Hop Ticket Dry Hopped Pils - Victory Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +6.1%
Pours a clean golden, with nice white head of foam. Light wisp of lace.
Nose is crisp malts and a touch of lemony hops. Nice.
Taste is sharp and punchy up front, but smoothed out by a firm malt character. The zesty lemon hops are prominent and add a perfect counterbalance for the grainy lager character. A delicious beer! Prost!
08-27-2014 15:43:45 | More by secondtooth
2.5/5 rDev -33.7%
This beer was only marginally better than the Session IPA from the same summer sampler pack. I can understand the desire to want to cash in on the popularity if Session Beers but please do not sacrifice taste especially when you're known for knock your socks of taste. Did this beer taste as advertised, yes but it totally lacked inspiration. Victory please do not give up on your inspiration. This beer and the watery grassy other Session beer in your Summer Sample pack need to go, they're not worthy of you name.
08-25-2014 16:10:11 | More by crag
3.7/5 rDev -1.9%
Enjoy by 10/15/14. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a pale golden with a small white head that fades and leaves solid lacing and retention. The aromas have alot of sweet corn. Pilsener malts are there. Fresh bread. Subtle caramel notes. The flavors are very earthy. Very sharp and crisp. The dry-hopping becomes very noticeable. Some black pepper in the mix. Pretty spicy. Some pine notes. Lemon zest in the finish. Hints of lime too. Finishes very dry. Mouthfeel is light with a nice body to it; active carbonation. Very smooth and easy drinking. Fun to drink.
The aromas are lackluster, but the flavors more than make up for it. You get exactly what they advertise. This is a dry-hopped pilsener, no doubt about it. It stays true to the style and doesn't try to be an IPA or a hybrid. Nice beer.
08-24-2014 00:55:21 | More by BB1313
2.94/5 rDev -22%
BOTTLE: 12 fl oz brown glass. Appealing label. Branded blue/red pry-off pressure cap.
5.5% ABV. Reviewed as a pilsner per the label. Served cold. Reviewed live. Side-poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass in high altitude Castle Rock, CO.
No bubble show forms as it's poured.
HEAD: Four fingers wide. Off-white colour. Okay creaminess and thickness. Nice (~5+ minute) retention. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.
BODY: Clear pilsner yellow of above average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.
Overall, it looks pretty good for a pilsner, but isn't unique or special. Well within style conventions. Appears well-carbonated.
AROMA: Pils malts, sharp floral hops, and grassy hop notes. Light crackery malts. A kiss of spice; clove, maybe. It's a pretty basic aroma for a pils.
No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable. Overall, it's an inoffensive aroma of mild strength.
TASTE: Crackery malts. Pils malts. Floral hop notes. Clean barley.
It's an intensely flavoured pilsner, to be sure. Bludgeons the drinker with its imbalanced hop notes. It's not a cohesive or well-executed build, and lacks subtlety. One of the most heavy-handed pilsner flavour profiles I've ever come across. Definitely overhopped, with shallow depth of flavour.
TEXTURE: Unreasonably dry for a pilsner. Chalky. Smooth. Dries out the mouth, leaving the palate rough and scratchy. Medium-bodied. Overly thick for a pils. Sharp and overcarbonated.
Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.
This unrefreshing texture really saps the drinkability of the beer. Its dry feel discouraged the drinker from wanting a second.
OVERALL: Actually quite undrinkable for a pils; the texture is a mess and it's overbearingly hoppy. I wouldn't buy this again. A huge miss from Victory. Not sure what they were going for with this one.
08-23-2014 04:05:58 | More by kojevergas
3.79/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.
Deep buttery gold, and a little bit brassy and green hued body. Quite clear with minimal rising carbonation, and a bleach white two finger head with soapy retention.
Slight chewy malt on the nose, with a bit of density. Slightly juiced hop angle and aroma, with some tropical wet punch, and faint weak orange. Not bad, kind of interesting, a bit unexpected.
Palate comes quite varied. Quite dank feeling and a bit of juiced tropical goodness. Slight crisp finish, but with more malt density and a somewhat bakery bread finish. Some faint pine lingering hop bitterness that really manages to last on the swallow.
Overall not too bad, quite interesting if a little bit unexpected.
08-14-2014 00:43:04 | More by smakawhat
Hop Ticket Dry Hopped Pils from Victory Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.