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1337 Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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1337 Ale1337 Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

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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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

07-15-2014 13:10:03 | More by IPAchris
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.8%

05-18-2014 18:32:59 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

05-06-2014 00:36:35 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.8%

05-24-2014 17:14:28 | More by DeutschesBier
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a honey color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of hops. Taste is hops, some bitterness, light pine, no real malts to speak of. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an ok beer, but certainly not one of Victory's better efforts.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 11:55:10 | More by tone77
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efrank

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-18-2014 02:28:11 | More by efrank
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-30-2014 19:20:04 | More by atrocity
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-02-2014 05:28:20 | More by Gregvg
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-04-2014 11:40:08 | More by beerfinder
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supermanny

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-13-2014 00:52:35 | More by supermanny
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-03-2014 23:18:57 | More by Iamstryker
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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-14-2014 17:25:40 | More by sendbeer
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-09-2014 13:11:48 | More by paulys55
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-29-2014 20:07:05 | More by bacher468
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blameo

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-24-2014 20:35:23 | More by blameo
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-07-2014 21:46:17 | More by Profchaos20
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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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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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Pennsylvania

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New Jersey

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Pennsylvania

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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1337 Ale from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.