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Valhalla - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 10
Gots: 5 | 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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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - reddish amber color, thick, with almost no head retention (at least with my pour, I might have had a bad pour...or it might be too cold?).

Smell - pretty good mix between malts and hops. The hop smell in particular is interesting, possibly because I'm not sure that I've smelled or tasted these hops before.

Taste - much like the smell, but with an interesting acetyl type of taste toward the middle of the tasting, but that's very quickly taken over by the wallop of the hops' taste and bitterness. The bitterness isn't too long lasting. Rather, it leaves you with a slightly present feel of the hops on the palate.

Mouthfeel - medium in body...not too creamy and not to thin.

Overall - a very interesting-tasting beer that I am very glad that I picked up and tasted.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 23:52:26 | More by Nerudamann
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metter98

New York

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Augurs Well, New York, NY

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down and left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges seem to stand out in particular.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has flavors of orange along with notes of grapefruit. The hops contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness that is mostly noticeable in the finish. Hints of alcohol are also noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice citrusy IPA, although the alcohol seems to get in the way of the taste as the beer warms up.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2013 22:23:16 | More by metter98
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-01-2013 20:21:43 | More by dcbeers
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer is a reddish, clear beer. It has an off white soapy head. The smell is clean and hoppy. Scents of grapefruit an fresh cracked pepper are notable. The taste is spicy and sweet. Balanced. Lots of American hops in the finish. Full body. This is a fine brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 02:53:36 | More by Suds
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ADZA

Australia

3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber hue with a creamy three finger head and beautiful clingy lacing I like its look,the smell is citrus hoppy mixed with a big caramel malt backbone and its simple but it works,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated and from first taste I know I want more of this it's hoppy with hints of citrus,lime,a touch of stonefruit only broken up slightly with a touch of sweet caramel and the finish is a floral hoppy bitterness and overall it's not a total hop bomb but is beautifully balanced and so sessionable that even this big bottle will leave me wanting more and yes I'll be back for this one cheers.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 13:34:41 | More by ADZA
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gshackles

New York

4.75/5  rDev +24%

11-24-2013 03:46:08 | More by gshackles
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-24-2013 01:18:57 | More by Syracuse12
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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-23-2013 07:06:50 | More by BKBassist
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Yankee

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-21-2013 19:14:02 | More by Yankee
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baklo

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-10-2013 02:34:48 | More by baklo
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-06-2013 04:42:47 | More by Coastal_Brew
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bdoggboston

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-05-2013 23:08:09 | More by bdoggboston
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Zach122

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-01-2013 17:19:18 | More by Zach122
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-31-2013 08:56:31 | More by schopenhauerale
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Kylemif

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-31-2013 02:22:00 | More by Kylemif
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srw

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-27-2013 15:35:00 | More by srw
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-27-2013 10:27:23 | More by smekermann
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Kenharkerjr

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-22-2013 21:20:56 | More by Kenharkerjr
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2013 03:33:47 | More by EBeckett3
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-16-2013 02:23:41 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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mkrass

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-11-2013 21:53:31 | More by mkrass
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jakecattleco

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-09-2013 04:42:28 | More by jakecattleco
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-08-2013 00:34:32 | More by oglmcdgl
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BigJYoungblood

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

10-05-2013 09:02:30 | More by BigJYoungblood
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dbattey

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-04-2013 21:56:31 | More by dbattey
Valhalla from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.