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"

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Photo of naterock
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a dokel with a deep copper hue and a thick head that stays like a film on the top of the beer, slight lacing.

smell is so rich of caramel malt and a sweet malt. some piney hops are slightly noticable in the smell.

taste is very malty, actually so malty it overpowers the hops. The caramely flavors are so rich but it is so perfectly balanced.

mouth is oily and medium carbonation helps bring the hops to the surface. I find myself comparing this to 90 minute IPA and think it's about as close as you can get without being a clone. Great beer all in all but maybe a bit too malty for a characteristically hoppy style.

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Photo of theyellowdart
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was is my first beer from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel.

Pours a Deep amber honey color, with a beautiful cream head. The aroma is not typical for a IPA, much more maltyness along with caramel sugar. of course some good hop aroma. -Nothing bad, just different.

Tastes something of a brown ale mixed with a IPA. again, not what I was expecting, but enjoyable. a good malt flavor, but not syrupy. bitter, but not unbalanced.

mild carbonation, which I could have gone for a bit more.

Good, I would get it again, but may not be for everyone.

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Photo of SingleCell
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a mug after warming out of the fridge for 20 minutes.

A: Great looking beer. It's slightly more brown then a blood orange and cloudy. The pour produced a nice full two inch rocky cream coloured head. Nice lacing as the head subsides. Good head retention as well.

S: Both piney and citric hops right up front in the nose. Just a hint of caramel in the background. Wow smells delish.

T: Alot more bitter than the nose suggests. A quick blast of citric flavour quickly followed by piney hop resin and caramel and finally that wonderful hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation, simple as that. Very bitter finish which can be felt in the mouth for a while after my last sip.

D: Alcohol is nowhere to be found in this one. Also nothing is underwhelming or overpowering about this beer. Very drinkable if you ask me.

My first DDC offering and I was very impressed! My only issue is that all of the labels in my six pack had a "bottled on" section printed but no actual dates marked off. Also one bottle had no label whatsoever. But these are minor bottle issues are overshadowed by the divine liquid held within. Cheers!

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Photo of bloberglawp
4.39/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first Dieu du Ciel! finaly available around here in bottles.

Pours a hazy medium light brown, a shade more like a english mild. Beautiful white head that dissipates slowly and leaves nice lacing on the glass.

HUGE hoppy aroma, lots of american hops in the nose, beautiful, reminds me alot of DFH 60 min. Big hop flavor and solid malt backbone. Bitterness in the finish kinda reminds me of a cross between Arogant Bastard and a APA I homebrewed with far to much centenial.

I love this beer, gimme more!

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Photo of Stocean1
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a pillowy thick three finger head into a pint glass. Guiness like retention with a one finger head after 10 minutes reminiscent of an ice cream float. Thick creamy lacing. Dark amber with some ruby tones.

The nose is AIPA, with grapefruit, pine resin and some sweet malt.

It gets interesting with the taste. There is the initial citrus forward taste that follows the nose but as this one warms up the EIPA malt presence comes to the forefront. Caramel, molasses and even a chocolate note comes through in the finish yet it remains very well balanced. I get the american hops I love with the malt of an english brew backing it up, superb.

This is a medium bodied syrupy brew with plenty of carbonation. Not overly bitter, sweet, yet relatively smooth. It warms your throat like a DIPA which is nice given it is only 6.5% (would not go so far as to say it is sessionable).

Ecstatic I picked this one up at the LCBO today. Another great brew from the Belle Province.

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Photo of NEhophead
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 fl oz brown bottle; served in a tumbler.

Pours a murky, deep auburn with faint ruby hues. Very creamy, lightly tan head with stable retention that plasters the tumbler's rim with a wall of lacing. Ringed, patchy and webbed lacing that lasts throughout.

Semi-sweet burnt caramel and dried toffee. Light notes of honey and vanilla. Muddy, fragrantly floral hops. A nice aromatic blend of cream and earthen hops.

Creamy caramel flavored malt smoothness that covers the biscuity base; light diacetyl. Although the mildly sweetened creamy malt is evident throughout the sip, the muddy, not quite spicy, floral hops are not to be outshined. The flavors are reminiscent of a rye ale. Great balance in flavor with a touch of pine and corriander in the finish.

Medium in body; creamy, but active as this one is properly spiced. A great balance.

This IPA is certainly in the English style, not the American. Again, another solid beer from Dieu de Ciel, that I will certainly be recommending.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle poured into pint glass dec3 2009

A slightly cloudy copper/ruby red with a thumbs width of beige head that has decent retention and leaves a fair amount of lace even after falling to a thin film

S caramel and biscuit with some pine and mild grapefruit

T a little more malt then on the nose but it works quite well for it creating a nice balance. It has a little sweetness going for it as well pretty tasty really I enjoyed it start to finish

M much thicker then I expected and just enough bite to make me a happy man, sticks to your mouth too lovely feel on this one

D no major complaints with this beer other then the price, a well made IPA and yet another great beer from DDC

one of the better Canadian IPA's I've had and I will be drinking this again despite of the price.

