Home Grown New American Lager | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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3.76/5
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Home Grown New American LagerHome Grown New American Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gotta give the people what they want, right? A lot of you have been searching for your next go-to beer. Something hoppy, but still drinkable and refreshing. Search no further! Six varieties of American whole flower hops (Centennial, Mosaic, Azacca, Cascade, Chinook, and Citra) pack bold and juicy flavors into this crisp, drinkable lager. Meet Victory Home Grown. Your NEW American Lager.

Added by gatornation on 03-12-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,459
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
218
pDev:
10.11%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChipChaight
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of z_21
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaxon53
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of srw
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a teku glass.
L: Pours a bright golden straw color with about a finger and a half of white head. Lacing remains around the glass as the head settles.
S: Lemon, melon, a some fruity hops.
T: Clean, crisp with some lemon zest and mild hops finish.
F: Light bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Very good lager. The hops add nice flavor to a fantastic smooth lager.

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Photo of BeenTired
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of manoshandsoffate
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a part of Victory's 15 "Kick Back Pack". I enjoy a few of the other brews in this pack, but this has become my favorite.

L: Not too dissimilar from better AAL's, like Coors Banquet or Miller High Life. Not bad at all, with a nice fizzy head that lasts, but nothing too special.

S: Oh yes! Very nice floral bouquet of rose and wildflowers, with blueberry and apple underneath. Nice!

T: Hops really elevate the taste of this bad boy. It takes all the best elements of a simple, Miller High Life-type lager and combines them with a simply scrumptious hops presence that bends the rules of what an American lager can be.

F: Velvety and substantial, like the best American lagers. Reminds me of Yuengling, but better.

Overall: Friends of mine CLAIM to prefer Golden Monkey, Prima Pils, or Hop Devil... But for whatever reason, these are always the first to disappear from my 15 pack!

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
4.34/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by January 6th 2019. Can compliments of my friend, the beer guy at Liquor Shed, Jacob.

A vigorous pour yields 2 fingers of foam with some spotty lacing.

Grapefruit citrus, tropical fruity aromas emanating from my glass. I get cracker malt that is not shy at all. Great nose.

Cracker malt and that dry hopped goodness playing on an even keel to my palate. Almost a perfect balance. So much flavour without the need for a hefty abv. Even after several sips, the flavours don't fade.

Mouthfeel...so nice. Helps with the high drinkability.

More like this please and make them available so that I can grab them off the shelf.

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Photo of superspak
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into lager glass, best before 5/7/2018. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy pale golden straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, orange, grapefruit, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, grapefruit, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange, grapefruit, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors with zero yeast notes presence. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and slightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is an outstanding hoppy pale lager! All around awesome citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Very vibrant, juicy, and fairly dank/earthy hop complexity; with a great balanced clean pils malt backbone, and mild residual sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering. Loved the hop profile as expected.

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Photo of Yeroc
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MDDMD
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spartacat300
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by 12/4/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a pale golden with solid clarity; fluffy eggshell white head that slowly falls leaving great retention and nice lacing. The aromas have hints of orange along with some crackers and fresh bread. Malts are there. The flavors are sharp and crisp. More orange along with some hints of lemon and grapefruit. Lots of fresh grass. Nice hop bitterness. Malts do their thing, but don't dominate. Finishes juicy and dry at the same time. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's light with active carbonation
carbonation. It's smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid "hoppy lager". It's more or less what you would expect from one. Not bad at all.

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3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Home Grown New American Lager from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 218 ratings