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Valhalla - Elysian Brewing Company

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86
very good

143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
From their menu: "It's thirsty work crossing the rainbow bridge! Fill your horn with the hoppy pagan red ale of pale, Special B and just a pinch of roasted barley, bittered with Sorachi Ace and finished with rare Citra hops. Starting gravity 17.1° plato (1.069), alcohol 5.65% by weight, 6.75% by volume."

(Beer added by: olympuszymurgus on 01-13-2010)
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-01-2012 02:49:28 | More by CaptDavyJones
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oberon

North Carolina

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
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Braz

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Had on tap at Parkway Tavern. Amber topaz color. Good white head that leaves nice splotching. Very citrusy fragrance. Taste notes are clean and citrusy. Grapefruit with hoppy bitter notes following and some citrus zest also. Good all around. Borders on IPA to me.

11-28-2012 15:14:21 | More by Braz
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-27-2012 01:18:24 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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Nzinger

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-25-2012 02:54:49 | More by Nzinger
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harrymel

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Don't think this was a one off, just a randomly brewed.

Mine is a bottle that states 7.5% ABV, not 6.75%

Pours a rusty orange with brilliant clarity and a sheet of soapy light cream foam. Smells of mango, pineapple, resin, bell pepper, teen spirit and some grapefruit. Taste is like a hi IBU ESB, the Special B adds such a nice kick to the malts. The hops are complementary with a good grapefruit, resin and vinous character. Medium body with light carb and a wet finish. Nice beer.

11-21-2012 05:33:42 | More by harrymel
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-20-2012 22:36:30 | More by irishgreensoda
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%

On-tap @ Bier:Thirty, Bound Crossing. Served in a pint nonic.

A: Lightly hazed gold, light carbonation and faint lacing.

S: Pretty decent nose with orange and tropical fruit, grapefruit...hints of pine, pretty floral and juicy.

T: Taste follows the nose, a bit more grapefruit essence and bitterness here, with moderate tropical fruits and piney notes, faint biscuity quality here as well; dry, clingy finish.

MF: Light to medium/light feel with adequate carbonation and decent dryness and bitterness. Spot on for an IPA in this respect.

O: Pretty typical IPA but extra-ordinary as a hoppy Amber IMO; enjoyable, pretty easy drinking, hoppy but safe. Less caramel and maltiness come through on this one than I'm used to from Amber/Red Ales.

11-19-2012 15:58:07 | More by Scotchboy
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SeamusDoyle

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%

Pours an orange brown with medium head and nice lacing. Fruity aroma; grapefruit, strawberries, and tropical fruit. Same for the flavour with nice full malts and slight bitter finish brown, with hops receding well into the background. Sweet on the nose.

11-18-2012 18:38:20 | More by SeamusDoyle
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DarthTremens

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-18-2012 01:57:43 | More by DarthTremens
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-16-2012 07:28:39 | More by strongaf
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +10.4%

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine two finger off-white head with sheets of lacing. Aroma evident on pouring, pine and citrus hops, pineapple. Flavor of orange and grapefruit juice and rind, pine and citrus hops and a pleasant sweet malt body. Finish of lingering citrus and grassy hops. Medium bodied with some creaminess. This had a perfect balance of malt and hops for me and an interesting phenolic flavor that kept me sipping. I liked this quite a bit.

11-05-2012 05:22:41 | More by LiquidAmber
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hannaho

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-04-2012 18:07:29 | More by hannaho
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snaotheus

Washington

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

22oz bottle poured into a large mug

Pours pretty coppery amber, sightly cloudy, with a nice fluffy white head. Head fades down to huge clumps and leaves big chunky lacing along the sides. Lots of visible carbonation. Smell is pretty hops and slight malt...very floral and bright.

Taste is hoppy floral bitterness, some nice honey sweetness, some nice slightly roasty malt flavor. Some straw, some pine bitterness too.

Mouthfeel is light and fluffy. This is a nice, tasty beer.

10-27-2012 23:18:44 | More by snaotheus
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rfreed

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-27-2012 16:07:20 | More by rfreed
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%

Bottle opened on 10.15.12

A - Pours a cloudy, dark orange with a two inch yellow-light tan head that has foamy retention.

S - Nice hoppy pine, citrus and tropical fruit.

T - Earthy grass, bitter dark citrus.

D - Creamy, heavy mouth with solid carbonation.

O - Smells tropical, but tastes dark and bitter.

10-16-2012 07:06:06 | More by HuskyinPDX
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ccrida

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -6%

"It's thirsty work crossing the rainbow bridge! Fill your horn with the hoppy pagan red ale of pale, Special B and just a pinch of roasted barley, bittered with Sorachi Ace and finished with rare Citra hops. Starting gravity 17.1° plato (1.069), alcohol 5.65% by weight, 6.75% by volume."

On draught at Elysian Fields, Valhalla is murky chestnut with a small white head that leaves very light, scattered lace.

Smell is skunky, pronounced cat pee, with a nice malty backbone that continues to develop as it warms, the sweetness highlight the citrus notes of the hops.

Taste is pretty spicy from the hops, which provided a welcome extra layer to the classic winter warmer maltiness. Clean, a bit of waxy phenols, bittersweet. A bit forgettable, but a satisfying NW WW.

Mouthfeel is a bit thick, malty, slick, on the drier side.

Drinkability is pretty good, just enough maltiness to stand up to the hop spice, bitterness. I wouldn't seek it out, but I wouldn't turn it down either.

01-13-2011 01:47:10 | More by ccrida
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olympuszymurgus

California

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%

got a chance to talk to james, the brewer down at elysian fields, and he recommended we try this one, his current favorite on the tap.
dark velvet red pour with a creamy off white head. think oranges and caramel. like the lollipop you never quite had. a bit of lemon coming through as well, but the dominant aroma is from the citra hop on the finish. the bitterness is a nice match for the caramel goodness, as it is imbued with that slight lemon twang. damn sorachi ace. the orange isn't is as prevalent in flavor as the smell, but everything just works so nice. easy drinking, not too thick but the flavors that are there just dance about like strippers in heaven. i believe he said this one was around 7%, but didn't recall for sure.
for sure a beer to try, they have it on tap now at both elysian fields and capital hill.

01-13-2010 06:38:59 | More by olympuszymurgus
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Valhalla from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.