Corne Du Diable | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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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

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Photo of Mistofminn
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown color, very hazy, with a nice two finger khaki head with great retention and leaves tons of lacing. Definitely darker than the typical IPA, and unfiltered.

The nose is fruity, both from hops and malts. The grapefruit like fruitiness still lingers, but the maltiness is creaping in, becoming the dominant smell. Peach like malty characters are coming on strong.

Tastes just like the nose, fruitiness from both malts and hops alike. Grapefruit, orange and peach come to mind. Sweet maltiness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium body, with a creamy feel. Decent bitter and carbonation bite in the finish. Drinkability is good.

Overall, not the freshest bottle, but still a good IPA. Glad I tried this one.

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

Pours a hazy coppery brown with a very thick and foamy head that fades quickly to a one finger head. Smells delicious. has strong hints of hoppiness and spice with a little fruit. This is a good IPA with a decent hop flavor. Not the best IPA I have had, but good. Has some citrus zest and sweetness. Pretty creamy medium bodied mouthfeel.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Almost opaque reddish brown. Really nice firm head that is a little clumpy. Head shrinks to a ring while I drink. Lacing is pretty ordinary.

S- Smells delicious. (I was craving a hoppy IPA though). Bubblegum. Pine. Grapefruit peel. A little alcohol.

T- Tastes like fresh hops. I easily guessed it was coldhopped before reading it on the bottle. Same as smell but in different proportions. Powerful bitterness but very sweet. Like eating candied citrus peel. Milky background. There is a nutty character to it that I don't reall like.

M- Medium body. Feels full but you definitely feel the water.

D- Pretty high. 341 ml isn't enough for me to know how much I could drink. Drinks really well but something about the type of bitterness might tire.

Definitely good. Delicious even... but not my favorite. Will try again. Can't wait to try on tap at the brewery.

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Photo of gatornation
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a beautiful brown copper color with a creamy beige head that dissipated quickly but did leave a nice ring with some clingy lacing ..the smell was thick hops and malts and earthy smells ..the taste was the same its hops and citrus forward with a peat/earthy taste kinda musty in a good way it is balanced out with some nice malts..this is a good version of our american ipa from canada it is very drinkable and flavorful ..i really liked this brew its a little pricey but wow try this one if you like ipas well done highly recommended

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Photo of jlindros
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
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.

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Photo of THORN
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.5 Fl. Oz. bottle poured into DT snifter.
A: Dark red brown and hint of purple. Pours a thin forthy head with a lot of bubbles. The beer is very hazy and some CO2 trails can be seen.
S: Citrus and pine hops with toasted malts. Faint berry smell.
T: Not as sweet as it smells. Toasty malts hit first. Medium to light hop character. Hop profile is thinner than expected but is diverse with hints of pine, citrus, and melons. Soft lingering bitterness.
M: Medium to light on tongue. Very very slightly warming.
D: Blends very well. Not a turn your tongue hop, but hoppy.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.56/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a yummy IPA.

Pours an omanous yet enticing hazy red with a ridiculously huge, rocky head. Drapes of lace respectfully cover the glass all the way down. The aroma is intensely floral and piney with a bit of butterscotch malt sweetness. The taste is a brash assault of woody, herbal English hops. Lemon, grapefruit, lychee and pine tar notes all add to the wonderful nuance of this beer. A very prominent malt profile provides excellent balance and reminds you at all cost that this is no west coast 'hop tea', caramel, doughy, cake, all in all a very tastey. The mouthfeel is tremendously thick with a mass of silky, microscopic carbonation bubbles, excellent. The finish is bitter and also quite malty for an IPA.

Excellent English IPA. Very hoppy but with loads of other dimensions as well. Definitely try this beer. Great brewery up there.

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Photo of papat444
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the brewery last Friday with my lunch, a grilled sandwich filled with prosciutto, cheese & a fig spread.

Appearance: Dark orange body with a 2 finger head that lasts quite a while and leaves a lot of lacing behind.

Smell: Resiny hops with a citrus twist. A little dry.

Taste: Orange, grapefruit & peach. A nice bitterness that lasts well after the finish. I found the taste resembles more the English style than American.

Mouthfeel: Well-balanced and nothing overbearing in the hops presence. Sticky & good, maybe a little oily in texture.

Drinkability: No troubles here at all. This is one i'd have again in a heartbeat.

Overall: A solid IPA all around. Worth seeking out for sure.

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Photo of rajendra82
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The burnt umber colored body was very cloudy, and was topped with a foamy two+ finger thick head. The aroma was peppery and citric (grapefruit), and felt quite bold. The taste was not quite as assertive as the aroma suggested. The hops supplied a spicy zest but not much bitterness, and the malts were not very sweet. Mouthfeel was creamy and smooth, and the aftertaste a bit woody and dry. This was a somewhat subtler and milder take on the style, but it was by no means bland or out of style.

