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Valkyrie - Southern Star Brewing Company

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82
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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 3
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 06-04-2013)
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.69/5  rDev +29.2%

Southern Star Valkyrie has a very thick, beige head, a murky, gold-orange appearance, noticeable gray floaties, and significant lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of fruity, rather floral, hop-oily bread, and the flavor is of sweet, bready barley malt and super-bitter hop oil. This really does live up to its billing of 100 IBUs. However, as it warms, and one drinks it down, it does mellow out and becomes a very chill drinking experience. The mouthfeel is heavy and syrupy, and Southern Star Valkyrie finishes dry, rich, quite sweet, and decently sip-able. The alcohol really does not show itself with this one. Check it out- it’s outstanding!

RJT

11-21-2013 22:24:18 | More by RonaldTheriot
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WickedSluggy

Texas

4.68/5  rDev +28.9%

I've now had the bottles and currently a growler from Whole Foods Market.

L - Amber orange color - a bit hazy with pale off white (yellow shifted) foam. The bottled beer looked clearer. I might be getting an early tap after some settling.

S - Big hoppy citrus all the way. Mouth watering aroma

T - Incredible grapefruit hops. Even pithy. Very bitter with some astringency but not in a bad way. This is the most grapefruit hops flavor I have had. This is why I'm rating it. Excellent. Superlatives all around.

M - Mouthfeel is quite light. It is a nice departure from some of the huge IIPAs I have had lately. This beer feels like a single IPA, Refreshing.

O - Excellent beer. I will drink all I can while fresh. I have heard that some have had infected or oxidized Valkyrie. I highly suggest they sample around. This is a great beer.

08-22-2013 16:24:20 | More by WickedSluggy
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En29356

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24%

10-12-2013 03:57:40 | More by En29356
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ilikebeer03

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24%

06-23-2013 18:33:33 | More by ilikebeer03
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ChiefHopHead

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24%

06-14-2013 03:11:49 | More by ChiefHopHead
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Chume11


4.5/5  rDev +24%

05-04-2014 03:07:05 | More by Chume11
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ajkelly451

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

08-01-2014 03:47:02 | More by ajkelly451
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OriginalHopHead

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

09-29-2013 13:57:20 | More by OriginalHopHead
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beaverapproved

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

12-12-2013 01:53:03 | More by beaverapproved
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-19-2013 05:16:35 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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BryantForestry

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

08-19-2013 00:31:41 | More by BryantForestry
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

04-09-2014 03:27:23 | More by thatoneguymike
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Hulk_Beer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

04-08-2014 19:28:29 | More by Hulk_Beer
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-05-2013 23:37:01 | More by kjkinsey
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Cvogel22

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

08-14-2013 17:34:23 | More by Cvogel22
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abex44

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

08-11-2013 07:52:22 | More by abex44
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NeverSettle

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

09-28-2013 23:18:17 | More by NeverSettle
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-16-2013 00:38:17 | More by ScubaSteve00
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

08-02-2014 00:35:28 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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emergency_beef

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

12-05-2013 08:35:39 | More by emergency_beef
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bayern1987

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

05-30-2014 22:21:22 | More by bayern1987
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KShophead

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-02-2014 02:48:25 | More by KShophead
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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Leschber

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

04-11-2014 19:43:25 | More by Leschber
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.24/5  rDev +16.8%

Apparently, this was released yesterday. 32 ounce growler from Growler's.

Dark coppery amber color, clear, beige finger of head plenty lace. Aroma is citrusy, but equally malty with caramel and sweet bread. Taste has a high bitterness, juicy citrus and tropical fruits, subtle sweet malts, pine resin finish, hidden ABV. Creamy feel, full bodied, slick. Overall, quite delicious!

06-04-2013 19:40:27 | More by EgadBananas
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Valkyrie from Southern Star Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.