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Delta 9 - Beer Valley Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
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40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beer Valley Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 05-13-2011)
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Ratman197

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber from Malt and Vine poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of straw, floral notes and light citrus. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, light floral notes and light citrus with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 00:11:02 | More by Ratman197
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Massachusetts

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fitius5150

Oregon

3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy copper from a 22oz bottle into an Imperial pint glass, with one of the thickest heads I have ever seen. Seriously, it was like meringue on a pie. It took 15 minutes for it to dissipate and it left great lacing on the glass. The aroma was sweet, resinous, and wonderfully citrus. It was my favorite thing about the beer. This is a very enjoyable IPA, although nothing else jumps out at you. I think that is a good thing. I will definitely pick up another pounder when I see one.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

08-28-2013 23:06:41 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Spikester

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy amber with three fingers of dense off white head. Amazing head retention and lacings.
After the initial pour I had to go outside for 15 minutes or so. When I came back there was still a good one finger of head!
Smell is floral a bit of pine and some light grains.
Taste is bitter pine resinous hops with an above average malt base for the style. Some tropical fruit and pink grapefruit but not very prominent.
Mouthfeel was more full than most IPAs and carbonation seemed low. Made for easy drinking but no spice of pepper on the tongue. Medium dry slight leather bitterness in the finish.
Overall an exceptional appearance and a bit down on the other points. Could be old or not so well kept. No date on the bottle. Would like to try a fresher version.
Says unfiltered and bottle conditioned. Second pour I timed the head retention at 12 minutes.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 05:04:51 | More by Spikester
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Oregon

3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pours a dark amber with ample head and good lace
S: musty piney hop scent as well as Copenhagen juice...kinda weird
T: slight malt up front with a big time piney hop bite. The hops aren't the freshest ever. Also tastes kinda sweet...like hop extract was added.
M: medium to full bodied beer
D: this is a different ipa to be sure. I don't think it's the freshest. Reminds me of that frankenlou beer from silverton though this is prob better. Not sure if ill be able to drink it all though.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 04:58:12 | More by loren01
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fivetime

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-18-2013 23:16:42 | More by fivetime
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Oregon

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance. Pours a rich gold-orange with 3 fingers of off-white head that leaves some patchy lacing.

Smell. Grainy malts and caramel, tropical fruits and floral hops with a little citrus and cedar.

Taste. Sweet grainy malts, tropical fruits and floral hops, some oranges and grapefruit with a little bit of bitter citrus rind in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with below medium smooth carbonation.

Overall. A decent ipa with good balance.

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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sloelco

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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adkieffer

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-17-2012 22:46:04 | More by adkieffer
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

10-14-2012 03:21:06 | More by cbnz
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popery

California

2.9/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours cloudy and a dark orange-ish tan color. Nice creamy head, bone white. Aroma is tropical fruit, grapefruit, sugary caramel, a touch of onion and some pine. It's nice but not particularly exciting. Some good hop flavors but it doesn't really have that juicy fresh quality in really good hoppy beers. Also, there's a little too much malt presence for my taste. Taste is bitter and mildly dry. Some toasty malt notes are apparent. There's some citrus flavor to the hop bitterness, but it's fairly bland, unfortunately. The mouthfeel isn't noteworthy. I guess I'd call it mildly light with a touch of hop oiliness. Standard carbonation. Decent enough IPA but doesn't do anything to stand out and that's not great for a style with such strong competition. It's just ok.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 04:17:40 | More by popery
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ADZA

Australia

3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden hue with a creamy three finger head that stays and leaves heaps of clingy sudsy lacing,the smell is fresh citrus,peaches,boiled candy and ripe fruit,the mouthfeel is just over light bodied and medium carbonated with tastes of grapefruit,caramel candy,passionfruit,lychee and finished with mix ofr boiled candy and citrus bitter hops,overall its no world beater and just above average but personally i would not revisit there is too much other better versions of this style especially at its price cheers.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 08:28:51 | More by ADZA
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

3/5  rDev -13%

09-07-2012 00:28:41 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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coastiefish

Oregon

2.7/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bomber, poured into an imperial pint glass

A - Think cloudy (can barely see the carbonation rising up!) Deep orange. Head dwindles down to a frothy thick packed half inch layer of foam

S - Bready malts on the nose, touch of caramel, floral and pine. Decent, but faint

T - Bread follows through in the taste as well. I find a little bit of bitter in there, but a lot of malt coming through mostly. Faint pine, tiny bit grassy. The hop profiles are not coming out the way I would expect them too.

M - Thin, a bit slick on the tongue, but then creates a chewy feeling in the mouth.

O - I anticipated a bigger hop presence. In a quick google search, I wasn't able to find much information on the brew.

That aside, I think this was off the mark to be called a legitimate IPA; the bread and chewiness is just a bit too much for me (when seeking an IPA). I think it needs to be refined, sharpened up, and more hop forward.

Sidenote - the reviews seem to be all over the spectrum more than usual, just an observation on this particular beer. I've had Leafer Madness several times on a consistent basis. However, this is my first time having Delta 9. Ill perhaps have it again for further judgement!

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 08:13:24 | More by coastiefish
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beertunes

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a cloudy orange-yellow color with 1/2 inch of white head that had OK retention and good lacing.

Bad beer! You dirty, dirty beer! Earthy, funky hops grab the aroma receptors and give you a hint of what's to come. There were also some floral notes and some light citrus as well. On the tongue, The flavor was basically the same, a very nice blend of hos that featured those dirty, funky, earthy notes, floral and citrus aspects, all on top of a surprisingly solid malt base.

The body was on the thin side of average for the style, but the sticky hops lingered long enough to earn a slight bump in the score. Drinkability was great, the beer went down smooth and easy, and i would surely have a few. Overall, another fine job from the folks out in the sticks of Ontario, OR. a very good beer that's probably a must try if you see it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2012 17:52:15 | More by beertunes
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BucannonXC5

California

2.43/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a pint glass at my house on July 31, 2012 (picked it up for $4.99 at KnB Wine Cellars in San Diego, Calif., on July 28, 2012). Lots of head, maybe 3-4 fingers. Hazy, caramel, toffee color. Lots of thick, frothy, foamy, white lacing on the top. Great retention (foamy) on the sides and the top.

Smelled wet (cascade?) hops. Soap, poor man’s pine, lime. Got a little mint in there as well.

Taste wasn’t much better than the smell. Really bland. Got some pepper spices, which I didn’t smell. Also light pine and soapy notes. Bitter on tongue after.

Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt bitter finish.

Just didn’t think this beer was anything special at all. Skip it!

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 05:28:29 | More by BucannonXC5
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claaark13

Indiana

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-21-2012 16:28:41 | More by claaark13
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Delta 9 from Beer Valley Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.