4 Front IPA | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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3.51/5
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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:
#40,621
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
85
pDev:
10.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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0
Gots:
6
Trade:
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
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 +4.6%
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 +20.2%
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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Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of mfigueroa713
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kegatron
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gavage
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of philbe311
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TeachChefs
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Bottle
Enjoy By: 15 JUN 2018

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice clean/clear dark golden orangy color, nice carbonation, with a nice small creamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a little citrus complex (orange, tangerine), very slight pine. The taste is hoppy, malty, little citrus complex (orange, tangerine,), kinda piney, kinda sweet. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, little dry/bitter finish. Overall, was expecting more from Victory.

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Photo of jkrich
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an undated 12 oz. bottle: clear and yellow-golden hue with a quickly fading white head.

Quite refreshing aromas of citrus and faint pine.

What a difference allowing an ale to warm in the glass can make on the taste - most especially with this one. The first taste was bitter and bland with very little flavor. After waiting for a few moments, the flavors of citrus, lemon, and faint mint came forward, though not very prominently. Not as refreshing as I thought it would be, there were no lingering flavors on the palate.

The body was very thin with little bitterness on the tongue or carbonation for that matter.

This one lacked the flavor and quality I have come to expect from Victory - it is drinkable and does have some hop flavor, but it simply lacks the qualities to make it memorable or even worth picking up again.

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Photo of Kendo
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is slightly murky golden-orange, with a small bit of whitish head on top that dissipates quickly.

S: Surprising amount of grains - husky cereal grains come to mind, along with the smell of Noble hops, crackery malt, some herbal earthiness, and a faint hint of apricots. Not really an IPA nose at all.

T: Bready malt is followed by modest citrus - primarily oranges, orange peel and clementines. Touch of both lemons and limes too. Overall impression of sweetness - no real bitterness at all, other than an ever-so-faint coating of the palate on the aftertaste.

M: Slightly syrupy in feel; it could use a bite of carbonation since it's lacking any hop bite. Call it medium in heft.

O: Reminds me more of an APA than an IPA. It's not a bad beer, but not what I was expecting.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Look is a slightly cloudy amber yellow with a thin white head.

Aroma is flora and herbal hops with a malty biscuit note.

Taste is like an IPA saison. Super floral and herbal. Thin body.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zbelair
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MKrauss
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeLacy
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vetbidder
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Billed as an easy going IPA. Very light in color. I’d call it straw and see through in appearance. Not much of a head to speak of. More malty on the nose than most IPAs. This doesn’t even have the bite of an APA let alone an IPA. Interesting watery flavor (lemongrass?) that’s not very IPAish. Feel, who cares. I’m really starting to get disappointed in the direction that Victory is going even though I like the old stalwarts. Give me something competitive soon bro’s. Overall slightly more disappointing than the individual scores would suggest.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4 Front IPA from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 85 ratings