Victory 1337 - Victory Brewing Company

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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: chinchill on 03-04-2014)
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I poured this thing straight from the fridge. I thought it was a Hefeweizen at first, but damn I was wrong. its an IPA, and thank God!

It looks like an IPA. translucent goldenrod body that used to have a half inch head. Now its a thin ring. No carbonation really, but I like that.

For an IPA, its very, um, balanced. But I think back to the idea behind this beer. Apparently (accoding to the label) this recipe was created in the 90s. I get a nice hop profile of lemon peel, orange extract, and slight pine. It really makes me think it heavily dosed with Centennial.

I've actually come to enjoy the taste as it warms. At first it was a mellow American Pale Ale, but as it warms, the lemon rind and orange extract just come out. It almost feels slick. This hop profile is really a sadly missed commodity anymore. Nowadays everyone is making it all juicy oranges and mangoes, but this hop profile is the industry standard. Beers like this, Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster, and Smuttynose Finest Kind IPA have gotten lost in the hype. The light body and balance of pine and slick citrus fruits are a nice addition.

That orange extract and lemon peel/rind mentioned earlier were purposeful. That stuff adds a slick characteristic to the mouthfeel, like you' actually consuming the extract. I like it, it just kind of kills what could be a sweet body. Ample bitterness really comes out to play here, and it lingers late. I like this beer the more I drink it, and you should as well.

Fucking fantastic, super affordable IPA from a solid brewery.

Photo of Ashey_Darkfruit
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It poured with 1 1/8 fingers of head.

Strong Amberish smell similar to a spring evening of 1998.

Tart forward with a solid dark fruit finish. I should mention that while the finish was full on dark fruit it was surprisingly light on ashiness.

Mouthful was rather light but tannins are noticed.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $4.99 (I think, I tossed the receipt) at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, bright, amber body with a good, lasting, off-white head accumulating a fair amount of lacing.

Smell: Toasted breadcrust, lightly grainy, fire-licked sugars paired with fragrant and fruity tropical hops with a thin vein of humble earthiness tucked in rear.

Taste: Caramel glazed grains and bready pale malted barley with a growing sugar crust sweetness. Has an inviting fruity hop character, with plenty of lemon and sweet orange atop an underlying earthiness. Medium-plus bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Very minor stickiness present in the mouthfeel.

Overall: Has a nice ale fullness with a firm, supportive caramelly malt backbone.

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4.04/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of IronLover
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Weathered copper orange in color with a slight haze. Poured with a short, dense off-white foam that reduced to a wispy cap that left wet sticky lacings down the glass. Sweet caramel malt aroma with a well-balanced citrus and floral hop presence and hints of toasted and lightly burnt caramel beneath. Medium bodied with soft, yet assertive carbonation and a light tanginess around the edges. Floral hop flavors up front with a hint of citrus hoppiness in the middle. Sturdy caramel and toasted malt backbone throughout. Floral hop and sweet caramel malt flavors stand alone at the end as this finishes dryly with a lingering bitterness. Very subtle hop and malt nuances with a pleasant feel and dry finish. Love the premise for the brew and the name....wish I could make a homebrew that was as good as this.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of RonfromJersey
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange, topped by four fingers of rocky white foam. Little drips of lace dot glass.

Big fruity aroma, heavy on the orange. Bits of bread too. Pine also.

Solid sweet malt foundation coats the tongue. Some fruit in the middle. Big bitter bite at the swallow, which ligers long.

Smooth medium to full mouthfeel.

A nice one hot from Bill and Ron's notebook.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of avalon07
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark copper color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: Had a decent aroma of hops, malt, and some pine.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of hops, pine, an earthy quality, and a bit of malt thrown in as well. Tastes more like a English IPA than the American iteration, but that's not a bad thing. Much hoppier than an English IPA, but still well balanced.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A pretty solid IPA. It's tasty, vibrant, and drinkable.

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Victory 1337 from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.