4 Front IPA
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,880
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
80
Ranked #27,407
Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 11.14%
Ratings:
112
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 18, 2020
Added:
Sep 25, 2017
Wants:
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Gots:
  15
SCORE
80
Good
4 Front IPA4 Front IPA
Notes: Bright aromas of citrus and pine bring together fresh, earthy flavors and malts to balance a moderate bitterness in the easy-going IPA.
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2.9 by Dbot from Delaware on Dec 18, 2020
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3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

Taste: crisp, fermented wheat grains, floral hops, citrus notes. Bready, floral nose.Golden hue, clear, with delicate head and lace. Medium body. Earthy hops are balanced.

Aug 30, 2019
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4.27/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by BrickwallFilter from Virginia

Very light, slightly amber color upon pouring. Smell is overwhelmingly earthy, but fairly pleasant. I found the taste to be distinctively fruity, with a nice aftertaste that lingers on the tongue. Hops are definitely present, but are on the milder side. The feel was the best part of this beer for me, very savory, but light enough that I could enjoy several of these in a session.

Aug 07, 2019
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3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by CodyBasden from Texas

Nice light golden with fluffy white head with lots of lacing, not really a scent that stands out but it's nice on the nose, nothing to stand out but still pleasant on the palate with a little hint of grapes at the end

Apr 20, 2019
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3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Gajo74 from New York

Pours a fairly clear golden amber color with a moderate frothy head that displays good retention and lacing.
Aroma opens with herbal hops, light pine and grass. On the fruity side, I detect melon, particularly cantaloupe. Oddly enough, a bready and toffee like aroma begins to dominate midway, pleasant enough, but out of sorts for the style.
The taste is rather clean, with a dry cracker and bready malt flavor. There is a modest amount of hops bitterness, a touch of bright, citrusy lemon like hops, and a moderate piny spice. Honestly, tastes more like an APA than IPA.
Nice light and crisp mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation and dry finish.
Sessionable overall despite possibly being miscategorized stylewise. Nevertheless, doesn’t quite live up to Victory’s lofty standards.

Nov 15, 2018
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3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by barnzy78 from Illinois

12oz bottle. Slightly hazy caramel colored IPA with a frothy off-white head. Big earthy and herbal aroma with some bready malt. Very herbal & earthy hop flavors with notes of pine, lemon-lime&grapefruit citrus; biscuity and bready malt. Medium body, resinous with a dry finish, earthy pine lingers on. Definitely has the old school east coast vibe with the big herbalness. It's not quite my thing, but it did grow on me the more I drank it. I can't see myself getting it again or recommending it in the future.

Jul 29, 2018
 
3.75 by undomiel from Maryland on Jul 25, 2018
 
3.53 by Zaktcc from Maryland on Jul 22, 2018
 
3.29 by Budlum from Maryland on Jul 21, 2018
 
3.06 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jul 07, 2018
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3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by beerthulhu from New Jersey

A: Darken, tarnished orange has a good clarity with a good presence of macro-bubbles. Toothpaste white head is part creamy and frothy, at one finger holds steady. Long encompassing circles line the vessel for a good show of lace.

S: Fresh wet grassy hops, with some pilsner malts as a backbone. Grainy and bready feel, with some sliced lemons and a nice herbal, almost noble like aroma coming from the hops. Earthy green and fresh and flowery, wet from the fields, shows a delicate balance and touch. The bitterness is light to medium, but appreciative, soothing and very pleasant with small hints of fresh orange peel.

T: The flavor was grainy, almost pilsner like malts with a fresh wet hop nature. Wet and grassy, delicate and very well balanced as the nose, shows some semi-dry lemon and lightly tart nature with some herbal and tropical hops coming on the finish. The overall strength is gentle as with the nose, but again, very appreciative.

M: Crisp around the tongue's edges, creamy soft base malts with a very smooth texture.

O: Not your typical hop bomb from Victory, but more of a delicate, fresh wet approach, very nice to sip and savor to appreciate its small nuances. Feels like a hoppy summer time pilsner, grainy and bready with just the right amount for future endeavors. Very well balanced and recommended six pack.

