Juice Boost
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #1,499
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #29,666
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 12.53%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
51
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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
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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.
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 51
Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of mynie
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
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...

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Photo of good_to_sea
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of hophugger
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
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

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
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

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
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 +4.8%
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

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Photo of SmashAdams
3/5  rDev -20%
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 Gadzook
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
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 BEERchitect
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Juice Boost from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 51 ratings