Kandla (1) - - OCT 4, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What a GREAT Beer.... Lots of yummy hops.... A very balanced, smooth hoppy beer. Thank you Southern Start for making this beer
Ctplt777 (449) - - DEC 17, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
SudsMcDuff (7659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
4pk, cans, from my local Specs, a couple of days after coming back from Penn/NY/Niagara .. pours a deep orange .. great foam, same with lacing .. pure hoppy goodness, such a truly solid bitterness.. . one of the nicest double ipa’s i have ever had. .. . 5 hour drive, 4 hour flight, 1 hour drive, bed fuckin rocks!!
shredsix (3) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great tasting double IPA period! Forget all the fancy talk, it’s good!
ronaldtheriot (1687) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Southern Star Valkyrie has a very thick, beige head, a murky, gold-orange appearance, noticeable gray floaties, and significant lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of fruity, rather floral, hop-oily bread, and the flavor is of sweet, bready barley malt and super-bitter hop oil. This really does live up to its billing of 100 IBUs. However, as it warms, and one drinks it down, it does mellow out and becomes a very chill drinking experience. The mouthfeel is heavy and syrupy, and Southern Star Valkyrie finishes dry, rich, quite sweet, and decently sip-able. The alcohol really does not show itself with this one. Check it out- it’s outstanding! RJT
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m not really an IPA guy, but this was a great tasting and super-balanced brew especially in light of the higher ABV
rdsanfbeerman (12) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing citrus... pairs well with a relaxing afternoon. Make more like this guys! Mouthy and flavor galore. No complaints. Like the long extended hop finish... very very nice.... Brilliant !!!
jbatman (13) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can- supposedly a Pliny clone. To be fair it is fairly close. I had a fresh Pliny a few days prior to this and the most notable difference is the hops profile. Pliny has that huge grapefruit/citrus hops profile whereas this carries the same hop bang but not the citrusy profile.
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jhamp9 (1514) - Corinth, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper pour with a nice lasting head. Sweet fruity aroma with some pine. Great bitter piney taste that has a little bit of grapefruit. Nice lasting bitterness. Really nice beer.
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Pliny-esque. This iipa is resinous with a piney hop presence. Not much citrus but a nice mouthfeel, nice orange brown color, thick lacing and clean aftertaste. Strong beer from an up-and-coming brewer