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Southern Star Valkyrie Double IPA

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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The year-round release of Pro-AM 2012 DIPA.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (189) - - DEC 17, 2014
Literally smells like fresh fruit juice. Probably the most pineapple I have ever smelled in a beer. It literally smells like someone sliced open a fresh pineapple and squeezed into the beer. Taste is the same. Just massive amounts of fresh pineapple juice with a really nice hoppy bitterness. There’s a subtle brown sugar taste in the back of the mouth. This one is just a killer double IPA. Texas has some really amazing beers and this one is probably at the top. Never had so much awesome pineapple flavor in a beer before. Really surprised by this one, definitely try it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4860) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Rich, deep copper, amber and bronze coloured body with a muddied orange glow and a thick, rich two centimetre tall tan head - very nice looking. Aroma of alcohol, pine, candy sugar, apricots, yeast, bread and quite a bit of grapefruit and passionfruit. Full-bodied; Rich chewy flavour with the hops hitting strong and hard but then fading to a nice sweetness of fruits and a heavy malt quality. Aftertaste shows a bit of hop bitterness on the end with a little malty richness, alcohol and caramel flavours toward the finish. Overall, a nice imperial IPA in a can!!! A good beer that I wasn’t sure what to expect, but executed fairly well and showing some good flavours consistently, all with a very nice body. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whip In in Austin, Texas on 05-May-2014 for US$2,69 sampled at home in Washington on 05-December-2014.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
keith0718 (395) - Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2014
I’m not really an IPA guy, but this was a great tasting and super-balanced brew especially in light of the higher ABV

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinVanBeer (116) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Light brown pour. Small thick head and lots of lacing. Lots of pine on the nose. The body has a decent hop presence but it's muddled and there is an unpleasant sweetness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (2917) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Can - Pours hazy amber with a filmy off white head. Nose is pine and citrus hops with lots of orange marmalade and thick sweet malt. Taste is drier up front, with herbal and pine hops. Sweet malt comes in the finish, really bitter with honey sweetness. Thinnish and highly carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2658) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014
Dåse: Tredje øl. Foreløbigt den bedste, minder meget om vestkyst IPA. Humlet aroma med en god del maltsødme. Smagen er let bitter men med masser af pungent humle. Fin øl og bestemt drikbar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours a dark amber with a medium tan head. Aroma of floral, citrus fruits, biscuit, and resin. Taste is the same and had a malty sweetness to it that blended well with the bitter. Nothing stands out as amazing, but overall decent double IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
shredsix (3) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
Great tasting double IPA period! Forget all the fancy talk, it’s good!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patxa (194) - MEXICO - JUL 20, 2014
Copper looks. Thin white head with short lived lace. Medium bodied. Caramel malts and dry hard hops of winter. As bitter as duck for the first couple of sips. Then it goes down smoothly. Good alcohol level masked by IBUs and an excellent floral aroma that lasts till the end. A solid double IPA. Very affordable too.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle shared by Bobby. Pours amber off white head. Nose/taste of bread, caramel, sticky pine needle and old citrus. Medium body.


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