Corne Du Diable | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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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"

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Photo of Ek0nomik
3.01/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured In: Tulip Glass
Purchased From: Heritage Liquor (Maplewood, MN)

Appearance: Poured a dark cloudy amber.

Smell: Very little hop aroma. Mostly sweet caramel malt.

Taste: Has a strong caramel malt flavor. Bitter, with a very light citrus grapefruit aftertaste. This isn't very hoppy. Something about this aftertaste is just a bit off.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation seems alright. Medium body. If the taste was a bit more pleasant I'd say it goes down smooth.

Drinkability: Wouldn't pick this up again. Could have gotten another bomber of Hop Stoopid for less than this. ):

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Photo of Wasatch
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to Gyle41386 for this brew.

Poured into a chalice a very nice hazy golden amber color, nice carbonation, very nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with tons of nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some maltys, citrus, and pines. The taste is slightly sweet, hoppy, nice malt balance, with a nice touch of citrus/pines. Medium body. Very drinkable, this was a surprise to me, very nice IPA, highly recommended.

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Photo of CMW
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very dark copper color with a massive white head. The head is extremely rocky and has excellent retention.

S - Citrus and pine hop flavors dominate. Only a slight bit of caramel malt.

T - Slightly malty upfront but that quickly changes to citrus hops. The finish is extremely bitter and slightly funky. The finish is not too pleasing.

M - Light and airy with high carbonation.

D - Minus the funky aftertaste, this is a fairly drinkable beer.

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Photo of TroyS
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huh...This beer poured with a nice and fluffy tan head; it's a bit darker than I expected. This is a quite dark unfiltered ale; heavy amber ale. The head was tan and it was fluffy and fluffyererer, but it dissipated quickly w/o leaving much lacing on the glass. I don't get the date mark...there are 2 - 0 through 9 scales; it appears that theres a notch in the first 0. Anyway...I'm a tad disappointed in this one. I was really relishing in the idea of enjoying it for the last few days, but it's not even close to what I had hoped for. This is a very flat and less than hoppy AIPA, dang it! Cheers? Ha! Cheers!

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Photo of stagger
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A moderately vigorous pour brought up a 1/2" fluffy, creamy head that left nice lacing on the way down. The body of the beer is golden-orange and very cloudy - there's no seeing through it. Appetizing as hell.

Strong nose of pine, earth, and flowers. Taste is strongly of grapefruit with a pine undertone. There are other, subtler flavours underneath but the grapefruit predominates. I could use a little more complexity and there's a hint of off-balance-ness (ahem) to the overall taste. This is being really, picky, mind -- this is an awesome beer.

The mouthfeel borders on silky but has a few spiky points. Carbonation is fairly lively. A nice example of an appealing style. I could drink these all the time.

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Photo of shamus
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep amber, almost ruby, with some lacing and a moderate amount of head. This one smells wonderful: grapefruit, cedar. Has a bit of sweetness at midpoint, but ends with an extremely bitter after taste which I don't mind. Very smooth with a bit of tight fizz.

An excellent Pale Ale though I think not as good as Sierra would be interesting to compare them side by side.

A winner.

Another great one from Brassiere Dieu de Ciel. From my old hood in Montreal. This has a beautiful illustration on the label of the devil in a suit with his draft. The beer in actuality is a caramel-auburn with a luxurious tawny head. You can smell the grassy, piny hops with an after waft of grapefruit.

Drinks like a long lost friend for anyone looking for a new pale ale. It's not readily found in these parts so trips down the 417 to Montreal may be in order.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright amber orange with a crunchy white capping that sits briefly at just about a pinky high. Lots of lacing is spread across the glass in large spots and strings.

Aroma is mostly of dry woody hops with a slender under waft of some dullish grapefruit and tangerine.

Taste is a toasty balance of dry woodish hops and a dulled malty fruityness. Bits of dried caramel is in there too as it has a mainstay of some kind of dullishly paled orangey marmalade/white grapefruit spread with one heck of quick drying finish of a whole lot of woodyness bringing in a piney sided sponge absorbing off all the malt that once started it all. The bitterness is fairly crusty, crunchy, and semi bright and brittle with a twist of grapfruit pith amongst its piney dryness.

Feel is a about a medium cast of carbonation and smoothness and is what really makes this beer work as its malty backing and balanced in smoothness is a nice trail to the big finish of piney hopped dryness.

A fairly decent IPA, more like a super solid Pale, but that's splitting hairs that don't need any spliting as the hops do that enough in the finsih. Solid!

