Corne Du Diable | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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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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Photo of ShrLSU
4.82/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - This baby poured a deep amber color with a frothy white head. It had excellent lacing and a slight haze to it.

Smell - A good amount of piny hops. The middle is some caramel malt and some breadiness, then more hop scent on the finish.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Wow! A big mouthful of pine hops. After that passes you get some smooth caramel malt and just a nice smooth bready taste. The end finishes with the piny hop bite. Wow this was not was I was expecting here. The nose had me thinking hop bomb but damn, so much more!

Drinkability - So the guys that make Peche Mortel brew this. I'd trade all my Peche Mortel for all of these. I love this beer. Its one of the best IPA's I have ever had. So much hop flavor but still had the ability to have a complex taste.

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Photo of philmath
4.82/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious crystallized citrus fruits and grapefruit flavour. Refreshing and comforting; with a powerful (but marvellous) bitterness in mouth. Lots of (resinous) hops (I smell and taste Cascade ! Am I right ?). Lovely hazy reddish and/or orange dress. Extremely well-balanced. The more I try it, the more I fall in love with this beer. It might be their best beer of all (I know, It's hard to choose!)

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Photo of ryrust5301
4.73/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - A deep amber in color with some dark red hues. Head was a frothy off white color of about a half finger. A bit darker than I thought, but it looks to be heavier and deeper than just an ipa.

Smell - Extremely pine scented, but it's cut through by a caramel malt and a bready aroma.

Taste & Mouthfeel - This one was like a shotgun blast to the tastebuds. This is so much more than an ipa. It foots the bill with a huge hop flavor, but what makes it a beast is the deep caramel malt flavor that combines with a lasting bready taste. The bready taste flows all the way through the finish and last for a long time after the swallow. Crisp and smooth, creamy and hoppy, this beer is on a whole other level.

Drinkability - I'd buy a keg of this and drink it every night if I could get my grubby little mits on one. As of right now i'll have to settle for buying out all my local stores and hoarding every bottle for myself. Oh and this beer kicks the piss out of peche mortel and thats a phenomenal beer.

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Photo of hoser
4.69/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

When Charles Finkle walks up to you at the Craft Brewers conference and tells you he loves this beer that is a great start, my go to IPA of late, I have drunk a ton of this. Malt and hops in harmony and a sharp dressed devil on the label god I love this brew.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Two notches on the label, one at 4 and the other at 2.

A- Pours a somewhat murky dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head that retains before sliding down the glass with sheet-like lacing following. It finally rests at an 1/8 inch ring around the edge of the glass and a layer of surface foam.

S- Barnyard-like musty hops. Fresh and pungent but still has a sweetness brought on by the malts.

T- Not as bitter as expected. The malts play a larger role in the overall flavor profile. The hops are there but don't stand out and are more earthy. They certainly are fresh though and eventually pull through with a mild bite after multiple sips. Yum.

M- Clean and soft for such a dark IPA. Medium-high carbonation plays well with the oils from the hops.

O- I paid an outrageous $5.99 for this but it was worth every cent. Love this brewery.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
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.

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Photo of ZorPrime
4.59/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one was a charm. Already an IPA lover, how can I not like this one.

This is truly a good IPA.

Color: Dark amber beer which we can't see through.

Taste is full of hops with a little taste of citrus which is highly appreciated by my tasting buds!

Smell: Hops Hops Hops...

This is one of the good IPA!

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
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.

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Photo of CHickman
4.56/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a burnt orange/copper color, very cloudy with a ¼ inch tan head; had a malty orange odor that had hints of spice and hops. Taste starts out very sweet with the citrus and orange taste and smell dominating, followed by a malty spice flavor that trails off with pine, grass and floral hops mixed with a zesty citrus ending.

The beer has medium carbonation with a dry finish. It states IPA as the style on the bottle, but this beer is a hybrid mix of an IPA and Belgian and makes for a very sweet and refreshing drink. Overall a very good beer that's different and enjoyable.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.56/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a yummy IPA.

Pours an omanous yet enticing hazy red with a ridiculously huge, rocky head. Drapes of lace respectfully cover the glass all the way down. The aroma is intensely floral and piney with a bit of butterscotch malt sweetness. The taste is a brash assault of woody, herbal English hops. Lemon, grapefruit, lychee and pine tar notes all add to the wonderful nuance of this beer. A very prominent malt profile provides excellent balance and reminds you at all cost that this is no west coast 'hop tea', caramel, doughy, cake, all in all a very tastey. The mouthfeel is tremendously thick with a mass of silky, microscopic carbonation bubbles, excellent. The finish is bitter and also quite malty for an IPA.

