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Valhalla - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 11
Gots: 6 | 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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Ratings: 143 | Reviews: 40 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Drknight, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Nerudamann
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.

Nerudamann, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of dcbeers
4/5  rDev +4.4%

dcbeers, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Suds
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.

Suds, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of ADZA
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.

ADZA, Nov 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

gshackles, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Syracuse12, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BKBassist, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Yankee, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

baklo, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Coastal_Brew, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bdoggboston, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Zach122, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

schopenhauerale, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Kylemif, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

srw, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

smekermann, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Kenharkerjr, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of EBeckett3
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

EBeckett3, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

MAUEX_MFA, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

mkrass, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jakecattleco, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

oglmcdgl, Oct 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

BigJYoungblood, Oct 05, 2013
Valhalla from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.