Liberty Bell Ringer - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
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
4.43/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
06-20-2013 05:20:38 | More by cjoc83
4.75/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
06-17-2013 23:32:08 | More by Oakenator
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
4.39/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
06-16-2013 17:56:18 | More by garuda
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
4/5 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
Liberty Bell Ringer from Victory Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.