Liberty Bell Ringer
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Liberty Bell RingerLiberty Bell Ringer
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From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,306
ABV:
8.7%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,851
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 10.02%
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
239
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 07, 2022
Added:
Jun 01, 2013
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  23
A homage to the historical and cultural significance of the great beer-loving city of Philadelphia, Liberty Bell Ringer Double IPA packs a punch worthy of the Italian Stallion himself and was created to celebrate Philly Beer Week. We packed double the dry-hops and threw them down super late in our brewing process to make this DIPA sing with massive tropical, fruity hop flavor and aroma. And because we can never get enough, we did it twice Let it ring.

2021:
Malt: Pilsner, Carapils, Oats
Hops: Sabro, Mosaic, Idaho 7

2019:
Malt: Pilsner, Carapils
Hops: Strata, Centennial, Simcoe

2018:
Malt: Pilsner, Acidulated
Hops: ADHA 871, 881, 484
8.5%

Original 2013 Version: 9% Hops: Mosaic, Exp 483 (Azacca)

Flavor
Don't be fooled by its pale golden color, our incredibly flavorful Liberty Bell Ringer Double IPA is no featherweight! Sweet and spicy aromas of passion fruit and lemon zest merge in this full flavored, double IPA. Intense flavors of lemongrass, mango and spice mingle with subtle notes of fresh hay finishing with a mild and pleasing bitterness.

Food Pairings
Smoked or grilled meats; sharp cheeses; sweet desserts.
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Rated: 3.93 by Icemann383 from New York

Aug 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Nov 09, 2021
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
great combination of hops / hoppy to the finish
Oct 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Sep 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania

Aug 27, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass. Best by Nov. 6, 2021.

L---Hazy, bright golden color. Fluffy white head faded slowly to a cap and left nice lacing.

S---Overflowing with tropical notes. Strong mango and passion fruit with some light backing citrus.

T---Lighter than the nose, but still the same flavors. Maybe some lemon/lime.

F---Medium/light bodied which was unexpected for a fairly high ABV. Well carbonated.

O---Excellent work from an excellent brewery.
Aug 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.74 by hophugger from Virginia

Jul 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
poured chilled from can into a willybecker chilled

The color is a hazed golden with thick white cream with fine bead, lace clings to the glass

The smell is fairly mild for the double dry hopping with mild citrus fruit and spice with hints of floral and tropical fruit scents low yeast and malt in aroma

The feel is mostly dry yet mildly bitter texture is perceived with medium high carbonation and low sweetness with slight spice in hip profile and light alcohol in the finish which is dry in a semi long yet a balance in general with sufficent malt support of the hops

The flavor has hops that give herbal tea and slight citrus flavors up front yet subtle astringency with light lime like aspect and floral resinous element with a hint of herbal mintiness and light zest with earthy element in taste of the hops with mild malt sweetness in the back with alcohol very mild in the flavor.

The overall impression is a high quality hop focused yet not cookie cutter grapefruit or west coast style more new style in many ways yet very hop flavored and dry which I like as it is very drinkable for 8.7%
Jul 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had this on 2021-07-07 near Pittsburgh, PA from a 12oz can with a best by of 2021-11-07

A - Fairly hazy straw-gold with a 1-finger white head that drops quickly leaving little lace.


S - Unusual. Moderately dank, lemon-lime, unripe peach, pepper

T - Lemon-lime tartness and bitterness, light cracker, herbal tea and more pepper up front than the smell. Not much fruit or malt sweetness. Finishes dry and bitter.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation.

O - Reminds me of an amped up Session IPA except with more alcohol. This "fortified hop tea" isn't my bag but it is well made.
Jul 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Jul 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Jun 23, 2021
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
DIPA 12 oz. single for a mere $2.19? Yes, please. Thanks, Catoctin Mountain Wine and Liquor in Thurmont, MD. really solid, almost too perfect appearance, with two fingers of mellow head over a clear golden. Nose is tropical with herbal notes. you can taste the layering left by the dry hopping and this brings the bitterness but not at the expense of flavor. Tropical and citrus notes with medicinal backing. Not much for balance, but that is really par for the course. Maybe a touch too much carbonation but this is what its supposed to be, if that is what you are looking for.
Jun 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

May 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by njbusa from New Jersey

Oct 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by DOCRW from Kentucky

Sep 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by bubseymour from Maryland

Sep 04, 2020
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Picked up a 16 oz single can from the Kings Beer & Wine cooler 5-21-20 for $2.99. Best by 09 AUG 2020, consumed 8-1-20. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured golden with a nice white head that has some good hang time.

Nose has some lemon and orange that is at the forefront.

Taste is lemon forward blended by orange and grapefruit over a substantial pils malt base. Finishes with a nice subtle but effective bitterness consisting of pine and rind; 7/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and both pretty smooth and refreshing on a 110 degree afternoon.

Overall i like the lemon expression on top of the pilsner base yet it provides a nice traditional west coast fashion finish with the pine and rind expression at the end of each sip. Nice beer at a nice price point!
Aug 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
"Like walking through an orchard", exclaimed Leah on first whiff.... Taste is on par with smell.... REALLY enjoyed this at Annie Bailey's Irish Pub in Lancaster. So full of orange smell and I can hardly stop. Delightful! A "light" DIPA.
Jul 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Stooven from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
First want to say that DDH does not necessarily equal NEIPA, and doesn't in this case. Lib Bell Ringer is first and foremost a DIPA, and it hides the alcohol pretty well. I'm drinking it approximately one-month before the drink-by date. Maltiness has started to take over, but it's still bright with lemon and citrusy flavors. Appearance is more unfiltered than hazy, with a thin head around the rim. Taste is one big smear of malt, pine, soap, lemon again, bread.
Jul 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz. can. Slightly hazy orange. Smells of pungent citrus. Lemon and lemongrass herbal notes. Tastes of lemon and turns to lemongrass and some soapy flavors. Slightly grainy. Pine back end. Mild bitterness. Medium body and does not drink like a DIPA. This is really nice. Two months from the best by date, but who knows what that means. Even if it isn't the freshest, it's very tasty.
Jul 08, 2020
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