Victory Pale Ale | Emmett's Brewing Company

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Victory Pale AleVictory Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Emmett's Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 11
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of GoldMcNuggets
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No need for detailed evaluation...this beer is just downright tasty. Exactly what you expect from a pale ale. May be a bit hoppy for some pale ale enthusiasts but oh well. The Chicago area needs some nice local craft beers and Emmett helps fill that void. I look forward to trying other beers from this brewery. Nice work Emmett.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of DannyDaBeerMan34
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of willseph
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a mixed sixer I received as a gift, one of my favorites of the bunch.

A: Poured a murky caramel color, somewhat translucent, almost 2 fingers of eggshell head, and patchy lacing throughout the duration of the beer.

S: Fantastic floral bouquet. It smelled quite savory with notes of grapefruit, a quintessential nose for an APA. Smelled a lot like Daisy Cutter.

T: Sour citrus and bitters on the front end that progressively dries out to earthy tones and slight sweetness of the malt on the back end. Very enjoyable, just the right amount of bitterness without being over the top.

M: Medium bodied, resin-y finish, almost a bit fizzy but not to the point of being a negative.

O: This was like a darker-colored version Daisy Cutter to me, although maybe only about 90% of the nose and taste. Definitely a beer I'll buy again, could become a regular in my rotation.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Pequod's in Lincoln Park. Seeing as though P's is a pizza joint, I thought I was served something different when I first tasted this. VPA has a bolder hop taste than most APAs, which serves me pretty well (love me some hops).

As my first review, I'll keep it pretty basic. A nice APA, especially for an IPA lover. I grabbed a six at Binny's today, and I plan to make EVPA a regular on my rotation!

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of twb0392
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft in West Dundee; this is a great PA.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16 oz Cask Conditioned tap in an Imperial Pint

A - Slightly cloudy, could be chill haze, amber color with a one-finger rocky off-white head.

S - Very floral and fruity strong hop aroma with a strong pine-y and citrus aroma to it. Crisp and light but intimidating.

T - Hoppy and bitter to the extreme. Huge floral hopping with no malts evident. Any malts are totally overpowered by the amount of hops in this beer. Dry and bitter finish.

M - Probably one of the most bitter beers I've ever had (not that it's a bad thing) Light and crisp with a medium carbonation bite to it and an intensely bitter finish.

D - For the style, it does well but its one of the most bitter non-India pale ale pale ales I've had. It's pretty refreshing but the bitterness is a little much.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle drank out of my samual adams perfect pint glass. im pretty excited to have another local and hoppy beer.

A- this one pours out of the bottle a copper colored body with a small off white colored head made of tightly knit bubbles. the head lasts for a while before falling and leaves behind small traces of lacing.

S- this ones nose starts out with some sweet caramel malts against a healthy dose of hops. very piny and floral.

T- the sweet caramel malts i could smell start this one off. after that it moves into the hops. lots of floral and a little bit of fruits (orange and grapefruit). strong pine.

M- medium bodied which seems a bit big for the style. well carbonated. nicely bitter and dry.

D- easy to finish. glad this one is made so close to home. the ABV is just about sessionable. this is a solid APA.

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Photo of beerdown77
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours a fuzzy copper and has a nice head and some sticky lacing. For a Pale Ale, the hops are surprisingly detectable in the nose…then some mild malt. The flavor has a nice mild malt center with a bitterness that falls off almost as soon as you notice it. The whole feel of this beer is extremely clean and refreshing. This is a nice beer that I could have a few of. Notable Midwest Pales: Goose Island, Two Brothers, Three Floyds, Emmett’s?!...Yes.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Victory Pale Ale from Emmett's Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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