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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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The year-round release of Pro-AM 2012 DIPA.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kandla (1) - - OCT 4, 2012 does not count
What a GREAT Beer.... Lots of yummy hops.... A very balanced, smooth hoppy beer. Thank you Southern Start for making this beer

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (5826) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2012
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 ipaís i have ever had. .. . 5 hour drive, 4 hour flight, 1 hour drive, bed fuckin rocks!!

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, itís good!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1250) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 21, 2013
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- itís outstanding! RJT

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdsanfbeerman (10) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
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 !!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbatman (13) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2012
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1050) - Corinth, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2012
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3sheets2wind (77) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012
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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lx10 (3) - - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
Hoppy and has a very very caramel color. Has some fruity hopps notes with a bitter and refreshing finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours amber. Nose is full of pine and spruce. One sip is all it takes. This is a surprisingly excellent offering from Southern Star. Full of pine, grapefruit, resin, and some caramel malt, but not too much. Clean and pure all the way to the long bitter finish. Nothing crazy or weird going on here -- just a solid, complete, pure IIPA that in fact reminds me of the West Coast standard, Pliny the Elder. Yep, itís that good, and itís made in Texas.


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