Review: Dieu du Ciel Moralité American IPAI've had more Dieu du Ciel beers in the past 48 hours than I have had in the rest of my life combined. It helps that they have a brewpub a short walk from my hotel! Mon ami Alain brought by a few bottles of DDC for me to try and damn, I'm grateful! Some great treats!
One of the bottles he brought over was Moralité American India Pale Ale. Like most Quebec breweries, DDC is quite a Belgian influenced brewery, yet that didn't stop them from creating an Americanesque IPA.
Appearance: Moralité pours a cloudy orange ale with a bit of snow white head that glistens at the top of the beer. Some sediment is present.
Aroma: Yep, this is an American IPA, a West Coast style but a bit toned down, not overly hoppy but it has notes of grapefruit, piney hops, orange peel and lemon. It has a bit of a Belgian yeastiness to it as well.
Taste: Aside from Yakima by Castor, this is probably one of the best Quebec brewery takes on American IPAs I've had, tastes just like what it smells. A liberal sprinkling of various hops like Cascade to give it a very aromatic taste. Quite a bit of a bitterness yet not over the top. Some yeastiness and notes of grapefruit and pine top it all off.
Overall Thoughts: 6.9% ABV, this is a very solid IPA, even by West Coast standards! Not over the top but incredibly flavourful in every aspect.