Review: Dieu du Ciel Moralité American IPA (2021)

After seven years, I'm revisiting a classic - Dieu du Ciel's Moralité American IPA, an IPA that was created as a collaboration between Dieu du Ciel and Vermont's Alchemist Brewing. The beer was created back when juicy and tropical IPAs weren't a thing yet and bitter and in-your-face ones were, the kind of IPA that people say "I hate IPAs". Moralité is 6.9% ABV, making it almost a Double IPA, but just not quite yet.

Appearance: Hazy opaque orange body with a moderate thickness of snow white head. The head diminishes gradually leaving behind a moderate lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Ah, this is a classic - it's the classic American IPA that I fell in love with over a decade ago - it's bitter with a heavy dose of pine, it's floral and has a moderate amount of citrus presence to it (lemon, grapefruit). One thing I also get from it is a tad bit of a soapiness (Dove soap) to it at the end. 

Taste: Citrusy with notes of grapefruit and lemon, hoppy with a bitter pine presence and a mild floral presence. The bitterness of the hops linger for a good moment or five tingling the middle of my tongue, not wanting to leave. There's a bit of sweetness to it but not much.. perhaps a bit of caramel? I'm not too sure.

Overall Thoughts: Pretty much what I remember from the IPA several years ago. It's crazy to think that the typical IPA in Quebec now days is no longer this kind of IPA.. this used to be it. Certainly not an IPA for most people, especially those who don't like a bitter IPA but this called me in the second I saw it at my local LC to the point I picked up six cans! Oh, I'll be picking up more for sure!

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