Victory Pale Ale | Emmett's Brewing Company

Victory Pale AleVictory Pale Ale
BA SCORE
83%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 47 ratings
Victory Pale AleVictory Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kdog630 on 12-09-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,882
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
47
Liked:
39
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
10.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 11
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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic pint glass at the brewpub.

Part three of my Pint Night Waltz through the brewpub. It pours a clear red-orange topped by a finger of dirty light cream foam. The nose comprises pine, caramel, orange peel, and light toffee. The pine is quite the blast to the 'strils, baby. The taste holds notes of pine sap, greens, flowers, light caramel, and grass. The body straddles the border between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a very nice pale ale, though I think a bit more balance with the blasting hops would make it really damn good. As things stand, a touch too hoppy, but not so much as to make this unenjoyable. Good times.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to bauermj for the extra! 12oz bottle into a DFH Signature glass pours a murky orange with a decent frothy khaki head that lasts and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is crisp citrus hops in front of sweet malts. The taste a nice amount of citrus hops and sweet malts dancing together in a nice balance. The beer is light, crisp, smooth and refreshing. This is certainly what I expect in a pale ale.

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3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark amber with a light brown head that left a decent amount of lacing. The hop aroma hits you before the nose is within six inches. Clear citrus with hints of pine. Very pleasing.

Taste is a rich malt excellently balanced by the hoppy finish. Fills the mouth with flavor.

They were out of growlers or else I would have gotten one. Very drinkable and one I will return for.

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3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a chill hazed amber orange.

Strong caramel malt notes accompanies piney/grassy and citrusy hop aromas.

Pine, grass, citrus, and caramel malt.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation.

A decent beer, but not much more than that.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Village Tap for their Local Tap Takeover. Served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a typical copper with some lighter hues throughout with a white head that subsides into a nice film ring.

S: I get some wonderful citrus hops with some slight grassy undertones. Toffee-like malts as well.

T: The taste follows the nose to a tee. Nice citrus peel hops and the cracker malt gets bigger on the back and fades to light bitterness that ties it all together.

M: Light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel that leads to a dry finish. Nice little citrus lemon peel left on the palate.

O: A very solid pale ale overall and I was pleasantly surprised. Easily drinkable and I would definitely get this guy again if I wanted a nice local session beer.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.05/5  rDev 0%
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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Victory Pale Ale from Emmett's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83% out of 100 with 47 ratings
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