Corne Du Diable | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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84
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670 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
dieuduciel.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
670
Reviews:
416
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 670 |  Reviews: 416
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth grapefruit, hoppy, creamy, good significant carbonation. Lace, thin head. Amber and good hop floral scent. Long citrus grapefruit finish.The juice is loose. Full mouthfeel, a hophead's delight. Modiale 2005. Had again at Cask Day 2006 at Bar Volo and nnoticed better cask appearance, good mouthfeel though not as tasty.
Had four years later on tap at the brewpub and still a standout IPA,
Has a bottle from LCBO shipment 4.5 years later, and it was an infected bottle.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very cool canadian ipa, much different that many of the west coast american ones. pours a redish copper color with bright carbonation and an off white head close to two inches high. smells like caramel malts and piney hops. much more balanced than many of the american versions. the yeast too is also different, maybe not belgian, but similarly effervescent and spicy. flavor is again very well balanced, with a surprisingly bitter hop finish. this beer offeres all kinds of culinary potential, as it has something for everyone. good feel, bigger than medium body. overall a beer i will likely purchase again. its a nice respite from the american hop bombs.

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Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Knapp85
2.74/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had some really high hopes for this brew when I bought it. Once I opened it and poured it out I was surprised that the appearance was so muddy and brown looking. The head was decent but the look of the beer wasn't very appealing. The smell had an average hop aroma to it. The taste was more along the lines of an earthy IPA and not much of a citrusy IPA. The mouthfeel was medium and decently carbonated. Overall this beer was a major let down.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: It poured cloudy amber in color with a small head that quickly disappeared into lacey patterns. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There is a moderate aroma of piney and citrusy hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, there are lots of hoppy flavors in the taste, which are balanced to some degree by some sweetness of caramel malts. There are some bitter flavors in the finish, but they aren't too strong.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and a bit sticky.
D: The beer was relatively easy to drink and packed in a lot of flavors without being overly bitter. I would probably have this again, but wouldn't drink more than one of these in a sitting.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Firmly malted and with a hop presence that certainly balance the ale, yet struggles to gain command- Corne du Diable garners the flavor and balance that relegates it more to an American strong ale but with restrained alcohol flavor and feel.

Pouring a rusty, deep amber color the beer has a significant haze that leaves it somewhat dull in appearance. But the firm sandy head carries a masculine posture that outlasts the session and clings to the glass with very sticky lace.

Sharp and sweet, the aromas of caramel malt and brown sugar and met with the pungent hop character of pine needles, citrus, and leafy hop matter. The balanced aromas prevent dominance from hops, allowing a biscuity aroma to rise similarly to English IPAs.

The embattled balance continues with upfront flavors of rich molasses, biscuit, and fruitcake that latches on to the taste buds until the resiny hop flavor and bitterness of citrus pith, pine sap, and fresh grassy taste slices through the sweet grains and may apply for a slightly hop-forward finish. Complementary ester flavors of apples and marmalade help to bridge the gap between the malty start and resiny finish.

Fully textured from the ample creamy carbonation that embeds itself into the rich malt for a richer effect that allows for a sicky-dry hop resin finish that's accompanied by alcohol warmth in finish. Mild grape skin astringency and hop-derived bite rise as the malts fall and gives the beer a gripping bite to join with piney hops late in the session- the beer just grows methodically and slowly with it's hop bitterness.

For those who prefer a deeply malty IPA with intense hop bitterness and less perfume in the nose can surly get on board with this beer. Where it lacks finesse and brightness, it excels in balance and bite. It reminds me a lot of Mikkeller IPAs.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle, picked up in Vancouver a few weeks ago. The description on the label concerning the nature of new-age IPAs, en francais, seems bang-on, presuming my long-dormant French language education isn't failing me. Now, about the Euro-trash demon that also adorns the label.

This beer pours a hazy dark copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and slightly rocky off-white head, which leaves some splattered storm cloud lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells quite amazing - grapefruit, orange, and tangerine citrus rind, dank pine resin, toasted caramel malt, a soft wet breadiness, and further floral, weedy hops. The taste - the first thing to hit me is an indeterminate citrus astringency, followed by a wet pine needle acridity, some restrained caramel, molasses, and toffee sweetness slowly coming to bear, while a moderate lingering floral and weedy hoppiness aids in drying things out a tad.

The carbonation is on the low side, hardly noticeable at times, the heavy (ok, Rubenesque) body also displaying a pleasant smoothness. It finishes somewhat sweet, the hops turning out more fruity than bitter, rendering this perhaps a bit unbalanced.

