Mighty Things | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by superspak on 07-29-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,710
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
254
pDev:
7.73%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
53
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 254 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of shreead
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mitchster
3.13/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Delicious.

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Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacubz
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wayngrove
3.22/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jbavi360
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spectru
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Cheers

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of farrago
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of JohnTurano
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavetotheB
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Mighty Things from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 254 ratings