Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
American IPA
Ranked #648
Ranked #8,480
4.05 | pDev: 11.6%
Sep 18, 2023
Jul 27, 2001
Bold, spicy and menacingly delicious, this American-hopped IPA offers an aromatic punch and follows through with a lasting, full-bodied finish
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Ratings by Act25:
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz brown bottle - Downington PA

Appearance: CLEAR amber / copper with few bubbles, providing a rich, off-white thick foam head that laces the glass. Perfect color.

Smell: Prominent grapefruit hop, very spicy. Spiciness is dominant in a good way, with background balance of sweet malts and bready, biscuity aroma. Clean, welcoming IPA.

Taste: initial hop intensity. Original in being spicy, stinging and salty. Earthy grass flavors start, then followed by distinct spiciness. Way in background there's sweet toasty malt with bready and honey flavors. Provides a strong finish of stinging, refreshing, hops. All the precarious, see-saw balance and spiciness make it a great food beer (tonight with burritos and provolone and mozzarella) (NJ Mexican).

Mouthfeel: Refreshing, full body, smooth and creamy with a maltiness tone

one of my favorite american IPAs, sure to please. On the stinging, spicy, tingling hop forward end of the spectrum. A must try. And a regular for me up there with Dales Pale Ale and Great Divide Titan.
Apr 05, 2013
More User Ratings:
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Reviewed by papawag from Maryland

3.13/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
From a fresh tapped sixtel keg. ...Tastes like an experiment. If there was a target, they missed it. Has a lot of good in it, but the combination doesn't work. Sort of like an Oktoberfest or Marzan trying to be a high gravity/bubbly IPA. But it looks luscious, creamy head, nice nose, but then goes South.
Sep 18, 2023
Rated: 4 by MadMadMike from Florida

May 28, 2023
Rated: 4.63 by Spade from Pennsylvania

May 07, 2023
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Reviewed by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured a semi-lucid copper color from a 12 oz. bottle (Best by Feb. 15 23) into a standard pint glass with a creamy barley colored finger high head that clings to the glass as it recedes. Aroma is mainly malty with overtones of cereal grain and grapefruit. Taste is bitter throughout but very well balanced with the malty sweetness and spicy alcohol flavor on the follow through. The bitterness lingers with creamy thickness in the mouth for this medium to full bodied brew. There is even a nice carbonation tingle on the tongue. It's been so long since I've had one of these that I had forgotten how good they are. This is an iconic ale that lives up to the hype.
Feb 26, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by Slyde180 from Texas

Jan 28, 2023
Rated: 4 by Samnem from Pennsylvania

Jan 09, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Dec 22, 2022
Rated: 2.95 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2022
Rated: 4.56 by JoeDKSki

Jul 21, 2022
Rated: 3.52 by Dkloubec from Illinois

Jul 16, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours out an amber color with a nice thick head. The taste is somewhat fruity and truly different. Some notes of fruit, like blackberry or blueberry with a hoppy finish. All in all a great tasting beer.
Jun 26, 2022
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Rated by ThePold from Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Maybe I'm drinking from a mis tapped keg, but this was too malty and dark for me. Wanted a hop bomb, got a malt grenade
Apr 15, 2022
Rated: 3.62 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Mar 22, 2022
Rated: 4 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Mar 20, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tasty traditional IPA from Victory, this might be my favorite from the brewer. Great balance of hop bite and malt backbone. Would look for this fresh again.
Mar 06, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Feb 18, 2022
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Reviewed by HardCider from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This beer pours a clear dark bronze color with significant effervescence and a moderate head that dissipated quite slowly . As expected, there is a strong, fresh, hoppy aroma. The taste is very pleasant; dry and hoppy with caramel undertones. The mouth feel is a bit syrupy, but still refreshing.
Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 3.86 by Vinylboy20 from New York

Jan 26, 2022
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