Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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New England IPA
Ranked #326
Ranked #1,149
4.28 | pDev: 7.01%
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
Notes: The concept of Morality is perhaps a subjective one, as the history of alcohol in Quebec may demonstrate. This IPA is brewed with a dare-we-say excessive quantity of Simcoe, Citra and Centennial hops. The dry finish is highly aromatic and slightly resinous, invoking tropical fruits atop dominant hop bitterness.

Moralité was crafted at our Montreal location in 2012 in collaboration with John Kimmich of The Alchemist brewery in Vermont, USA.
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Photo of Bluecrow
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

-hazy orange-amber bottle pour with swirling yeasties, a 2 cm foam cap and a fresh aroma of pine and grapefruit. The flavors are well balanced; resin, citrus and watermelon are amidst a moderate hop bitterness. The finish is crisp. This is a flavorful and very appealing brew.

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Photo of BGDrock
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A faded, hazy gold body, with a thick, marshmallow-white head staying strong for several minutes.
Beautiful stone &pulp fruit, and pine hop aromas, some apple sauce/apple tart notes. Pie crust. Balanced, intriguing, and fresh.
Taste is much the same, with a caramel malt backbone to fruity & pine resin hop flavours. Fruitiness is more of nectarine and mango, sweeter. Bitter hops build presence heading into the finish, like a walk in the forest, with just enough pithiness. Lingers for ages, dry and bitter like an orange peel. Pleasant feel owing to perfect carbonation and an almost silky, supple body. Easy drinking.

Great example of the style, well crafted and delightful to drink.

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark golden orange with 2 fingers of uniform white head.
Aroma hoppy pine, tropical fruit, grapefruit, pineapple.
Taste follows - some caramel sweetness but dominated by hoppy bitterness - grapefruit, orange rind, pineapple, and pine.
Medium full mouthfeel - creamy, well carbonated - lingering bitterness. Excellent.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Dieu du Ciel in Montreal, QC.

This one pours a slightly hazy orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like peach, tropical fruit, dry grassiness, and light caramel malt.

This straddles the line between East and West Coast - but leans more towards West Coast. It has a fresh and zesty bitterness to it, with stone fruit and topical fruit, and just a hint of mostly dry malt character.

This is light bodied and super clean, with a great level of drinkability.

This is a pretty spot on IPA - it's always nice to have an IPA that's not a complete juice bomb.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice rendition of a New England style IPA. Hazy gold, tropical fruit flavors from a nice Simcoe-Citra-Centennial hop trifecta. Not too complex, yet a really steady citrusy flavor.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy golden orange with some floaties. Nice sticky white head with very good retention, and sheets of lacing.

S: Caramel, toffee, toasted bread, pink grapefruit, overripe mango, candied orange peel.

T: Pops of lemon and lime sherbet upfront, orange creamsicle, pink grapefruit with some grapefruit peel zest and bitterness. Caramel and brown sugar candy sweetness in the middle, with a nice toasted brown bread malt backbone. Some pine and hint of pineapple, with a lingering, moderately bitter grapefruity finish.

F: Medium, well carbonated, slick with hop oils, creamy and resinous on the finish. Lightly sweet, but nicely balanced with bitterness.

O: A solid IPA. Not amazing, but decent all around. It reminds me a lot of Two Hearted Ale.

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Photo of ewpass
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Montréal July 2018. Hazy gold with a modest head. Strong citrus hop nose with a hint of pine. Medium malt body balances the resinous finish. Great crispness. A very good IPA.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6er 12oz bottles for $14.29. Yikes.
(As with all Quebec beers, the label is serious & "fantastic"'s beer, not the elixir of Thor. Jeez.
A very, very good IPA. One of the best in Canada ---small praise, but praise nonetheless.
Main complaint is price....but that's the Canada booze reality.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Playing Broken Age. Citrusy and clean, with sweet and metallic notes and adequate bitterness. Not bad but fairly mediocre

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Photo of csmrx7
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So this is currently the highest rated IPA in Canada. A bit of an East coast classic.

Hazy deep gold in color with reasonable head but minimal lacing.

Nose is cirtrus rind, pine and spicy both hop and yeast spice.

The nose did not lie as the taste follows this profile with a light sweet maltiness making this very well balanced.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, deep gold Brew. Thick didn't head that leaves tons of lacing. Scent is citrus and pine with some sweetness. The taste is super fruity and delicious with a nice pine finish. On tap is the best way to enjoy this. What a great beer.

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Photo of eberesford
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours straw yellow with stable off white head and good lacing. Aroma sweet fruitiness under a dominant but not overwhelming grapefruit. Flavours of toffee and dried fruit and the ever present grapefruity NA hop but more complex and layered than usual. Good mouthfeel.

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Photo of IAmHanYolo
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Snagged at my local LCBO (Summerhill in Toronto, just giving a shout out) and pured into a tulip.\

I have to admit to a little bias here, Die Du Ciel is my favourite Canadian brewery, making a brew in one of my favorite styles. Okay, down to brass tax: This brew pours a phenomenal cloudy yellow. It's unfiltered, gorgeous, and everything I could ask for. The scent is subtle pine and citurs, and not as 'in your face' as other IPAs I've noticed from the Canadian craft brew scene (keeping it PC here and saying there's absolutely nothing wrong with that).
It's light and airy on the mouth and honestly, quite quaffable, even though that might be toeing a dangerous line at the 6.9 ABV mark.