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Photo of homebrewhawk
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.5 oz. bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. Poured a hazy dark copper with a finger of off white head. Plenty of carbonation. Citrusy hop aroma, plenty of malt. Slight oxidation, but in a good way. Some fruity aromas from yeast. Big malt body, then more of the citrusy hops. There is a fair amount of bitterness here. Drying finish from the hops with more of that citrus. This beer comes on a lot bigger than 6.5%. I really enjoyed this one, interesting.

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

Chances are this was on-tap when I was at Dieu du Ciel in December 2007. But I savored on the mortal sin that day. Came across this at Top's Liquor in Tempe, AZ to my surprse. This will be my second beer I review of this brewery. On to the beer:

Thick, lusious head on top a body of cloudy, brownish orange color. Fresh hops hit the nose at first. It flames out into a hops and burnt caramel war. The taste...the hops seem to have melted away in this one. There's a faint twang of mango and grapefruit, but it more of a balanced IPA. There's dry crackery malt in the middle. A little resinous as it slides deeper down the palate. Dry powdery malt and an echo of hop juice linger in the aftertaste.

It's drinkable and won't set your senses on fire. A pretty good IPA, but an expensive one 2,500 miles from the soruce.

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Photo of morimech
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy amber color with two inches of off-white head that has good retention. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass. The aroma consists mostly of the malt. Caramel, bready, and musty. There is some hop presence with hints of citrus and grass but not the prominence often associated with the style. The flavor likewise is malt dominated. Sweet malt with subtle hints of hops followed by a bitter bite in the finish. Sticky, syrupy body with low carbonation. This is a lot like a barleywine. Only thing missing is the alcohol warmth. A different take on an American IPA that has good characterists but really my thing. Maybe my bottle had some age on it and would be better with some more hop aroma and flavor.

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Photo of avalon07
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a cloudy consistency. There was a huge, foamy, long-lasting head and excellent lacing.

S: A subtle aroma of hops, citrus, malt and sugars.

T: Tasted of citrus more than anything else, with a malty backbone and caramel. Not nearly as hoppy as a lot of American IPAs, but tasty.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

D: This is a solid beer, though I wouldn't put it exactly in line with the style. Drinkable nonetheless.

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

This beer is much more like a double IPA with its full body, slightly syrupy thickness, and its ABV throatiness and burn, not to mention the thick leafy hop bite. The beer pours a clear deep amber color with a nice creamy and somewhat foamy off white head, that retains well and laces. The nose of the beer is sweet malts, some bready grains underneath, some florals, some caramel. The nose is a bit muted and understated compared to the taste.

The beer is a full bodied sipping beer with lots of ABV for only the 6.5% listed. There are caramel flavors and just loads of leafy and bittering hops present. There is a bit of a biscuity feel underneath and plenty of sweet caramel malts, some florals present, but the hops take over as does the ABV. The aftertaste is a bit throaty although the mouthfeel doesn't have a cloying feel even though the beer is a bit syrupy, more so than creamy.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz picked up at New Vintage in Meridian today for about $4.50.. been looking forward to trying this one for a while.. poured into my shaped SA glass... sharing tonight with Marc.

1" head.. nice lacing.. the brew is deep red ... crystal clear...

Nose is a big mash-up of citric hops combined with some toasty and toffee malts...

more caramel malts than the nose would reveal. but it's still a hoppy brew for sure.. yeasty fruitiness is the biggest thing about this brew that strikes me as "English"... but a more caramel malt than expected ties sorta interestingly into the American hops....

Body seems thick from all the sweet malts... the carbonation is probably about right....

I gotta say it's pretty interesting.. but not $4 interesting.. alot of mish-mash going on here.. and it really doesn't work too well.

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Photo of NEhophead
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

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

poured into a pint tumbler. bright amber-red color. decent head, creamy, great retention and lace.

smells of pine, grass and malt. more malt than would be necessary for the style, but i like it.

great body, hop bitterness is right on. alot of roasted malts and barley in the aftertaste, perhaps too much for the style, but still tasty. very well balanced.

mouthfeel is nice, carbonation is right on.

very drinkable. if it was cheaper it would be sessionable. even if this was a 6 dollar bomber instead of a 4 dollar 12oz, it would find its way to my fridge more often.

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Photo of StrangeBrewer76
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a cloudy 'beer bottle' brown with an off-white foamy 1 finger head with some nice lacing.

The smell is like a barleywine, kind of odd. Sweet caramel for the most part. I thought I got a good hop whiff when I first opened the bottle but it seems to have dissipated.

Strangely the taste is more like a barleywine too sweet and malty but with a citrus bite. There is carbonation coming off the nucleation sights in the glass a little more than should be normal. I may have a bad one here. There is a freshness scale on the side of the label where a notch should be but I don't see one. It's a mystery.

Large bubbles in the mouth with a dry bite at the end.

Drinkability is not so good with this one. I'm having a hard time finishing this 11oz serving.