Excellent English IPA. Very hoppy but with loads of other dimensions as well. Definitely try this beer. Great brewery up there.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.5/5  rDev +21%
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.

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Photo of MeisterBurger
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a CanBIF package from notdan. Thanks man!

It pours like art. It has a great frothy head and clingy lacing and is the color of dimly lit copper.

It smells a proper treat. Like grapefruit and sweet malt, like pine and candy, like a perfect American IPA, really.

Wow. I wasn't expecting this. The taste is almost a roasted chocolate malt with a Earthen piney hop bitterness. A floral and spicy bitterness sticks around for a bit afterwards and slowly fades away. Yeah. So this tastes great. As I drink it, whatever I perceived as chocolate is evolving into more of the caramel I was expecting and it's offset nicely by the hops which have a more subtle grapefruit characteristic than I was expecting. There's also a slight gypsum chalkiness playing nicely in the background. Yeah. It all works for me.

It seems to deviate from the style to some degree from its American brewed counterparts in that it smells west coast but tastes of England, but none of this takes anything away from the taste or enjoyability of the beer. It's good. And I like it. And I would drink it again and again.

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Photo of allergictomacros
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear copper with an inch of thick, creamy foam. Good lacing and stickiness. Nose is big grapefruit hops, hints of malt and dark sugar, mandarin oranges. Big hoppy flavour with barely a hint of roastedness, good balancing sweetness and slick, oily body. Medium-low carbonation. Hints of raw tobacco aroma sneak in on warming. Excellent brew, with tons of fresh, juicy hoppiness.

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Photo of CliffBrake
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty bright medium red-amber color with a big rocky head, good retention and plenty of lacing.

Floral and spicy hops on the nose backed with a little bit of bready malt. The flavor is very hop forward but with a good solid malt base. Earthy and spicy notes prevail on the hops. Some pine comes in toward the finish, mingled with a bit of sweetness from the malt. Bitterness seems a little harsh at first, but the mellows into a good level with the other flavors.

Good round mouthfeel and highly drinkable. I'd say this is more in the English style than the American style, based on the hop profile and that it seems to get better with age rather than go downhill after a month or two. This bottle was from a 6 pack dated Sept 2010 that I have been tasting through the past three months. I think it is just hitting its stride now at four months old.

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Photo of eljefe21
4.49/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy orange-copper in color. Soft single finger head slowly shrinks to a thin off-white head. Fuzzy fine lacing coats the sides of the mug.

S: Strong mixture of malt and hop jumps from the mug to the nose. If this tastes anything like this smells this is going to be some beer.

T: A well balanced dance between malts and hops. The flavor settles on the middle of the tongue and lingers. Oh so good.

M: Lowly carbonated with a thick texture. Finish is dry and leave the mouth watering for more.

D: Tastes bigger than the 6.5% ABV, not that 6.5% is a lightweight. A delicious treat that would be a wondrous cool weather warmer. A tad bit malty for the warmer months, but not so much that I'd ever turn this one down, no matter the weather.

Served: in a faceted mug.

Review from notes taken on: 9/29/09.

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Photo of IntriqKen
4.48/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a wonderful American IPA.
Pours a slightly cloudy copper orange with a nice full finger white head of tight bubbles that sticks around forever, leaving pretty lacing in it's wake as you drink.

Aromas are fresh citrus...grapefuits and oranges.

Taste is clean and bright. Slightly toasted caramel malt to start with followed quickly with grapefruit peel hops that are as sweet as they are bitter. As you swallow, the hops leave behind a touch of pine oil you can both taste and smell.

Mouthfeel is nice and smooth with tight carbonation and a drying effect as you swallow.

Love it.

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Photo of 3Vandoo
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just got my hands on some of the first bottled Corne du Diable I guess. I don't know but on the label it says American Pale Ale, hmm it is?

Look is a shy pretty head that comes and let herself goes very slowly, dark golden in appearance with some reddish hues.

Smell is cascade hops first, citrus, piney and a shy floral touch.

Taste is very bitter, followed by the hops, floral flavors and a hint of lemon citrus touch that dies in a very shy malted touch.

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Photo of jlindros
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Loving most of the Dieu Du Ciel beers, and from my memory I really enjoyed this East Coast style IPA.

A: Pours a thick creamy 2 finger head. It's a semi hazy dark orange slightly reddish color with a strange orange glow. The head slowly fades to a nice thick 1 finger head and leaves a slight lacing.

N: The aroma was billowing out as I poured it. A really nice thick hop aroma, with lots of pine, some citrus, and tons of juicy chewy hops. A slight malty sweet aroma, almost reminiscent of a DIPA or really thick heavy Imperial IPA. The bright aromatic hops are really great.

