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Victory Pale Ale - Emmett's Brewing Company

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Victory Pale AleVictory Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Emmett's Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kdog630 on 12-09-2007)
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Rhen19

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.5%

12-01-2011 20:29:07 | More by Rhen19
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Timothy3Pemberton

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

01-10-2014 20:26:49 | More by Timothy3Pemberton
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GoldMcNuggets

California

4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No need for detailed evaluation...this beer is just downright tasty. Exactly what you expect from a pale ale. May be a bit hoppy for some pale ale enthusiasts but oh well. The Chicago area needs some nice local craft beers and Emmett helps fill that void. I look forward to trying other beers from this brewery. Nice work Emmett.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 04:45:26 | More by GoldMcNuggets
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WestSideAmish

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-09-2012 18:45:28 | More by WestSideAmish
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DruD

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-22-2011 03:33:56 | More by DruD
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-25-2012 01:49:36 | More by hilgart1
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Larence

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-03-2013 02:06:47 | More by Larence
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ChicagoCane2001

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-22-2014 01:12:54 | More by ChicagoCane2001
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willseph

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a mixed sixer I received as a gift, one of my favorites of the bunch.

A: Poured a murky caramel color, somewhat translucent, almost 2 fingers of eggshell head, and patchy lacing throughout the duration of the beer.

S: Fantastic floral bouquet. It smelled quite savory with notes of grapefruit, a quintessential nose for an APA. Smelled a lot like Daisy Cutter.

T: Sour citrus and bitters on the front end that progressively dries out to earthy tones and slight sweetness of the malt on the back end. Very enjoyable, just the right amount of bitterness without being over the top.

M: Medium bodied, resin-y finish, almost a bit fizzy but not to the point of being a negative.

O: This was like a darker-colored version Daisy Cutter to me, although maybe only about 90% of the nose and taste. Definitely a beer I'll buy again, could become a regular in my rotation.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 13:38:59 | More by willseph
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ChiPool

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Pequod's in Lincoln Park. Seeing as though P's is a pizza joint, I thought I was served something different when I first tasted this. VPA has a bolder hop taste than most APAs, which serves me pretty well (love me some hops).

As my first review, I'll keep it pretty basic. A nice APA, especially for an IPA lover. I grabbed a six at Binny's today, and I plan to make EVPA a regular on my rotation!

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2011 18:33:31 | More by ChiPool
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-14-2013 13:20:27 | More by WoodBrew
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-08-2013 03:20:13 | More by larryarms847
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george42

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-01-2013 22:50:52 | More by george42
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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-25-2013 16:19:28 | More by emerge077
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Nachos4two

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-22-2013 23:29:41 | More by Nachos4two
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-10-2012 21:50:24 | More by hockeyfighter19
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-08-2013 15:54:26 | More by PopnLoads
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-10-2012 23:50:29 | More by Molson2000
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16 oz Cask Conditioned tap in an Imperial Pint

A - Slightly cloudy, could be chill haze, amber color with a one-finger rocky off-white head.

S - Very floral and fruity strong hop aroma with a strong pine-y and citrus aroma to it. Crisp and light but intimidating.

T - Hoppy and bitter to the extreme. Huge floral hopping with no malts evident. Any malts are totally overpowered by the amount of hops in this beer. Dry and bitter finish.

M - Probably one of the most bitter beers I've ever had (not that it's a bad thing) Light and crisp with a medium carbonation bite to it and an intensely bitter finish.

D - For the style, it does well but its one of the most bitter non-India pale ale pale ales I've had. It's pretty refreshing but the bitterness is a little much.

Serving type: cask

06-05-2009 13:16:31 | More by BeerFMAndy
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jwinship83

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle drank out of my samual adams perfect pint glass. im pretty excited to have another local and hoppy beer.

A- this one pours out of the bottle a copper colored body with a small off white colored head made of tightly knit bubbles. the head lasts for a while before falling and leaves behind small traces of lacing.

S- this ones nose starts out with some sweet caramel malts against a healthy dose of hops. very piny and floral.

T- the sweet caramel malts i could smell start this one off. after that it moves into the hops. lots of floral and a little bit of fruits (orange and grapefruit). strong pine.

M- medium bodied which seems a bit big for the style. well carbonated. nicely bitter and dry.

D- easy to finish. glad this one is made so close to home. the ABV is just about sessionable. this is a solid APA.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 17:39:54 | More by jwinship83
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beerdown77

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours a fuzzy copper and has a nice head and some sticky lacing. For a Pale Ale, the hops are surprisingly detectable in the nose…then some mild malt. The flavor has a nice mild malt center with a bitterness that falls off almost as soon as you notice it. The whole feel of this beer is extremely clean and refreshing. This is a nice beer that I could have a few of. Notable Midwest Pales: Goose Island, Two Brothers, Three Floyds, Emmett’s?!...Yes.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 05:53:22 | More by beerdown77
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robthepenguin

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-25-2012 06:44:02 | More by robthepenguin
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brn9000

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-03-2012 18:18:18 | More by brn9000
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Treebs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Village Tap for their Local Tap Takeover. Served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a typical copper with some lighter hues throughout with a white head that subsides into a nice film ring.

S: I get some wonderful citrus hops with some slight grassy undertones. Toffee-like malts as well.

T: The taste follows the nose to a tee. Nice citrus peel hops and the cracker malt gets bigger on the back and fades to light bitterness that ties it all together.

M: Light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel that leads to a dry finish. Nice little citrus lemon peel left on the palate.

O: A very solid pale ale overall and I was pleasantly surprised. Easily drinkable and I would definitely get this guy again if I wanted a nice local session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2011 16:05:44 | More by Treebs
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kdog630

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark amber with a light brown head that left a decent amount of lacing. The hop aroma hits you before the nose is within six inches. Clear citrus with hints of pine. Very pleasing.

Taste is a rich malt excellently balanced by the hoppy finish. Fills the mouth with flavor.

They were out of growlers or else I would have gotten one. Very drinkable and one I will return for.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2007 22:22:04 | More by kdog630
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