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 hckyfn9999
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is piney and citrusy hops along with some caramel.

Lots of caramel flavors up front here quickly giving way to lots of very bitter hops. This is fairly well balanced but plenty of bitterness here. Lots of pine in here, and the hops are also very floral almost perfumey here. A little to floral for my taste. I think this kind of borders on an American IPA and an Engish IPA.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a murky amber, head recedes rather quickly

Smells of pine needles and fruitiness

Malts battles for control, creamy, pine needles, bitter finish

Swirl of the glass reveals further scents of melon and pineapple and leaves some sticky lacing. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and creamy

Easy drinking. A very solid IPA.

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Photo of NightINgale
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours in a nice red amber colour, slightly cloudy. The head is rich and frothy, of light brown colour.

S- Grapefruit, hops, and general citrus notes (maybe orange).

T- Starts out in a nice fruity sweetness; again notes of grapefruit and pine, then finishes in a nice dry hoppiness.

M- Medium to full-bodied. Quite smooth for an IPA.

D- A fantastic IPA. The lads at Dieu Du Ciel really know what they are doing. Very rich and quite drinkable, it becomes memorable. Great beer!

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

A - Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Slightly less than clear amber, with an ecru colored head that slowly fizzles into a viscous topper.

S - Citrusy sweet bitter hops. Sweet malt under the hoppy dominance.

T - Caramel, sweet malt, fading into slightly bitter hops, with floral, piny, and citrus elements. Really fantastic and one of the better examples of a truly balanced IPA that I've had thus far.

M - Medium bodied, decent carbonation, and that oily, almost viscous IPA quality.

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

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass.

Pours a cloudy amber-brown, with a healthy, rocky one-finger khaki head. Nice lacing, and after the head finally settles down into a creamy cap, it doesn't go away.

Nose is typical - some citrus mixed in with a spicy, resiny pine note, sweet caramel backing propping the whole thing up.

Taste starts off with a toasty, sweet caramel note underneath a spicy, slightly resiny hop body. Some citrus comes out more towards the finish, alongside a big dose of fruity esters, and an aspirin-like astringency that mixes oddly with a last shot of big, caramel sweetness. Finish consists of the last whispers of that caramel note, alongside a spicy bitterness that starts off heavy but fades fairly quickly. Drying. To be honest, this beer grew on me, and it's because of the blend of American and English influences. The nose is all American, as is the sweet caramel malt body, but the actual hop character you taste - the spiciness - reminds me more of an English IPA or Pale Ale. Pulled off quite nicely. This one isn't the giant some IPA's are, but ends up quite drinkable and satisfying.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, a bit fluffy with a soft carbonation.

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Photo of Buebie
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a turbulator. Freshness date appears to indicate either April, or Febuary. No year indication on the bottle, so I'm really not sure if its expired or not.

Poures a brownish copper with a chill haze appearance. 1 finger of foamy off white head. Quickly receeds, leaving a nice trail of lace and a collar of retention.

Aroma is a bit subdued of hops, its more malty with a sweet honey tone.
The little hops that are there indicate more of a piney grapefruit.

Its smooth and creamy with carbonation throughout. Sweet up front with a bit of a hop bite, becoming more pronounced at the swallow and ino the linger. Bitter pine and a touch of grapefruit. Some mild prange peel zest.
A good amount of grains come into the taste as do minerally water flavors and a touch of bubblegum.

This is humble at the knose, but the flavors more then make up for it and the mouthfeel is great. Solid ipa.

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Photo of Jablonski
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at Port Royal. It pours a darker amber color with a smaller sized head and decent lacing. The smell is quite similar to an IPA with a bit of spices adding to the flavor. The taste reflects the smell quite well. The hops come through in this beer, but it is decently malty as well. This beer was probably the most spiced IPA I had next to the SN celebration ale. It's a decently drinkable beer as well. I went through this beer pretty fast due to it being a smooth beer. I'll definitely purchase again.

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Photo of Greggy
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy dark amber color with a thick, light tan head, 1 finger in height. Great retention and lace.

S- Very nice piney hops, some pepper, peach, apple, a bit of herbal notes.

T- Starts out very nice and malty with great apple, peach, and piney hops. The mid palette is a touch bland but the finish picks up with a great dry hopiness.

M- Light to medium carbonation. Nice malty feel.

D- Pretty nice drinkable IPA. Definitely on the malty side of things for an IPA but has the complexity to back it up.