Overall, one of my favorite brews, and a go-to any time I can find it at my local LCBO.

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow gold with white frothy head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine and resin. Flavour follows suit with assertive bitterness. Malt sweetness balances well with the hop level. Earthy hop aftertaste. Perfect carbonation. Quite sessionable

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours to give a hazy, pale orange body with loads of just off white head. The aroma carries mango, pineapple, strong citrus fruits along with some metallic elements from hops. The taste carries the immediate bitter taste of grapefruit rind, leading into some more light fruits and floral tones in the middle finished with a bitter pop of hops at the finish. The feel is smooth and velvety, with a slight prickly carbonation and a decent lasting effect on the citrus taste. Really nice IPA, would recommend it as a top in Quebec.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden with a light haze, lots of carbonation, topped with 3 fingers of off white head.

Citrus, pine, caramel, pineapple, and a hint of Belgian yeast.

Citrus, pine, caramel, pineapple, light sweetness, grapefruit pith, light fruitiness, and hints of floral.

Medium, slightly syrupy body, little carbonation. There's a slightly balancing dryness.

Got in St. Jerome yesterday, drank Sept 26th, 2016 in Sainte- Hippolyte, Quebec. Glad to have found this brew. A really unique but solid example for the style.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.5oz. bottled on 2016-07-08

Pours cloudy hazy gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like grapefruit, orange, peach, mango, passionfruit, guava, papaya, melons, with dank earthy grass and herbal pine. Tastes like passionfruit, peach, grapefruit, orange, citrus rind, mango, guava, papaya, melons, with fresh earthy grass and herbal pine. Feels medium bodied, smooth and creamy with low carbonation. Overall a really nice IPA.

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Photo of braker649er
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Among the best American IPAs I've had ... is made in Canada! (though originally a collaboration with Hill Farmstead?)

Bottle to glass in Montreal. Bottled June 1, enjoyed 7/21.

L - pale golden, mostly clear, beautiful lingering lacing
S - cool citrus, hop scent, though not the highlight
T - wonderfully citrusy
F - smooth! very smooth! this really helped the flavor, too--some hoppy bite at the end but nothing harsh for such a strong IPA
O - excellent

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Photo of kitch
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 341ml botte with a bottled on date of 2nd September 2015 and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: It poured a bright golden orange colour with a two finger white head that leaves nice spotty lacing.

Aroma: Nice strong citrus orange and grapefruit with a hint of peach, apricot and pine.

Taste: Citrus orange fruitiness and pine mixed with grapefruit and orange peel lasting bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: Yum, a very nice collaboration with The Alchemist. Very nice fruitiness and bitterness that works well together and is balanced. Something that I would definitely be on the lookout for and purchase again, especially if I can find it fresher.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Hazy orange with a dense white head

S - not overwhelming for an IPA, floral hops, apricot, peach, pine and some breadiness

T - Lots of grapefruit and other citrus, resine and light malts. Very balanced

F - very smooth and not boozy at all with its 6.5% ABV. Still, it remains not a session ale!

O - a really nice IPA from Dieu du Ciel! As I understood, it's a collaboration with The Alchemist, certainly helped them to make something great!

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Photo of Ghrymm
3.87/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 341ml bottle
A: Pour a golden amber thin white head and no real lacing from my bottle
S: Very nice nose probably the best from this IPA nice citrus and hops a West Coast Nose
T: Well not a Wet Coast IPA very weak but a good try.
F: med carbonation a nice body to it.
O: Not a bad IPA i am surprised they made this ,need work but not bad.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel 'Moralite' @ 6.9% , served from a 341 ml bottle purchased for $3.75
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a hazy gold in the glass with a big frothey white head leaving a fine spotty lace along the pint
S-citrus hops
T-ok taste , smooth with no big dry swallow
MF-mild carbonation , full body
Ov-if this is Quebec's best IPA , its weak beer here in the PNW
prost LampertLand

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a glowing hazy gold with half a finger of eggshell head that leaves desert landscape lace as it recedes.

Smells incredible. Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, sliced oranges and dank pine resin.

Taste is a goddamn tropical cyclone of fresh citrus rind, pineapple and exotic island fruit I've never had before. Peach cobbler, candied orange peel, wet stone and more sticky pine sap.

Feels smooth and refreshing. Medium bodied with easy carbonation. The hops continue their glorious parade into the finish.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange color with off-white head. Aroma has dank, vegetal hops. Taste starts fruity and slightly sweet and gets bitter with grapefruit flavor in the finish. Body is soft but also has enough carbonation to make it drinkable. Aftertaste is dry and bitter. Well done IPA but nothing really special.

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Photo of Act25
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bier Market Montreal.

A slight haze in a golden body, a few lazy bubbles that sustain a finger of foam that laces crazily.

S Odd fall grass and hay with peaches, tangerine, guava, pine, and toasted caramel.

T Follows the smell with more prickly, pine, hay, wet fall leaves, peppery bitterness all the way to the finish. Chalky in as great european beers.

F Chalky medium bodied with a bitter snap, lots of grit, low carbonation.

O Another odd but great, chalky, bitter IPA from Quebec.

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Moralité from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 369 ratings