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Victory Harvest Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

495 Ratings
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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 16
Gots: 60 | 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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This beer is a medium-dark orange, bright and almost completely clear, somewhat coppery overall. The head is just a touch off-white, easing in at about 3/4 finger with moderate retention. It leaves a film on top with some foaming at the edges that achieves tiny but dense spotting with some ringing where it settles in the glass.
This is an aromatic one for sure, lots of hops pouring out when the bottle is opened. It's got lots of citrus, herb and pine with a spicy herbal note becoming prominent, maybe a touch of earth but mingling dank notes with brighter ones. Malts are notable for balance while letting fresh hops dominate.
Hop oils are fresh and delicious and seemingly plentiful in this pale ale that drinks like an IPA. Lots of the herb hits of the tongue first without diminishing while piny wood/dry notes strike. Malts hold up the middle just enough to even out the pithy-leaning bitterness and keeping it in check without lowering it. Spiciness remains strong in the herb as well as black pepper notes while a touch of fruits linger in the back.
Crispness is strong and remains extremely consistent, putting lots of bite on the tongue the whole way. Pepper, leaf and a tea-like dryness also contribute, each lingering on the palate after each sip.

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Victory Harvest Ale from Victory Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.