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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: 670 |  Reviews: 416
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright reddish brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, fruity citrus and floral hops.

T: The taste starts with sweet flavors of caramel & citrus. Then a decent hops bitterness comes in, but it's not as dominant as most IPA's. There's a hearty malt character. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a flavorful IPA for those that don't want as much hops as your typical IPA. Overall it's a good beer that is worth drinking for a while.

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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 Thorpe429
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
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 -0.8%
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 Kegatron
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a deep murky copper, with 2 big foamy fingers of off-white head. This retains with a relatively thinner level but still stays rich and frothy in the glass, leaving back chunky patches of lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma is earthy and herbal, with some spice and thick citrus component going on with it. There is some fairly strong pine here as well, as the hops mix with a background of grainy malts to impart a pungent sharpness in the back of the nostrils.

The taste is bitter with spice and a sticky piney edge, which then gives way to some leafier feeling earthiness. There's a deep backing tang to this from citrus character and that same grainy malts flavor from the aroma. Spice and pithy lingering bitterness just dominates the finish and lays heavy on the tongue after each sip. The mouthfeel is medium bodied overall, with a softer carbonation that then sits on top of a much beefier layer underneath. There is some alcohol heft present but it mostly stays out of the taste, instead helping add some sharpness to those hop accents and extra beef to the feel.

This had an overall English IPA vibe going on with it, but some Amercian hops definitely snuck there way in here, helping give the flavor some force and aggressive. Nice medium ground between the two styles with this, as I ended up enjoying it much more than I originally thought I was going to.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bountiful head, slow to diminish. Lots of lumpy lace on the glass. Amber, on the side of darker, a little bit of cloudiness.

Plenty of floral hop in the nose. Mild, lighter malt is also present.

Tastes like a traditional American IPA. Lots of harsher bitter flavored hops. Initial sip barely shows the neutral malt presence. The rest is bitterness through the long aftertaste. Good body, low carbonation. A very good example of the style.

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Photo of mendvicdog
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber body topped by a medium-sized, white head.

Smell: Honeyish, hoppy aroma with notes of passion fruit juice, flowers, and grapefruit rind.

Taste: Honey candy, though with a restrained sweetness. Then, jumps to the fruity, resoundingly bitter hops. Continual hints of citrus. Slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight oiliness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: In short: it's good. A nice surprise.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sunset orange accented by sunset coral... a truly beautiful shade that one doesn't often see in an IPA. The orangish beige crown is a looker as well. It's firmly creamy, looks like it will last into next week and is beginning to lay down an artistic array of delicate lace. This is first-rate eye candy.

I'm not sure why the brewery calls Corne Du Diable an English IPA. The nose is standard, caramel malty, citrus zesty, American IPA. Maybe they're referring to the historical roots of the style. Anyway, grapefruit and orange esters suggest at least one of the C-hops.

There's a slight whiff of something 'off' in the aroma, and it's even more apparent on the palate. Hard to say what's causing it. This isn't as exact a description as I'd like, but it's a combination of sour and vegetal. Clay comes to mind, as does moldy leaves. Some of the organic APAs and IPAs have this same characteristic. Thankfully, there are enough hops to keep things from spiraling out of control.

The flavors from the caramel malt probably help too. Having said that, there isn't a ton of malt present and there isn't much sweetness. That's okay, bitterness is what beer of this style is all about. Even though the hops aren't buzzsaw-like, the IBUs are still probably comfortably north of 50. Grapefruit rind soaked in melted caramel is the Cliffs Notes version of the flavor profile. The good part of it anyway.

The mouthfeel falls just short of style average and begins to falter on the finish; not a good characteristic in an IPA. More malt would be good. As would a few more bubbles.

