Le Diable Au Corps | Les Brasseurs Du Temps

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Le Diable Au CorpsLe Diable Au Corps

Brewed by:
Les Brasseurs Du Temps
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sammy on 11-14-2010

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 36
Reviews by flipper2gv:
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3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Very hazy golden color. Huge puffy cream white head with very good retention and decent lacing.

S: First thing I notice is that candi sugar type of thing as well as the rose water smell that reminds me of the Belgian IPA of Boquebiere. Not a good thing, at all... The rest is decent. Obvious simcoe hops that brings orange zest, lemon juice and some light pine. Some malty sweetness in the back.

T: Taste is nowhere as strong as what I expected for 100 IBU (the beer is almost 2 months old though). Candi sugar/rose water combo is thankfully not as strong as in the smell. Orange zest and lime juice are still there, but not as strong as expected. Malty sweetness again.

M: Creamy and lightly sticky, like a good IPA should be like.

O: Decent beer enough from a micro I didn't know much about. Nothing out of this world good, but decent IPA, which is a rare sight in Quebec.

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Photo of talbotjf99
4.31/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Colombus and Amarillo hops,the latter imparting some orange taste a good hop mix. A bit of odd sweetness however. Boozy, is it 9%? Decent drinkability.Average mouthfeel, could be some caramel instead of sugary. Median carbonation.

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Photo of Mattgruv
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft: Poured a deep copper color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of piney and citrus notes are quiet intense and enjoyable. Taste is also a very good mix between some piney and citrus hops with a solid caramel malt backbone and a bitter finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Well brewed with intense hoppy notes veering on the floral side instead of pure bitterness.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of papat444
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to hoppypocket for this extra.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle, bottled Aug. 31 2011.

Appearance: A very creamy head, 3-4 fingers strong with long lasting power. Body is a gorgeous hazy orange.

Smell: Reserved at first but really opens up as it warms. Hops, grapefruit, orange pulp, a bit of oak and a mix of sweet & bitter.

Taste: Spicy, citrus, burnt sugar. A bit sweet actually which overpowers the bitterness. Mellows as it warms. Aftertaste of grapefruit rind is nice.

Mouthfeel: Low on the bitterness, surprisingly smooth and very well balanced.

Overall: The alcohol is not felt at all. A nice mesh of sweetness and spices. Would have liked more lasting bitterness but i was still pleased with this one.

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Photo of Caudalie
2.43/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle in a 3-monts beer glass

A: Pours a nice deep golden/orange color.

S: Ok nose, with notes of oranges, and grapefruit. This isn't as hoppy as I was expecting for an Imperial IPA.

T: Ok, this is totally sweet. I really hate this kind of IPA, with a lot of residual sugar. And the alcohol is overpowering too, the 10% alc. is really taking the lead. Malts also have the main role, with hops being masked. It's like a sweet pink lemonade, or sweet pink grapefruit juice. It was really hard to drink the whole bottle, and we were 3 sharing it.

O: One of the wort Imperial IPA I've tried yet, at a pretty high price (12$ a bottle). I'd never buy it again, and I'll try to trade the remaining one to someone. Definetely not drinking this again, life is too short ; )

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SebD
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of gooner
3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at the brewpub. The menu said it has 100 IBUs... I loves me some hops so I was really looking forward to this one.

The smell of the hops is very prominent, so far so good. I could taste all the hoppy goodness for a split second until the sweetness took over. To be fair, the menu did warn me about the sweetness, but I wasn`t prepared for how sweet it would be. By the end of the glass I couldn`t really enjoy the beer anymore, it was was just too sickly sweet.

It`s a real shame, because I can taste the potential for a very good beer, but the sweetness needs to be toned down a lot.

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Photo of rale
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Derek
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Now 10% abv, and judging by the reviews, I think this has really evolved.

Golden bronze with a white head, good retention, really great lace.

A tropical aroma of papaya and mango, candied pineapple, marmalade and toffee. Not overpowering, but certainly enticing.

Papaya and mango really come through in the flavour as well, solid bitterness, but not the least bit harsh. Alcohol is certainly warming. Biscuit, marmalade and toffee round out the flavour. There's a little resin from the hops, but it's not the pine and grapefruit rind that's often found in this style.

Well-attenuated, moderate body is extremely smooth with a light hop acidity. Perfect.

Really well crafted. Dangerously drinkable.

Huge thanks to cfrancis... I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

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Photo of Krakpoff
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of davegray
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of clesius
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of MasterMart
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Socialiste
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MatChar
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Triat00
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%

So... Im desapointed

I had a lot of expectations.

At first, the head is has its supposed to be.

The nose... nothing... So you wait a little because you think the beer is to cold then... Nothing.

Taste: as a hophead, you think that an iipa will be full of bitterness and flavour. The, the first sip give you some of each. Its certenly is americain hop but its near an apa not an iipa.

Overall, for the Price, there are 1000s of apa, aipa and iipa on the market. Before to try that one, wait until Youre bored.

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3.65 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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