Happy Valley Brewing Co. (PA) Reviews




kramer
3.7
Happy Valley (PA) Bongo Fury
Tap. This should be listed as a Black IPA, correction sent 1/8/17. Pours a clear dark amber body with a frothy one finger beige head, rather light for a Black IPA. The nose is citrusy hops with some chocolate malt and caramel. Definitely not just a hoppy porter, the nose is mostly IPA. The flavor is moderately bitter, citrusy, minimal chocolate and coffee, more caramel sweetness than anything. Some light coffee on the finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent, but I could go for a bit more chocolate malt.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

kramer
3.4
Happy Valley (PA) Barnstormer
Tap. Pours a clear dark gold body with a small wispy white head. The nose is fairly bright and citrusy with some floral notes, light crackery malt. The flavor is on the drier side, very light bitterness. The finish lingers nicely with some pale maltiness. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Decent lighter IPA.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

kramer
3.7
Happy Valley (PA) Winter Wheat
Tap. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber body with a foamy off-white head. Nice slightly sweet and earthy wheat nose with a light hint of the spicing. Some caramel notes as well. The flavor is certainly Dunkelweizen first, which is good by me. Very light botanical finish, hard to even taste the juniper really. Medium bodied, almost creamy, with a soft carbonation level. Very nice, subtle and restrained spicing.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

kramer
3.4
Happy Valley (PA) Craftsman
Tap. Pours a clear brown body with a small wispy beige head. The nose is nicely nutty with some light coffee, light hops, and some toasted malt. The flavor is dry and nutty with some minimal bitterness and a lightly chocolaty finish. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent Brown Ale.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

kramer
3.2
Happy Valley (PA) Tailgater
Tap. Pours a clear yellow gold body with a small fizzy white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is lightly hoppy with some sweet caramel malt and a little bit of crystal malt. The flavor shows bready malt, some light bitterness and some lingering sweetness. Rather soft and light with just the slightest residual sweetness on the finish. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, average APA.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

kramer
3.1
Happy Valley (PA) Stratus
Clear yellow body with a creamy nitro white head. The nose is light pale and bready maltiness with a slight floral note. The flavor is lightly grainy and bready maltiness, just a minimal hint of hops on the finish, overall just a bit bland. Light bodied with the usual thinnish nitro feel. Meh, ok, but not a whole lot of character.
Sunday, December 11, 2016

kramer
3.7
Happy Valley (PA) LeMonster
Clear dark gold body with a small wispy white head. The nose is big citrusy, juicy, and resiny hops with a moderate, but not overly sweet smelling caramel maltiness. The flavor is pretty balanced, lots of hops and malt. I like the hop mix in here, thereís plenty of the usual citrus, but also a nice tropical fruitiness as well. Clean caramel malt base that lets the hops shine bright. Medium to full bodied with an almost chewy texture and soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice DIPA, much better than the average brewpub offering.
Sunday, December 11, 2016

kramer
3.5
Happy Valley (PA) Renegade
Pours a clear dark reddish amber with a wispy beige head. The nose is richly malty with a nice toasted and dark caramel maltiness. A decent amount of citrusy hops in the nose as well. The flavor is all hops up front, bracing and bitter, but then the toasted, slightly grainy maltiness dominates the middle. Mixed malt/hops finish that has good duration. Medium to full bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation. Pretty good stuff.
Sunday, December 11, 2016

kramer
4.3
Happy Valley (PA) Joe
Rather dark brown body with a thin ring of brown head. The nose is amazing, tons of fresh brewed coffee, nice roastiness, some nice citrusy notes from the coffee. Man I love coffee beers. The flavor is pretty amazing as well, loads of coffee, but still the chocolate and roasted maltiness shines. A light bitterness and a slight burnt malt note on the finish rounds it all out. Medium bodied, just slightly clingy, with soft fizzy carbonation. An astounding beer for me, but I love coffee, so take that for what itís worth.
Sunday, December 11, 2016

