Hoppy Quad | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian-style Quadrupel with Cascade, Chinook, Citra and Mosaic hops.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,526
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
184
pDev:
7.73%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
36
Trade:
1
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Photo of Barleycorn
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zonker17
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dacrza1
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DATE: April 26, 2018... OCCASION: the 2018 draft is upon us, and Cleveland drafts first and fourth--this calls for a special Victory... pours an attractive golden, crystal-clear body rife with a herd of bubbles creating a reasonable quarter-finger off-white head... the aroma sparks sherry oak, flowery hops, pepper, ginger, tea, vanilla and phenol that broaches vodka... a packed profile... sips at a biting, bitter sharpness that states its 13% with ferocity... as intense as the initial buzz occurs, the secondary mouthfeel is sheepish, soft and welcoming... its finish is respectful, fizzy and dry... as the glass drains, a smoother sherry takes over, sippable and worth holding on the tongue... unbelievably drinkable, as the sip is rewarding and wine-like... the lightness of this profile is rich in sherry, oak, dry tannins, white wine, and flowery--lilac, earthiness, oat, vanilla, and ginger all mesh to create a formidable sweetness... by its end, a buzzing strength courses through it at half-bottle... perhaps not worth its price tag, but like the Browns draft, rewarding (they chose Mayfield and Ward)...

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle of indeterminate age, it pours a sparkling clear golden color with a modest head, that eventually diminishes to a lusty ring and a large continent in the middle. Grass, malt and alcohol in the nose. The mouth gets a nicely flavored, somewhat boozy malt beverage. Dangerously easy to drink, however.

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Photo of wmcgar01
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Corburk
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear gold with rocky white head.
S: It smelled like lemon zest and grassy hops, with some coriander and clove and pithy citrus.
T: It tasted like lemon zest and pithy citrus, with some grassy hops and apricot and clove. It had a clean and bittersweet aftertaste with some alcohol warming.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a nice brew with complex scent and taste. Not the most delicious combination of flavors, but fun to try. The body was solid, but the finish was hot, so it was better to sip. Not for aging. Ended up more like a strong saison than a Belgian imperial IPA like I expected. Interesting but not great.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayQue
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very tasty beer - kind of a hybrid between a Tripel and a Quad. Pours a slightly hazy gold color with kind of an orangy cast. Small, bubbly white head shows average retention for a beer in general, but quite long for a 13% abv beer. A light covering of the top of my goblet remains for quite some time. Aroma is fruity (but has aspects of both the light fruit found in Tripels and dark fruit from Quads). Candi sugar is quite prominent as well. Taste is very good. A malty beer with strong fruit presence and some candi sugar. The sweetness is balanced (possibly by the hops - although they are probably faded by the year I have hung on to this beer). There is a fairly strong alcohol presence, more than warmness - less than a harsh alcohol "burn". Mouthfeel is rich and smooth with a significant alcohol presence. I would like to try one of these "fresh" to see how the hops blend in.

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Photo of BigMike
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the1andy
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Not really a Quad, but more of a high gravity hybrid

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Photo of msscott1973
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBorsato
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shortbox81
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of _nickg_
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Found a bottle of this for about $9.50 at the Giant Eagle in Waterworks. Into a standard pint.
Much brighter than a quad style more bright yellow with a ton of bubbles and two inches full head. Malty honey and hops on the nose with some Belgium yeast to balance. Malty grainy some fruity yeasts and just a touch of hop bitterness. Mostly surprised to get no ABV burn so the hops and malt must be balanced. Very close to their V-12. Body is pretty exceptional this bubbly brew keeps its body at medium even though the octane is heavy.

Overall not a quad more of a malty triple but dry hopped to perfection. Very tasty stuff from Victory!

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3.21/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a bright gold with a vortex of carbonation and swirling head. Aroma has some tropical sweetness but more from phenol than any hop addition, which I would say is lacking on the nose. Flavor profile is much more aligned with a tripel or Belgian IPA (and certainly not in a Quad). Some spicey phenol, Belgian yeast - hops only show up at the end to add some bitterness but are otherwise underutilized.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ptat
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hoppy Quad from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 184 ratings