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Photo of corby112
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle into Troegs Hopback glass

A - Gorgeous copper-colored body with amber and reddish hues and two-finger creamy off-white head and left plenty of decorative lacing around the glass. Plenty of tiny bubbles of carbonation. Excellent head retention.

S - Incredibly aromatic nose with an obvious dry hopped aroma. Extremely hoppy with notes of citrus and pine, but balanced by a sweet caramel malt aspect.

T - Strong earthy hop flavor with hints of juicy citrus fruit and pine needles, but well balanced by a sturdy caramel malt backbone that elicits a bit of sweetness. There is also a mild breadiness in the finish, but ultimately the hops prevail, with lots of grapefruit tang.

M - Medium body with smooth, creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Warm, tingly mouthfeel with a bit of heat from the alcohol and some residual hop stickiness. Moderately bitter finish that lingers for quite a while on the palate.

D - Extremely tasty dry hopped IPA with well balanced flavors and aromas. This is very true to style, and the dry hopping definitely enhances the enjoyment of this brew. Very nice!

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Photo of grub
4.37/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

sampled on cask as part of the volo cask days 2006. thanks to ralph and all involved for putting together an awesome fest.

pours a pale red colour with a nice creamy head.

aroma is great. grapefruit and oranges. slight malt hidden behind the hops and just a hint of alcohol.

taste is great. strong bitterness and a bit of alcohol initially. nice bready malt behind that and a great grapefruit and pine hop flavour. lingering sweetness. the alcohol is actually more noticeable than i would have expected.

mouthfeel is good. nice body. the moderate carbonation works great.

drinkability is nice. balanced fairly well and doesn't seem too strong.

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Photo of Matt1516
4.37/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Small head on the pour into a chalice that disappears a bit too quickly. The colour is a curious cloudy orange. Very fizzy.

Powerful smell: lots of maltiness, citrus.

I really enjoyed the taste, malty, caramel, a bit of grapefruit, and the carbonation comes through in the mouthfeel. A good deal of hop and a nice bitter and VERY dry finish.

Very drinkable--I wished I'd picked up more. I've had this on tap at the brewpub but I think the bottled version held up better.

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Photo of Viggo
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice treat, had at Volo Cask Days 2006.

Pours a hazy amber/red, tiny white head, goes pretty fast leaving some spots of lace. Smell is nice, lots of grapefruit, floral, caramel, slight bit of alcohol. Taste is very toasty, a burnt caramel flavour that I really enjoy, followed by citrusy grapefruit and floral, very balanced. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low carbonation. I found this very enjoyable, a flavour profile I love and would love to have again.

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Photo of Delerium
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious beer with a big citrus taste. Cascade hops develop the mouthfeel in back of the throat. The label of the beer has a devil guy on it holding a pint. Very mild, a defientely a twist for an American stuyle IPA. You've got to try this, as all of the brews from the great Dieu de Ciel. Highly Recommended Chris

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Photo of NightINgale
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours in a nice red amber colour, slightly cloudy. The head is rich and frothy, of light brown colour.

S- Grapefruit, hops, and general citrus notes (maybe orange).

T- Starts out in a nice fruity sweetness; again notes of grapefruit and pine, then finishes in a nice dry hoppiness.

M- Medium to full-bodied. Quite smooth for an IPA.

D- A fantastic IPA. The lads at Dieu Du Ciel really know what they are doing. Very rich and quite drinkable, it becomes memorable. Great beer!

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Photo of timtim
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

burnt orange/bronzeish with an off white head that leaves nice lace. nose is not quite as pronounced as the taste, but a beautiful balance is struck between sweet caramel malt and piney/citrusy/floral hops. i think this beer has a wonderful blend of english, east coast and west coast styles of ipa. i found it to be extremely well balanced and quite delicious. wonderful beer. wonderful brewery.

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Photo of bobsy
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another stunning beer from Dieu du Ciel. This really cements my plan to head to Montreal for a long weekend this Summer.

Pours a deep copper (or rousse as they say in those parts), with a nice tight white head. Fingers of lace are left behind as the head drops to a film. Aromas remind me of a west coast IPA, full of citrus, and grapefruit in particular. Caramel in the back end. Huge hop flavour, manifested in grapefruit and pine, tailing off into a really nice bitterness. This is all balanced by a sweet caramel body and a slight 'woodsy' feel. Nice medium body and lively carbonation. Great drinkability.

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Photo of Act25
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just because the label says "American style IPA" does not mean that's what the Quebequoise bottled! This tastes and feels like a North American Strong Ale ala Stone Arrogant Bastard. As such, it's incredibly good, and the reviews here, particularly from Alstroms (usually right on!) are particularly bad.

Love the Dieu Du Ciel and most Quebec's craft beers.

A: Pours a thunderous, stormy DARK brown body that sports a rising thick creamy 4 finger head. The head slowly fades to a thick puffy rim and film and laces amply. A strange, devilish orange glows from its body.

S: The aroma a abrupt and abundent, pent up raisen, and church wood, with incense and thick hop aromas, lots of pine, citrus, and juicy, chewy hops. Pronounced varnishy, malty sweet aroma, reminiscent of a Arrogant Bastard and certain DIPAs and heavy Imperial IPAs. The bright aromatic hops keep coming.