kramer
3.9
Happy Valley (PA) Headknocker
Clear copper body with a slight beige wispy head. The nose is pretty malty, with some caramel, but also a bit of crystal malt iced tea notes that I donít like. Moderate citrusy hops. The flavor is very sweet on the whole, lots of caramel and toffee, less apparent crystal malt, citrusy and fruity hoppiness on the finish. Medium bodied, a bit sticky, soft carbonation. Kinda on the fence with this one, I mostly like it I guess, not boozy at all, which is great. I think I like it more, the more I have.
Sunday, December 11, 2016

kramer
3.5
Happy Valley (PA) Zzebert
Cloudy and hazy pink body. Small fizzy head. Nice tart and snappy raspberry nose. The flavor is light, but not overly sweet or syrupy. Rather natural tasting. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation.
Friday, December 9, 2016

kramer
3.5
Happy Valley (PA) Village Idiot
Cloudy amber body with a small wispy white head. Nose is spicy, lots of coriander and orange peel. The flavor is less spicy than expected, fairly well balanced. Nice lingering finish. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.
Friday, December 9, 2016

kramer
3.2
Happy Valley (PA) Singletrack
Clear dark amber with a small wispy beige head. The nose is toasty and slightly sweet with a light floral hoppiness. Tastes pretty well like a fat tire clone to me. Lingering caramel sweetness. Medium bodied with a bit of stickiness. Soft fizzy carbonation. Meh.
Friday, December 9, 2016

kramer
3.1
Happy Valley (PA) Knuckleball
Clear copper with a small wispy beige head. The nose is floral and delicate hoppiness over a light caramel and toasty malt base. Flavor is bright with some perfumy hops and light bitterness. Lingering yeastiness. Soft on the palate with gentle carbonation. Lingering catty hops. Interesting but not great.
Friday, December 9, 2016

kramer
3.8
Happy Valley (PA) HopGoblin
Clear dark gold with a small fizzy white head. The nose is zesty and fruity with some nice tropical fruits. Light belgian yeastiness. Light bodied and delicious. Soft and bright.
Friday, December 9, 2016

kramer
3.5
Happy Valley (PA) HayDay
Clear light yellow. Lightt grassy hops with a bit of wheat. Light and delicate with a soft yeastiness. Gentle hops. Light lingering wheat and bitterness. Light bodied and very smooth.
Friday, December 9, 2016

Msdrbeat
3
Happy Valley (PA) Headknocker
On tap at Happy Valley Brewing. Pours clear brown with white lacing. Sweet malty aroma. Quite sweet. More sweet than it should.
Friday, November 25, 2016

Msdrbeat
3.1
Happy Valley (PA) LeMonster
On tap at Happy Valley Brewing. Pours Amber. Strong tropical hop aroma. Bitter but a bit too sweet from the effect to get the ABV up.
Friday, November 25, 2016

Msdrbeat
3.8
Happy Valley (PA) Tailgater
On tap at Happy Valley Brewing. Pours yellow with white lacing. Hoppy aroma with a hint of fruit. Crisp and bitter with a hint of orange.
Friday, November 25, 2016

Msdrbeat
3.4
Happy Valley (PA) Joe
On tap at Happy Valley Brewing. Pours pitch black. Minimal coffee pacing. Very dark roast. Really bitter malt and a bit too much acidity for me.
Friday, November 25, 2016

Msdrbeat
4.1
Happy Valley (PA) Phyrst Phamily Stout
On tap at Happy Valley Brewing. Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. Chocolate oatmeal aroma. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Very nice.
Friday, November 25, 2016

Msdrbeat
3.1
Happy Valley (PA) HayDay
On tap at Happy Valley Brewing. Pale straw pour with white lacing. Light. More malt than wheat. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, November 25, 2016

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 9, 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 1, 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 4, 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 4, 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