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Victory Pale Ale - Emmett's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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:
Beer added by: kdog630 on 12-09-2007

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic pint glass at the brewpub.

Part three of my Pint Night Waltz through the brewpub. It pours a clear red-orange topped by a finger of dirty light cream foam. The nose comprises pine, caramel, orange peel, and light toffee. The pine is quite the blast to the 'strils, baby. The taste holds notes of pine sap, greens, flowers, light caramel, and grass. The body straddles the border between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a very nice pale ale, though I think a bit more balance with the blasting hops would make it really damn good. As things stand, a touch too hoppy, but not so much as to make this unenjoyable. Good times.

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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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to bauermj for the extra! 12oz bottle into a DFH Signature glass pours a murky orange with a decent frothy khaki head that lasts and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is crisp citrus hops in front of sweet malts. The taste a nice amount of citrus hops and sweet malts dancing together in a nice balance. The beer is light, crisp, smooth and refreshing. This is certainly what I expect in a pale ale.

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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.

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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.

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Victory Pale Ale from Emmett's Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.