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Liberty Bell Ringer - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: victory4me on 06-01-2013)
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

10-26-2013 19:23:59 | More by IPAchris
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-23-2013 00:03:18 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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Bill69

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-27-2013 18:10:51 | More by Bill69
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bvlaminck

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

09-27-2013 00:15:42 | More by bvlaminck
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getmeabeer

Connecticut

4.76/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Liberty Bell Ringer by Victory Brewing is perhaps the finest IPA I have ever tasted. Was at Prime 16 in Orange CT and ordered a number of beers on tap during the evening. The last beer I ordered was the Liberty Bell Ringer IPA. Poured a beautiful orange, yellow, gold with about 2 cm of creamy head. Smell of roasted hops, and a touch of citrus. First sip had notes of smooth grapefruit and citrus. I barely noticed the high alcohol content which was surprising. Mouthfeel was hoppy, and smooth throughout. Overall this IPA truly surprised me. Looking forward to taking a road trip to Victory Brewery to try their other offerings.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2013 01:28:39 | More by getmeabeer
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JeffBrenner

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow gold with a decent initial head that quickly fades to nice lacing. Smells like a typical IPA with pine and hop notes. Nothing remarkable. What really blows me away is the flavor balance on this. You instantly taste a great mix of grapefruit or some kind of citrus with a hop profile. Goes down incredibly well for close to 9% ABV. Sad to see this was a one and done for Philly beer week.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2013 16:09:17 | More by JeffBrenner
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2013 17:18:46 | More by thecheapies
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a golden straw color with a thin layer of head. Grapefruit and hop notes are definitely present in the nose. The most noticeable thing about the flavor profile is that there is some nice maltiness here. The grapefruit and hops make a comeback on the finish, but the hop profile is not as strong as one would expect from a top flight DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2013 04:21:26 | More by 57md
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-09-2013 21:24:52 | More by Casey3236
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nootch23

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

09-05-2013 09:30:58 | More by nootch23
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-03-2013 23:14:16 | More by Hophead717
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2013 21:25:57 | More by Stinkypuss
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-03-2013 10:23:44 | More by WVbeergeek
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tmhoye

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-27-2013 22:42:49 | More by tmhoye
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r0nyn

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-23-2013 16:38:29 | More by r0nyn
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brentblack1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-14-2013 18:03:16 | More by brentblack1
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-09-2013 00:54:38 | More by pearljam118
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-17-2013 02:09:59 | More by GeoffreyM
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-17-2013 00:21:16 | More by Chaney
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jampics2

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-16-2013 13:03:05 | More by jampics2
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I managed to get a keg of this gem for home. Such a treat since it was made only for Philly Beer Week. Poured from draft into np my Victory tulip glass.

A: a medium golden color with a two finger fluffy white head. Massive glass lacing sticks.

S: Wow, the trip optical fruit is amazing. Huge smells of mango, pineapple, citrus and other tropical fruits. Slight alcohol and some slight breadiness.

T: Taste follows the nose mostly. Huge tropical fruit abound with mango, pineapple, peach, lemon and some slight floral notes. Malt is barely there with some biscuit sweetness and baked bread. This baby is all hops. Finish turns slightly bitter with slight pine but still stays clean and crisp and dry. Amazing for this abv. Alcohol is superbly hidden.

M: Hoppy, crisp, clean, devoid of sweetness and nice carbonation. Not much alcohol.

O: This is a terrific beer, so unlike the Victory usual dank and spicy favors. This baby is uber west coast like and I love it.

A superb beer that I never expected from the tanks at Victory. This is a winner, we can only hope they decide to brew it again...please. Until that time, I'll enjoy this keg immensely. Great summer DIPA. Cheers Victory.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2013 01:52:50 | More by Kadonny
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2013 16:52:16 | More by InspectorBob
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Jsher

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-08-2013 00:27:30 | More by Jsher
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2013 06:35:58 | More by GreesyFizeek
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mdfb79

New York

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2013 19:12:53 | More by mdfb79
Liberty Bell Ringer from Victory Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.