Moralité | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by VelvetExtract on 07-26-2012

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Photo of Buhz_Bee
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

How can this be? The greatest American IPA I've ever had is brewed in Canada. Phenomenally good. Even better if you have it straight from the keg at their brasserie.

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Photo of VbolieuV
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

(Adding a review so my ratings get counted) One of the best American-style IPA may be made in the Province of Quebec, in my opinion. Nice cloudy yellow appearance, not much head but lots of carbonation. The smell though, it just smells like heaven. Nice grapefruit/lemon/tropical fruits smell that makes you dream. Tastes like what it smells, really really good. You get an intense taste of the hops. Yet very refreshing and not that hard to drink for an "in-your-face" IPA like this. It has to be in the Top 10 best IPAs in the world.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy deep bright beige color male with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma is a sucker punch of floral hoppy notes with some citrus and some green hoppy notes. Taste is full of hoppy notes with plenty of citrus, some green and hay notes. Malt backbone is almost hard to distinguish beneath all the hops oils. Body is full enough for style with good carbonation. I will gladly drink instead of HT which is so hard to obtain right now.

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Photo of 2_Shaynez
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

341ml bottle, 6.9%ABV, American IPA

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a finger or two of off white, slightly lumpy head. I can see some yeast bits floating around the bottom which is always a plus for me. Not much retention, but nice rings / island formation of lacing.

N: Tropical & citrus hops, really floral & elegant IPA smell, pretty dry. The tropical fruit aromas set this off and get you super excited to taste!

T: Absolutely delicious hop profile. More citrusy at first, but a papaya-like tropical fruit aftertaste. Very tasty GRAPEFRUIT bitterness that coats the mouth. A bit of bready malt, but this is a good IPA for hop lovers, not an aggressive bitterness, but delicious hop flavors.

M: Medium bodied, a bit of chewiness. Just under medium carbonation, very smooth.

O: A delicious, sessionable IPA, my favorite IPA from dieu du ciel. Much better than their belgian style IPA. This goes down dangerously easy. Delicious beer to be picked up more than once!!

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
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 StoutElk_92
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
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 VelvetExtract
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A collaboration with the Alchemist for VT Brewfest 2012.

A-Pours a golden honey color. Body is completely translucent. Head is bright and short. Head laces well and retains moderately well.

S-Whoa! Super hoppy. Full of Alchemist-esque hops. Tropical and fruity. Notes of pineapple and melon along with the huge citrus and grassy notes. Also lightly floral and piney. Malt is mild and a mix of bread and Animal Crackers.

T-Delicious tropical hoppy slap that lingers and lingers. Clementines and tangerines and fresh Summer grass. Finishes moderately bitter and piney. Malt adds some balance but this of course is all about the delicious happiness.

M-Medium bodied with and almost Cask feel. Lighter carbonation and a bitter, dry finish. Very sessionable. I...need...more.

O/D-Great collaboration. These two breweries killed it. Has a unique quality that must have been from those boys from Montreal! Really, really enjoyed this. One of the Brewfest's gems.

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Photo of Trancesexual
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A-Hazy yellow pour with a good 2 inches of off-white foam. Glass wasn't the cleanest so I didn't notice a lot of lacing.

S- This has to be the most aromatic IPA I've ever had the pleasure to experience. The citrusy notes pop with huge grapefruit and tropical fruit tones. I'm not normally a hop-head but the nose on this beer really is fantastic.

T- A bit less citrusy than the nose would suggest, but still extremely pleasant and fruity on the tongue. There is a slight resinous and dry finish, but overall it doesn't have an extreme bitter taste. The hop profile really is more citrusy than straight up enamel destroyingly bitter which I can very much get behind.

M-A bit dry with medium carbonation.

O-Fantastic beer that I was pleasantly surprised by. Probably the best smelling beer I've ever had, and the tongue on it ain't bad either. If you have access to this beer you should definitely try it out.

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.56/5  rDev +7%
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 kitch
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
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 Rutager
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Such a big want here, finally in my glass!! Cheers to lupulist for the heads up.

Pours a very hazy orange-gold with a finger of white head. Amazing nose on this. Juicy mango and papaya, some sweet citrus and fruit blossoms, and some sweet toasty malts coming through. Taste is amazing too, all the stuff I was smelling with some nice citrus rind bitterness. Dryer tasting than the smell too, just enough sweetness.

Fantastic stuff, just what you'd expect from a colab between these two breweries.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

341 mL bottle from a 4-pack picked up at the LCBO; bottled Jan 28 2015 and served at cellar temperature. Listed at 6.9%.

Pours a cloudy golden-amber colour, generating nearly two fingers of puffy, spongy, highly resilient white-coloured head. It recedes at a seemingly infinitesimal pace, coating the glass with gobs of sticky lace as - over the next ten-plus minutes - it is reduced to a generous foamy cap and collar. This pale ale looks outstanding, and its bouquet is bursting with juicy, fruity notes - particularly citrusy grapefruit/lemon and apricot, alongside accents of pineapple, mango and white grape. Lightly floral, with a subtle backbone of bready malts and caramelized sugar sweetness.

