strong enough to balance out the bitterness.

FEEL (3/5) The body and the carbonation were both a bit too light and insubstantial for the flavors. A bit more carbonation would have dried out the finish nicely. It has a bit of an oily feeling that doesn't work with the bitter end all that well.

DRINK (2.5/5) I wasn't hugely impressed, the flavors and the feel are a bit mismatched.

DRINK (3/5)

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
1.9/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:

"Horn of the devil" is touted as a contemporary interpretation of an English India Pale Ale and Dieu du Ciel's nod to West Coast IPAs.

Dark, murky brown, with amber edges; crowned with a creamy beige head with nice lacing and stick. Deep fruity esters of overripe stone fruit, some toffee, dark breads, hint of soap, and alcohol in the nose. Wet paper too. Gritty on the palate. Fine and prickly carbonation. Somewhat creamy, but rough around the edges overall. Hop character is quite abrasive, coarse, leafy and resiny, with oils sticking to the palate and drawing the flavors out. Grassy bitterness. Malts seem out of place and one-dimensional. Mostly toasty with some buttery toffee. Notes of oxidation bring with it some cardboard and sherry. Finishes dry with an earthy, papery finish.

This IPA could definitely use some cleaning up, balance, focus and filtering in order to stand up to any other IPA from the West Coast--or from England.

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Photo of FadetoBock
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, this beer was a hazy orange/amber color. It had a thick, tan, clumpy head, and a good deal of lacing. Floral/piney aroma, sweet caramel. The caramel and pine competed well in the taste. I thought this beer was nicely balanced, and look forward to having it again.

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Photo of Shagator
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.5 ounce bottle, w/o freshness/vintage info, pours cloudy dark fuzzy copper, creamy medium tan head, then leaving nicely developed fine lace. In the nose I pick up well done toast, smoke and some leafy hops in the rear. Boldly hopped, but not biting, lots of semi burnt malts, earthy, smokey, hops present but subdued. Quite pricey @ $5.50 for this slightly undersized bottle. Doubt I'd go for this one again, nice but not special enough to warrant the cost

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Photo of Mora2000
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dirty amber color with an off-white, shaving-cream like head. The aroma is heavy on the grass and biscuit malt and smells a little bit like iced tea. The aroma is heavy on the pine and orange citrus hops. I also get some iced tea and grass hops as well as some biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I think the bottle was a little bit older, but the beer tasted a lot like a hoppy amber ale rather than an American IPA.

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Haven't been able to find DDC brews in Ontario thus far - the LCBO just got this one in and I'm sufficiently stoked. (However, at $3 a bottle, I hope I'm not forced to like it...)

Corne pours an attractive dark amber, and leaves a thin white head that lingers, and produces some great lacing. Solid retention.

The smell is incredibly hoppy and citrusy, but with a curious bit of sweetness, probably caramel as well.

The taste is interesting for an IPA. A very hoppy brew, but something about the hops here are unique. The finish is very bitter and lingering. Notes of citrus and caramel.

Mouthfeel is chewy and juicy, very nice.

Not sure I could dtrink a lot of these, but I will certainly seek this one out on tap. A solid variation of the IPA style.

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Photo of andrewdanks
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jisak74
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Swedes21
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured in a chilled pint glass...

Appearance - a dark auburn appearance when poured with a little head that tends to disappear quickly. head does appear to be darker than most. not a lot of carbonation present, hard to see due to the darkness.

Smell - ver fragrant beer, offers a to the nose and entices one to drink up! Smell of hops and a citrus based, there is a hint of sweetness.

Taste - very dominant tasting beer, strong citrus base to start then ends with a lingering bitterness. I would actually compare it to a grapefruit slightly.

Mouthfeel - nice mouthfeel, almost brings out the bitterness after tasting. carbonation remains the same and the beer does not dance around your mouth. Strong tasting hope beer.

Drinkability - As i sample my first IPA i am learning that some of these taste are too be expected. The beer itself offers the drinker a strong sense of taste and lets one explorer many different flavours. Overall, would be a nice been on occasion, but not something i would stock.

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Photo of BenHesk12
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a rather unappealing brown with little to no head and sweet malty aroma. The beer is trying to be an english IPA with a west coast style bitterness and failing at it. An unrefined bitterness is paired with an overly sweet malt character and strong fruity overtone of figs or plumb. The mouthfeel is watery with a light but abrasive carbonation. This is a beer that does not become more appreciable as it warms and really tastes like a home brew. The best part about this beer is the awesome artwork of a casual devil drinking a foamy brew out of a horn.

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Photo of Pier-luc
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mjtiernan
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of chickenm
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Strong bittersweet aroma with lots of caramel, bread, and hops. Taste is piney and floral with caramel, nicely balanced. Thick body with medium carbonation, and a little bit sticky. Overall this is a good, decently drinkable IPA.

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Photo of doremite
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.55/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a murky orange and brown. Definitely not filtered, lacks much of a head or carbonation. Aroma is pretty nonexistant.

Taste, nothing like an American ipa I would say. This is more like a red ale. Barely a hop is noticeable in this, toasted redness from the malt perspective plays dominate on this one. More viscous than most in this style.

The pricing on these are ridiculous, even if it were good. Rather bland for the price, its like a mildly hoppier version of something a little better than Killians.

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Corne Du Diable from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
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