T: Follows the smell like a buzz saw with chewy, complex hop flavors. Combining with sweet, candied, dark malt flavors, crystal malt, malty sweetness and thickness.Juicy hops with sticky pine. Feels like it's an imperial.

F: Imperial mouth feel, thick, good carbonation in a < 7% body.

O: Brilliant see-saw of sweet candied malt to hoppy, piney, twisty bitters. A great beer - completely misunderstood on BA.
Compare in blind test with Arrogant Bastard.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single, 11.5 ounce bottle copped from State Line Liquors in Maryland for $4.99...
First-ever beer from this Canadian brewery with a very cool front logo sticker to match...
An aggessive pour yielded a ruby-red, dark-copper colored hue with an enormous head that exhibited some staying power before slowly receding...
Nice aroma full of fresh, wet, exotic hops with a tinge of amber thrown in...
For an IPA, this was top-notch in terms of flavor... Nice, wet citrus hops dominate the taste with a burst of piney citrus, lemon, and herbal spices...
Mouthfeel was creamy and rich, while the drinkability was near-excellent without being cloying or overbearing...
Excellent rendition of the style, and definitely recommended as a great foreign example of an American IPA...

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Photo of Wasatch
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to Gyle41386 for this brew.

Poured into a chalice a very nice hazy golden amber color, nice carbonation, very nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with tons of nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some maltys, citrus, and pines. The taste is slightly sweet, hoppy, nice malt balance, with a nice touch of citrus/pines. Medium body. Very drinkable, this was a surprise to me, very nice IPA, highly recommended.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Eh? The devil's corn? What?

Pours a slightly fogged darker brown with a thick tannish head. Nose is malty more than hops it seems. The funny thing about the flavor here is that after a little bit something hit me that was odd. This strikes me as a rye almost. At least that's the thought that came into my head. Flavor is earthy and robust. Definitely is more mineral than fruit or floral. Feel has a nice silken carbonation to it and the liquid is good. Very nice. Very nice indeed. A nice earthy and robust IPA.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

A: First of all, perfect beer art. Dieu du Ciel makes, IMHO, the most beautiful beer labels ever! Pours a dark amber clear color forming a medium, creamy and beige head. Medium to low retention and lots of lacings left

S: Very sweet caramel in the nose. Candy sugar and flowery and pine hops. Fruity with notes of pineapple and grapefruit

T: Follows the nose. A slightly sweet upfront with strong notes of caramel malts and toffee. Nice yeasts which are somehow, a bit Belgian. Hoppy bitterness is, however, quite stingy and dry. Good bitterness. Again, an American IPA with a little touch of Belgian IPA

M: Absolutely smooth in the mouth, a strong quality of Dieu du Ciel. Medium body and carbonation with a persistent caramel malts and piny hoppy aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. Great American/Belgian/Canadian IPA :)

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Photo of jjayjaye
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear tea color with a HUGE foamy light tan head the resists fading. Tons of Belgian lacing present. The smell is good, but not to style. Sweet and fruity a malty hop laiden melon(?). Adequately carbonated, the mouth feel is full bodied and creamy. A real fine drinker..I love this beer!! The visuals are totally complementary, the smell is inviting, the texture is smooth and creamy and at 6.5% ABV is is a totall session machine. I've got to make a trip up north before my visa expires. I'm torn...I want to give this bev props, yet i feel the need to make a style judgement. BUMP IT!! This is a mighty fine beverage!!! You put in a F$%^ box.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
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 clockwerk
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz botlle into a Tulip.

A - Deep amber colour with a slightly off white foamy head that recedes to leave a little lacing around the glass. Really, it looks like an IPA.

S - Nice piney/citrusy nose with hints of malty sweetness. I found the aroma very pleasant and very strong compared to many other IPA's.

T - The first sip brings a nice caramel sweetness balanced against strong pine and citrus notes. It was prettyu much exactly what I expected it to taste like from the nose. The fruit and malt then gives way to strong bitterness. At first it was a bit much for me, as I'm not an IPA expert, but by the second bottle it had completely grown on me. Letting it tracel around the mouth and spike all the taste receptors created a real cascade of flavours that made each sip interesting. No real detectable alcohol flavour.

M - Good level of carbonation with a nice slick feel on the palate. It felt like quality.

D - Even at 6.5% I could easily drain 3 or 4 of these in a session.


Like I mentioned above, I'm not an IPA guy, but I really liked this. I found a lot of subtle complexity in the flavours. Maybe that's par for the course on IPA's, but it was much better in my opinion than either Dogfish Head 60, Devils IPA or Greene King which all had that characteristic bitterness in the finish, but lacked the poweful flavours up front by comparison.

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Photo of Travlr
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at C'est What? in Toronto.
A: slightly cloudy amber with a small white head with good lacing.
S: Background of mixed spices, including cinnamon and coriander, plus orange peel.
T: Notes of vanilla and black pepper, dominant malt but very good balance.
M: Nice mouthfeel, great body.
D: Definitely to be sought after, a nice brew.

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