This one tastes every bit as good as it smells - maybe even a bit better. The malts come off much as they did on the nose - a bit bready, and mildly sweet, but ultimately destined to be blown away by the onslaught of hoppy goodness that soon follows. Apricot and peach, as well as candied orange peel and pithy pink grapefruit flavours electrify the palate, while tropical notes including pineapple, mango and passionfruit offer up some additional depth. It becomes lightly floral and resiny toward the finish; the bitterness is pronounced, but it's not as unnecessarily excessive as this style can sometimes be. On the heftier side of medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation levels that result in quite a crisp, lively mouthfeel. Very quaffable for its abv; this is the sort of beer that is just so damn tasty that you'll need to remind yourself to slow down and savour it.

Final Grade: 4.51, an excellent A grade. Moralité is one of the best American-style IPAs currently being brewed in Canada, at least in my opinion - and it's also the first one from Quebec that I can recall being seriously impressed with. Easily able to compete with heavyweights like Red Racer and the GLB Tank Ten IPAs, this four-pack should be considered an automatic must-grab for every single hophead in the province. In fact - you might as well extend that axiom to most Dieu du Ciel beers, and craft beer fans in general.

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Photo of dar482
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

The beer pours out in a light yellow orange.

The aroma hits of big floral and grapefruit. A bit of biscuity malt. Smells very much like West Coast examples like Racer and Sculpin.

The flavor follows with a big pop of that floral hops, onto grapefruit sweetness, and bitterness on the finish. The beer continues of that bright floral theme, with a light balanced bready malt.

A really good attempt that compares to American West Coast IPAs. Easily the best hoppy beer I've had from DDC.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
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 larryi86
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks BlogueDeBieres for this!
341 ml bottle, dated July 2014, poured into tulip

A- A clear golden color with a three finger white head.

S- Citrus, tropical fruits, somewhat dank, hint of caramel malts.

T- Dank, citrus/grapefruit, some tropical fruits, pine, just enough of caramel malts, great balance.

M- Smooth, crisp, medium body.

O- This is a great IPA, very happy that I am getting to try this, worth seeking out.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: Big, off-white head, sudsy and persistent; hazy golden copper color, nice lacing.

S: A big hoppy nose, lots of sweet citrus and grapefruit with a some tropical fruit notes with a bit of barny/grassy notes.

T: The taste is a bit drier than the nose, the grapefruit zest dominates here with some pine and a massive wack of bittering hops making a great dry hop backbone; definitely a raw grassy note on the finish that pairs well with the dry bittering hops. The finish is dry and long!

M: Nice carbonation and medium body, smooth and round.

O: This IPA has a nice balance to it but still gives an aggressive hop smack in the mouth!

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Photo of bylerteck
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Got 2 six packs of this from Rapido. Bottled less than a month from consumption. This was on tap at their Zwanze event, but I passed it by for some reason. From notes.

A - Light golden pour with lot's of haze and good carbonation. Two fingers of fluffy white head left great lace rings and a half finger of retention.

S - Lot's of light fruits, stone fruits, mango, passionfruit, pineapple.

T - Nice big citrus and tropical character with a bit of alcohol and yeast. Pineapple, syrupy fruits, sweet fruits, hoppy goodness with some melon. Such a great flavour with lot's of hop character.

M - Not too intense of a bitterness, mild to medium carbonation, medium body.

O/D - I don't know how involved Alchemist were in this, but you can see mild similarities to Heady in here. It's like a tamed and lighter version of it. Light and crazy hoppy with amazing drinkability. Delicious stuff.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a marigold yellow with a nice haze and a big beige head that settles rockily to a healthy, patchy film that is a half a finger or so at its biggest. Great retention; thin stringy lacing. Very nice.

Amazing. Orange, lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, weed, passion fruit, some caramel.

Nice dry hoppy-tasting beer. Dry hop bitterness up front with some lemon rind, pine, earth, caramel.

Medium bodied and dry with good carbonation and a medium finish.

Damn fine American IPA.
If it wasn't for the fact that I logged Le Castor's Yakima IPA before this one this would have been the first time I had reviewed a Quebec IPA in which I hadn't thought it misleading to label the beer as an "American" IPA.
Looks lovely, smells heavenly. It tastes a lot less flagrantly citric than it smells but the über-dryness is actually a nice contrast I'd say. Palate-wise and in general this is a very, very good IPA.
Worthy of being a staple; worth seeking out.

