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Victory Harvest Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Victory Harvest Ale
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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% 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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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

There's only one time of year to celebrate the true vibrantly fresh aroma, taste and sensations that the hop harvest brings. Before all the drying out and vacuum sealing all those natural, botanical and herbal juices, still in tact, meet the brew kettle for beer character that uniquely brings the flavor of fall.

Its deep golden color casts a brilliantly clear sheen through a malty sweet center, but never gives the eye any secrets of the hoppy balance within. But once the nose clears the rim of the glass, an explosion of hop aromas abound. Distinctly vegetal, citrusy and herbal, the beer's grassy bouquet commands attention with utter ease.

The middle palate draws upon a medium-light caramel support with the light starch of malt and biscuit in undertow. Its quickly receding sweetness gives the hoppy fruit impressions a succulent, ripe and fresh taste. Stealing the show are the flavors of pink grapefruit, freshly zested orange, a berry medley and a piquant lemon verbena and lime peel earthy tang. Growing bitterness carries a spicy grass and peppercorn balance to keep new waves of flavors washing over the palate with every sip.

Drying to near perfection in finish, the beer's late impressions are citrusy bitter, sticky with fresh pine resins and distinctly herbal for a deeply earthen tea-like refreshment to the palate.

BEERchitect, Wednesday at 06:18 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a copper color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to nothing aside from a ring around the glass

S: Citrus and pine straight in your face. A little bit of peppery malt/hop combo as well, but the citrus and pine dominate

T: Follows the nose. Citrus and pine up front, with a nice peppery malt backing that helps to cut bitterness and lends a little body. Definitely has a little bit of the Victory house yeast signature, as well. Finishes with a light lingering bitterness and some of the maltiness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: This is almost like a tamed version of DirtWolf or Hop Ranch. At 6.5% abv, it has slightly less body but still most of the hop flavor. The wet hops definitely help in that department. Definitely worth picking up, especially if you a fan of the aforementioned DIPAs

BEERMILER12, Yesterday at 06:18 AM
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

The bar was high and it didn't meet expectations. Too much grapefruit. Nice scent, color and aftertaste (after a while) but the bitter grapefruit taste was too much. Won't buy again.

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Victory Harvest Ale from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.