Liberty Bell Ringer | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by victory4me on 06-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
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8
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12
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3.67/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the brewery. Pours a hazed gold with a sudsy bright-white head. This stays rich looking with accompanying lace. The aroma is floral, dank and piney, with tight fresh citrus character and a twangy malt feel across the back. The taste has a bright citric bite with resins and spice that spread out into the finish. Light tropical, herbal and malt flavors helps temper the aggressiveness of the hops. The feel is medium to fuller bodied with a firm and creamy carbonation in the mouth. Alcohol is there but is kept in check. This was a most tasty and well balanced DIPA with a pretty dangerous drinkability for 9%. Loving these big hoppy beers from Victory lately!

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Photo of millerbuffoon
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of mdfb79
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 06/30/13 notes. 8oz pour on tap at Pony Bar on the UES in NYC.

a - Pours a hazy bright yellow golden color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, mangos, tropical fruits, pine hops, fruity malts, grains, and wheat. Very nice with a lot of citrus and hops to it; big fan of the nose.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine hops, tropical fruits, juice, lemon zest, floral hops, fruity malts, and grains. Follows the nose closely, a lot of fresh hops and fruits. Very low bitterness, pretty much non-existent.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. No real bite from the hops at all. Quite easy to drink. Doesn't feel like 9% ABV.

o - Overall I thought this was a great DIPA. Tons of citrusm fresh hops, and fruits, and very easy to drink. Really hoping they make this one again as I loved it.

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Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Henry Street Taproom in Saratoga, NY, before the Phish concert.

Pours a hazy gold orange color. White, foamy, one inch head, great lacing.

Aromas include grapefruit, orange zest, pine, and some peach, maybe.

The flavors are very similar, with strong grapefruit and pine, with huge flavors of orange as well. Low, but pleasantly lingering bitterness, with no alcohol present whatsoever, which is impressive for the ABV.

Medium bodied, crisp, and drinkable. Awesome beer that went down quickly.

Another winner from Victory. They are truly putting out great stuff.

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Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: light orange in color with a 2" head that falls quickly.

Smell: citrus. pine, and earthy tones are easily detected.

Taste: caramel, lemon zest, grapefruit, pine, some grassiness, and a hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp at start less crisp late.

Overall: very enjoyable DIPA that is easy to quaff.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

LOOK: Poured into one of those dang snifter glasses. Pours a bright gold with a white creamy head that laces the glass well. Good clarity and decent retention.

SMELL: Tropical and pine aromas are quite strong. Grapefruit, mango, pineapple and papaya all are in force, quite a juicy smelling Double IPA.

TASTE: Nice pine and hoppy acidity. Grapefruit, lemon, lime, and pretty much citrus all day. Resin, blonde tobacco, pine, sap, green tea. Hop bomb with some different flavors.

FEEL: Medium bodied, crisp and well carbonated. Drinks easily.

OVERALL: Another well above average double IPA from victory. This has a lot of hoppy acidity and citrus flavor, and an aroma that was the highlight of the drinking experience. Worthy.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of clayrock81
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a golden body with good head and lacing on top of a mostly citric hop smell, and for a hoppy beer like this no surprise although not a particular strong hop smell nor are the malts that noticeable. Smooth, easy to drink, I like the hop flavor of citric and a touch of spice and pine and I would say my only criticisms are while the hops are not a tastebud killer it would've been nice for some more malts to balance as I get a touch of bitter dryness on the finish. An easy to drink hop and booze heavy IPA which is not something easy to do and an altogether enjoyable ale.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a bright medium gold color with a one fingered creamy rich white head. Slight carbonation.

S - Dank citrus, mango, apricot, some pineapple, and exhibits some of those qualities of citra hops we've all grown to love or hate...cat pee. (Even though there's no citra in this beer.)

T - Follows the nose and is hop forward all the way through - apricot, mango, a little bit of tropical fruit, and a piney bitter ending.

M - Flat, medium body. I can only blame it on the growler was taken from the bottom of the keg so there wasn't much life left in it.

O - Meh, not as good as Dirt Wolf.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of xnicknj
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MDDMD
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-medium golden color with a nice white head nd good lacing

S-citrus, tropical fruit pine, floral, very aromatic

T-bready malt, grapefruit, tropical fruit, floral, pine, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-another nice DIPA from Victory, easy drinking in spite of the ABV.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

7/23....On tap. Pours a pleasant dark copper with low foam. Heavy pine aroma comes through. Taste is a balanced bitter. Gets hearty. Chewy but smooth. Very good.

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Liberty Bell Ringer from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.21 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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