Corne Du Diable | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

BA SCORE
84
good
670 Ratings
THE BROS
48
awful
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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 Naugros
2.76/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The head started to rise in the bottle neck, my response of an immediate pour alleviated the need to mop the floor...again. The head sticks around awhile on top of body that resembles weak coffee in color with a few lees bouncing around the bottom. Lacing is really nice.

The smell is very vinous, reminiscent of a barleywine, not an IPA. There is certainly some hops pine and spice, but there is also toffee and raisins...not typical players in an IPA. The overall impression is a bit of mustiness.

This is not a good IPA. I've loved almost everything else I've had from this brewery and was shocked to see the Brothers giving this a D despite it averaging a B+ among the rest of the BA population, but now I get it. This is a poor example of the style and many people forget to review to the style. If I was reviewing a barleywine I might give this a better review but the acridness found on the tongue is unforgivable. The beer almost tastes light-struck, but the brown bottle decries that possibility. It is also overly malty for an IPA; the hops should be the main player and they're relegated to the aftertaste, battling with toffee.

I still believe in these guys, but they need to rework their recipe on this one. They attempted a west coast IPA and you CAN taste the grapefruit in there if you really try, but for me, I won't be trying again.

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Photo of fostachild
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

have tried several times. this one was bottled on 10/2010.

pours a mostly clear, really nice dark red/brownish color with lots of creamy off-white head. lacing remained throughout.

bitter smell, lots of hops present. piney/fruity as well.

good carbonation. strong bitter taste, very hoppy, and had a grapefruit feel to it which i really enjoyed. a bit different in style but great ipa.

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

A- A cloudy orange, luminescent liquid with a thin and splotchy bone white head.

S- Strong pine and caramel. Pungent and simple.

T- Caramel and pine. Not as strong as I would have guessed based upon the aroma.

M- A decent bite from the carbonation and hop bitterness. There is a bit of a lasting dryness on the finish.

D- Overall, it is unimpressive, but it drinks alright.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this on draft and hated it, in the bottle however it's better, still not good though. Beer is orange and really hazy with a GIGANTIC head that leaves a lot of lacing and stick around to the end, lots of carbonation, probably over carbonated.

Aroma is sweet and malty with some piny hops and a few esters.

Beer is mild in flavor on the front, some malt sweetness, the back of the palate is mildly bitter, it's not very flavorful in the front. As an APA, this would be a good beer but on the IPA scale of things it falls short in bitterness, complexity and hop flavor.

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Photo of DogFood11
2.65/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A mild version of an IPA more in line with a pale ale.

Its leaning towards balanced. An amber type malt bill with some charred and toasted backbone. Hops only provide some bitterness and not much more. Missing is the citrus and/or floral hops that I desire in this brew. Its just ok.

I'll pass on this in the future. Many more for less money that stomp on it.

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

Appearance - This is brown in color with a nice head. The beer looks OK, but I'm guessing that it's going to be another malty European effort at the AIPA. The head sprung up like a wild man, equally predictable.

Smell - I'm actually getting some pretty decent citrus hopping from the nose and also as expected some big malts. They are heavily-toasted and just do outlast the hops.

Taste - The hops still have some citrus notes but are now dominated with vegetation, but the entire hop profile plays second fiddle to the toasty malts.

Mouthfeel - This is short of medium-bodied with light carbonation and a big bitter finish.

Drinkability - I wouldn't call it a classic AIPA but it was good enough to drink. It's more like a semi-hoppy bitter.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (341 ml.), tasted in 2010.

Appearance : red-amber color, with white foamy head.
Smell : hoppy and grassy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : hops and caramel flavors, leading to a very bitter finish (due to cold hopping).
Drinkability : a good beer in the style India Pale Ale.

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Photo of Strix
2.91/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear orange, fluffy head with some lacing.

General piney smell.

Piney hops, grassy hops, and buttery toffee. An earthy note in there as well. Sort of a barleywine feel to it, but very muddled.