A decent enough American style IPA, but it kind of lags towards the end, the lack of peppy bitterness not making me want to immediately reach for another, should I ever be afforded that opportunity.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

11.5 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Guinness conical pint glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Acquired at Wally's Wine in Westwood, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery, but I always approach IPAs skeptically due to their tendency to be brewed with little regard for balance. Not paired with food or anything.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger head of good cream, good thickness, and great retention. Colour is an atypical caramel. Nontransparent and not particularly consistent or strong in its colour.

Sm: Very strange for an IPA. Extensive caramelization. Musty hops and dark floral notes. Some nuts. Heavy date fruit esters. Bready and maybe even a bit earthy. One of the most intense, complex, unexpected aromas I've experienced. Overall, I'd say it's date forward. A strong aroma.

T: Dates dominate, with some restrained hoppiness checked by bready and earthy notes alongside light balanced caramelized malts and dark floral notes. A strange taste particularly for an IPA. Grapefruit citrus esters. Maybe some raisin about the climax. Some cream. It's balanced alright, very experimental and strange, and complex but seemingly unlayered. I applaud the bold flavours and unique approach, but the balance is problematic and the flavour is a bit scattershot.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but too thin - especially on the open and throughout the first act. Could use more cream.

Dr: Very strange for the style and quite bold. I applaud the experimentation, but this comes off as too weird and imbalanced to warrant a higher than average rating. Still, I think everyone should try it merely for its unique approach. Enjoyable for its relative obscurity, but the novelty value is never more than that.

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Photo of brentk56
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a murky burnt orange color with a firm head that displays excellent retention and sheets the pint glass with lace

Smell: Caramel, overripe stone fruit and a hint of pine

Taste: Opens with a lot of caramel and stone fruit flavors with a resinous pine aspect developing by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sticky sweetness battles with the bitter flavors and winds up prevailing

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and sticky, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Poorly balanced, with a sticky mouthfeel; perhaps the age of the beer is a factor but there is no way of knowing how long this has been on the shelves

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Photo of oline73
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a finger of off white head. There is some decent retention to this one.

Smell: Very sweet from the malt. Some caramel and dates, quite fruity. There is a hop smell, but the malt dominates.

Taste: Follows from the smell. There is a better balance here than in the smell. Caramel malt with some dark fruit up front and a bitter fruity finish. The bottle says it is an English IPA and it definitely is.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a dry finish that is a bit gritty.

Overall: This is an average English IPA. The malt and hops fight each other just a bit. Still not bad.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a nice thick and quite big foamy head with some good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of resin hops with some nice floral notes. Taste is also dominated by some resin hoppy notes with a subtle caramel malt profile and ends with some bitter notes. Body is quite full with a nice texture and some good carbonation.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of superspak
3.02/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, 08-2011 notched in the side. Pours hazy red color with a gigantic foamy off white head that lasts half a century and reduces to a thick lacing cap. Some decent lacing sticks to the glass as well. Tons of carbonation bubbling from the bottom of the glass. Aromas of big caramel, molasses, pine, floral, bread, and lots of spices. Really odd and unique aromas for an IPA, I’m not liking them too much. Taste of big caramel, pine, spices, and a bit of citrus. Nice amount of bitterness on the finish that lingers with lots of pine and spices. Huge amount of carbonation with a big prickly mouthfeel, but this still drinks very smoothly with a medium body. No alcohol noticed in the taste or finish. Overall, a decent IPA. The aromas were really weird, but the taste was pretty good.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's. Served in a chalice.

Pours chestnut brown that is slightly opaque. Not too mug head and slight ring of lacing. Nose brings forward some citrus, floral, and earthy hops. Almost a mild version of an American IPA. Taste backs with a bit of malt...although not half bad. A bit yeasty. Feel is moderate with good carbonation. Drinks alright, but not terribly impressive.

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Photo of nickfl
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - An off-white head of foam that settles quickly and leaves little lace. The body is reddish-brown with good clarity.

S - Pine and grapefruit hop aromas with toffee and toasted malt notes. A little bit of brown sugar in the background.

T - Sweet toffee and sugary malt up front. Citrus and pine hops with moderate bitterness balance out the middle of the beer but fade into a finish full of sticky sweet malt with sour pine hop flavor.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish with a slightly chalky, astringent feel on the tongue.

D - This is a darker than average IPA with a heavy emphasis on the malt. The sticky sweetness prevails despite the dry finish and the hops just can't seem to cut through. Great aroma but a weak and cloying flavor.

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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +7%
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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Corne Du Diable from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
3.72 out of 5 based on 670 ratings.
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