Victory 1337
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 11.53%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
81
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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  6
SCORE
85
Very Good
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Photo of RonfromJersey
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange, topped by four fingers of rocky white foam. Little drips of lace dot glass.

Big fruity aroma, heavy on the orange. Bits of bread too. Pine also.

Solid sweet malt foundation coats the tongue. Some fruit in the middle. Big bitter bite at the swallow, which ligers long.

Smooth medium to full mouthfeel.

A nice one hot from Bill and Ron's notebook.

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Photo of oberon
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The website says American IPA,but man this has a big bready malt profile like an APA or American ESB,anyways a moot point.Pours into an imperial pint glass a glear lighter amber shade with a thinner lacey white head atop.Earthy and mild leafy hops mixed with toasted bread in the aromas,some caramel and fruitiness comes thru as well.Fresh bread dough on the palate with light toast,caramel lends sweetness,the hops are earthy and leafy in the finish,a German noble hop profile along with maybe some Chinooks?I don't know.I really like this beer it reminds me of some of the beers brewed around PA. that I drank alot of while I lived in Norristown 2002-2004 with it's breadiness and earthy hop profiles.Like an American ESB in my humble opinion.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $4.99 (I think, I tossed the receipt) at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, bright, amber body with a good, lasting, off-white head accumulating a fair amount of lacing.

Smell: Toasted breadcrust, lightly grainy, fire-licked sugars paired with fragrant and fruity tropical hops with a thin vein of humble earthiness tucked in rear.

Taste: Caramel glazed grains and bready pale malted barley with a growing sugar crust sweetness. Has an inviting fruity hop character, with plenty of lemon and sweet orange atop an underlying earthiness. Medium-plus bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Very minor stickiness present in the mouthfeel.

Overall: Has a nice ale fullness with a firm, supportive caramelly malt backbone.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very deep copper color with a thick, creamy white head, an extraordinary generous amount of tight, small bubble carbonation, and sticky lacing that leaves a dense, thick layer on top.

S - Earthy, toasted caramel malt, small amount of lemon, and piney.

T - Toasted caramel malt sweetness, bready, up front with halfway through a wave of pine and light citrus and floral bitterness comes crashing in over the top of the malt base and rides it out for a long, lingering bitter finish.

M - Thick medium body, light velvet smoothness on the tongue, very dry finish.

O - If I were blindfolded, I'd swear this is Hop Devil reincarnated. Balanced and more English than American. Looks like a devil, smells like a devil, tastes like a devil ... must be a devil? What knocked my score down is towards the end of the bomber the malt got cloying sweet as it warmed up which I didn't care for. A solid beer but perhaps better off in a 12 oz bottle where it could stay colder from start to finish? As it warmed up, it really loss the bitter bite that it had when cold. If you like Hop Devil and English style IPA's, definitely worth a try. Wouldn't buy it again, though.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Slatetank
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%

I enjoyed this chilled from the bomber in a tumbler, shared with tenderbranson69

The color is deep amber with light haze and slight tan cream with fine bead, lace sticks ok lace sticks in a film. The smell is floral and sweet with semi-fruity ester with mild woody hop aroma and gentle scent of caramel from the malt. The feel is decent wtih med high carbonation and moderately bitter entry with low sweetness and gentle fruity/tangy yeast with semi-dry finish wiht low alcohol in the feel.

The taste is good I like the fruitiness of the yeast with the subtle dried fruit and mild woody english type hop flavor which could be Northern brewer with light taste of citrus and sbutle caramel in the malt character with mild herbal aspect and slight yeast flavor continuing in the middle with a more bitter and woody aspect emerging toward the second half wiht lots of hops in the finish. I like this and consider it very good a decent balance yet still leans enough toward the hops

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of avalon07
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark copper color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: Had a decent aroma of hops, malt, and some pine.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of hops, pine, an earthy quality, and a bit of malt thrown in as well. Tastes more like a English IPA than the American iteration, but that's not a bad thing. Much hoppier than an English IPA, but still well balanced.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A pretty solid IPA. It's tasty, vibrant, and drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).

Aroma of an IPA but has the milder flavor of an APA. Excellent balance.
Very soft in the mouth and mild bitterness given the pungent level of hops in the nose. Sessionable.

Feel: Dry and crisp. Near medium body lively carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of corby112
2.18/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a slightly hazy dark golden copper color with apricot colored edges and a two finger frothy, off-white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving streaks of soapy lacing in its path.

The aroma of this beer is pretty bland with a floral, perfume-like hop presence that's countered by a sweet caramel malt backbone. Somewhat earthy and resinous with dirt/soil-like quality along with grass and pine needle but the hop presence in the nose is surprisingly weak. Sweet malt character that's reminiscent of crystal and English malts giving off some caramel, toffee, toast and roasted nut.

On the fuller end of medium body with earthy hop bitterness that lingers over the sweet malt backbone into an astringent metallic finish. This beer starts off okay reminding me of an English bitter with some pine needle, grass and earthy soil countered by a sweet malt backbone but there's a really unpleasant lingering chemical flavor that comes in mid-palate which continues long after the finish. Some syrupy caramel sweetness with toffee and hazelnut followed by metallic adjunct like sweetness that kind of ruins things for me. The description of this beer is vague but whatever it is, they shouldn't have "dusted it off" in my opinion.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of IronLover
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Weathered copper orange in color with a slight haze. Poured with a short, dense off-white foam that reduced to a wispy cap that left wet sticky lacings down the glass. Sweet caramel malt aroma with a well-balanced citrus and floral hop presence and hints of toasted and lightly burnt caramel beneath. Medium bodied with soft, yet assertive carbonation and a light tanginess around the edges. Floral hop flavors up front with a hint of citrus hoppiness in the middle. Sturdy caramel and toasted malt backbone throughout. Floral hop and sweet caramel malt flavors stand alone at the end as this finishes dryly with a lingering bitterness. Very subtle hop and malt nuances with a pleasant feel and dry finish. Love the premise for the brew and the name....wish I could make a homebrew that was as good as this.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Victory 1337 from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 81 ratings