Mouthfeel somewhat lackluster.

This one didn't connect with me. Seemed awash with non-complimentary flavors, and buttery notes in an IPA always turn me off.

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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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Photo of StlHopHead77
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a deep,murky burnt orange bordering on dirty brown with 2 fingers worth of sturdy,dusty beige head that left good stringy lacing.Not at all what you'd expect from the style.

S-Smells strongly of butterscotch with aromas of wet pine and bitter citrus.

T-Some caramel malt flavors initially followed by slick pine resin and fresh,floral hops.

M-Medium bodied with a slightly odd almost forced bitterness.

D-Although this beer was a little off in terms of style,I found it enjoyable and would drink it again.

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Photo of strangemusic
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy caramel brown with hints of reddish amber and a compact, lacy head.

Smell is largely honey and floral, not too crazy.

Taste is a bit soapy, bitter with hops, honey, cinnamon, cloves like crazy, orange, herbal, floral, apricot and lots of grapefruit. Not liking the soapiness and the lack of balance, but liking the variety of flavours.

MF is good, full and chewy.

DB is not bad, but unbalanced flavours and slightly higher alcohol are issues against it.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is strongly hoppy with an undertone of grapefruit and just a suggestion of sweetness. It pours a dark, coppery amber with a frothy, persistent, off-white head. Bubbles cling to the side of the glass, and lacing is fairly substantial. Flavor is fairly hoppy, somewhat malty and just a little bitter with a hint of sour citrus. Smooth texture has just a little fizziness, and finish is hoppy and bitter with a sour undertone. This is not the best IPA I've had, but it is worthy of a try.

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Photo of scott451
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A fairly aggressive pour into a glass beaker. A hazy, reddish light brown with a two finger bubbly tan head. The head soon diminished to a thin layer. Good lacing.

Smells were a slightly resiny citrus with a malty background. Tastes were a floral hops with a citrusy grapefruit middle. Somewhat astringent finish.

Slightly sticky medium body with just the right amount of carbonation. A bit too cloying for a long session

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Photo of Tomdee74
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

thanx smutty33 for givin me this thing... but that being said i think i'm gonna drain pour it.. on my 4th sip or so.. it's not horrible but just not something i'm really enjoying..

A - This is weird because i'm not expecting it to be so brown/reddish.. actually has a decent head and lacing..

S - This is weird.. i think it's fresh but it has more of like a bready malt smell than a floral/piny/citrus ipa smell.. a weird ipa smell. i didn't really like it.

T - i can't figure it out.. maybe like a sour bitter taste that i guess i kinda like a tiny bit in a weird way.. has a grapefruit taste and i like that but this has that sour bad grapefruit taste i don't like..

M - almost makes me pucker up..

D - i gotta drainpour i had like 5 sips.. so i guess i have to rate it low..

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Photo of megahurts4
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dieu Du Ciel Corne De Diable

Appearance: Cloudy amber, small head, and a little lacing.

Smell: Strong flowery hops.

Taste: Malty and flower hops with some spices and hibiscus.

Mouthfeel: Medium and smooth.

Overall:
Very nice hop array. Goes down easy with lots of flavor.

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Photo of korguy123
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into DFH Signature Glass
Part of the LCBO's Dieu Du Ciel release.
Bottled July 2010

A- Murky amber/brown pour. Two finger of off white head that recedes to a thin ring faster than it took you to pour the whole bottle into the glass. Carbonation is lost in the murky abyss of this brew.

S- Strawberries, with a noticible malt sweetness. Faint hop aromas, mostly pine with a faint biscuit backing.

T- Floral hops, faint metallic taste, sweet malts. Candied sugar and faint strawberries with a hint of pepper or some other similar spice.

M- Dry and bitter. Medium bodied with a chewy finish.

Not DDC's finest release but definitely worth trying once.

