Juice Boost
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #833
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
84
Ranked #24,370
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 12.5%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
38
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 06, 2021
Added:
Oct 21, 2018
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  12
SCORE
84
Good
Juice BoostJuice Boost
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 3.4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 06, 2021
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can into a pint glass. Enjoy by 5/10/19, so 3 1/2 months late on this one

Hazy pale yellow body. Small white head persists in some way throughout, leaving nice lacing.

Very faint cheesy funk aroma.

Upon tasting, it's pretty fruity, mildly tart, and a tad funky. The mix is pretty nice.

Mouth is around medium, finish a little bittersweet.

Overall, maybe age helps this one a little bit, because other than the nose, it's pretty enjoyable.
Sep 02, 2019
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Slightly cloudy light golden pour with thick foamy white head. Falls fast... nice lacing.

S: Fruit and citrus.

T.F: Modestly tart up front. Lots of fruit... tangerine/citrus. Pineapple and orange. Sweetness to balance the minimal tartness. Easy drinking.. light bodied and well carbonated.

O: A tasty beer... they played it VERY safe with this one, and it drinks kind of like baby's first sour. Mildly tart at best... but fruity and enjoyable. A hard beer not to like.
Aug 14, 2019
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Acquired from the bartender a lightly hazed, light yellow body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Tangy, tart nose with some citrus accents and a touch of lactose.

Taste: Tangy, a bit sharp in its acidity. Minimal base maltiness, a little bread and only just a whisper of milk sugar sweetness. Lemon-lime citrus, albeit rather mild. Lightly bitter. The tanginess and sweetness ride out through the sweet-tart finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Lightly carbonated.

Overall: Kind of a snoozer. This one leans so safely, so mildly that it blows when taken as a hop-forward beer or a sour or whatever, really.
Jul 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.15 by enslamment from Arizona

Jul 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2019
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into narrow pilsner style glass: color is straw, slight haze but not as much as some other shave reported, would not call this hazy; head is off white with fine bubbles that presents 1 inch thick and then dissipates to thin top with some spotty lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is tart, citrus aromas like a fresh squeeze of grapefruit and hint of lemon rind, hints of malt sweetness.

Taste follows with tart, clean lactic acidity with citrus sweetness and flavor and some light maltiness. I don't pick up on the lactose but it is sweet.

Mouthfeel is low to moderate carbonation, tart sourness, then some drying.

Overall a good clean sour with definite citra hop notes in the aroma and flavor; sourness is clean and light sweetness lingers.
Jun 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.76 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Jun 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.48 by mbwalker from Florida

Jun 16, 2019
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25
Get the naming together, guys.

On tap.

The pour is hazy gold with a wispy head. The aroma is light and fruity with some mild juice nodes. Very smooth.

The flavor is great. Real fruit juice up front, quenching dry/sour yeast on the back. The body is a bit thin, but otherwise this is excellently made.
Jun 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.11 by Nmgreen from New York

May 14, 2019
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
DATE: May 10, 2019... OCCASION: chilling on a Friday night with the family, ready for a sour ale--a style I haven't had in quite some time... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... pours a sallow golden yellow body, bubbly and misty with sediment settling to its depth... its single-fingered head is off-white and clumpy, leaving a web of coral unevenly around the glass... this bites the nostrils with funky barnyard yeasts, earthy roots, pear, parsley, basil, and other garden herbs, while hints of lemon and mango to up the interest level... a mild buzz forms at the teeth, while its passage is like orange juice--contentious and acidic... its finish lingers with a dry, punchy warmth that manifests tartly... but tart and tangy? a bit soft for the ABV and the can's busy declarations... the flavor profile is busy, with the funk becoming hard fruits and faint herbs, the tropical fruits diminishing into a white noise of acid and lemonade... I get what this is going for, and Victory always gets the benefit of my doubts, but I am glad I bought but one of these at Wine Country... I would rather pucker up for something more intense or sip something worth more discernment... instead, this straddles a few worlds and lands somewhere nondescript...
May 11, 2019
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Reviewed by good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Look: Slightly hazy straw yellow with a foamy white head that rapidly disappears.
Smell: Bready malt. Citrusy fruit -- lemon, orange, grapefruit. Peach. Hoppy, spicy pine aroma.
Taste: Light, fruity tartness up front. The fruit flavors I get are lemon, lime, orange, and pineapple. Some malt & lactose sweetness. Maybe a hint of salt. A little bit of herbal hop bitterness. Really nice, juicy, refreshing flavors in here.
Feel: Thin-bodied, carbonated.
Overall: Super drinkable, refreshing, and worth picking up. The 7.2% ABV is totally undetectable. It's like a hazy lactose IPA mixed with a sour beer, and the combination works really well.
May 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Apr 30, 2019
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Rated by Carterwiese from Washington

