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Liberty Bell Ringer - Victory Brewing Company

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Liberty Bell Ringer
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
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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Photo of mdfb79
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.

mdfb79, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Gmartin75
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Gmartin75, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

clayrock81, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of oglmcdgl
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

oglmcdgl, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of jackrodgers77
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jackrodgers77, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of wdarcy77
4.25/5  rDev 0%

wdarcy77, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of IPAIsaac
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

IPAIsaac, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of chefduff2
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

chefduff2, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of cjoc83
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

cjoc83, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of Lurkerson
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Lurkerson, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of Oakenator
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Oakenator, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of browniewithnuts
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

browniewithnuts, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of PaBeerLover
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

PaBeerLover, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of RichardMNixon
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

RichardMNixon, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of buzzy
4.25/5  rDev 0%

buzzy, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Number3red
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Number3red, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

MDDMD, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of ToastChan
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ToastChan, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

AngusOg, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of garuda
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

garuda, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of George1799
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

George1799, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of cclark67789
5/5  rDev +17.6%

cclark67789, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of ColForbinBC
4/5  rDev -5.9%

ColForbinBC, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of hackomal
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

hackomal, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Bierman9
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Bierman9, Jun 11, 2013
Liberty Bell Ringer from Victory Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.