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Death Valley - Brasseurs R.J.

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83
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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs R.J. visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jrenihan on 10-20-2012)
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Reviews by Krakpoff:
Photo of Krakpoff
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Krakpoff, Oct 26, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle picked up at Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau. Definitely picked this one up because of the artwork here.

Poured into a goblet. Nice pale amber - golden colour, bit of haze, some noticeable chunks of sediment that suspend throughout the glass. Something I've noticed in a few other RJ brews. Nice billowing head of foam, great retention.

Nose is quite hoppy with strong notes of resin and citrus, a bit of something noble. Checked the bottle and it lists Saaz, Bravo and Amarillo, so pretty close! A bit of spice, bubblegum and Belgian yeast. Classic Belgian IPA.

Similar tasting notes as in the nose. Nice hop character throughout, to counter the somewhat potent sweetness and yeast. Good citrus and resin. Only drawback is saw was a strong alcohol taste - quite noticeable.

Thicker bodied, mild carbonation, slight creaminess.

Not a bad Belgian IPA, maybe some aging might help the booziness. Good pick up.

JohnnyBarman, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of djcreepshow
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

djcreepshow, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Sammy, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy bright hay color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of floral hops with nice rustic malt profile. Taste is a great mix between some floral hops with some rustic malt notes and light lingering sweetness notes. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid mix between a Belgian ale and a IIPA though a touch more of hops would have provided further enjoyment.

Phyl21ca, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of ZorPrime
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The color is dark yellow, some orange color in there. The head is nice looking. Cloudy looking head, white. Very sticky. I would say that there is some copper color in there too.

The smell is belgian yeast with fruity hops. The yeast smells like their Hefeweizen. On the taste, its very fruity with a very dry finish. Bitter with some spiciness too. Very tasty for RJ. I love it. It drink quite easily. I dig this one. Its not the perfect beer, but its well done at a very affordable price. The distribution is heavy too... so its easy to find it.

If you want to try a belgian IPA, go for it. Its one of the good ones.

Cheers!

ZorPrime, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of DaveR514
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

DaveR514, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for 5.39$+tax

Appearance - Hazy dark gold colour with a large size fizzy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, yeast, apples, clove

Taste & Mouth - There is a high amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, apples, and yeast. There is also some dry hoppy notes and a touch of bubblegum/banana. It ends with a fairly dry bitter aftertaste.

Overall - Pretty good.. essentially what I expected from this brewer. An above average beer, but not something I'd rush out and stock up on. There is a little bit of a aspirin/astringent flavour that kind of ruins it. Worth a shot if you see it on the shelves.

spinrsx, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of liamt07
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

liamt07, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of SebD
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

SebD, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Lelampp
3.16/5  rDev -13.7%

Lelampp, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of SSS
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Golden yellow with a pure white head
S- Hoppy, sweet smell
T- Unfortunately the alcohol taste is quite pronounced and overpowering
M- Nice carbonation
O- I wanted to like it more than I did, alcohol content too high, not enough flavor to back it up.

SSS, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Robbieqsauce
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Robbieqsauce, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of jrenihan
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated BB 090714

Beer is golden/amber in colour, with an enormous white head. Excellent retention- head just never goes away. Lots of lacing.

Smell is quite hoppy, with grass, light fruits and pine resin all present. Caramel malt and yeast are there as well. The scents all sort of mush up together, a bit messy.

Taste has lots of light fruits and notable hop bitterness. Pine resin and grassy flavours. Hops provide a bit of a spicy flavour. Yeast and some caramel malt. Booze is more noticeable than I would expect for an 8% brew. Not bad, but booze is too prominent and yeast flavours could be nicer.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Oily. Feels a bit limp.

Overall, not bad but not a beer I would seek out again.

jrenihan, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

oldp0rt, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of evil_liver
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

evil_liver, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Mack
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Mack, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of wizo
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

wizo, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of MightBeADog
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

MightBeADog, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

McBraniel, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of NightINgale
4/5  rDev +9.3%

NightINgale, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A light orangish color topped with a roughly two fingers of head. Nice lacing and retention in my tulip.

S: Belgian yeast is definitely evident as is a slight citrus from an american hop variety, I would assume.

T: A decent bit more fruit in the taste then I could detect in the aroma. On the bottle it said Amarillo and that seems entirely believable as I'm getting a lot of citrusy perhaps a bit tropical fruits. Some spicy hops , probably the saaz. They blend nicely with the phenols of the yeast strain which imparts a nice clove flavor. Sweet malts and perhaps some candi sugar also come through.

M: Nice heavy carbonation typical of a Belgian. Refreshing and palate cleansing. Alcohol is barely noticeable.

O: I pretty good beer. I could picture myself buying this in the future and sharing a 750ml. The hops blend quiet nicely with the Belgian yeast and I would never thought of throwing something like Amarillo into a Belgian.

Haydn-Juby, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Molson2000
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Molson2000, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of decimator
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a goblet. ABV 8%.

A - Poured a hazy gold with a 1cm white bubbly head. Head reduces to an everlasting thin cap. Not much lacing.

S - Bread, candy, spices, citrus, grass.

T - Sweet, some citrus, hint of banana, spices, bitter finish, hint of booze.

M - Medium-heavy carbonation, medium-heavy body, some stickiness, some heat, crisp finish.

O - Pretty good beer. Basically a Belgian Pale Ale with a good dose of hops. Reminded me somewhat of Christoffel Bier too.

decimator, Apr 06, 2013
Death Valley from Brasseurs R.J.
83 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.