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Victory Harvest Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Victory Harvest Ale
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88
very good

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Highly aromatic and sensual, this novel pale ale delivers a fresh hop flavor like no other brew. Its secret? Fresh hops piled into our boiling kettle just hours after their harvest. With many more of their essential oils intact, these ‘wet’ hops add glorious middle notes of juicy, fruit and tea-like bite to play off of its lightly toasted malt character deliciously.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 10-01-2006)
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4.71/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Golden orange with a think white head that leaves behind a lot of lace.

S- Very dank and grassy. I also pick up onion and tropical fruit notes.

T- Starts off slighty sweet with a lot if dankness and onion flavor. Grassy, berry, and tropical fruit flavors become prominent in the finish. You're left with a pleasing mild bitterness and grainy malt on the tounge.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O- An amazing beer. It reminds me a lot of Hop Ranch in the flavor arena. It's kind of pricey and I've only seen it for sale directly from Victory. If you get a chance to try it don't turn it down.

y2jrock60, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Got this at Victory in Downingtown.

I'm a HUGE fan of Hop Ranch and I was told it was a little similar so I was hoping for the best. Popped the top off a bottle and had a whiff and it was disappointingly tame., more malt then anything else. That aside, I had a slug and it had a HUGE grapefruit front to it. More then you'd get from a grapefruit, I believe. It wasn't the clear, almost singular grapefruit from Hop Ranch but more like Sixpoint's Rad...it kind of half tasted like a 6.5% grapefruit juice. But I liked Rad and I liked this, also. Finally, as the very end of it is going down the throat I notice a distinct but mellow breadiness that kind of took the bulk of the grapefruit off the tongue.

I'd say you really have to like grapefruit to like this and it could have been a little less abrupt at the end. It could also stand to be a little cheaper...$9 for 4 12oz bottles at Victory! That aside, I really enjoyed it.

MarkGamber, Oct 13, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Burnished amber with 1/2-inch, off-white oatmeal-colored head with decent retention and a line of crusty lace at the top of the glass.

S: Big floral and citrus hops aroma greets with a pretty substantial caramel and fruity ale backing aromas. The fruity character is probably somewhat yeast derived. No detectable alcohol qualities.

T: Whopping fruity hops flavors with orange, grapefruit, lime, and floral qualities as well. The malt backbone is fairly caramelly with some bready malt/yeast character. The yeast character extends with some fruity esters as well. Moderately bitter. Nice beer with great wet hop flavor.

M: A tad thin in mouthfeel with lightish body, it comes off a bit watery. This isn't a super combo with all the fruity character. Finish is average-dry for the style.

O: A really solid brew that would be a bit better with some more body and a little lower ABV. All in all though, this is a good beer that whets the wet hop appetite very well.

argock, Dec 30, 2013
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Victory Harvest Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.