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1337 Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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83
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
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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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.

DavoleBomb, May 05, 2014
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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.

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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.

crag, Mar 31, 2014
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1337 Ale from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.