Happy Valley Brewing Co. (PA) Reviews




Nate
3.5
Happy Valley (PA) Singletrack
On tap at the brewery (6/17/15). Mild sweet malt aroma, light yeast and no hops. Neutral fruit. Coppery-amber clear with light haze and thin head. Medium body with medium-heavy carbonation. Moderate sweet start with light hop and fruity flavor. Decent nutty sweet finish and after.
Saturday, April 09, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.4
Happy Valley (PA) RazzPutin
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a black color with a large foamy brown head that left excellent lacing. The aroma was roasty and bitter with a vague smoky presence, jammy berries and a boozy undertone. The flavor was roasty and bitter with floral hops, vague berries and a hint of smoke. Medium length finish. Moderately full bodied and smooth. Alcohol well hidden. Nice.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.5
Happy Valley (PA) House Rules
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a dark copper color with a large foamy yellow-white head that left great lacing. The aroma was malty, bready, boozy and had a vague hint of spice. The flavor was malty and yeasty with a strong boozy presence followed by pear and vague fruits and a hint of black pepper. Long yeasty, fruity and boozy finish. Moderately full bodied. Interesting.
Monday, December 28, 2015

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.9
Happy Valley (PA) Easy Rider
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a bright yellow-gold color with a huge creamy yellow-white head that lingered forever and left incredible lacing. The aroma was faintly tart and citric. The flavor was softly bitter with citrus and a touch of perfume. Medium length finish. Medium body and smooth. Ok.
Monday, December 28, 2015

j12601
3.9
Happy Valley (PA) Oasis
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized white head. Light citrus and a hint of melon on the nose. Medium bodied, gentle wheat and a nice bit of soft hops. Gentle musk and sweetness into the finish, light citrus and melon with a hint of fruity wheat.
Friday, November 27, 2015

kramer
3.6
Happy Valley (PA) Phyrst Phamily Stout
Flat black, body creamy brown nitro head. The nose is smooth roasted and burnt malt with a hefty dose of vanilla-like sweetness. The flavor is a little lighter on the vanilla and lactose, allowing the roasted and burnt malt to shine through a bit more. Light bodied and smooth with the normal nitro stout feel to it. Pretty decent stuff, I like that the nose is heavy on the vanilla, but more restrained in the flavor.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

kramer
3.1
Happy Valley (PA) Scream
Clear orange body with a fizzy off-white head that left some sticky lacing. The nose is big vanilla and pie spices with a heavy caramel sweetness. The flavor is not really my thing, very sweet with lots of vanilla, lesser nutmeg and cinnamon. The spices really linger on the finish. Medium bodied and a bit clingy from the heavy sweetness, fizzy carbonation. Meh, this is another pumpkin beer I could do without.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

j12601
4
Happy Valley (PA) Tsar Bomba
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big roast on the nose, sweet cocoa and chocolate. Medium bodied, big roast, a touch of sweetness. Chocolate, cocoa, long warm alcohol shows up but isnít bracing or harsh. Long roast into the finish, chocolate, cocoa, lingering bitterness and roast with some more alcohol. Very nice.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Beerathon
3.9
Happy Valley (PA) Oasis
One of the best wheat IPAs Iíve had. Beckoning tropical fruit aroma with nice sugar sweet malt bill. Me likey.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Beerathon
3.8
Happy Valley (PA) Zzebert
Cloudy purplish-red pour with thin head. Big raspberry aroma and flavor, medium bodied (which is nice for lambic) . Good stuff.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Beerathon
3.8
Happy Valley (PA) Barnstormer
Golden pour with thin white head, but exceptional lacing. Tropical fruits abound, juicy, moderately sweet malt backbone. Well done.
Friday, August 14, 2015

j12601
3.7
Happy Valley (PA) LeMonster
On tap at the brewery. Pours a mostly clear gold with a medium sized white head. Big pineapple and tropical fruit on the nose, citrus and a bit of mango. Medium bodied, sweet malt and earthy grapefruit show up early, a bit of warming alcohol. Finishes up with lingering grapefruit pith and a touch of booze. Tasty.
Friday, July 31, 2015

j12601
3.6
Happy Valley (PA) Barnstormer
On tap at the brewery. Pours a faintly hazed gold with a thin white head. Gentle malt on the nose, a touch of citrus, hay and grass. Medium bodied, citrus, malt, a bit of grainy crackers. Lingering bitterness on the finish with a touch of sweet citrus.
Friday, July 31, 2015

j12601
3.5
Happy Valley (PA) Tailgater
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Dank, faintly skunky hops on the nose. Medium bodied, earthy malt and a bit of bitterness. Quinine on the finish.
Friday, July 31, 2015

j12601
3.5
Happy Valley (PA) Craftsman
On tap at the brewery. Pours a faintly hazed brown with a medium sized tan head. Dusty malt on the nose, nutty and toasty. Nutty malt right away, medium bodied. Malt with some cracker notes, toasted and nutty. Gentle bitter finish, lingering crackers and malt.
Friday, July 31, 2015