T: Starts with a really chewy hop flavor. Then adds some slight dark malt flavors, crystal malt, a little malty sweetness and thickness. Some juicy hop flavors along with a little pine. Some bitter pale flavors really zing as well. Almost feels like it would have some heavier alcohol to it with the malt, sweetness and body, but it doesn't, it stays light. Some fruit flavors also come through, but not so heavy.

M: Pretty thick, good carbonation.

F: Again pretty bitter, but doesn't go over the top. The hop bitterness actually fades slowly instead of intensify on the finish. It also dries off quite a bit at the end. The malty heavy taste seems to all but fade as well, but leaves the slightest hint. The hop bitterness may fade but the delicious hop flavor doesn't quite do so. It even leaves a slight grassy hop flavor with the earthy, chewy, piny flavors. Pretty much as good as I remembered this one, really enjoy it.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

09/29/08- Purchased at Downeast Beverage in Portland, ME.

Presentation- 11.5oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Deep caramel brown in color. About a 1/2 inch creamy head upon pour. Leaves a nice thick rim through consumption. Decent lace streaks and light patches.

Smell- Very nice nose of light caramel malt and fresh sugary fruity hops.

Taste- Quite like the nose. Malt and hops play in almost perfect harmony. Nice roasted caramel sweetness from the malt contrasted by orange and tangerine flavored fresh semi-bitter hops.

Mouthfeel- Spot on carbonation level with a mid-full mouthfeel leaving a light sugary coating.

Drinkability- Damn, I wish I had access to this stuff down here. Wondefull balanced beer with great flavors. Almost want to give it higher marks because it came from somewhere other than the U.S.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 1" head which soon dissipated to 1/8". A hazy almost opaque orange-brown color. Both bouquet and flavor are sweet and malty with some citrus hints as well as caramel and potentially chocolate. Yes it is hoppy and I do understand why for that reason alone they called it an IPA but in reality it looks and feels more like a barleywine. It's more like a dessert than a beverage.

This is an oppulent beer with a lot for all your senses and a very cool label too. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Photo of Sanmaral
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Almost transparent deep amber colour, with beige creamy head, really nice.
Resinous and tropical fruity nose and taste, sweet caramel and toffee, roasted malts.
Very good flavours, medium carbonation, soft mouthfeel.
Fantastically balanced, one of my favourite IPAs.

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Photo of santa109
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a nice amber color with about a finger of foamy tan colored head into a pint. Nice lacing that clings to the glass all the way till the end.

S: Very enticing aromas that remind me of cedar/pine wood and a hint of citrus.

T: Grapefruit bitterness is what strikes me first and then a balancing caramelized taste that lingers on long after you swallow it. This is not as bitter as I would of expected it from the smell but it does pack a good kick. Yet I find myself wanting more after every sip, that caramely taste is addictive! The grapefruit seems to shy away as the beer warms, it definately mellows out into a very well balanced beer.

M: Oily mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation which accentuates the grapefruit taste nicely. I could see the oily feel bothering some people but I enjoyed it.

D: Easy to drink, even with the quite assertive taste. I can easily have a few of these.

Overall a very good beer by DDC. Last night I enjoyed a Péché Mortel and this holds up to their quality standard. I could see myself enjoying this while watching a playoff game after supper.

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Photo of Voonder
4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
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!

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Photo of vancurly
4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As mentioned before, fantastic artwork on the label. Caught my eye in Beer & Brewer magazine before I found it in Leura Cellars.

a) Hazy reddish/amber/copper, nicely set 1" rocky, foamy beige head.

s) Superbly balanced nose between hop & malt. Very fresh, even from bottle half way around the world. Caramel/molasses, resin, pine, herbs. Outstanding.

f) As it smells, plus bonus extras... toast, marmalade, nuts & grapefruit. Almost India Brown Ale. Fantastic.

m) Medium to light, bitter yet crisp.

d) A strong session beer. A great beer. My beer of 2010, so far.

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Photo of bminor7
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz from Pearl St. Reviewed on 3.23.10

A - turbid brown with a creamy head settling to a foamy pile in the center and edges.

S - caramelly, grapefruity hops. very sweet aroma. the dry hopping drives this aroma while not lending to the bitterness, obviously.

T - reminds me of Weyerbacher's Simcoe, the jr version. The hop flavor complements malt well without overcoming and overbearing.

M - smooth MF, relatively syrupy for an IPA but this works to its advantage

D - ultimately pretty drinkable. a nice treat, but a bit costly at $5/btl

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