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Photo of flyingpig
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle from Brewdog's Online Shop (£3.25):
Amazing, that's probably the best word to describe how much I enjoyed this beer from Dieu du Ciel and The Alchemist, it was everything I was hoping for given how well both of these breweries are usually rated online and Moralité definitely wasn't anything other than an excellent beer and one that I'll be hoping makes it back to the UK at some point in the future given it seems to be brewed on a rotating basis in North America. A truly great beer and one that is well worth looking out for, it's been a while since I've tried a better IPA.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Devino, 18/11/13 from notes

A slight haze in a golden orange body, just a few slow bubbles but they feed a well sustained finger of foam that leaves several distinct rings before falling to a thin film

S canned peaches, tangerine, guava, lychee, big on the tropical fruit, mandarin, pineapple, a little pine and caramel, smells great

T not all the tropical fruit that the nose had going for it, some lemon peel added with more pine then I could smell with a little vitamin C chewable's

M medium bodied, a nice bitter snap, a little grit, low carbonation but enough to give it some life

O top notch IPA here, lots of tropical notes and I like that in the style, no booze anywhere and my glass was gone before I knew it

13$ for a 12oz glass was pretty steep if you ask me but I'm happy I got to try it I just wish I could've caught it during happy hour at Beer Rev.

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Photo of -Rick
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

this is the best non US IPA I have tried. Tropical nose and taste with a slight bitter finish. A great example of an east coast IPA, but from canada!

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Photo of mick303
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On cask at BeerBistro, marketed as the DdC DIPA, but pretty sure Mortalite was the beer referred to. Poured a cloudy orange beer with some solid hefty lacing. The smell and taste were strongly about rich grapefruit! Also pine, and sappy, lots of delicous grapefruit. Body was a bit viscous, lower carb on cask but still found it very tasty. Pungent and thick hoppiness, very in your face, but the balance was also very strong on this and I found it very enjoyable, will look forward to having it again at some point. Grapefruit was definitely the dominant theme on this one, rich and thick though, very delicious.

Had from bottle into glass (7/8/14) cloudy orange gold with amazing lace, smell is very fruity, robust grapefruit and tropical notes, juicy, some lighter pear and floral notes, amazing. Taste again is rich and succulent, grapefruit, pine resin balanced ver a hefty malt base, bitterness really develops toward later. A really full bodied and juicy IPA, lots of complex citrus, some pepper, enough carbonation and malt body to balance the load of hops, this is a really standout IPA. Thick hoppy grapefruit and pine notes.

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Photo of papat444
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at DDC`s anniversary party/Zwanze Day.

No carbonation, totally creamy. Flavor is lush with fruit and raw, feel is awesome yet quite bitter. Body is a hazy orange color, good hops aroma wafting from the glass. Sweet touch to it and crazy drinkable. Please bottle this!

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy deep straw, almost golden color, with powerful activity. Foamy and creamy sparkly white 2 finger head, lasting around 20 minutes, with very strong legs.

Pleasant aromas of fresh citrus and rich hops. Flavors of orange, lemon, grapes, pine, coriander, clove, floral and herbal spices. Well balanced flavors, slightly sugary with a strong sharp and crispy feel.

Slick full body with perfect carbonation. Strong and extra long finish, ending with a highly spicy fruity orange peel and piney feel progressively attacking the tongue in a unique way.

Overall an excellent craft with delicious flavors and very fresh, though overly spicy and highly astringent making this one a little hard to drink.

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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy straw coloured, slightly chunky with some hops floating around, bright white head that didn't build up much but the lacing stuck around for awhile.

S: Blast of fruit, very tropical in its pineapple aromas, honey sweetness, and a strong grassy aroma. This definitely smells like a less complex Heady, and I wouldn't be surprised if John has brought in some Heady yeast or similar into the mix.... it's just got that smell...

T: This is a very rich IPA, with a good presence of hops. The sweetness is both tropic, but also a bit Quebec, there is again, pineapple, melons, some rich stone fruit mixed in, and then a honey, almost mead quality that is earthy, which then leads to the very earthy hop profile, lots of bitter sweet grass.

M: Med-High carbonation in this, slightly sticky and I like the comment below mentioning chalkiness, as it does have this slightly drying profile. It's easy to get caught up in this one thinking it is a DIPA style, because of the bold hop flavours and back story. I say this because at first i found it a bit light and needing more malt backbone. But the more I drank it the more I enjoyed the easy drinking attitude of it. Perhaps it is also because it is -20 and snowing like crazy out right now, but I think people will certainly appreciate this IPA more once we see warm weather again.

O: I would have to echo other commentators, this is a baby Heady, with some slight DDC twists, what else would you expect I guess?! And no complaints from here, this is a fantastic new IPA on the Quebec scene and will certainly make some other breweries re-think what they are doing (and be jealous they don't have Vermont connections!) Is it perfect, no, but for a beer that was a collaboration, and has gone straight from a one time thing into bottle format, I'm sure that we'll see this one improve a bit over the next future batches. Worth trying for sure, and nice to see it be a future year rounder to compliment their other offerings.

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