Valkyrie | Southern Star Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company
Texas, United States
southernstarbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by EgadBananas on 06-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
256
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
52
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 256 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of csfcmitchell
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dinkel
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Premo88
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into tight nonic
(2/2/2016 born on date)

L: murky orange-amber, about 60% opaque to start with (though clearing up some) with a thick head of beige foam about 1-inch thick and sticky up top; not a ton of lacing but the thick beige collar of foam is pure craft beer art; clears up quite a bit, though it's never 100% clear

S: full malt takeover ... orange, candied orange, peach, biscuit malt notes dominate; caramel when you mix it together

T: a mix of the big sweet malty nose with some leftover hop bitterness ... the bitter bite is sharp and piney despite the beer being eight months old; over time it takes on a lot of mango/caramel flavor, the mushy aging American IPA/DIPA flavor that's bleeding into barleywine territory

F: ale soft and weighty, not overly slick, loads of carbonation to move it along

O: for an eight-month-old American DIPA full of mangoey/caramel flavors (not my favorite -- I prefer grapefruit bombs), it's not half bad; the piney hop bite is impressive, and I really need to try a fresh pint of this to give it a fair shake; I bought just a four-pack, and I'm enjoying it a bit more with each can

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Photo of ThaneMcC
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy amber with copious off white head that resolves quickly.
Smells strongly of piney, citrus hops, floral notes, sweet malts.
Tastes with grapefruit, citrus and pith forward - counter balanced by sweet malts.
Medium body with an oily quality and pleasant resin - bittersweet finish.

At first blush, I was overwhelmed by the citrus and pine heavy hop bomb that this is. . . but as it warms, it a very pleasant sipper. Enjoyed with fattier foods/cheese/bbq - well hidden abv.
Almost a tripel IPA in its intensity.
I rather enjoyed this beer - I'm not a hop head - but I can respect a quality, over hopped beer.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

First thing to note is the color differences noted. I wish I could post a picture because mine is a dull cloudy/murky orange-gold. I have read "copper" "clear" "amber" ...

Anyway, it smells and tastes pretty perfume like. A lot of floral hops and a lot of malt. Some grapefruit and pineapple in there too, but more flowery. Pretty syrupy and heavy. Too much caramel malt it I would say. Fairly boozy too. Comes across more like a triple ipa to me. Reminds me of Founders Devil Dancer. Have to wonder if there are some consistency issues with this. The descriptions and scores are all over the place. So are the flavors though, so maybe not. Drinkable, but I wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of clermonthound
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
2.92/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mateo2699
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Junichi
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tuckerster
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnDee
2.93/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a golden amber color with an off-white head. Piney and somewhat citrusy hop aroma. Taste is all hops with that awful kind of bitterness you get from grapefruit; beyond that it's piney and somewhat floral. Slightly resinous mouthfeel. Too bitter for me.

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Photo of cgrunin
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Icedog
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Who can beat the subdued flare of the Valkarie? It delivers a rich malt and hop at an equal level. It keeps you asking for more to assure yourself that either one or the other satisfies the most. Isn't that a royal blend; fit for a king? It's more surprisingly pleasant that the the balance delivers such a punch.

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Photo of mgigs
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.6/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LoveStout
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of acurtis
2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Andyyyyyy
4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light hoppy scent, nice copper color, very nice hoppy taste with perfect bitterness and mild sweetness, feel is smooth and not syrupy. Overall a delicious beer!!!

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Photo of Jhavey
2.54/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of apf
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jasoncpace
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bryantan
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RichBichNJ420
4.86/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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Valkyrie from Southern Star Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 256 ratings.
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