Liberty Bell Ringer | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
90.9%
Liked This Beer
4.2 w/ 121 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by victory4me on 06-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,218
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
121
Liked:
110
Avg:
4.2/5
pDev:
9.52%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 21
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Kadonny
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I managed to get a keg of this gem for home. Such a treat since it was made only for Philly Beer Week. Poured from draft into np my Victory tulip glass.

A: a medium golden color with a two finger fluffy white head. Massive glass lacing sticks.

S: Wow, the trip optical fruit is amazing. Huge smells of mango, pineapple, citrus and other tropical fruits. Slight alcohol and some slight breadiness.

T: Taste follows the nose mostly. Huge tropical fruit abound with mango, pineapple, peach, lemon and some slight floral notes. Malt is barely there with some biscuit sweetness and baked bread. This baby is all hops. Finish turns slightly bitter with slight pine but still stays clean and crisp and dry. Amazing for this abv. Alcohol is superbly hidden.

M: Hoppy, crisp, clean, devoid of sweetness and nice carbonation. Not much alcohol.

O: This is a terrific beer, so unlike the Victory usual dank and spicy favors. This baby is uber west coast like and I love it.

A superb beer that I never expected from the tanks at Victory. This is a winner, we can only hope they decide to brew it again...please. Until that time, I'll enjoy this keg immensely. Great summer DIPA. Cheers Victory.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
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 mdfb79
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of clayrock81
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
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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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of cjoc83
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11oz pour at the Pour House in Exton, PA. Reviewed from notes.

A - golden straw color, great clarity, an initial 2 finger bright white head that slowly fades and leaves nice patches of lace.

S - wow... They must have dry-hopped the hell out of this thing because it smells amazing. Lots of peach, mango, and grapefruit with a subtle, sweet malt presence. A bit of pine.

T - big punch of citrus and tropical fruit that carries all the way into the finish. Lots of bittersweet grapefruit, some peach, mango, pineapple, and in the middle of the mouth a touch of sweet, bready malts. Some dank pine notes come in towards the end. Tastes super fresh and delicious. I have to say, I wasn't expecting this to be this good.

M - creamy, medium body, slightly prickly carbonation. The alcohol is very well hidden. Easy drinking. Mildly bitter and dry finish.

O - Victory killed it with this one. An outstanding DIPA. Bright, clean hops from start to finish. Hopefully the Pour House doesn't kick that keg before I can make it back there! Victory would be wise to bottle this. Hop Devil and Wallop are good beers, but this is a great beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Oakenator
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a golden yellow - on the lighter side. Decent head at pour and good lacing.

S: Piney hop aroma - strong and sharp.

T: Pine and fruit bitterness up front lasts throughout the taste. However somewhere in the middle to back the fruit comes alive - apricot and tropical fruit. Mango. Really different and nice.

M: Good carbonation. Bitter and light yet lots of body.

O: Hope to see this one again.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of MDDMD
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Liberty Bell Ringer from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 90.9% out of 100 with 121 ratings
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