Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Corne Du Diable | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Corne Du DiableCorne Du Diable
670 Ratings
Corne Du DiableCorne Du Diable

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 670 |  Reviews: 416
Photo of jlindros
4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

 1,508 characters

Photo of GClarkage
4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

 860 characters

Photo of MoreThanWine
4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

 492 characters

Photo of Sanmaral
4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

 267 characters

Photo of santa109
4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

 1,101 characters

Photo of Voonder
4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
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!

 386 characters

Photo of vancurly
4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
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.

 568 characters

Photo of bminor7
4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
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

 543 characters

Photo of Jaydee01
4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of naterock
4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

 631 characters

Photo of theyellowdart
4.42/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

 541 characters

Photo of SingleCell
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
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!

 1,153 characters

Photo of bloberglawp
4.39/5  rDev +19.3%
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!

 507 characters

Photo of Stocean1
4.38/5  rDev +19%
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.

 974 characters

Photo of NEhophead
4.38/5  rDev +19%
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.

 989 characters

Photo of wordemupg
4.38/5  rDev +19%
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.

 795 characters

Photo of corby112
4.38/5  rDev +19%
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.

 330 characters

Photo of ffejherb
4.38/5  rDev +19%
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!

 1,109 characters

Photo of grub
4.37/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

 658 characters

Photo of Matt1516
4.37/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

 473 characters

Photo of Viggo
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

 470 characters

Photo of Delerium
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
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

 315 characters

Photo of NightINgale
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
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!

 482 characters

Photo of timtim
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

 396 characters

Photo of bobsy
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

 611 characters

Corne Du Diable from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 670 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.