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

Appearance - Pours an amber/brownish unfiltered body with some foam that settles quickly. The color is beautiful!

Smell - Citrusy and peachy with some malt. Doesn't smell very strongly.

Taste - Some malt in the start then it turns to the hops and finishes off with hops. The hops are a bit on the sweet and herbal side but they turn to the bitter side with some pepper.

Mouthfeel - A bit on the thin side but finishes dry.

Drinkability: Quite drinkable, I would have preferred it to have a fuller body.

A very interesting beer! Defenitly worth trying!

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Photo of drpimento
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This isn't bad but not what I expected from the other beers that I've had from this brewery. With aggresive pouring I got a smallish off white head and some lace. Color is a hazy brownish medium amber. Aroma is malty, hoppy, and a little caramel/toffee. Flavor is similar but with some heavy yeast. Decent body and great carbonation. Finish is ok, a little bittersweet, not to special. Guess it could be a session, but it's not a first or second choice for me.

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

Hazy copper with a long lived moderate head and some lace. Looks appetizing.

Good nose. Fruity hops on a malt backbone. Interesting and also appetizing.

Hops dominate the flavour of the beer. Distinct grapefruit character. Has an unusual fruity sweetness with a sour twist. Comes across odd that way. Lingering hop bitterness. Tasty, but unusual enough that it might take some getting used to. Slightly thin, watery mouthfeel.

Worth a drink, but might take some figuring out.

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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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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 Dawkfan
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a murky copperish orange borderlining on a brown color. Some sediment is visible. 1 finger head that leaves some noticeable lace.

S- Lots of citrus hops and some pine as well. Definitely getting some sweet notes as well.

T- Nothing like the smell, it's not terrible but it's definitely a bit of a let down. Really sweet and bready at first and bitter in the finish. I'm not a fan of the balance here.

M- Medium-full body, medium carbonation.

D- Again, the taste just threw me off, it's ok but I had high hopes for this one as I've enjoyed everything from this brewery thus far. There's better offerings for this style in my neck of the woods and that isn't saying much.

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Photo of TheHammer
3.07/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This beer goes out to the Saskatchewan Rough Riders and the bitter pill they just swallowed after losing the Grey Cup in one of the worse possible ways. A bitter pill to swallow, thus a bitter beer to drink.

Appearnace: A cloudy body of ruby red that boasts a steady carbonation. The color I would expect for something named horn of the devil. The head sustains admirable, however there is only a finger of it and it does not seem to lace.

Smell: Unsurprisingly the scent of citrus hops dominate the nose, but are somewhat reigned in by an underlying malt, pine needle and peach notes. Good stuff, didn't take much warming but the excessive hops are an ill omen for me as far as what is to come next.

Taste: Starts with a meek malt presence, as the taste hop oil dominates the start. It then turns to a kick of drier hop sensation as the bitterness then takes a more herbal hop tone as the pine comes forward. Way too bitter and hoppy for my tastes, but then again that is part of the reason I'm drinking it, this time.

Mouthfeel: Well I have to give it points for transistioning. I may not like the tastes it presents, but it does shift between them well. Carbonation helps out the entire beer. The hop aftertaste is even fairly good as it doesn't linger at the back of the tongue, but it's just not my thing and it has a very dry finish.

Drinkability: Way to dry to be refreshing, and way too bitter to go down easy. Surprisingly the hops aren't making my stomach churn, and the carbonation isn't leaving me belching like crazy.

Final Thoughts: I think I understand why IPAs are so highly rated on BA. People who like them, clearly have a taste for bitterness and hops and the people that don't, avoid buying/drinking them like the plague. I would certainly be in the later category, as my biggest qualm seems to be the fundamental nature of the style. I'm pretty sure, this is about as good as it is going to get for me as far as IPAs are concerned. If you are a hop head, I'm sure you will enjoy it but it isn't my cup of tea.

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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 ThatWineGuy
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Available at the LCBO - hot dog! - bottled July 2009 and not available until last month, would've been nice to get it a bit fresher. Cloudy, murky copper with an orange glow. One finger tan head left minor lace. Smell was certainly consistent with the style, very hoppy impressions.

Taste was again very hoppy, grapefruit, passion fruit, bitterness still quite up there. The finish was long and delightful. Earthy mouthfeel and a bit viscous, I thought warming made it even better.

