Home Grown Dry-Hopped Lager
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Home Grown Dry-Hopped LagerHome Grown Dry-Hopped Lager
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Style:
American Lager
Ranked #247
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #36,262
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 13.57%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
22
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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden color, lively carbonation. Hops bring a bit of a bite to a middle-of-the-road lager. Not remarkable in any way. A fairly competent thirst quencher, but not much more.

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Photo of beerloserLI
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A pale off yellow color with decent clarity and a white and quick head of foam bubbles. The nose is semi-sweet with hops and malt. Very clean on the first few sips with lots of nice pilsner malt and rather hoppy on the finish. Smooth as all hell with really nice balance between the malt and hops. A light/moderate mouth feel that drinks refreshing but will full stick on flavors. Notes of bready malt, grass, straw, mixed spice, herbs, pepper, lemon, and grapefruit.

Overall, this is pretty nice stuff. It's a bit hoppy for a lager but that seems to be the point and I think the balance is really well done despite that.

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Photo of Wornoutcook
4.17/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$1.50 a can in a 15 pack. A very good and tasty beer. One I could drink more than one of in a sitting. Flavor is complex enough to not get board but Alcohol content is low enough to allow you to get work done after breakfast.

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Photo of Nephilium
3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Crisp aroma with earthy hop notes. pours a slightly hazy straw with a thin white head. Light bodied, a touch of straw, earthy notes, and spice come through from the flavor. Lingering mild bitter finish, comes across very dry.

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Photo of arizcards
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this brew as part of a mixed 15-pack 4-29-19 for $1.27 per can. Enjoy before 7-5-19.

Beer poured a cloudy golden with a smaller white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose has hints of oranges and mangos, pretty nice.

Taste follows the nose. Hints of oranges and mangos over a light malt body. Finishes kind of flat.

Mouthfeel is light bodied but lakes crispness that i would expect for a lager.

Overall not a bad beer but nothing i would personally seek out.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear light amber with a brief off-white head. Initial impression is a touch of bitter citrus, with bready malts. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Finish is dry and cleansing.

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Photo of lastmango
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy lemon yellow with a half finger white head that dissipated quickly. Light lacing was present. Nose is sweet and floral. Taste lightly follows the nose with just a slight hop finish. The feel is a moderate light with a bit of seltzer.

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Photo of good_to_sea
4.17/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pale yellow with a white head.
Smell: Sweet, floral hoppy smell. Really nice.
Taste: Mild citrus. A hint of smoke/pepper/cloves. Bit of a minty herbal taste. Smooth bready finish.
Feel: Thin, carbonated.
Overall: A balanced lager with some interesting flavors going on. Pretty and smells nice. Mild and drinkable. Really good beer -- the minty/herbal flavor combined with the breadiness really puts it over the top for me.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a can, best by June 15, 2019. Looks like a lager, but not as yellow, it has a more golden hue. Aroma is fantastic for a light lager...lemon & citrus with none of the usual skunkyness.

Taste somewhat follows the aroma upfront, which is enjoyable. However, the mouthfeel and backend leaves a somewhat stale finish. I enjoyed this well enough. I think it has a lot of potential, but the finish would grow old with more than one. If it had a drier, crisper finish, it could be very good.

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Home Grown Dry-Hopped Lager from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 22 ratings