Juice Boost | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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3.83/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Experience tart and tangy flavors and aromas reminiscent of a delicious glass of juice from the combination of Citra dry-hopping with an expertly executed natural souring process.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
22
pDev:
6.79%
 
 
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear bright gold with lots of bubbles, a foamy white head, good retention, and streaks of lacing.
Smells like lemon yogurt, lemon juice, orange zest, sugar cookie, vanilla.
Tastes of lemon yogurt, lemon candy, lemon zest, pineapple, coconut water, vanilla, and sugar cookie. Leans more sweet than sour with yogurt-like lactose creaminess and a touch of lemony sourness. Finishes fairly clean and lightly dry.
Feels medium-bodied, well carbonated, slightly creamy in particular with the lactose addition.
An okay sour ale from Victory. The tartness and Citra dry-hopping are nice, but it's too sweet for a sour ale. The addition of lactose is completely unneeded here.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(16 oz can, enjoy by 16 May 2019... poured into a fat tulip)

L: mostly-clear pale yellow liquid with slight haze; loose, white foam builds on pour, collapsing into messy, bubbly collar... scant splotches of lace

S: pineapple, fleshy-juicy orange rind, floral spice; bit of a musty funk in the background... mostly getting hops on the nose; the 'wild' character creeps in gradually, eventually settling in a mellow balance with the hops, lending a dried tropical fruit tone

T: way more juicy hop resins and base malt than expected; big hit of a blend of mango/pineapple, leaning heavily on the former... aftertaste is somewhat dry, with a light funk lingering, along with heavy tones of grapefruit, mango, and a touch of lightly-bitter fresh-cut grass... seems like there's a nice balance between the tart and funky elements, but neither are bracingly bold... has a malty pina colada thing going

F: light foamy touch to its nectary, silky viscosity... there's a soft sizzle in the finish, but it doesn't diminish the initial milky attack of its body; finishes softly clipped, with the hop bitter and booze leaving a soft heat and refreshing hum at the front of the palate

O: I was not expecting this degree of brightness and intensity in flavors... lovely drink, but it's more of a 'sour' APA or IPA than a 'traditional' wild/sour ale

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Photo of markallmon
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shouldn’t be classified as a sour because, the sourness is barely there. Good beer but not sour enough IMO

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Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robotic_being
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of classixIII
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SmashAdams
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm really confused by this beer. I expected a nice tart beer well accented and complimented by citra dry hopping. In reality it's not tart or sour at all. It's certainly hoppy but it's ruined by the strange addition of lactose. The lactose creates a chalky sweetness that has no place in a beer that's supposed to be sour. I also can't see why they have this at such a high ABV. I'm disappointed. nb

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Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wheels2532
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gadzook
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured into a tulip with a good 1 1/2- 2 finger rocky white head. Pale hazy and glowing gold. Very nice to look at.

S: Sweet. Grapefruit, lime, and a bit of pine. Maybe a little bit of orange peel. The citra hops really come through. Refreshing and crisp are the most accurate words that come to my mind.

T: Follows the nose at first. Sweet at the start, followed by the tiniest bit of malt character. Then it gives way to the hops with pronounced grapefruit, lime, and even a bit of salty pineapple. The finish is very pleasant, tart and mildly acidic. Very balanced. Hops linger in the aftertaste in a very enjoyable and welcome way.

F: Carbonation is fairly light and crisp. Medium body which coats the mouth decently. Moderately dry.

O: An incredibly easy to drink beer. Incredibly balanced and dangerously easy to take in. I'm a little disappointed that the ABV is on the higher end because I'd like to be able to drink a few more of them without going too far. Goes well with many different foods (tried it with seafood, Korean, Mexican, and BBQ). I'm drinking this in January and all I can think about is summer. I think that sums it up pretty nicely.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meatyard
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

There's never no season where a sour ale isn't welcomed in the glass. Streaming onto the tastebuds like grapefruit juice, Victory's Citra dry hopped kettle sour ale updates the traditional sour beer with the irresistible hop notes of citronella.

Hazy like wheat beer, Juice Boost pours creamy, soft and with a matte straw finish. Its sent focuses on tangy citrus, cider, white wine and a soft bready scent. Sweet and bready on the early palate, a taste of sourdough with taffy makes a first impression on the tongue.

Sweetness soon evaporates on the middle palate and the hop aromas turn to a tangy, bitter and succinct taste of pink grapefruit juice. Supported well with secondary flavors of oranges, lemon, apple and lime, the beer transports the tastebuds to the tropics in the dead of winter. Trending bitter and sour, both in moderate tone, a finish of mild cider and wine is remiss of sangria and screwdriver cocktails.

Simple, uncomplicated and drinkably dry, the medium bodied sour ale takes a light creamy texture across the brisk acidity and balancing bitterness and into a medium length aftertaste of sourdough and cereal.

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Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toast9
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Juice Boost from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 22 ratings