Victory Harvest Ale | 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): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Highly aromatic and sensual, this novel pale ale delivers a fresh hop flavor like no other brew. Its secret? Fresh hops piled into our boiling kettle just hours after their harvest. With many more of their essential oils intact, these ‘wet’ hops add glorious middle notes of juicy, fruit and tea-like bite to play off of its lightly toasted malt character deliciously.

Added by akorsak on 10-01-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
863
Reviews:
174
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
146
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0
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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Photo of foggylovesbeer
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great fresh-hop beer. Have had this on tap at Victory twice in the past month and the second time around was better than the first. This beer has a wonderful, hoppy aroma and goes down really smooth. Both times I have had this on-tap, in a 22oz Willi Becher glass.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle hard-poured into a tulip glass. 2015 edition

L - Medium dark amber color with a hint of pink. Cloudy hue with some light coming through the sides.

S - Strong grapefruit and grass, like smelling fresh produce. Heavy scent of flowers also.

T - Soft grapefruit, tropical taste with a smooth spicy finish. Explosion of juicy hop goodness.

F - Not aggressive at all. Really smooth all the way through. Just about anyone can drink this IPA.

O - This is not just a beer, this is like hop juice. An absolute explosion of juicy hops right off the bine and into the beer. This rightfully has 5 across the board for me. Very good example of a harvest ale.

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4.96/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.96/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I was on the hunt for my favorite "Sours" & during my quest I was given a sample that was being used for a photoshoot & I loved the aroma and the taste was excellent! I ditched my sour quest & grabbed a NEW cool growler from them. BTW the Wings, Fries & Service couldn't be better either! I will be taking my wife back for a date very soon!

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4.92/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.92/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great smell, grassy a bit of orange aroma to me - but that is the fresh Citra hop. Had a sample last month of a very fresh keg and it was good. Got a couple bottles today to rate. Unusual to me mouthfeel on this one, very soft, fine carbonation - a little different from other IPAs, enough to really stand out from the rest. At first the sweet grassy taste hits the tongue quickly followed by a pleasing wash of the bitter hops. I feel this is a well balanced beer, one I would like to have more of.

Edit* read some other reviews, those people had a different batch / year. So, as the last couple of entries here state - this one is a winner.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.79/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very good beer!! fresh, and if you like hops you will love this beer!

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4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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Victory Harvest Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.11 out of 5 based on 863 ratings.
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