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1337 Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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1337 Ale1337 Ale

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83
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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:
In 1978, our world was more about street hockey and "Star Wars" than brewing beer—after all, we were only 15. But in October of that year, President Jimmy Carter signed legislation that legalized brewing beer at home for personal or family use. H.R. 1337 went into effect 1979 and a few years later my ever-resourceful Dad was cranking out credible lagers.

In 1985, we took up the hobby for the flavor and the culture of handcrafting beer. Cheering the opening of each new "microbrewery," we honed our craft. Hoppy ales were the vogue and bold enough in flavor to mask the flaws a novice brewer often stumbles into.

Now, with a brew kit that makes 200 barrels per batch and 49 years professional experience between us, we have things pretty dialed in. So we dusted off an old, old recipe of ours to ride the wayback machine with you. Hoppy trails, behind us and ahead for all!

(Beer added by: crag on 03-31-2014)
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crag

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a Growler of it over a weekend. Great pale ale - very drinkable, I wasn't expecting to be blown away by Bill & Ron's first home brew. Nice gold color with a pleasant hop aroma, not much head and very little lace. No lingering after taste which makes this an excellent thirst quencher or a "Victory Starter" for the uninitiated.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2014 18:57:22 | More by crag
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Ultimate

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

04-20-2014 15:45:36 | More by Ultimate
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SteveB24

New York

4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance; nice, slightly hazy, amber color, pours a small/ medium amount of off white head that settles into lacing that clings the glass tightly. steady stream of bubbles constantly rising to the surface in the beer itself.

smell; pleasant hop notes that include pine and mild citrus. hint of sweetness in there as well.

taste; nearly identical to the aroma. mildly citrusy, with pine, citrus, hints of flowery ester, kick of malt sweetness in the background.

mouthfeel; medium body, mild carbonation, slightly oily but not heavy, moisture lingers on the tongue in a distinct way.

overall; very good for when you're looking for a beer that isn't heavy or offensive but still want to be satisfied by something mildly complex. if it was made in six packs i would probably add it to my list of go to's.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 20:51:42 | More by SteveB24
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.75 A: Clear dark orange color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is very good and plentiful lacing is left.

4.0 S: This smells pretty damn good. It has a viney, grassy caramel thing going. There's also a good bit of citrusy orange with just a hint of lemon.

4.0 T: The taste is also very good. Grassy hops with citrusy undertones. Orange is strong with lemon, apple, and peach. Deep, complex caramel.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Velvety richness and super smooth.

4.0 D: This is a good beer. It's been a while since an IPA impressed me.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 00:47:02 | More by DavoleBomb
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-20-2014 20:20:26 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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bret717

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-13-2014 04:46:30 | More by bret717
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-17-2014 14:25:21 | More by tvghost
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-26-2014 23:00:39 | More by Oakenator
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-24-2014 23:52:50 | More by WuBByG999
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PatM

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-30-2014 01:01:34 | More by PatM
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-06-2014 23:09:03 | More by Giantspace
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark orange / amber color with a 2" head that slowly falls to a thick surface covering. Nice lace develops.

Smell: caramel and a mild hop presence is detectable by the nose.

Taste: caramel, bready malt, some mild orange tones, ripe fruits, and a milder than expected bitterness, Some earthy tones are also present.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied bere. Lightly crisp throughout. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a very easy to consume beer that has that homebrew taste to it that reminded me of some batches I made years ago. Very enjoybale beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 17:42:54 | More by Gavage
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Slightly hazy amber brown color with plenty of carbonation bubbles feeding the 1/4 inch of head that sticks around for a bit. Nice lacing for Homebrew.
S - Citrus hops, orange peel, squeeze of lemon and a nice caramel malt backbone.
T - Lemon rind and bitter grapefruit almost sour. The body is bready and not overall sweet. Leaves a bitter bite on the tongue. Not bad!
M - A bit on the medium side so it drinks heavier than I expected. Still goes down easy enough.

Overall its a decent IPA reminds me of Voodoo in a way since they are a commercial but home brew kind of brewery. Worth the price at just 6 bucks a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 02:32:38 | More by DrDemento456
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-16-2014 02:00:15 | More by whatname
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-22-2014 18:51:17 | More by st9647v3
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-17-2014 03:03:33 | More by crowsnest
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-28-2014 01:00:50 | More by rfgetz
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-13-2014 15:30:16 | More by Drknight
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Bonis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-27-2014 21:13:24 | More by Bonis
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-18-2014 12:52:46 | More by InspectorBob
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-04-2014 14:44:21 | More by Shandycan
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ajdemma

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-05-2014 01:37:25 | More by ajdemma
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-20-2014 15:44:58 | More by Casey3236
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a perfect pint glass. 6/16

Pours copper colored, some orange, next to no foam. Malty nose, a little bready too. Faint citrus. Light pale taste, firm hop, some bitter which fades into the malt. Firm carbonation. Little bit of bitter hangs out. Simple by tasty. Love the concept of bringing back an old recipe for a specialty bomber.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 13:10:51 | More by KTCamm
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metter98

New York

3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is somewhat hazy orange amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige colored head that gradually died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge, and bits of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of caramel malts but any associated sweetness is masked out by the underlying malts, the latter of which contribute a slight amount of bitterness and faint hints of pine.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Compared to today's IPAs, this beer might taste a little bland, but is interesting to try if you want to see what the brewmasters' predecessor to Hop Devil Ale tasted like. It's not bad for a homebrew recipe.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 22:08:19 | More by metter98
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1337 Ale from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.