Liberty Bell Ringer - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev -5.9%
On tap @ the brewery. Pours a hazed gold with a sudsy bright-white head. This stays rich looking with accompanying lace. The aroma is floral, dank and piney, with tight fresh citrus character and a twangy malt feel across the back. The taste has a bright citric bite with resins and spice that spread out into the finish. Light tropical, herbal and malt flavors helps temper the aggressiveness of the hops. The feel is medium to fuller bodied with a firm and creamy carbonation in the mouth. Alcohol is there but is kept in check. This was a most tasty and well balanced DIPA with a pretty dangerous drinkability for 9%. Loving these big hoppy beers from Victory lately!
06-11-2013 16:40:42 | More by Kegatron
4.34/5 rDev +2.1%
From 06/30/13 notes. 8oz pour on tap at Pony Bar on the UES in NYC.
a - Pours a hazy bright yellow golden color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of citrus hops, mangos, tropical fruits, pine hops, fruity malts, grains, and wheat. Very nice with a lot of citrus and hops to it; big fan of the nose.
t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine hops, tropical fruits, juice, lemon zest, floral hops, fruity malts, and grains. Follows the nose closely, a lot of fresh hops and fruits. Very low bitterness, pretty much non-existent.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. No real bite from the hops at all. Quite easy to drink. Doesn't feel like 9% ABV.
o - Overall I thought this was a great DIPA. Tons of citrusm fresh hops, and fruits, and very easy to drink. Really hoping they make this one again as I loved it.
07-01-2013 19:12:53 | More by mdfb79
3.99/5 rDev -6.1%
LOOK: Poured into one of those dang snifter glasses. Pours a bright gold with a white creamy head that laces the glass well. Good clarity and decent retention.
SMELL: Tropical and pine aromas are quite strong. Grapefruit, mango, pineapple and papaya all are in force, quite a juicy smelling Double IPA.
TASTE: Nice pine and hoppy acidity. Grapefruit, lemon, lime, and pretty much citrus all day. Resin, blonde tobacco, pine, sap, green tea. Hop bomb with some different flavors.
FEEL: Medium bodied, crisp and well carbonated. Drinks easily.
OVERALL: Another well above average double IPA from victory. This has a lot of hoppy acidity and citrus flavor, and an aroma that was the highlight of the drinking experience. Worthy.
09-03-2013 21:25:57 | More by Stinkypuss
3.93/5 rDev -7.5%
Poured a golden body with good head and lacing on top of a mostly citric hop smell, and for a hoppy beer like this no surprise although not a particular strong hop smell nor are the malts that noticeable. Smooth, easy to drink, I like the hop flavor of citric and a touch of spice and pine and I would say my only criticisms are while the hops are not a tastebud killer it would've been nice for some more malts to balance as I get a touch of bitter dryness on the finish. An easy to drink hop and booze heavy IPA which is not something easy to do and an altogether enjoyable ale.
06-30-2013 13:30:11 | More by clayrock81
4.24/5 rDev -0.2%
I had a pint of this ($5.50) at the Brewery during a visit on 07JUN13.
My tall, stange-type glass held a clear, medium-golden elixir. Carbo was steady, and it started with a healthy, fluffy white head, which slowly ebbed away. Lacing was excellent and left lots of coverage on the glass. Aroma was solid, with lots of grapefruit and other rindy citrus fruit present. Body was medium, and it was quite smooth over the tongue.
Flavor started with just a touch of lightly sweet, crackery malts. After that, it was hop city! Piney, pithy, grapefruit/lemon rindyness followed. All that hoppage coated the palate wonderfully! A fine DIPA, indeed! Zum Wohl!!
4.24/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
06-11-2013 17:29:48 | More by Bierman9
4.04/5 rDev -4.9%
Paler look for a DIPA. Yellow-orange with lots of haze and a crisp slice of white foam.
Lemony citrus hops with floral aromas in the happening. Light tangerine makes for quite the unique hoppiness. Almost a German-like element to the malts, which are summery pale and not without slight hints of white breadiness.
Bready and with a haughty yeast profile. Hard to completely share a moment with the loud voice of alcohol speaking for itself. Lemony, bready; and with notes of tangerine, citrus pith, flowery hops, and a very mellow banana. White bread all the way, speaking to the malts here. Has rather mild bitterness for the style. Really intriguing, in a good way.
Feels smooth and nearly milky. Rises above my expectations. Carb has perk, but doesn't mess with the plus body.
Great beer. Maybe dissension in the ranks, but its okay if a beer like this has this kind of temperament.
09-14-2013 17:18:46 | More by thecheapies
4.25/5 rDev 0%
On tap at Henry Street Taproom in Saratoga, NY, before the Phish concert.
Pours a hazy gold orange color. White, foamy, one inch head, great lacing.
Aromas include grapefruit, orange zest, pine, and some peach, maybe.
The flavors are very similar, with strong grapefruit and pine, with huge flavors of orange as well. Low, but pleasantly lingering bitterness, with no alcohol present whatsoever, which is impressive for the ABV.
Medium bodied, crisp, and drinkable. Awesome beer that went down quickly.
Another winner from Victory. They are truly putting out great stuff.
07-06-2013 06:35:58 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.63/5 rDev -14.6%
A - Pours a bright medium gold color with a one fingered creamy rich white head. Slight carbonation.
S - Dank citrus, mango, apricot, some pineapple, and exhibits some of those qualities of citra hops we've all grown to love or hate...cat pee. (Even though there's no citra in this beer.)
T - Follows the nose and is hop forward all the way through - apricot, mango, a little bit of tropical fruit, and a piney bitter ending.
M - Flat, medium body. I can only blame it on the growler was taken from the bottom of the keg so there wasn't much life left in it.
O - Meh, not as good as Dirt Wolf.
11-02-2013 21:59:29 | More by jzeilinger
4.06/5 rDev -4.5%
A-medium golden color with a nice white head nd good lacing
S-citrus, tropical fruit pine, floral, very aromatic
T-bready malt, grapefruit, tropical fruit, floral, pine, moderate bitter finish
F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp
O-another nice DIPA from Victory, easy drinking in spite of the ABV.
06-16-2013 23:11:58 | More by MDDMD
Liberty Bell Ringer from Victory Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.