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Victory Harvest Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottles purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a deep golden amber, with a half inch head, and lots of sticky lacing.

Smells like grass, tea, grapefruit, orange, and other juicy citrusy hop flavors. Smells quite inviting.

This tastes pretty nice. Just really fresh juicy hop flavors. There's some tea-like, herbal earthiness that comes with the "harvest ale" territory, alongside citrusy, slightly catty hop flavors. There's barely any malt flavor, and it kind of falls thin and flat near the end due to this. This tastes amazing, very full up-front though.

Like said above, the mouthfeel and body on this could use some work, it falls a bit flat and thin near the end, feels much lower in ABV than it is. It does have a crisp, juicy mouthfeel, though.

With a little bit of work in the malt department, this would be a much better beer. As it is now, it's still quite tasty.

GreesyFizeek, Wednesday at 01:35 PM
Photo of alostplot
4.52/5  rDev +13%

alostplot, Wednesday at 05:21 AM
Photo of seavercm
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

seavercm, Wednesday at 01:30 AM
Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev -5%

Resin and grapefruit dominate the aroma, with a dank spin and light skunk notes. Flavor reveals grapefruit underlying a resiny, dank dominance, finishing fairly bitter and earthy. A little more bitter than I prefer, but good flavor/aroma balance. As it warms, it becomes more earthy in aroma and flavor. Not my favorite profile.

barczar, Tuesday at 11:05 PM
Photo of JohnnyK
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

JohnnyK, Tuesday at 09:52 PM
Photo of timotao
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

timotao, Tuesday at 07:13 PM
Photo of cjohns73
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

cjohns73, Tuesday at 02:28 PM
Photo of Omnium
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle > mason pint

A - Clouded gold with two fingers of foamy off white head, thick lacing.
S - Excellent aroma! Cracker malt and fresh grains lay the base for some awesome fruity and floral hop tones, citrus, some grape, apricot, papaya, sweet orange, light dankness.
T - Excellent balance of hops and malt, sweetness is there, but its just enough to control the bitterness of the hops, lots of bright vibrant hop tones, very "green" and fresh tasting.
M - Clean and balanced mild body, well carbonated and smooth.
O - Excellent fresh hop harvest ale, the mosaic and citra really pop in this one. Victory has been on fire with all the new IPA's they've been doing.

Omnium, Tuesday at 03:26 AM
Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love me some wet-hopped beers. Love the oily kind of tone on top of the vegetal aspects. This one carries more vegetal tones than I typically like, but it's still good. A nice example of the style, though nothing I would pass other beers up for to try again.

RblWthACoz, Tuesday at 12:47 AM
Photo of Tanger112
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Tanger112, Monday at 02:32 PM
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

ShemRahBoo, Monday at 01:59 PM
Photo of Morey
4/5  rDev 0%

Morey, Monday at 10:18 AM
Photo of dar482
4/5  rDev 0%

dar482, Monday at 10:12 AM
Photo of jwswigs
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

jwswigs, Monday at 01:55 AM
Photo of rbfurr3
4.12/5  rDev +3%

rbfurr3, Monday at 01:03 AM
Photo of tsp247
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

tsp247, Sunday at 06:10 PM
Photo of Tucquan
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%

Had this on 2014-10-26 in Lancaster, PA at The Fridge from a bottle

Victory has produced an excellent harvest ale. Lots of flavor and aroma. Fresh, juicy and pretty dank but with little malt. I had a fresh Sierra Nevada Celebration side-by-side with this brew and they are quite different. This Victory Harvest Ale tasted more like a a Stone offering. Generally, I like a bit more malt in my Harvest Ale's, so Sierra Nevada's Northern Hemisphere suits me a bit better but if you a dryer, hop-oriented flavor profile is your preference, this is a really good one.

Tucquan, Sunday at 04:26 PM
Photo of JHop
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%

JHop, Sunday at 04:15 PM
Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

dt_gbpackersfan, Sunday at 02:20 AM
Victory Harvest Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.