I love this brewery and have been fortunate to try their products on cask at Volo a few times, just the thought of enjoying their beer excites me. Still, to be perfectly objective, this American style IPA is attractive and enticing although it may not be quite up to matching the Southern Tier or a few others for taste. Still, a great beer and will definately pick up a regular supply of these in the future ... my Canada includes Dieu du Ciel!

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Photo of allergictomacros
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear copper with an inch of thick, creamy foam. Good lacing and stickiness. Nose is big grapefruit hops, hints of malt and dark sugar, mandarin oranges. Big hoppy flavour with barely a hint of roastedness, good balancing sweetness and slick, oily body. Medium-low carbonation. Hints of raw tobacco aroma sneak in on warming. Excellent brew, with tons of fresh, juicy hoppiness.

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Photo of GodOfBeer
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky brownish-copper with a thin soapy white head, lots of lacing.

The smell of this beer is fantastic, pine needles, apple cider, brown sugar, caramel, fresh cut grass, very hoppy smelling.

Tastes pretty sweet, malty upfront, fruity, apple cider, finishes with a nice pine hoppy bitter finish. A lot hoppier than I was expecting.

This beer reminds me of DFH 120 minute in many ways, although not as strong. Very drinkable smooth IPA, and for Canada this is very hoppy and very well done, underrated IMO.

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Photo of Reinheitsgebot71
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the two Dieu du Ciel offerings to finally hit LCBO shelves this fall.

It pours a murky opaque reddish brown with affine off white head which holds decent retention.

Big hop notes hit the nose first off, herbal sweetness, resinous pine, peaches, honey and pear. Not too much malt in the profile apart from the slight bready sweetness, it's all hops here.

The taste is of hops right up front again, as to be expected form an IPA. Good balancing malt vies with the hop profile throughout the brew giving near perfect balance. The first aftertaste was mostly astringent hoppiness followed by the malt sweetness. On consecutive sips the malt would take more of a front role only to once again be balanced by the hops. Earthy honey, chestnut, toffee and mild alcohol spiciness all mingled within.
It had a good viscous body that I look for in my IPA's with a bit of a rough edge from the hop astringents, but it was superbly drinkable.

This is a damn fine IPA and I will definitely pick up a few more. It will be interesting to go back to the southern tier and dogfish head IPA's now and compare/contrast.

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Photo of JayQue
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange color with a medium size off-white head - good retention and ladder like lacing.

Strong smell of piney hops. Taste is good and bitter, piney and some grapefruit hops and a little balance. Somewhere in there are some grassy and woody overtones. The wood provides an odd off-putting taste at first, but it eventually blends in with the other flavors for an overall good experience.

Mouthfeel is rich like a good IPA. Drinkability is pretty good as well but would be better without the woody taste.

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Photo of EatsTacos
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a dark reddish brown with a beautiful frothy head that laces the glass well

Aroma is spicy and hoppy. Pine needles and citrus grapfruit rind with some sweet orange and lemon aromas.

Again, this is a very hoppy and spicy IPA and the beer shows off the hop character very well. I'd be interested to know the variety of hops being used, my guess would be cascade. I think the intent of the brewer would be to make something in the 'west coast' vein. Not as balanced as I would like.

Full bodied, medium to sharp carbonation. Not extremely drinkable but one of the better canadian IPAs I've had.

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Photo of eljefe21
4.49/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy orange-copper in color. Soft single finger head slowly shrinks to a thin off-white head. Fuzzy fine lacing coats the sides of the mug.

S: Strong mixture of malt and hop jumps from the mug to the nose. If this tastes anything like this smells this is going to be some beer.

T: A well balanced dance between malts and hops. The flavor settles on the middle of the tongue and lingers. Oh so good.

M: Lowly carbonated with a thick texture. Finish is dry and leave the mouth watering for more.

D: Tastes bigger than the 6.5% ABV, not that 6.5% is a lightweight. A delicious treat that would be a wondrous cool weather warmer. A tad bit malty for the warmer months, but not so much that I'd ever turn this one down, no matter the weather.

Served: in a faceted mug.

Review from notes taken on: 9/29/09.

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

Haven't been able to find DDC brews in Ontario thus far - the LCBO just got this one in and I'm sufficiently stoked. (However, at $3 a bottle, I hope I'm not forced to like it...)

Corne pours an attractive dark amber, and leaves a thin white head that lingers, and produces some great lacing. Solid retention.

The smell is incredibly hoppy and citrusy, but with a curious bit of sweetness, probably caramel as well.

The taste is interesting for an IPA. A very hoppy brew, but something about the hops here are unique. The finish is very bitter and lingering. Notes of citrus and caramel.

Mouthfeel is chewy and juicy, very nice.

Not sure I could dtrink a lot of these, but I will certainly seek this one out on tap. A solid variation of the IPA style.

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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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