j12601
3.4
Happy Valley (PA) Stratus
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft musk and wheat on the nose, grain. Medium bodied, grainy with a bit of sweetness. Gentle yeast on the finish, musk, more grain.
Friday, July 31, 2015

j12601
3.5
Happy Valley (PA) Phyrst Phamily Stout
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a medium sized tan head. Roast and a hint of fruit on the nose. On the thin side of medium, thanks nitro, roast and cocoa. Rather one dimensional. Not a bad dimension, but not much else here. Roast and cocoa on the finish.
Friday, July 31, 2015

j12601
3.5
Happy Valley (PA) Sainít Misbehaviní
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Sweet malt and a hint of cherry liqueur. Medium bodied, gently sweet, vanilla and a hint of booze. Sweet on the finish, finally get some faint chocolate.
Friday, July 31, 2015

j12601
3.6
Happy Valley (PA) Knuckleball
On tap at the brewery. Pours a chat light amber with a thin white head. Gentle hops, light malt. Medium bodied, sweet citrus, light malt. Gentle earthiness and grapefruit on the finish, a bit soapy.
Friday, July 31, 2015

j12601
3.9
Happy Valley (PA) Joe
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep black with a medium sized tan head. Big coffee on the nose, sweet chocolate. Medium bodied, loads of coffee, roast and cocoa. Sweetness on the finish, lingering coffee. Very tasty. Possibly the most coffee forward coffee beer Iíve had.
Friday, July 31, 2015

j12601
3.7
Happy Valley (PA) Headknocker
On tap at the brewery. Pours a relatively clear amber brown with a thin white head. Huge sticky plums and fruit, oxidation, syrupy malt. On the thicker side of medium bodied, heavy malt, oxidized, sticky. Touches of chocolate abs warning alcohol. Lingering bitterness and more oxidized malt.
Friday, July 31, 2015

j12601
3.2
Happy Valley (PA) HayDay
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Light wheat and grain. Dusty musk and soft wheat. Light sweet grain on the finish, musk.
Friday, July 31, 2015

j12601
3.8
Happy Valley (PA) Bongo Fury
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep hazed brown with a thin tan head. Huge sticky tropical fruit and citrus on the nose. Medium bodied, roast and citrus. Long earthy hops, grapefruit juice and gentle roast.
Friday, July 31, 2015

j12601
3.7
Happy Valley (PA) Singletrack
Growler shared with my wife who brought it back from her last trip. Pours a deep copper and ruby hued amber with a large beige head that deflates quickly. Malty on the nose, a touch of sweetness and vague hints of stone fruit. Medium bodied, soft malt, light toast. Malty with nice toasty bitterness coming through and a touch of sweetness. Slow toast and fruity yeast into the finish.
Friday, July 17, 2015

j12601
3.8
Happy Valley (PA) HopGoblin
Growler my wife brought back from a recent trip. Pours a clear amber gold with a large dense white head. Soft dusty citrus on the nose, crisp malty backbone with cereal and a brew day behind it. Medium bodied, nice citrus comes through. Warm spicy yeast, a nice bit of citrus. Slow musky yeast with lingering spicy lemon and dusty grapefruit bitterness.
Friday, July 17, 2015

j12601
3.7
Happy Valley (PA) Zzebert
Growler shared with my wife which she brought back from her last trip. Pours a hazed ruby with a large pink head. Big berries on the nose, raspberries and a hint of blueberry. Medium bodied, sweet wheat, a touch of tartness, dusty raspberries, a bit of warming alcohol. Sweet dusty berries on the finish, lingering warm alcohol, a touch of berries and yeast. Nice stuff.
Friday, July 17, 2015

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.8
Happy Valley (PA) Oasis
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a bright golden color with a large fluffy white head that lingered and left excellent lacing. The aroma was tart and fruity with notes of pine, lemon and tropical fruits. The flavor was tart with a sour maltiness followed by sugar, tangy fruits, lemon, grapefruit and tropical fruit. Medium length finish of sugar and mixed fruits. Medium body. Quite pleasant.
Friday, July 17, 2015

JSmeck
4.3
Happy Valley (PA) LeMonster
Shocked at how good this beer was!!! $30 for a growler, but well worth it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, July 11, 2015

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.8
Happy Valley (PA) Zzebert
Sampled on draft this beer poured a murky raspberry color with a medium sized foamy pink head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sulfur, wheat and mixed berries. The flavor was dough with mixed berries and sulfur. Medium length finish with a growing sulfur presence. Medium body. Alcohol well hidden. Ok.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

voyageurmike
3.2
Happy Valley (PA) Zzebert
On tap, served in snifter. Raspberry ale, dull cloudy red and effervescent. Mildly tart fruit taste, medium sour finish. Decent, better than the other beers tried from this brewery.
Saturday, May 09, 2015

voyageurmike
2.8
Happy Valley (PA) Singletrack
Pint glass from tap. Dark amber, malt aroma and flavor, medium body. Long finish.
Saturday, May 09, 2015

voyageurmike
2.7
Happy Valley (PA) NitWit
Yellow orange, not much head. Inoffensive enough, not anything exceptional about this beer. Brief finish.
Saturday, May 09, 2015

voyageurmike
3.1
Happy Valley (PA) Phyrst Phamily Stout
Nitro tap, odd smaller shaker. Roasty, black, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium body, somewhat creamy, short nondescript finish. Bland but inoffensive.
Saturday, May 09, 2015

