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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
87
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 2
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: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: karst on 10-01-2005)
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Dithyramb:
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Dithyramb

Maryland

4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

By far the best beer that I had while at Emmett's. They had a GABF medal on the wall, not sure from what year.
Pours like you'd expect it to, with amber highlights and some off white, sticky lacing. Sharp aroma of hops with some caramel backbone.

Wow, sharp hop bite, smoothed out with the proper amound of malts. This was just the right amound of body and carbonation to call it "refreshing." You'd be a fool not to enjoy several.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2006 14:50:26 | More by Dithyramb
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SocalKicks

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

06-23-2014 16:03:03 | More by SocalKicks
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-21-2013 21:03:54 | More by Thorpe429
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EGolfer4

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-18-2013 23:31:00 | More by EGolfer4
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Orange-copper with great white lacing.

Smell: Fresh pine and grapefruit. Freshness is the key here. The grapefruit also makes this beer very festive for the summer.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tastes like it smells. There are also excellent notes of sweet toffee and give Victory a slightly smoky flavor. Extremely even-bodied for an APA. Full-bodied initially, but it goes down rather cleanly for an ale with refreshing crispness.

Overall: A wonderful ale.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2013 03:22:13 | More by tjsdomer2
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ccozzi

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.1%

06-26-2013 03:11:40 | More by ccozzi
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ethanmc12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-01-2013 21:52:22 | More by ethanmc12
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Bpierso1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-05-2013 02:56:39 | More by Bpierso1
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

03-27-2013 22:00:48 | More by MarshMan71
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matjack85

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-11-2013 18:17:52 | More by matjack85
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BRD14

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-16-2012 18:32:21 | More by BRD14
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ironwill54


3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

11-28-2012 20:21:57 | More by ironwill54
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robthepenguin

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-25-2012 06:48:07 | More by robthepenguin
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scootercrabb

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-06-2012 01:19:53 | More by scootercrabb
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-03-2012 03:29:34 | More by olafphysics
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WestSideAmish

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

01-09-2012 15:18:38 | More by WestSideAmish
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-23-2011 23:45:59 | More by jenray
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy deep amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of hoppy and bitter citrus notes with recognisable caramel malt. Taste is also a solid mix between some caramel malt with great notes of citrus and bitter hops. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very refreshing with nice level of hoppiness.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 02:44:07 | More by Phyl21ca
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bertram

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at Emmett's Ale House in West Dundee. This is a very nice beer - it pours a nice copper color with a minimal head. Not overly hoppy, has a bit of a sweet taste. It's quite a tasty beer and I would definitely enjoy this Pale Ale again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2011 06:49:31 | More by bertram
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latackbeer

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love that this brewery is so close to my house.

DRINK LOCAL!!!

Poured into a pint glass, poured a great 1 finger lacy head. The smell of pine and grapefruit notes. Great body and good copper tone color. Tastes of Pine needles upfront with a nice lemon finish. Very crisp, I enjoyed this brew, hops were perfect for an APA.

Favorite on tap as well! Check out Emmett's Ale house they have started bottling their product so far the Victory Pale Ale and McCarthy Red Ale you can find at local liquor stores!!

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 22:16:51 | More by latackbeer
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle this beer was a clear amber color with one finger of khaki colored head. The foam quickly became a thin collar and the lacing was consistent. The aroma was a pleasant blend of grapefruit, citrusy zest, some pine and a little must. The flavors were very similar with a good hoppy balance of the aforementioned elements atop the malt backbone only minus the must. The finish was strong and hoppy yet this brew was neither oily nor unpleasant in any way. The mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation good too.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 06:02:39 | More by thekevlarkid
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greenmiller

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Refilled my growler at Downers Grove. First time with a solid pint of this as I had only tasted it previously. Pours deep gold almost amber with 2-3 finger head. Good carbonation and aroma presence. Not strong aroma but it is there. Nice webby lacing inside pint glass. Drinkable and refreshing. Aftertaste of grapefruit-y notes. If I were to compare this with others I would say its got more of a hop presence than Goose Island Green Line, which is a more "sessionable" pale ale. This is a nice change of pace for me at Emmett's as I typically enjoy their McCarthy Red and Patriots Pride when its available. I look forward to finishing off this growler in the next couple of days.

Serving type: growler

12-25-2010 05:28:56 | More by greenmiller
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sopernicus

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

OK, my first BA review so I wanted to keep it local. Besides, it looks like it's been a while since this one was reviewed. I popped into Emmett's this evening after work to pick up dinner. Had a pint of Victory Pale while I waited. Here's what I think:

Really, the Victory Pale is my favorite beer at Emmett's. It's pouring really nicely right now. I had this beer tonight, from the tap, in a nonic pint glass.

A: copper and bearing a proud near two finger white head. Thin lacing present for the entire experience. Looks delicious.

S: plenty of hops, citrus...something I can't finger...almost piney. Makes you just want to dive in.

T: malt up front, but balanced with big hop presence. Tight, bitter finish. As has been noted, this is a beer you'll want more than one of.

M: medium body; carbonation just right.

D: I fought to keep from downing this pint...as I usually do with their Victory Pale. If you can make it to Emmett's DG to try this APA you won't be disappointed. Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2009 03:37:15 | More by sopernicus
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kdog630

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear amber with an one inch head that left lacing throughout the glass. Excellent citrus aroma that was balanced nicely by the malt.

This beer had a great balance of rich malt with and nice texture and the bitterness of the finish. Very clean. Couldn't wait for the next sip.

This is definitely a beer to quench the thirst. Stood up well with the food and on its own afterward. Took a growler home, so I will be having it again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2008 18:11:50 | More by kdog630
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danburgess67

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Victory Pale Ale is a great example of the American Pale Ale -- a pleasant hop aroma greets the nose, and it has a great feel in the mouth. This is a Featured Beer at our home four-tap draft system, and we try to keep a keg of Victory Pale flowing at all times.

An outstanding product from a solid brewpub.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2007 05:45:49 | More by danburgess67
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Victory Pale Ale from Emmett's Brewing Company
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