Brewed by Brasseurs RJ
Style: Imperial IPA
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Hop lovers, rejoice! Here is Death Valley, an unfiltred dry-hopped ale with three varieties of hops: Bravo, Saaz and Amarillo. A celebration for your taste buds!

pumpkinhead2's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pumpkinhead2 (839) - Longueuil, Quebec, - NOV 8, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 Bière jaune orangée, bien voilée, effervescence moyenne-bonne, surmontée d’un bon col blanc, bien mousseux, dense et persistant. Arôme de levures (levure belge et levure à pain), malt mielleux, grain frais et léger sucre d’orge, avec d’évidentes notes poivrées, un houblon principalement floral avec quelques notes plus herbacées et aromatiques, et d’abondants effluves fruités (agrumes de toute sorte, banane, ananas, mangue, cantaloup, pêche...). Très beau nez, très intéressant, bonne intensité, complexité élevée. En bouche, c’est à la fois pétillant, mousseux, et d’une rondeur fort intéressante, la sensation au palais est moelleuse et légèrement liquoreuse, huileuse. Au goût, l’entrée en bouche est bien maltée aux saveurs de pain frais, de grain, de malt mielleux, léger sucre d’orge, fruits du verger (pomme, pêche…) et banane. Les levures (tendance belge) sont bien présentes en bouche, ainsi qu’un effet poivré assez marqué (effet de la levure, houblon, adjuvants?...). L’alcool est également présent en bouche, mais c’est fort bien intégré. La finale apporte un houblon principalement floral aux notes également herbacées, aromatiques et fruitées (agrumes et autres fruits tropicaux…), en route vers une amertume moyennement élevée et fort agréable. Excellente intégration des différentes saveurs entre elles, superbe équilibre, très intense en bouche, profonde complexité. Voilà une bière que j’adore et que j’ai pris le temps de déguster à plusieurs. Les cotes plutôt ordinaires qu’elle récolte ici sur Ratebeer me laissent un peu perplexe. Pour moi, cette bière est un hybride fort bien réussi entre une belge forte (quelque chose comme une tripel) et une IPA. (Et c’est peut-être ça le problème, certains amateurs s’attendent trop à une puissante IPA Impériale…)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (327) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
Cloudy golden color with storming glass clinging activity. Frothy beige 3 finger head, lasting 10-15 minutes, creaming strong lacing. Flavors of lemony citrus and orange, roasted sweet grains, clove, coriander, caramel, yeast, floral and herbal spices. Nice bread feel with a high degree of sweetness, while very sharp and zesty. Smooth light body with champagne like carbonation. Strong finish of moderate length, ending with a crispy citrus feel, grassy noble spices, and faint banana yeast. Overall this is a very good quality craft. Tasty fruity flavors, pleasant malty feel and fresh grass. Well balanced and intensified, very fresh. A little strong on the spices, but calms down as it warms up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (672) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
This one pours a pretty sizeable amount of head, very foamy and thick bubbles. Has a deep coppery appearance. Aromas are heavy on hops and citrus types. Flavours are strongly hop influenced but also well balanced with barley malts and yeast is quite apparent in finish. Mostly citrus and some floral hop flavours. Pretty smooth mouthfeel. Some bitterness on the palate but to be expected and quite welcome. really good stuff for the price and quantity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1487) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
Hazy orange pour. Huge nutmeg and spicy aroma with big leafy hoppy notes. Big blend if Belgian Estery spice and hoppy bitterness. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
750ml. bottle shared with Quevillon.The color is a hazy honey with a thick off white head. The aroma is of a lot of hops plus sweet fruits like peaches. The taste also of hops and fruits plus a good mesure of yeast and some malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (726) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy rose-tinged gold with a two finger off-white head. On the nose, almost the entire spectrum of the citrus family. Lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit with yeast, light caramel, mineral notes, and a faint resinous note. Lightly sweet with soapy hop notes, grapefruit, light caramel, and mineral notes into Belgian yeast, more mineral notes, medium bitterness and more citrus, with some citrus pith in the finish. It’s very similar to Schneider Weisse’s Hopfenweisse, and I very much mean that as a compliment. Plus, it was incredibly well priced considering it was a 750ml bottle. I would 100% buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stoned99 (1237) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
341ml Bottle drank at family in law. Aroma: pineapples, caramel, spices. App: hazy golden with peach tint, medium white head, ok retention, great lacing. Taste and palate: medium to full body, lots of pineapples in mouth, clean dry light bitter finish. Overall: an ok offering from RJ. A bit too spicy. Body quite big too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
[7900-20151030] 750mL bottle. Mild orange grains and rose chocolate aroma. Hazy, dark orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter orange petal and sandy yeast grains flavour. Medium-full body. Good, simple. (7/3/8/3/14) 3.5
(w/ jercraigs)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9835) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
2015-10-30. Hazy golden amber body with a large foamy off-white head. 3+ Aroma is musty, doughy bready malt, moderate alcohol. Flavour is similar, with a sweet biscuity bready malt base, moderate alcohol and a somewhat dry finish that lingers in the aftertaste. Smooth average plus body, soft effervescent carbonation. 3+ Okay. 7/3+/7/3/14+ Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (423) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
A frothy off-white head on an orange/grapefruit juice coloured body. The nose pops with fresh citrus, a hint of fruit rind and soft malt. This is a refreshing beer with lovely fruity hop flavours - lemon, melon, and grapefruit leading the charge. As others have noted, there is Belgian yeast and a touch of banana setting off the hoppy tastes. Hints of spice and pepper touch up the taste profile as well. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2015
Hazy yellow-orange, almost no head. The aroma is fresh lemon, the taste is a bit funky. The finish is bit too bitter l, too much grapefruit.

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