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

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Ratings:
120
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
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8
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12
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Houser
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of jdaddy
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Bill69
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of bvlaminck
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of getmeabeer
4.76/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Liberty Bell Ringer by Victory Brewing is perhaps the finest IPA I have ever tasted. Was at Prime 16 in Orange CT and ordered a number of beers on tap during the evening. The last beer I ordered was the Liberty Bell Ringer IPA. Poured a beautiful orange, yellow, gold with about 2 cm of creamy head. Smell of roasted hops, and a touch of citrus. First sip had notes of smooth grapefruit and citrus. I barely noticed the high alcohol content which was surprising. Mouthfeel was hoppy, and smooth throughout. Overall this IPA truly surprised me. Looking forward to taking a road trip to Victory Brewery to try their other offerings.

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Photo of JeffBrenner
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow gold with a decent initial head that quickly fades to nice lacing. Smells like a typical IPA with pine and hop notes. Nothing remarkable. What really blows me away is the flavor balance on this. You instantly taste a great mix of grapefruit or some kind of citrus with a hop profile. Goes down incredibly well for close to 9% ABV. Sad to see this was a one and done for Philly beer week.

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Photo of thecheapies
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Paler look for a DIPA. Yellow-orange with lots of haze and a crisp slice of white foam.

Lemony citrus hops with floral aromas in the happening. Light tangerine makes for quite the unique hoppiness. Almost a German-like element to the malts, which are summery pale and not without slight hints of white breadiness.

Bready and with a haughty yeast profile. Hard to completely share a moment with the loud voice of alcohol speaking for itself. Lemony, bready; and with notes of tangerine, citrus pith, flowery hops, and a very mellow banana. White bread all the way, speaking to the malts here. Has rather mild bitterness for the style. Really intriguing, in a good way.

Feels smooth and nearly milky. Rises above my expectations. Carb has perk, but doesn't mess with the plus body.

Great beer. Maybe dissension in the ranks, but its okay if a beer like this has this kind of temperament.

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Photo of 57md
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a golden straw color with a thin layer of head. Grapefruit and hop notes are definitely present in the nose. The most noticeable thing about the flavor profile is that there is some nice maltiness here. The grapefruit and hops make a comeback on the finish, but the hop profile is not as strong as one would expect from a top flight DIPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Hophead717
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Liberty Bell Ringer from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.21 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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