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Photo of CoolJosh
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one at zeno's. I was in the mood for something different, but I didn't realize what I was getting myself into with this one.

Beautiful white creamy low carb 2 finger head. Amber body with some caramel colored tones. Very see through with its extreme transparency. Looks very fresh and light.

Very fresh and spicy hops. Piney. Very thin. Very Peppery and very light caramel scents. Some light peach is also present.

Very light bodied, a little hot but not in an alcohol sense, more of a warm feeling. Very black peppery, caramel, red pepper, some piney hops, slight green apple, and some very light peach. More complex then your average ipa, but very different and off the wall for the style. Very carbonated and really different from the norm.

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

Bought this one at the dépanneur. I,m glad they actually sells Dieu du Ciel products because it's one of my favorite brewery.

I like the draw of the devil, nice design and original colors here.

Poured this beer in a wine glass at the restaurant, bring your own drink..
poured an orange reddish color, with small laces sticking to the glass. Medium carbonation.

Smell's like a IPA
AND it taste like a full body IPA
well balanced, good drinkability and a good dose of hop.

Bitterness is sticking to my tongue a long time after the sip.

2E review 2010:

clear whisky color, nice thick offwhite,moka head that leave laces, medium carbonation

smell hop, citrus, some caramel

start with a punch oh bitterness, then some dry citrus flavor and it slowly fade away for the after-taste. long after-taste

mf: oily, round, a bit creamy, bitterness last for a long time, produce saliva cause its bitter.

drinkability: good ipa. pretty easy to drink,

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a clear red mahogany color with a big beige head as thick as meringue. The head left globs of sticky laving around the glass.

Aroma was floral and malty with a hint of spice.

The taste was a combination of bitter floral hops and sweet caramel malts. The hoppy bitterness lingered from one sip to the next.

Medium bodied, slick and oily, with a light carbonation.

A pretty good attempt at an American IPA from a brewer in Canada. Very easy to drink and enjoy.

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Photo of everetends
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle served up in a pint glass.

A: This is a bit of suprise. This beer is dark copper, rusty red color. There are no orange or yellow colors here. Straight up dark for an IPA. This brew is pretty damned hazy as well, a nice cloud settled within. Pour got about a finger of head, but retention was a bit weak. Lace also if pretty weak with barely any stick at all. I gave this one high marks strictly for the color because it is just out of the norm and a nice touch.

S: Smell is a bit wierd for the style. There are some decent grassy and earthy hops coming out in this one. Coming through even more is the rich caramel malt and sweetness. There is a lot of sweetness in the nose here. Then you get a bit of resin coming out. Finally, there is a wierd smell. A smell that I know from my youth. It is the smell of a leather baseball glove after you played a double header in the Alabama summer heat and humidity. You just got a drink of water and there is this smell in the air. You stick your nose in the glove's opening for you hand and there it is. It is that smell wafting from this beer. This is a bit of nostalgic, but that is not necessarily the smell I want from my beer and especially my AIPA.

T: Taste is growing on me a bit but we were off to a bad start. There is a bit of grassy, piney and earthy hops in this flavor profile but they are not exactly showcased like you typical AIPA. The malt is pretty damned heavy in this guy with a really nice caramel malt. The caramel is very pronounced and pretty sweet. Finally we get to the distinct flavors here that heavily rival the hops and malt. There is a woody, tobacco flavor coming out. If this brew is too cold, it really makes these flavors a mess. As it warms, it really does create a nice, semi-decent taste. So cold I would have given this a 3, but now that it warms it gets the higher mark.

M: Medium in body with a decent amount of carbonation but not as much as I am used to for the style. The aftertaste is mostly of the woody, tobacco flavors that sit pretty heavily on the palate. ABV is really light and not even noticable.

D: This beer is strange. It really does go all over the place for the style. The flavors and aromas are strange and unique, but I don't really know if that is a good thing. That sweaty leather smell and woody, tobacco flavor really hinders the drinkability for me. It just really turns it into a sipper rather than a summer beer. Just a different take on the style by the Canadian brewery, just not my style.