I really think this is not supposed to be this way. If I see this one again I will try it after checking the date.

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Photo of naterock
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

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Photo of SpecialK088
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a dokel

A-Nice deep copper thin head lingers around the top.

S-carmel malt with a roasted nuttyness. Very sweet nose.

T-Mostly like the nose but more grassy hops come through. Nice bitter finish but not piney more grassy than anything.

M-Medium to thick body very complex and well carbonated. Nice and smooth finish for how much hop quality in the finish.

D-This would be somethin I would for sure drink more often if it was a little cheaper or you could get it by the 6. Its very easy to drink.

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Photo of theghost3
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a red-copper with a 2-finger tan head. Darker than the typical IPA. Some lacing. The smell is citrusy hops with some caramel malts. The hops scent is very subdued.

The taste is citrus, maybe orange hops with caramel roasted malts and some spices--nutmeg, cinnamon. Balanced between hops & malt. Not nearly the hops flavor that I've come to expect from IPAs. Mouthfeel is slightly carbonated yet smooth.

This is a drinkable beer. Very smooth for an IPA, so if you are expecting something extreme in the bitterness or acidic areas, you should pass on this.

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Photo of Gmann
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange amber color with a nice airy white head that left some nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is of spicy hops, touch of grapefruit, and a bready malt. Spicy hops remain in the flavor but there is more of a bitter hop character. There is another spice in there that gives the brew a zing, kind of like rye or pepper. There is a noticable malt presence, bready with hints of caramel. The feel is has an airy fizziness, much like club soda, sweet yet finishes bitter. An interesting spicy AIPA. Good for burping.

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Photo of Brad007
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish-gold color with an aggressive two-finger head that lingers in the glass.

Aroma is grassy with the hops possibly being Cascade (?) and a pronounced bitterness upfront.

Taste is full of grassy hops with a bitterness upfront that lingers past the mouth. Only a bit of biscuit malt shows through what is otherwise a wall of hops.

Not too bitter. Hops bitterness lingers but has faded quite a bit from the first sip. The malt shows through but not as much as it could. The beer seems smooth overall, easy to drink.

Not a bad IPA. Not the best of the style but it is drinkable nonetheless. I imagine that it would be even better on tap and I might have already had it at the VT Brewers Festival last year.

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Photo of saintwarrick
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brew pours with an aggressive head out of the bottle, light amber with orange highlights and a foamy eggshell-colored head. Something a bit off in the aroma, sort of earthy, musty but a sweeter-than-normal citrus characteristic, almost like mango, keeps the nose from turning away. Taste has a mineral-like quality, sort of like you're drinking this brew in a musty damp cellar, not too off putting, but it should not be as noticeable as it is. All this gives it a very unique taste and body. Finishes up with a nice bitter kick like a true IPA should.

A very unique brew from Canada here, definitely a must-try for any hophead, though some tweaks to this brew could make it a top-ten brew.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
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 KarlHungus
4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours a cloudy amber color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a firm quarter inch cap of foam. Lacing sticks all over the sides of the glass. The aroma is of tons of grapefruit, some oranges, hints of pine, and a very solid malt backbone. The taste has a lot more pine than the aroma, and there is still tons of grapefruit and orange. There is also an impressive, firm bitterness. It seems that most American IPAs that I've enjoyed that have very powerful aroma, have less powerful bitterness. This beers aroma and bitterness are on the same level, and I find that very refreshing. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a great IPA. It reminds me a lot of Surly Furious. I will certainly drink this again.

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

A: Poured a sunset reddish/orange with a mushroomy 2 finger light ivory colored head that pitted in the center leaving numerous cavenous voids. Retention was quite good and remained after 5 minutes of sitting leaving a foamy full coating along the glass walls. Visible carbonation appeared light.

S: The aroma was incredible with fresh spruce and pine hopping combining with some fresh grapefruit to deliver a superbly fresh and perfumy aromatic burst that was woodsy and yeasty. A very nice detection of maltiness was also well noticed here with some sweetened dark caramel lingering about.

T: The initial falvor delivered a damp, citrusy hopping that was musky and yeasty. This beer truly is highlighted by its yeasty quality delivering a tart, musky offering of citrus, sour green apple skins and some herbal notes. The malting is well done here as well, offering a nice sweetness that compliments the musky yeasty hop quality. The finish finds a nice sour tang of lingering citrus that sticks around nicely after the swallow.

M: full bodied, very malty, creamy, and smooth with only a faint hint of carbonation on the tip of the tongue.

D: A very nice experience, hoppy, yeasty, and malty, well balanced and one of the finer pale ales ive experienced. A beer that is as wonderfully unique and intriguing as its label and case worthy by all means.

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Corne Du Diable from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
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