The two Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel offerings that I've had so far, Peche Mortel (Mortal Sin) and Corne Du Diable (Horn of the Devil), are interesting names for a brewery known as 'God of Heaven'. Perhaps Brasseire Du Ironie would be more appropriate. Anyway, this is a moderately flawed, less than devilishly good IPA that has enough hops to stay above average.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.5 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a reddish brown color with two finger of off white head. Light carbonation and lacing.

s - Smells of bready malts, wheat, and a little bit of citrus hops. Not at all what I was expecting.

t - A combination of bready and caramel malts, as well as citru hops that are creating a hint of bitterness. Interesting and not bad, but again, not really what I was expecting.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth.

d - A decent beer, but I was surprised how much of a malt backbone this one had. I thought the hops were mroe prominent than the hops which was surprising. Worth a try but wouldn't really look to have it again.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decided to go with a nice tasting of four of their offerings this evening and this was the first to go down. Served in a nice foothills glass and consumed on 02/17/2010.

The pour was an nice dark amber color, clear with lots of carbonation visible streaming up toward the surface. Nice rich head of white caps the top gracefully and settles down with a good bit of lacing sticking to the sides and the bottom of the glass. Rich aroma of sweet orange hops, very well balanced with a good earthy feel to it. Buttery and thick the aroma seemed to hang in the air. Warming made this only more apparent. Nice thick feel as it crosses over the palate of the tongue. Rich citrus hops, not biting but more mellow and relaxed come at you with a sweet buttery taste mid palate that really does wonders to balance it out. Light dry finish and a smooth, almost caramel like taste a few moments after the last sip. Very nicely done.

Overall a very solid and very well done IPA. Not your typical west coast monster, this had a nice balance and smooth, even feel to it. I really liked what was done here and it made it very drinkable. Could have had another right away without an issue.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sending me this one, Jeff.

A: The beer pours amber in color with a finger of rocky white head.

S: Smells very sweet and caramelly. There's a bit of fruit to it, almost like white grapes. A decent sweet citrus note as well as a bit of tropical fruits and peaches. More malt sweetness as I smell it more, perhaps brown sugar.

T: Very much like a barleywine. Toasty malts with lots of bread, toffee, and brown sugar. There is a moderate bitterness on the finish, but not a huge hop flavor. A bit of citrus and some sweet fruits.

M: Medium in both body and carbonation.

O: Not a bad beer, but the flavors were more reminiscent of a barleywine. I would have preferred more hops and less sweet malt.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

Thanks to GoGriz for this bottle!

Review #800...yahoo! Something like that. It pours a partly cloudy dense amber topped by about a finger of light ecru foam. The nose comprises buttery biscuit, caramel, mint, flowers, and lime rind. The taste leans heavily on the hoppy pine, orange peel, and mint, while some meek toffee cowers during the interrogation. The hops are strangely sharp...not just heavy, they actually pierce the 'buds. So to speak. Something like that. The body is a stoic medium, with a light carbonation and a slightly syrupy feel. Overall, a decent IPA, a bit out of balance and flat (in complexity, not carbonation), but really not out-and-out bad.

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

Pours a deep copper with a thin whitish head that sticks itself to the glass on the way down. Aroma hits you with hops, citrusy and floral hops. Some caramel maltiness and maybe a touch of dms. Taste hits with hoppy bitterness, puts some maltiness in the middle then leaves you with a grapefruity bitter aftertaste. Ample carbonation, medium body. Pretty solid brew, I hope to sample more of their stuff soon.

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Photo of BMart
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of rolltide8425
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of imbibehour
2.82/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tumbler at Church Key.

A simple and nice dark amber body that leads to a more brown color. A tan collar but not much head but the collar stays throughout drinking. Looks good to me I say.

American IPAs. So many so little time, but one thing I have known about every IPA I've had is that it usually has an obvious sometimes strong nose. I whisk my nose to the glass, I smell.. at first... Nothing. That's it bubkis. Seriously this is really closed, clean smelling, trying some big whiff perhaps a faint malt. Really not impressed.

Taste luckily improves marginally. A hop bitter is first, but also kind of sour. No malt backbone to taste at all but at least there is hop but it's kind of ordinary.

Middle of the road IPA and not very dynamic thus reflecting the overall feeling I have for this drink.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of AlexFields
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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 imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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