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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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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Chegui, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of argock
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Burnished amber with 1/2-inch, off-white oatmeal-colored head with decent retention and a line of crusty lace at the top of the glass.

S: Big floral and citrus hops aroma greets with a pretty substantial caramel and fruity ale backing aromas. The fruity character is probably somewhat yeast derived. No detectable alcohol qualities.

T: Whopping fruity hops flavors with orange, grapefruit, lime, and floral qualities as well. The malt backbone is fairly caramelly with some bready malt/yeast character. The yeast character extends with some fruity esters as well. Moderately bitter. Nice beer with great wet hop flavor.

M: A tad thin in mouthfeel with lightish body, it comes off a bit watery. This isn't a super combo with all the fruity character. Finish is average-dry for the style.

O: A really solid brew that would be a bit better with some more body and a little lower ABV. All in all though, this is a good beer that whets the wet hop appetite very well.

argock, Dec 30, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +7.3%

pearljam118, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

JRod1969, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

mikeburd1128, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

DaveHack, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

djrn2, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

IPAIsaac, Nov 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

TheFightfan1, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Lelampp, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

RobertColianni, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark orange in color with a 1" head that lasts around a while. Moderate lace paints the glass.

Smell: caramel and some earthy hops are light in the aroma.

Taste: caramel, light grapefruit tones, some orange, and a nice earthy bitterness make up a a nice fresh hop ale.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a touch dry late.

Overall: this was a flavorful ale that can be a good session beer. Hits the spot on a cool autumn day.

Gavage, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Number3red, Oct 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

FlakyBiscuit, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Oakenator, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

IPAchris, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

mikefuski17, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

kmos27, Oct 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Gmartin75, Oct 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

bigfnjoe, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

ceberly, May 11, 2013
Photo of corby112
3.18/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a very hazy, dark copper color with burnt orange edges and a two finger pillowy white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy floral hop aroma with a strong malt backbone.  Some resinous grassy notes but the sweet malts are a bit too strong, overpowering things with hints of caramel, bread, toffee and nut.

Full bodied with a dry earthy hop presence that's countered mid-palate by a sweet malt backbone.  Dry and resinous with pine needle and spruce tip flavor followed by sweet caramel malt, toffee, bread and hazelnut.  Decent but hop profile is boring and the malt presence are too strong for my liking.

corby112, Feb 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

GrantBrennan, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

ncworster, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 oz. growler poured into a HopDevil pint glass. The growler was filled a few hours ago.

A - Pours a totally transparent bright copper color. Some semblance of a head for a few seconds, but this dies away quickly to wisps of thin film. The lacing is spotty.

S - Big caramel malts and fragrant floral hops. It has a syrupy citrus sweetness to it along with the damp mustiness of fresh cut grass. I am really enjoying the fresh hop aroma.

T - Starts with clean, grainy malt. Citrus follows along with bitter hops. Dank lemon on the back end. The caramel and grain malts keep the finish moist, despite the prominent hop profile. Extremely well balanced.

M - Light-medium body with tingly carbonation. Impressive feel.

O - I was happy to see this Victory draft-only offering during a stop at Whole Foods. This is a great example of a wet hopped ale. Great citrus, floral hops, and a complexity of malts. Easy drinking and refreshing. This is a very sessionable beer perfect for fall, I wish it was available in bottles.

PS. I am confused by the style classification on this site, a this is clearly an APA/IPA.

NoLeafClover44, Nov 20, 2012
Victory Harvest Ale from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.