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Photo of mrnobody
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into an oversized tulip. Pours a murky reddish/brown. Two fingers of head quickly dissipates but leaves substantial lacing behind. Aroma is substantially grapefruit but there is also definitely something overripe about it. It's not offputting, just a bit off. The flavour is primarily grapefruit also, maybe a bit of pine. The malt comes through too. Decent carbonation. The mouthfeel is a little sticky. I have mixed feelings about this one. Loved it at the brewpub but it's not at the same level from the bottle. It's good but not great. Not sure I'd want to drink too many at once.

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

Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Strong bittersweet aroma with lots of caramel, bread, and hops. Taste is piney and floral with caramel, nicely balanced. Thick body with medium carbonation, and a little bit sticky. Overall this is a good, decently drinkable IPA.

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Photo of Swedes21
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured in a chilled pint glass...

Appearance - a dark auburn appearance when poured with a little head that tends to disappear quickly. head does appear to be darker than most. not a lot of carbonation present, hard to see due to the darkness.

Smell - ver fragrant beer, offers a to the nose and entices one to drink up! Smell of hops and a citrus based, there is a hint of sweetness.

Taste - very dominant tasting beer, strong citrus base to start then ends with a lingering bitterness. I would actually compare it to a grapefruit slightly.

Mouthfeel - nice mouthfeel, almost brings out the bitterness after tasting. carbonation remains the same and the beer does not dance around your mouth. Strong tasting hope beer.

Drinkability - As i sample my first IPA i am learning that some of these taste are too be expected. The beer itself offers the drinker a strong sense of taste and lets one explorer many different flavours. Overall, would be a nice been on occasion, but not something i would stock.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
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 heebes
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part one of the Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel feature at the LCBO.

Pours a dark amber. Deep strong colour, producing a medium head. Lots of carbonation present, retention holds up well.
The nose is foremost hoppy. There is a hint of fruits and a dash of pine scent.
A strong taste to this IPA. It's very hoppy in flavour with a slight bitterness. The taste stays prominant throughout the beer.
The mouthfeel is thick and heavy.
Overall, I am really impressed by this IPA especially for Canada. Very nice looking label which is consistant for the brewery.

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Photo of rarbring
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The color is dark amber, a nice hazy tone, an off-white head that leaves good lacing.

The aromas are sweet, somewhat citric but mainly floral, pine, resin and dry grass.

The taste delivers initially a deep toffee and brown bread sweetness, then citric flavors, lemon and bitter orange, and of course lots of bitterness that stays around.

Medium carbonation, very soft and well balanced, a good dry finish.

A nice IPA, somewhere between the British and American variants.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured in to Duvel tulip

A - Dark amber/brown colour with small amount of bubly cream coloured head. Very dark for an IPA.

S - Good balance of bitter hops and sweet caramel malts. The hops have some citrus and floral notes. The sweetness of the malts is the more predominant smell here.

T - A very sweet IPA. The sticky caramel malts really come through initially along with the bitterness from the hops. Some light floral notes come through from the hops but they are not overly pronounced. Overall the sweetness of the malts is a little bit too overpowering for me and it seems to drown out the hops leaving only the bitterness without much flavour coming through from the hops at all.

M - Light bodt with a very slight chew and lightly carbonated.

D - Too sweet/malty for me. I likely won't buy this one again unless there aren't any alternatives.

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Photo of DoktorZee
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a narrow pint glass.

A - nice looking pour with a dark amber color and a moderate head that sticks around until it's done and leads to a bit of lacing.

S - strong citrus and pine/juniper nose on it. Very fragrant making you expect a delicious taste to follow.

T - starts great with strong citrus from the hops and then... leaves you hanging. Really no "middle" to the beer.

M - lots of bitter tangy sensation at the back of the tongue following a few sips, but strangely lite and unsatisfying.

D - decent drinkability, but not exceptional. The bitterness and citrus tones really dominate.

It's a strange beer: starts off great with an impressive hops-laden nose, but then doesn't really delivery. I'm not unhappy I got a sixpack, but I probably won't get another one.

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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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