Mighty Things
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,015
Ranked #11,238
4 | pDev: 7.75%
Jun 27, 2021
Jul 29, 2017
Very Good
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Notes: Daringly dry-hopped with loads of mighty whole flower American hops, this juicy Imperial IPA imparts vivid aromas and notes of biting citrus.

Citra, Mosaic, Azacca
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4 by zhrike from Pennsylvania on Jun 27, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Sellen from Connecticut


Jun 23, 2020
3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
3.25 by JayKay412 from Pennsylvania on May 20, 2019
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3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jdhilt from New Hampshire

Pours a 1-finger white head that slowly fades leaving some lace. Hazy light amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Citrus hop nose and flavor is almost grapefruit with some malty sweetness. Best by Sep 2018, still tastes fresh. $2.75 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

Jan 31, 2019
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3.15/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

Victory Mighty Things

"Imperial IPA." 8.3% ABV. 2018 vintage.

Peach. Resins. Cannabis-like hop oils. Pale malts. Apricot.

Hides its ABV well.


Jan 27, 2019
4.25 by Nurt20 from Illinois on Jan 26, 2019
4 by jtw21 from Pennsylvania on Dec 24, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Gajo74 from New York

Pours a hazy orange straw color. modest head poor retention but light lacing.
Aromas highlight a nice combination of citrus, tropical and stone fruit; apricot, mango, peach, banana, papaya, and citrus pith. The aroma of caramel malt contributes with sweetness.
The taste opens sweet and fruity but with a semi dry palate that aids drinkability. Flavors of mango and papaya add juiciness, while pithy citrus fruits add brightness. There is a firm caramel malt flavored backbone, however, the brightness of the citrus hops and resiny quality of the earthy hops soon take center stage. A developing bitterness is refreshing, while the piny hops flavors add sharpness.
Medium to full bodied, crisp, and moderately carbonated. A bitter and resiny finish leaves one wanting more.
Solid IPA all around.

Dec 10, 2018
3.75 by h4ger from Connecticut on Dec 10, 2018
3.81 by IgnatiusReilly from New Jersey on Dec 08, 2018
4 by jopezu from Georgia on Nov 20, 2018
3.81 by shreead from Pennsylvania on Nov 17, 2018
4 by ssimpson89 from Illinois on Nov 10, 2018
3.75 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Oct 28, 2018
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3.13/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Mitchster from Michigan

Brewed with Pilsner, Wheat, Oats, Light Caramel malts. Description also says biscuit malt. Hopped with Mosaic, Citra, Azacca
ABV: 8.3%

Pours out to a hazy medium golden, forming a nice creamy bone white head with very good retention and nice lace. The aroma is of cat urine, grapefruit and a funky yeast autolysis that I sometimes get in home brews, akin to cat pee, but not the hop derived character. The mouth feel is medium bodied, finishing drier than most and feeling a bit thinner in the mouth then most imperial IPAs. Carbonation is moderate, about 2.5 carbs. The taste is fairly unilateral. The hops are there but they are not juicy, they are more dank and grassy and there is problematic yeast autolysis throughout the beer into the ruddy finish. The bitterness is medium firm and is not very well-balanced by the lack of malt complexity.

I normally like a lot of what victory does but this one is a dud. 20 years ago, this would've been over the top but especially when compared to today's ipas, it just doesn't hold up. Not recommended and I definitely won't buy it again

Oct 19, 2018
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4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a slightly hazy orange abbey with a thick white head.

Aroma is molasses malty sweet with an orangy sweet note at the end.

Taste is a blend of sweet malt and a thick orange candy.


Oct 18, 2018
4.25 by CB2maltygoodness from District of Columbia on Oct 03, 2018
3.48 by dacubz from Illinois on Sep 26, 2018
3.22 by wayngrove from Pennsylvania on Sep 26, 2018
4 by Jame515 from Texas on Sep 06, 2018
3.87 by MrMcGibblets from Illinois on Sep 02, 2018
3.79 by stephenjmoore from Maryland on Aug 26, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

on draft in a shaker pint glass

clear yellow golden in color, bright white head. decent head retention. big hoppy aroma of citrus, pine, grassy, floral. taste is fairly bitter, little malt flavor. medium bodied.

Aug 19, 2018
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3.51/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by chinchill from South Carolina

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours with a clear amber body topped by a very durable white head.
Smell: pine and citrus, with citrus rinds and baked bread.
Flavor: pine, with fruit notes including citrus and melon. Moderate bitterness for style.
Feel: medium+ body and near medium carbonation; mild alcohol warming.

Aug 19, 2018
4 by tbeer40 from New Jersey on Aug 15, 2018
3.88 by peabody from Kentucky on Aug 12, 2018
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4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

I love IIPA's, that being said this has some nice piney resin and citrus without being overly choppy, just enough sweetness to balance out really well. I'll have to look for something else from Victory soon.

Aug 06, 2018
3.52 by reitzbrewing from Pennsylvania on Aug 01, 2018
4 by avisong from Virginia on Jul 28, 2018
4.02 by Jbavi360 from New York on Jul 28, 2018
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3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by spectru from Florida

Hazy amber, white head dissipates; aroma is indistinct, vaguely IPA. Mouthfeel is tangy, moderately carbonated; flavor is hoppy, not too bitter. Not bad, a fairly conventional IPA.

Jul 27, 2018
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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This beefy beast of an imperial IPA pours a
golden amber with a moderate head of white foam that subsides to a thick ring,
thin light pool, and displays some nice light lacing. Nose of heavy pine, heavy
citrus fruits of grapefruit, lemon, and mango with heavy wet grassy hop notes
that mingle with a heavy honey malt note. Flavors surpass the nose with a sweet
honey caramel malt that is put through the paces with an onslaught of heavy citrus
flavors of pineapple, mango, wet sticky pine hops, lemon zest, and a touch of peach
with light floral notes and bitter sticky hop notes on the finish. Nice mouth feel--
medium high carbonation, medium sticky hop body, and a heavy handed pine
finish that is sticky and dank.

Overall, while note my standard cup of ale it is a decent brew.


Jul 21, 2018
3.73 by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania on Jul 15, 2018
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3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by farrago from New Jersey

Meager head, normal pour barely gets enough to temporarily cover the surface, straightforward white as it lasts, wispy lacing which as spotted as it is, sticks well. Light haze to the golden liquid, dense weave of bubbles, slowly rise upwards. Wonderful lift to the nose, tangerine to lemon citrus, honey, dank and wet leafy matter, pine and rose petals, coal tar, substantial amount of peach, apricot, mango fruit scents. Medium-bodied, even with a credible level of dankness, pine and earthiness it has good flow and never bogs down as it crosses the palate. Orange marmalade, pine, rose petals and tar, has elements which both lift and anchor. Carbonation is steady but not necessarily refreshing. Here the peach, mango, pineapple fruit on the dull side. Stays nicely wet and the strong herbaceousness does not dry it out. Allowing for the flow, there is a good deal of sticky residue left on the tongue as it finishes. Strikes one as monochromatic and you wish it reach into the higher register.

Jul 01, 2018
3.71 by JohnTurano from Florida on Jun 26, 2018
3.99 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania on Jun 23, 2018
4 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Jun 20, 2018
3.89 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jun 17, 2018
3.84 by kmoen from California on Jun 15, 2018
Mighty Things from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 266 ratings