3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Nicely dry hopped. Juicy but not too thick with hop oil. Malt backbone is pretty generic but really drinkable.
Apr 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.6 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Apr 20, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerBobber from Nevada

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Semi clear yellow golden color. Four fingers of stacked soapy white head that is staring very defiantly at me. Great lacing all down the glass!

Smell is huge hit of pineapple and over ripe fruits. Something like a sweet milkshake smell along with some hop bitterness, leaning towards pine, in the background. Extremely complex nose on this one.

Taste is sweet first tart second and a bit of sour on the back end. Lots of pineapple and over ripe fruit on the taste. The hops just dance around in the background in an attempt to ground the sweetness.

Mouth feel lends toward the medium side with a bit of a sticky finish.

The 7.2% ABV is well hidden in this unusual offering from Victory. I have to say this is a refreshing and thirst quenching beer. A bit on the sweet side but not as bad as some beers can be. I do like this beer and think it would work well as a nice summer beer. I really do not think I would do more than one 16. oz. can at a time though.
Apr 13, 2019
 
Rated: 2.75 by njbusa from New Jersey

Apr 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Mar 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.18 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Mar 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.59 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Mar 21, 2019
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Reviewed by hophugger from Virginia

3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Golden yellow in color with a finger of fizzy white head. Aroma is big on pineapple with an orange juice back. Taste is semi-sour but the overripe fruits and citrus kind of flatten it out a bit. Citrus is almost overripe and the mouthfeel is a bit too sweet and cloying. Finish is of ripe oranges yet also a bit refreshing like fresh squeezed juice, too. Just wish the souriness had been a bit more dominant
Mar 14, 2019
 
Rated: 1.3 by likefireflies from Virginia

Mar 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.88 by sashmont from New Jersey

Mar 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.04 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Mar 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.46 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Mar 01, 2019
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Victory Brewing Co. "Juice Boost"
One Pint can, "ENJOY BY: 16 MAY 2019 125015 P FL"
$1.83 @ Wegmans, King of Prussia, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Firstly, I can't believe they got federal approval for the name as "Boost" seems like something they would have shot down before. They shot down Dogfish Head for having the words "vim & vigor" on their label. Whatever, it's poured a hazy straw gold beneath a short fluffy white head that falls back into itself. It's a hoppy aroma with hop resins, some "dankness", lemon, and a hint of peach. The label lists Citra and I can believe that although it seems there are other hops in there as well. Oh, and I should point out that it does contain lactose. OK, the flavor is tart but not that tart, also also quite sweet, a little bit more like and energy drink or malternative than a beer. It's not that bitter at all but at least the hop flavor is there. The lactose adds to the feel and it's medium bodied and delicately crisp. The alcohol never shows but I'm glad it's at 7.2% otherwise I might not feel that I got a lot out of this. Maybe it's helping to balance it a bit but in the end I find it overall to be to sweet.
Review# 6,498
Mar 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

Feb 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Feb 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.03 by BoBeerdsley from New York

Feb 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Feb 22, 2019
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
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.
Feb 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
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
Feb 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by markallmon from Tennessee

Feb 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by sonofliberty2 from South Carolina

Feb 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.91 by Griphon from Florida

Feb 15, 2019
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Rated by The_Beer_Guru from New York

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
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
Feb 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by mpenske from California

Feb 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.6 by robotic_being from Florida

Feb 02, 2019
Juice Boost from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 53 ratings