Liberty Bell Ringer - Victory Brewing Company

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94
outstanding

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: victory4me on 06-01-2013)
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Photo of Kadonny
4.44/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Jsher
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of mdfb79
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of Gmartin75
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of clayrock81
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of oglmcdgl
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of jackrodgers77
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of wdarcy77
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of IPAIsaac
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of chefduff2
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of cjoc83
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11oz pour at the Pour House in Exton, PA. Reviewed from notes.

A - golden straw color, great clarity, an initial 2 finger bright white head that slowly fades and leaves nice patches of lace.

S - wow... They must have dry-hopped the hell out of this thing because it smells amazing. Lots of peach, mango, and grapefruit with a subtle, sweet malt presence. A bit of pine.

T - big punch of citrus and tropical fruit that carries all the way into the finish. Lots of bittersweet grapefruit, some peach, mango, pineapple, and in the middle of the mouth a touch of sweet, bready malts. Some dank pine notes come in towards the end. Tastes super fresh and delicious. I have to say, I wasn't expecting this to be this good.

M - creamy, medium body, slightly prickly carbonation. The alcohol is very well hidden. Easy drinking. Mildly bitter and dry finish.

O - Victory killed it with this one. An outstanding DIPA. Bright, clean hops from start to finish. Hopefully the Pour House doesn't kick that keg before I can make it back there! Victory would be wise to bottle this. Hop Devil and Wallop are good beers, but this is a great beer.

Photo of Lurkerson
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of Oakenator
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a golden yellow - on the lighter side. Decent head at pour and good lacing.

S: Piney hop aroma - strong and sharp.

T: Pine and fruit bitterness up front lasts throughout the taste. However somewhere in the middle to back the fruit comes alive - apricot and tropical fruit. Mango. Really different and nice.

M: Good carbonation. Bitter and light yet lots of body.

O: Hope to see this one again.

Photo of browniewithnuts
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of PaBeerLover
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of RichardMNixon
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of buzzy
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Number3red
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MDDMD
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of ToastChan
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of garuda
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pale gold, crystal clear body. Bone white head has good retention and lace.

Tropical fruit hop bouquet on the nose and body. Pine hop finish. Caramel sweet malts provide a nice backbone; however, stay well in the background flavors. Medium to full in body, medium carbonation. Smooth consistency, finishes crisp and dry with lasting pine bitterness.

The depth of hop aroma and flavor is impressive with the crystal clear body. These one-off DIPAs that Victory has been putting out have been extremely well done.

Photo of George1799
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Liberty Bell Ringer from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.