4 Front IPA | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bright aromas of citrus and pine bring together fresh, earthy flavors and malts to balance a moderate bitterness in the easy-going IPA.

Added by superspak on 09-25-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,200
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
107
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
14
Trade:
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of barnzy78
3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of undomiel
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of beerthulhu
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Captain69
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

GOOD TASTING IPA - HAD BETTR BEERS FROM THIS BREWERY

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Photo of BeerBeast
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
1.97/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Bill69
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nhdjinn
3.09/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of deansellers
2.84/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Boone757
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Tuegr8
3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drewvel
4.38/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Act25
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.22/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4 Front IPA from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 107 ratings