Valhalla - Elysian Brewing Company
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Reviews by T-Luv:
2.13/5 rDev -44.4%
A- a mellow amber glow does not a "red" make. Also, the sediment was a bit much for me. There was too much dead yeast at the bottom of my nonic that I couldn't finish.
S- nothing to exciting. A bit of citra hop aroma, nothing special.
T- despite the other shortcomings, it tasted pretty great, which is all that matters right? Very balanced. Quite dry with a little fruitiness.
M- very creamy for the style, which I didn't mind at first, but again, the sediment just got to me on this one.
Overall, an ok beer, but ultimately another disappointing offering from this brewery.
03-14-2013 04:05:38 | More by T-Luv
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +7%
7.5%ABV. per bottle label.Poured into an imperial nonic a burnt orange tinged copper color with a thinner sticky white head atop.Alot of fresh hops in the nose,citric and pretty sharp hoppiness over top of a sweet biscuit base.I don't pick up and of the "pinch" of roast on the palate but I do get alot of citric and grassy hops,very fresh tasting,a hefty sweet biscuit base holds up well to the hops and lingers in the finish.Seems to be more IPA than amber/red but whatever it is it's pretty damn good.
11-29-2012 21:21:44 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +4.4%
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle.
The beer pours a dirty yellow/copper color with a large white head. The aroma is classic IPA. I get some nice pineapple and stone fruit notes, as well as some pine and biscuit malt. The flavor is very similar. The pine and orange notes really come through strongly, as does a low amount of bitterness. There is a nice malt backbone to the beer as well. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
12-02-2012 04:16:35 | More by Mora2000
3.65/5 rDev -4.7%
Elysian's Fall entry in their Manic IPA series, Valhalla Red IPA, pours with a huge yeasty and flowery aroma. For a "red" IPA the beer is surprisingly hazy and pale orange. Flavor is totally crisp with big alpha hops and a super dry aftertaste. While I love the aroma, the bitterness is a little harsh for my tastes. Still, the hop profile is pretty unique (Sorachi Ace and Citra, according to the label), so hardcore hopheads will probably find this more enjoyable. For me, probably my least favorite of the Manic IPA series.
01-31-2013 03:11:42 | More by hreb
4.3/5 rDev +12.3%
A- red-amber with white head & excellent laces
S - sweet malt, slight citrus, tempting
T - hoppy, hoppy, hoppy - bitter with slight sweetness, crisp bitter almost sour finish
M- medium bodied, crisp finish left just a tinge of bitter on the tongue
O- if you love hops (esp. citra) then punch the clock - very drinkable & good with spicy food (had calamri w peppers on the second round)
Poured into a 16 oz pint glass at the Pourhouse in Westmont, NJ
10-16-2013 03:33:47 | More by EBeckett3
4/5 rDev +4.4%
great amber ale. drinks like an amber and an ipa. caramel and toasty readiness. piney and citrus rind bitterness. balance is impeccable and the beer is extremely drinkable. medium mouthful, coats the back of the tongue, faintly slick mouthful . big hop presence throughout
01-14-2013 06:46:37 | More by jtierney89
4.13/5 rDev +7.8%
- A very lightly cloudy orange brew, b ut can still see through the brew. Nice whispers of fizzy velvety head settles to a light dusting over the brew with a bubbly ring around the edges. Looks like a solid west coast IPA to me, and really isn't all that red.
- Zesty pine resin, fruit, and bright citrus character in the hops. The malt is somewhat hidden but has aromas of roasted sugars and grain. Bit of a bready touch as well.
- This IPA is full of balance. Wonderful bitter dry hops are noticed mid-drink, and there is a perfectly balanced blend of bready sweet malt that isn't at all overbearing. Nice citrus and fruity finish hops as well. This is a solid brew and a must try.
Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Nice carbonation and dryness to this medium to full bodied brew. It has a nice light creamy feel to it and is a tad chewy, and quite drying and cloying. Overall solid.
- Solid, balanced, well hopped, and super good to drink. Elysian has been doing some great things since the expansion, and this is just another fine example of it. Cheers to kickin' out so many wonderful selections of craft beer.
12-17-2012 03:53:09 | More by Docer
Valhalla from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.