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Photo of cvfish
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - This beer poured a beautiful bronze color that produced a small fluffy white head which had some retention and left a good amount of lace on the side of the glass

S - The aromas produced by this beer were caramelized malts, orange and grapefruit hoppiness

T - The taste of this beer has caramel malts in the beginning, not to sweet, the only fruit hop flavor that I got from this was the grapefruit

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a light to medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation

D - Comes up a little short on the taste and the mouthfeel than my nose would have led me to expect, but was still a good beer

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

A - Mostly clear amber with one finger of off white head and a little bit of lacing

S - Floral hops and caramel sweetness

T - Kinda sweet, kinda bitter. Good mellow hops profile

M - Medium body with medium carbonation

D - Pretty easy to drink and pretty enjoyable

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

Pours a dark caramel in color with a slight clarity. Thin brown/white head that collares into a nice laciness. Aroma is citruis, hops and some malt. Taste is mainly hops, excellently blended with some malts. There is a slight bitterness and some walnut in the aftertaste. Good body and texture. An excellent beer, I really enjoyed the finish which was different than other IPA's.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.6/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.5oz bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Westboro, MA.

Poured into a imperial pint glass, formed a 1" tan head over the cloudy orangey amber brew. Head recedes slowly, with lots of chunky lacing. Aroma is dominated by ample citrus and light pine. Taste is quite sweet at the start, lightly citrus in the middle, with a piney close. Mouthfeel is super smooth, with exceedingly easy drinkability. Great brew.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 10/12/08. Bottle. Pours a murky light brown with a huge, thick foamy tan head that subsides fairly quickly. Aroma of rich caramel malt, bitter hops, light citrus, and coffee grounds. Flavor of sweet caramel malt, iced tea, and slightly hoppy finish. Nice malty IPA.
7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

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Photo of biboergosum
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
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 SeanRedd
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Incredible hop aroma, boasting wet. A sweet french toast custard make an IPA go dessert. Syrupy malt and bread pudding. A delicious hop balance to the above decadence. Hops provide a piney, dark molasses bitter to finish up. An awesome addition to a great lineup. Impressed.

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

Pours chestnut with some orange highlights and a medium head that fades to a swirl. On the nose it is very malty, with bready, spicy malt. It's even a bit syrupy. There are also spicy and citrusy hops entwined with the malt. The taste is a nice blend of malt and relatively big citrus and pine flavors. The mouthfeel is rich and slightly thick, but creamy as well. This is a nice IPA for the winter. Rich and satisfying.

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Photo of mikereaser
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours an amber color with little foam that left a layer of fine bubbles

S - Sweet caramel malt, citrus and piney hops

T - I picked up a caramel and woody taste, with a bit of pine with a nice hop bite in the finish

M/D - I really wanted to like this one but just didn't find it that drinkable in terms of wanting to find it again.

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Photo of Voonder
4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks a lot bobsy for this one!
Pours dark copper colour with decent white-ish head. Smell - lots of hops plus grapefruit and some berries perhaps. Really nice aroma. Taste - wow! Great IPA! Hops and citrusy notes, finishes with some bitternes. But it is different than your average IPA. Rich, medium bodied, goes down very well. I wish I could drink it all the time! Thanks again Rob!

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Photo of waughbrew
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

[$4.95 for an 11.5oz at Julios]

Mahogany body with khaki head that is impressively retentive, creamy, and lacy. Aroma is of dusty hop leaves, toffee and molasses. Medium-heavy body is pretty malty and not overly bitter, but the hops do come through nicely in the flavor and aroma. Honestly, this smells like an old ale or English barleywine, but the taste is more balanced towards the hop. Really, it smells like Old Foghorn, but the taste is much better, brighter, and more balanced.

Overall, this is a nice American/English hybrid IPA that tastes earthy and malty, like tree bark maybe. Pretty good, though I am not sure I'll remember it, as it is nice malt and nice hops, but not a standout in either category and also too heavy to be a session beer. Good, not great.

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Photo of corby112
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, very dark amber/ chestnut brown color with a HUGE foamy tan head that settles into a lacing that lasts throughout. Malty aroma with a floral hop presence. Very well-balanced with a nice malt bacbone countering the bitter hops. Very hoppy up-front with some chocolate, carmel maltiness and a dry, bitter hop finish.

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Photo of beermanbrian
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Orange red color. Beige rocky head that drops to a cap quickly. Some sticky lace. First smell is strong citrus hops but then after a few sips the smell changes over to strong caramel malt. That's because the malt really comes to the front in the taste. There is definately still hop bitterness there but it gets kind of lost. Also some off wet leave flavors. Full bodied mouth. Overall a little bit of a let down, I was expecting a little more after Peche Mortel. Oh well, not every beer can be world class.

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Corne Du Diable from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 53.9% out of 100 with 670 ratings
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