Jun 28, 2018
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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

GOOD TASTING IPA - HAD BETTR BEERS FROM THIS BREWERY

Jun 18, 2018
 
3.73 by BeerBeast from Florida on Jun 15, 2018
 
3.65 by Darkmagus82 from Texas on Jun 06, 2018
 
1.97 by BigMike from Pennsylvania on Jun 06, 2018
 
3.33 by Bill69 from Pennsylvania on Jun 03, 2018
 
3.46 by NastyNorseman from New York on May 29, 2018
 
3.46 by informaticsDoc from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2018
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3.09/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by nhdjinn from New Hampshire

meh not much i really like about this ipa. its average at best. more like and English pale ale but thin

May 26, 2018
 
2.84 by deansellers from Maryland on May 14, 2018
 
3.67 by Boone757 from Virginia on May 08, 2018
 
3.58 by WDJersey from Colorado on May 06, 2018
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3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by craigbelly from Iowa

Clear golden pour. Mild pine and citrus on the nose. Nose follows through to the first sip but this is very mild. Very sessionable, but nothing special. Thin to medium bodied.

Apr 30, 2018
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3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Clear, light amber color. Nice, slightly off-white head with good retention and excellent lacing.

S---Hoppy. Pine & citrus.

T---Much lighter than I was expecting. Hops, pine & citrus do not follow through. Tastes breadier that I'm used to from an IPA. It's low (5.5%) ABV for an IPA, so maybe that's what's coming up short in the taste.

F---Wet & quenching. Sessionable feel, you could definitely down another.

O---Good beer in all respects except a disappointing lack of a full taste.

Apr 26, 2018
 
3.49 by Tuegr8 from Texas on Apr 26, 2018
 
4.38 by Drewvel from South Carolina on Apr 24, 2018
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3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

L: Clear gold with a small foamy white head. Good retention, with streaky lacing.

S: Very earthy and dirty with hints of pineapple, orange, and lemon.

T: Nicely balanced with crisp, lightly sweet malt of cracker and honey with citrus and earthy dankness. Moderate grapefruit and lemon with earthy and dirty on the back end. Lightly bitter, but well-balanced.

F: Light, well-carbonated, crisp and clean; a little on the thin side.

O: A solid easy drinking IPA, like a DirtWolf Lite.

Apr 21, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour with 2 fingers of white head. Falls fast... nice lacing.

S: Pine and herbal hops. Biscuity grains.

T/F: Crackery cereal grains. Pine forward hops... a little medicinal and earthy. Modest bitterness... light citrus in the background. Clear and crisp. Light with nice carbonation.

O: A light and easy drinking IPA. Sessionable... nothing terribly special, just a well made beer.

Apr 18, 2018
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3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Act25 from New Jersey

Easily a 3.7 east coast, easy-going IPA.

a) Pours a hazed pale gold, with 1 finger of white head, average lace and stick.
s) Easy going citrus. bready, English.
t) Interesting and different, soft, easy IPA. English or NE in style. Orange peel, marmalade without the sweetness, dryness, bready. Becomes grassy, bitter in a way that will pair well with seafood.
f) Thin-medium body, prickly carbonation, well balanced, doesnt develop as it warms.
o) Easy going entry IPA, good for English or NE style.

Apr 16, 2018
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4.22/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bubseymour from Maryland

Decent beer, fully bodied for a sub 6% IPA. As described its earthy, herbal, grainy balanced with sweetness and a perfect balance of light bitterness (more crisp than bitter). Nice change of pace IPA, offering unique flavors and aromas and crafted well. Recommend.

Apr 12, 2018
 
4.5 by paulish from New York on Apr 11, 2018
 
3.21 by vfgccp from New York on Apr 09, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color with hints of amber hues and a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of herbal hops and lemongrass are present in the nose. As the beer warms up, some melon becomes noticeable in the smell.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has additional notes of mangos and peaches towards the finish. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has an interesting mix of aromas and flavors from the hops. I found it to be quite easy to drink and would have no problem having more than one of these in a single sitting.

Serving type: bottle

Apr 08, 2018
 
3 by mfigueroa713 from New York on Apr 07, 2018
 
3.74 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania on Apr 06, 2018
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3.26/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by RozzieBoy from Rhode Island

L - Clear, darker golden/near amber look. 1 finger white head with little lacing.
S - Slight piney hops and some mild malt.
T - Follows the nose. Not great.
F - Thin mouthfeel and watery. Dry aftertaste and some stickiness.
O - Not much to say, unfortunately. May have been expecting more.

Apr 05, 2018
 
4.04 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas on Apr 03, 2018
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3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Gavage from Nevada

Appearance: clear golden yellow in color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: light citrus aroma.

Taste: caramel, biscuit, lemon zest, some orange, and a mild earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout. Relatively short aftertaste.

Overall: a mild mannered IPA that is easy to drink and is refreshing.

Mar 31, 2018
 
3.69 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Mar 25, 2018
 
3.75 by tykechandler from Kentucky on Mar 24, 2018
4 Front IPA from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 112 ratings