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132 Cents IPA | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by WesWes on 09-19-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 13
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Photo of SPRichard
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

transparent gold/orange body...1 finger off white colored head...solid lacing down the but doesn't stick around very long

floral aroma...some strong citrus notes, spice and a hint of sweetness

starts off with biting hop bitterness with floral characteristics to it...the spice from the nose is also present with what seems like peppermint...prominent citrus characteristics along with a caramel malt backbone to help keep everything together

medium body with a solid carbonation...oily slickness helps keep the beer flowing nicely down your throat

the hints of peppermint flavoring were unexpected but welcomed...while i'm not the biggest fans of beers that are hop bombs i was really pleased with this offering from Victory and would seek it out again

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Photo of Kegatron
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the VBC on 10/25/08.

Pours a clear, golden orange with a finger or so of eggshell colored head. Flares up well, leaving a solid cascade of lacing down the sides of the glass that doesn't stick much. The aroma is very floral smelling with some strong citrus notes, spice, underlying sweetness and a slight waft of menthol in the back? Interesting...

The taste is a biting hop bitterness up front with a floral touch to it, along with hints of spice and that menthol taste comes back and wafts in & out of the other flavors ...and later reveals itself to be...peppermint! Nice! There is also some fairly prominent citrus character as well as a caramel malt backbone that helps pull things back but make no mistake, this is one tangy and bitter hop bomb that lingers. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a solid carbonation that fills the mouth yet there is also a good bit of oily slickness that moves things along nicely.

Very nice American IPA from Victory here and I especially liked the minty characteristics that came out, adding a different kind of refreshing quality to the style. A well done hop bomb that I wish I could have tried on cask but alas, they were out on this visit.

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Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of maddogruss
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got a pint of this on cask at the brewery.

A: Pours a golden body with a thick, white head with excellent retention and lacing until the finish.

S: A fairly sweet smell with some slightly bitter notes.

T: A sweet, malty taste with a slightly bitter and earthy aftertaste. A pretty well-balanced beer.

M: A very, very, very smooth mouthfeel. Went down like silk. One of the best feelings on my palette in a long, long time.

D: A very drinkable beer. A nice combination of mouthfeel and taste made for a decent IPA. Could have used a bit more hop bitterness, but I think it was smoothed out by being in the cask. Still a very good beer overall.

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Photo of WesWes
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a powerful piney hop scent along with a balanced pale and Carapils malt aroma. The taste is great as well. It has a smooth malty flavor that is overpowered by a massive bitter hop taste. It's quite hoppy, but easy drinking nonetheless. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This was a treat to try. I enjoyed the malt bill on this one as well as the hop bite. Kudos to Victory for having such interesting beers on cask.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on cask at the brewpub.

Served as a medium golden colored beer with slowly rising white creamy head.

Smell is nice and hoppy.

Taste also has hops in the front, blended with the pleasant creamy smoothness of a cask beer. Enough malt to balance it nicely. The cask presentation makes he hops more flavorful han bitter, which I truly enjoy.

Nice taste retention, with the hops dominating.

Way too easy to drink. Another great beer from victory.

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Photo of roan22
4.82/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is best beer I have ever had from Victory. It is a west coast IPA. They used 132 pounds of Centennial Hops to make this beer...its awesome! As I wrote in an earlier thread, it tastes like Green Flash Lite. Very grapefruity and piney/resiney and so drinkable. I love it!

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Photo of callmemickey
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden body with a big white head.. decent lacing

S: Robust centennial hop profile... good grapefruit blast with a nice floral/pine aroma throughout

T: Deliciously hoppy... pine up front grapefruit in the back... solid malt balance doesn't tip this too out of control

M: Smooth medium bodied, nice bite at the end

D: A nice addition to victory's line up of hopdevil and hopwallop... need to get a growler of this at somepoint and go wild with it

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Photo of sholland119
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Drafting Room Exton.

Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a fluffy white head and nice lacing.

Smell of citrus and floral hops mixed with a nice malt backbone.

Taste is excellent. Floral hops in the front mixed with a grapefruit hop bitterness following. Lots of malt balance throughout.

Mouthfeel is crisp with very nice carbonation.

I thoroughly enjoyed both pints I had here. I love the new brews Victory is brewing since the renovation. This may be my favorite.


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Photo of HopDerek
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served both on cask and on draught at the brewpub.

Pours a clear gold with a thick and creamy 1 finger of white head. Good retention and great cascading lacing. Smells of grass, sweet grain, and citrus. Tastes of sweet malt and grain, up front then some earth and spice, with a potently bitter lemongrass finish. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy, sweet with lots of bitterness in the finish. Surprisingly different from Victory, powerful but enjoyable for a hop lover.

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Photo of treehugger02010
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at the Victory Brewpub in Dowingtown, PA.
Appearance: Transparent dark yellow body, silky white head, wonderful retention and good lace.
Smell: Citrusy, very American Hops.
Taste: Good sweet malt backbone with piney hops,
Mouthfeel: Thick and smooth.
Drinkability: Great.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of Hophead101
3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

drank on 9.16.08 at Victory Brewing Company.

poured an amazingly clear and yellow beer. awesome frothy head which lasted a while. smell was very good, soft but yet a strong hoppy nose, quite nice.

taste was mellow with a soft taste, has a bit of a bitter hop taste up front, then spreads out throughout. Hop lingers a bit in a dry fashion. not much else but the hoppy and slightly malty taste going on here. mouthfeel was creamy and smooth. hits a little up front on the tongue, but quickly melts to coat the entire palate.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Victory brewpub on 9/21/08. This is listed as a new single hop varietal IPA with a rotating availability. This specific IPA was brewed with Centennial hops.

A - Clear golden/amber body with almost two fingers of creamy bright white head that retained quite well and left thick, intricate lacing around the glass.

S - Nice floral hop bouquet and sweet caramel malts up front with some citrus and minty accents in the back. There is also a subtle spicy character with some mild pepper notes that pokes through a bit.

T - Begins with sweet malts and a touch of mint, then segues into a fairly aggressive bitterness with predominantly floral hops and some citrus tang. Finishes with just a hint of toasted grain, which complements the assertive hop bitterness quite nicely.

M - Medium body with a smooth cask mouthfeel. Nice full bitterness on the palate that provides a mild sting and then clears out. Finish is on the dry side with ample residual bitterness and hop oils on the tongue.

D - I was very pleased to see a new IPA at Victory... and on cask, no less! I'm looking forward to more of these single hop IPAs in the future.

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132 Cents IPA from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
90 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.