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Victory Harvest Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

410 Ratings
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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 15
Gots: 49 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  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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5/5  rDev +20.8%

mriley1984, Nov 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

jmalko, Nov 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Bigtimmy, May 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Holy shit, Victory! You've just out done yourself.
What a beautiful, smelly, tasty, delicious pale ale we have here.
Dank, resinous, floral, citrus, pine, weed, feet, tree, grass, everything you want to taste in in APA is going on here.
I thought they outdid themselves with DirtWolf. I was wrong. Gahh!. Delicious.
Easily compares to ZombieDust, PseudoSue and all the other big boys, IMO.
VICTORY!!

handcrafty, Nov 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

ProstMasterson, Nov 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Freddytopper, Nov 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Icculus09, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of foggylovesbeer
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great fresh-hop beer. Have had this on tap at Victory twice in the past month and the second time around was better than the first. This beer has a wonderful, hoppy aroma and goes down really smooth. Both times I have had this on-tap, in a 22oz Willi Becher glass.

foggylovesbeer, Oct 20, 2006
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Furley80, Oct 24, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +18.4%

Therealfootball, Oct 31, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +18.4%

Jagzfan86, Nov 13, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +16.9%

HopHead_, Nov 07, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +15.9%

Mflanaga, Nov 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

HopsForBrains, Saturday at 03:31 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

TheFightfan1, Nov 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

baklo, Nov 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

tjdrewry, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of JednoPivoProsim
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. ENJOY BY: 10 MAR 2015.

Appearance: Bright clear light amber to reddish orange body with a thinner white head. Lots of carbonation.

Smell: Tremendous aroma of floral hops, sweet malt backbone plays the lightest complimentary role.

Taste: One of the juiciest ales I have had the pleasure of tasting. Dank floral goodness coats the tongue, top to bottom back to front. A hint of spiciness in the aftertaste. A touch of caramel malt sweetness for just the slightest balance. The wet Citra hops really shine here, reminding me why they are one of my favorite varieties.

Mouthfeel: Astringent is the only word I can put here.

Overall: I had this on tap at the Roasthouse Pub in Urbana (near Frederick) after a long day of hiking (which included my first stint on the Appalachian Trail!) I fell in love with this on tap, but was afraid the bottle would let me down...it did not! My father, who tried a sip and is not fond of hoppy beers, asked if there were peaches in this. I told him that flavor just came from using juicy wet hops in the right combination. Almost a perfect 5 for me!

JednoPivoProsim, Nov 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

wanderlust389, Nov 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

thampel09, Nov 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

scott2269, Sunday at 09:17 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

ridgeline23, Nov 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

JHop, Oct 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

victory4me, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Odysseyalien
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

This is probably as close to a perfect beverage or certainly the closest to perfect for an American pale ale as you're gonna get. There are certainly other excellent APA's out there but the really special brews move on to a higher category. Apples and oranges really -- none of the competitors are really better than each other. But each bring their own special attribute to the table.

Victory Harvest Ale is such a bew. It is a bouquet of flavors dancing on your tongue and without an exceptionally high ABV. Truly a work of art. Between this and their Dirt Wolf double IPA, Victory is becoming one of my top three favorite breweries.

Odysseyalien, Nov 04, 2014
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Victory Harvest Ale from Victory Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.