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Victory 1337 - Victory Brewing Company

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84
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chinchill on 03-04-2014)
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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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.

Photo of jaywes754
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of andthevolcano
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of murphius1118
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of WuBByG999
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of j1knapp
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ridgeline23
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Swift989
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of GiantMidget
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of shaebs99
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of Paz8812
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of oberon
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Photo of beerfinder
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of tclipse
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Tucquan
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of larryi86
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A clear deep amber with a two finger white head.

S- Nice hoppiness, some grapefruit, floral hops, pine, caramel malts.

T- Citrus/grapefruit upfront, some caramel malts, big piney/earth bitter finish.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- Not Victory's best but still a nice IPA at a good price. Worth trying love the idea of them dusting off an old home brew recipe.

Photo of Lehighace06
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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 Zach136
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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