Victory Harvest Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Victory Harvest AleVictory Harvest Ale
BA SCORE
91.1%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 863 ratings
Victory Harvest AleVictory Harvest Ale
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
Ranking:
#1,765
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
863
Liked:
786
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
8.72%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
146
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 863 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of ByronDBeer
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark orange/brown, a bit hazy, not much head at all.
S: Very bright floral american hops, malty back.
T: Malt forward IPA, almost brown ale-like. Toffee, pleasant molasses, caramel. Robust hop backbone.
F: Very wet mouthfeel, low carbonation.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.19/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerTailor
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cfcairns
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AD17
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bisco42
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hman43
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours light amber with a slightly off white head.

Smell: It has an aroma of floral hops, some citrus, bready and toffee malts. As it warms it takes on an apricot and peachy aroma.

Taste: It has flavors or floral, and citrus with a backbone of bready malts and toffee flavors.

Feel: It has a medium body feel to it. It has a moderately bitter finish that does last for a while highlighting the floral and fruit elements.

Overall: The initial combinations of floral and malts work well together, but the feel seemed slightly watery to me and the bitterness on the palate was a bit off for me.

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Photo of cultclassic89
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Eh, whatever. Average, much better stuff available off the shelf from them (Dirtwolf/Hop Ranch).

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Photo of Andnkuhn
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TequilaTom
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep hazy amber with a thin khaki head. Smells great! Citrusy and piney hops with a nice caramel malt aromsa. Taste is just a litlle disappointing though, I picked up some dankiness (which i'm not fond of) with the citrus and pine, as well as a very slight metallic aftertaste. Nothing real off-putting though. Nice malt backbone to compliment the hop profile. Worth the try, but I prefer other IPA's out there.

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Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chadbo
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kinger22
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Somehow I'm just getting around to reviewing this beer. It pours a solid Amber color, with a scent that is not overpowering but hints at hops. The taste is a smooth hop taste, with subtle malts. This beer sits well and is a very solid beer.

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Photo of madelf66
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nininik12
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bradwalrus
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of digitalflood
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ironman84
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. Bottle
Enjoy By: 07 Mar 2016

Pours a very nice clean/clear dark golden copper color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy small off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some nice malt notes, citrusy, slight pineyness. The taste is very nice hoppy, slightly malty, very nice citrus, and some nice pineyness. Medium body, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very nice brew. Recommended!

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Photo of jmtpi
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jack_Frost79
3.66/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dertyd
3.29/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Victory Harvest Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 91.1% out of 100 with 863 ratings
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