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Victory Harvest Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 13
Gots: 47 | 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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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

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, Oct 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

JRoPA, Yesterday at 01:16 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

A - Clear amber/copper body. Medium head leaves heavy lacing. Never fades completely.
S - Dank. I don't use that term lightly. This is a very dank ale. Smells like a packet of hop pellets.
T - Hop juice. Citrus, tropical hops. Some pine, but not resin. The malt is only there as a balance to the hops and not much more.
M - Light body, low/medium carb. Coats the palate. Bitterness lingers.
O - An excellent wet hop ale. Although I haven't come across one that I didn't like. Seek this one out.

ColdOneKev, Yesterday at 01:13 AM
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4.48/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

Shnanign, Yesterday at 12:26 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Copper transparent body with a soapy white head. Fresh hop, pine aroma with a hint of spice. A touch of black pepper in the flavor with grassy and herbal notes as well. Hop forward with a light warmth in the finish. Gentle bitterness lingers. Tasty.

Huhzubendah, Friday at 11:09 PM
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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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Victory Harvest Ale from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.