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Black IPA | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Stinkypuss on 03-22-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
21
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.44%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 21
Photo of Netdigger2
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle courteous of a very generous CR

Pours a deep oak brown with a 1/4" off white head. No where near black, but it looks good.

The smell is that of opening the mash tun and smelling a rich 2-Row and Caramel wort. Absolutely no hop on the nose.

This is where this beer shines. The taste has a luscious malt sweetness only found in world class English pale ales. It is perfectly balanced by a now very assertive hop bitterness that leaves a welcomed pine note.

The mouthfeel is very balanced and not dry at all, medium carbonation.

I hope they release this one to the market, just don't call it "Black IPA"

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Photo of sholland119
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub, 3/20/11.

A-Not at all black, not substantially darker than Hop Devil, really. Plenty of frothy tan head and a nice sheet of lacing.

S-Earthy bitter hops and some roasted malt.

T-Nice roasted malt character with moderate bitterness. Nicely balanced with crisp earthy hops.

M-Medium bodied, nicely dry with good carbonation.

O-A nice beer though not a particularly memorable one.

HV

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Photo of JAXSON
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Victory, one of the 2011 Craft Brewing Conference beers. Pour is reddish brown, not black obviously, which caught me off guard. A bit smokey, a lot of caramel malt, some faint coffee-like presence. Hops are bright and fresh, working in a subtle way, expressing mostly on the finish. Meatier and smokier than I expected. Quite good.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Victory Black IPA, ontap @ Victory Brewing
Not to be confused with the Yakima Glory, this is a brewpub only beer.

Appears a dark brown, light brown head forms and fades to some wispy lace. Lightly hoppy in aroma with some floral notes. In the taste, roasted malt, mild citrus hops and almost finishes slightly sweet. A mellow example of the style but easy enough to drink. Closer to a porter than any other style, this Black Ale was certainly decent, and of sessionable quality.

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Black IPA from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
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