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Valkyrie - Southern Star Brewing Company

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210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 5
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EgadBananas on 06-04-2013

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Ratings: 210 | Reviews: 24
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3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattSlem
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kuges
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xsiow52
4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gatheredwaters
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pinkalicious
2.18/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My first review!

This is the first IPA I've been disappointed in! For a point of reference, My current favorite would be NoDa Hop Drop & Roll I had while on a layover at Charlotte's airport.

Look: Promising with a nice copper color and decent foam.

Smell: Mmeh. Piney, slightly chemical- didn't notice any of the fruit aromas and in-your-face-fresh hop aromas that I am expecting from an IPA.

Taste and Feel: after reading another reviewer who mentioned "chemical"- it's all I can think of now after tasting this beer. I would hate to use the word bitter to describe this beer as I think a great IPA has a wonderful hoppy bitterness, but the aftertaste lingers and lingers- it is not pleasant for me and is bittery and chemical and alcohol.

Overall: not balanced. I don't mind a high ABV but this one doesn't do it well- more hops/fruit/biscuit/something! Is needed!!

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has some citrus, surprising amount of malts. Taste is hoppy, bitter, resin, a solid malt backbone at the finish, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Photo of MikeyLegend
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Nice frothy head that laces the glass as you sip. The beer pours a nice copper color. Smell is more pine that citrus. The taste feels off. A little chemical before the palate adjusts. Not a bad double/imperial but not great either.

Photo of Wickedasitseems
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justinbshelton
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukebell15
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent amber with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Serious lacing & good head retention

S: Breadyness, & a little boozeyness that stands taller as this warms & orange peel

T: Biscuitty malt, pineyness & astringency up front. More of the same as this warms, some tangerine peel, pineyness, & dryness, plus more biscuitty malt/dryness & then astringency. Maltyness, woody hops, tangerine peel & leafy hops in the finish

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, okay balance, could do without the astringency

Not bad, but doesn't really stand out in a crowded field, glad I got to try it...

Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper color with a frothy white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of pine and citrus hops.

Tastes of a big wave of bitter hops layered on a solid malt base. Hops lead off with notes of pine, grapefruit pith, and some earthiness. Tropical fruits are also there as well. This is quite bitter overall. Malts add in a bit of sweetness with caramel and plenty of toasted bread. Finishes with a bitter, earthiness.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is pretty good, but not great. I think the hops are a little bit muddled, and could be a bit more focused.

Photo of erushing
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.72/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.49/5  rDev +23.4%

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Valkyrie from Southern Star Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.