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Victory 1337 - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.99%
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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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-26-2014 03:43:07 | More by djrn2
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4.14/5  rDev +11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 19:35:12 | More by ChainGangGuy
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North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The website says American IPA,but man this has a big bready malt profile like an APA or American ESB,anyways a moot point.Pours into an imperial pint glass a glear lighter amber shade with a thinner lacey white head atop.Earthy and mild leafy hops mixed with toasted bread in the aromas,some caramel and fruitiness comes thru as well.Fresh bread dough on the palate with light toast,caramel lends sweetness,the hops are earthy and leafy in the finish,a German noble hop profile along with maybe some Chinooks?I don't know.I really like this beer it reminds me of some of the beers brewed around PA. that I drank alot of while I lived in Norristown 2002-2004 with it's breadiness and earthy hop profiles.Like an American ESB in my humble opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 21:50:54 | More by oberon
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-09-2014 03:32:51 | More by nickfl
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-01-2014 13:18:25 | More by Slatetank
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2.14/5  rDev -42.6%
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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3/5  rDev -19.6%

04-12-2014 23:34:43 | More by weeare138
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-14-2014 00:25:45 | More by Georgiabeer
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3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 8/15/2014. Pours lightly cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange, lemon zest, grapefruit, caramel, toast, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/floral hops and caramel/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of orange, lemon zest, grapefruit, caramel, toast, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light floral/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of orange, lemon zest, grapefruit, caramel, toast, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of citrus/floral hops and caramel/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Overall this is a very nice beer. It is listed as an IPA, but this fully fits into the ESB style for me. Very nice balance and robustness of citrus/floral hops and caramel/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 21:39:10 | More by superspak
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South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).

Aroma of an IPA but has the milder flavor of an APA. Excellent balance.
Very soft in the mouth and mild bitterness given the pungent level of hops in the nose. Sessionable.

Feel: Dry and crisp. Near medium body lively carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2014 01:03:23 | More by chinchill
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South Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 02:13:27 | More by avalon07
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-06-2014 19:42:52 | More by KevinGordon
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-12-2014 02:54:20 | More by AngusOg
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-22-2014 16:39:04 | More by petermethot
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-15-2014 02:42:20 | More by st9647v3
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 04:35:19 | More by RonfromJersey
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-09-2014 03:39:09 | More by Lovely85
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-19-2014 23:59:49 | More by Tucquan
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3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into an IPA glass. I believe it says enjoy by 8/15

A - Clear, deep amber body, 2-finger off white head and good lacing.

S - Big malty backbones itch floral and piney hops peeking through.

T - moderate bitterness, piney herbal , grass hop flavor.

M - medium body with a milky finish.

O - Cool idea, I'm glad they nailed down the Hop Devil recipe though.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 00:46:17 | More by Zach136
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3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

There is no date on the bottle so the age is unknown.
The aroma still has some hops to it. I can smell candied hops and fruity hops.
Pours a burnished orange copper color. The head is smallish and dense with some spotty lacing.
Appears to some sediment suspended in the beer giving a hazy look.
The taste is tart and malty then hoppy. I can taste some caramel malts and perhaps some biscuit notes but light on the hops.
Drinks course on the palate.
Very vague in it's style.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 12:00:59 | More by micromaniac129
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3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
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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3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-14-2014 18:45:59 | More by Oakenator
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West Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Golden tan, ruby brown with a nice 1 inch foamy head, lots of lacing.

Smell - Mild mix of citric hops and caramel malts. Orange, some grapefruit along with a faint aroma of rye. Some yeasty sugars with some added spices also.

Taste - Starts off with a mild sweet hop kick that's mixed with some caramel malts. Very herbal, with some spices and rye thrown in to provide some nice bold flavors. Light grapefruit, orange and lemon give it a apa like fell. More caramel and toffee malts come out at the finish with a little dark fruit, plum and fig flavor.

Mouthfeel - Hops are light on the tongue along with some caramel malts. Palate gets herbal hops, more malts and a little spice kick. Aftertaste is malty, caramel and toffee.

Overall - A nice lightly hopped ipa with strong caramel malts. Tasty, easy to enjoy and plenty of flavor. Its not a complex brew but it packs plenty of flavor minus high alcohol and high price tag for most bombers. For sure worth a drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 23:21:17 | More by wvsabbath
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Victory 1337 from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.