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Victory 1337 - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chinchill on 03-04-2014)
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.14/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a slightly hazy dark golden copper color with apricot colored edges and a two finger frothy, off-white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving streaks of soapy lacing in its path.

The aroma of this beer is pretty bland with a floral, perfume-like hop presence that's countered by a sweet caramel malt backbone. Somewhat earthy and resinous with dirt/soil-like quality along with grass and pine needle but the hop presence in the nose is surprisingly weak. Sweet malt character that's reminiscent of crystal and English malts giving off some caramel, toffee, toast and roasted nut.

On the fuller end of medium body with earthy hop bitterness that lingers over the sweet malt backbone into an astringent metallic finish. This beer starts off okay reminding me of an English bitter with some pine needle, grass and earthy soil countered by a sweet malt backbone but there's a really unpleasant lingering chemical flavor that comes in mid-palate which continues long after the finish. Some syrupy caramel sweetness with toffee and hazelnut followed by metallic adjunct like sweetness that kind of ruins things for me. The description of this beer is vague but whatever it is, they shouldn't have "dusted it off" in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 04:24:59 | More by corby112
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

07-15-2014 13:10:52 | More by IPAchris
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.8%

04-12-2014 23:34:43 | More by weeare138
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tclipse

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-20-2014 21:21:50 | More by tclipse
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rodemey2

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-11-2014 05:11:41 | More by rodemey2
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-22-2014 22:16:01 | More by muletrane
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-23-2014 12:47:58 | More by TheNightwatchman
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Sweenz


3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-12-2014 12:40:26 | More by Sweenz
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Paz8812

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-25-2014 02:06:47 | More by Paz8812
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-22-2014 01:55:00 | More by Drknight
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jaywes754

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-17-2014 22:34:12 | More by jaywes754
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-12-2014 15:10:15 | More by Houser
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shaebs99

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-29-2014 23:44:11 | More by shaebs99
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-19-2014 03:39:17 | More by PA-Michigander
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-30-2014 01:33:05 | More by GiantMidget
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-15-2014 00:46:43 | More by Zetcha7x
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-19-2014 19:14:31 | More by Lehighace06
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j1knapp

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-06-2014 03:29:48 | More by j1knapp
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-26-2014 03:43:07 | More by djrn2
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devilfluff

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-08-2014 01:30:12 | More by devilfluff
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-07-2014 00:01:30 | More by garuda
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very deep copper color with a thick, creamy white head, an extraordinary generous amount of tight, small bubble carbonation, and sticky lacing that leaves a dense, thick layer on top.

S - Earthy, toasted caramel malt, small amount of lemon, and piney.

T - Toasted caramel malt sweetness, bready, up front with halfway through a wave of pine and light citrus and floral bitterness comes crashing in over the top of the malt base and rides it out for a long, lingering bitter finish.

M - Thick medium body, light velvet smoothness on the tongue, very dry finish.

O - If I were blindfolded, I'd swear this is Hop Devil reincarnated. Balanced and more English than American. Looks like a devil, smells like a devil, tastes like a devil ... must be a devil? What knocked my score down is towards the end of the bomber the malt got cloying sweet as it warmed up which I didn't care for. A solid beer but perhaps better off in a 12 oz bottle where it could stay colder from start to finish? As it warmed up, it really loss the bitter bite that it had when cold. If you like Hop Devil and English style IPA's, definitely worth a try. Wouldn't buy it again, though.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 22:57:06 | More by jzeilinger
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark copper color with good clarity. The head is around two fingers high, with a pale yellow color. It retains nicely and has a soft creaminess, leaving a sticky web of lacing around the glass.

S: One could be forgiven if they mistook it for an English IPA or *shudder* even an ESB. This is completely forgivable given the (relative) age of the recipe. I'm getting a ton of earthen bitterness I'd expect from EKG or Fuggles, rather than (say) Cascade. Malts are very toffee-like, as well. I wish some of the fruit esters were more prevalent, but I'll deal. It still does a very good job for what it is.

T: There actually *is* a touch of opening citrus, but it's quickly drowned out by earthen, piny hops. The (healthy) malt backbone brings a lot of caramel, toffee, and even brown sugar. It's also a bit piny finishing. Exhales/burps are almost like peanut butter. I'm impressed how the caramel malts don't run roughshod over everything, too. No, it's not my style of IPA, but I just can't deny how deftly executed it is.

M: The crisp finish cuts through the sweetness well at first. Even as the sweetness builds, it still remains fairly dry and easy to drink. It doesn't even rely on high carbonation to dry it out, either. It's just really well attenuated yet balanced nicely.

O: Unabashedly, it's an old school IPA. It's not a jaw dropper, but it's a good history lesson to show how far IPAs have come in damn near 30 years. As an ESB, however, it's flat-out fantastic - leave it to Victory to make this one very likable (I *DON'T* like old-school IPAs or ESBs, normally). I could drink pints of this stuff if so inclined.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 22:55:29 | More by ThisWangsChung
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andthevolcano

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-16-2014 01:33:18 | More by andthevolcano
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-15-2014 02:42:20 | More by st9647v3
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Victory 1337 from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.