Black IPA
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Style:
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
Ranked #325
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #27,006
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 10.94%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  4
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews by JAXSON:
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JAXSON from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Mar 26, 2011
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ububru from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Dec 14, 2011
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sholland119 from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev 0%
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

Mar 28, 2011
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Mar 22, 2011
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schmitter from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Sep 27, 2014
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seanchai from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apr 12, 2015
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Bill69 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Sep 27, 2013
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garuda from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Nov 14, 2011
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Netdigger2 from South Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +13%
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"

Jul 21, 2011
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Denjhe from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Dec 27, 2011
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Fcip78 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 14, 2015
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Oakenator from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 30, 2014
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jurbanik from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Sep 07, 2012
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Rich540 from California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Apr 14, 2012
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IPAchris from Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jan 17, 2015
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hockeyfighter19 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Jul 06, 2012
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Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 23, 2014
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E1D0L0N from Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Jul 16, 2013
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Flooz from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Feb 23, 2015
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GregStoner from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 12, 2015
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terpdog from Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 13, 2015
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Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dec 06, 2018
Black IPA from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 22 ratings