Travlr
3.6
Happy Valley (PA) Tsar Bomba
Draft at the source. Opaque dark brown color. Aroma of dark fruit and roast. Taste is fruity dark roast coffee. Nice.
Saturday, April 04, 2015

Travlr
3.1
Happy Valley (PA) Phyrst Phamily Stout
Draft at the source. Dark clear maroon, beige head, solid lacing. Nice riasty aroma. Taste has cocoa powder, light body.
Saturday, April 04, 2015

Travlr
3.1
Happy Valley (PA) Singletrack
Draft at the source. Clear amber color. Aroma of funky fruit. Taste is toasted caramel.
Saturday, April 04, 2015

Travlr
3.2
Happy Valley (PA) HayDay
Draft at the source. Hazy yellow color. Aroms of citrus and hay. Tasty is light fruity straw.
Saturday, April 04, 2015

Travlr
3.6
Happy Valley (PA) Knuckleball
Draft at the source. Clear golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of funky fruit. Taste is similar.
Saturday, April 04, 2015

Travlr
3.5
Happy Valley (PA) HopGoblin
Draft at the source. Clear yellow, fluffy white head. Nice fresh hoppy aroma. Taste is bitter herbal fruit.
Saturday, April 04, 2015

Nate
4.1
Happy Valley (PA) Joe
On tap at the brewery. Super coffee aroma. Roasted, musky with chocolate sweetness. Dark brown-black opaque with thin lacing head. Medium-heavy body with moderately high carbonation. Fizzy carbonic tang. Good roasted malt and coffee flavor. Chocolate, chicory, smoke, woody notes, and coffee grounds. Nice bitter finish with light carbonic fizz and sweet nutty after. Nice coffee porter.
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Nate
3.9
Happy Valley (PA) Rustic
On tap at the brewery. Light spicy rye and citrusy hop note. Bit of grain and light sweetness. Coppery amber clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts with nice caramel sweetness, spicy rye notes, and flavorful citrusy Simcoe hops. Smooth rye-PA with a nice bitter finish and smooth spicy after.
Sunday, March 29, 2015

can8ianben
3.6
Happy Valley (PA) Rustic
Reddish color, nice rye spice. Faint hop presence in the aroma. Predominantly sweet malt forward with a hop dry bitter finish.
Saturday, February 28, 2015

mabel
3
Happy Valley (PA) Village Idiot
[6642-20140816] Tap. Floral potpourrie aroma. Hazy, dull orange brown body with no lasting head. Bitter lemon peel flavour has a spiced finish. Medium-full body. Fairly boozy. (6/2/6+/3/13) 3.0
(@ brewpub, State College, PA)
Overheard: "My brains fell out of my head."

Sunday, December 21, 2014

mabel
3.2
Happy Valley (PA) Barnstormer
[6641-20140816] Tap. Floral grains aroma. Clear, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter grainy floral hops flavour. Medium body. Simple. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ brewpub, State College, PA)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

mabel
3.2
Happy Valley (PA) Knuckleball
[6640-20140816] Tap. Mild grains aroma, not much there. Clear, pale orange body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter grassy hops flavour has a light citrus peel zest note. Medium body. Good. (5/3/8/3/13) 3.2
(@ brewpub, State College, PA)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

mabel
4
Happy Valley (PA) Tailgater
[6639-20140816] Tap. Fruity peach orange hops aroma. Clear, pale orange yellow body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Bitter orange pine resin hops flavour. Medium body is quite bitter. Tasty, nice bitter. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(@ brewpub, State College, PA)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

mabel
4
Happy Valley (PA) LeMonster
[6638-20140816] Tap. Lemony citrus resin hops aroma. Clear, orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head and thick lacing. Bitter resin pine hops flavour has a long needle aftertaste. Medium body is quite bitter. Tasty. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(@ brewpub, State College, PA)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

mabel
3.2
Happy Valley (PA) HayDay
[6637-20140816] Tap. Light wheatie straw aroma. Clear, pale yellow body with a big long-lasting creamy white head. Straw wheat yeast flavour. Medium body is fairly creamy. Good, simple. (5/4/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ brewpub, State College, PA)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

FROTHINGSLOSH
4.3
Happy Valley (PA) Joe
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy brown head that left good lacing. The aroma was whole roasted coffee beans and vanilla. The flavor was amazingly strong espresso, vanilla cream, marshmallow and roasty malts. Very long espresso and vanilla finish. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Excellent.
Sunday, December 14, 2014

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.1
Happy Valley (PA) Bongo Fury
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a dark brown color with orange highlights and an enormous foamy tan head that lingered forever and left good lacing. The aroma was dry, gritty, leafy fruity hops. The flavor was dry, bitter, roasty and malty with gritty and leafy fruity hops. Very long hoppy finish. Medium body. Ok.
Sunday, December 14, 2014