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Victory Brewing Company
 
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Review by Surly Duff on 08/18/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 9 18 5 8 2007
Bottle says Best By Sept 05 2007.

Pours a fairly clear golden yellow with a bit of orange hue to it. Small white head settles and leaves a bit of bubbles on the top of the brew and a ring around the edge of the glass along with a small bit of wispy lace.

Rich golden malt aroma with a bit of smooth sweetness. Touch of very light caramel. Hops are still here with a nice light floral note. Touch of light grapefruit still comes through along with a hint of lemon.

Smooth and light caramel body with a light fruity flavor. Very nice notes of light lemon and grapefruit are still very much alive even after all this time. A light caramel malt sweetness comes through nicely after the hops make their frontline appearance. Carbonation is very light with just enough to make it easy drinkable. Light grapefruit and lemon stick it out with tough of sweetness on the aftertaste.

I love this beer fresh but didn't have much hope for it after this long but it's great. I can't believe the hops come through so nicely still. It still has the presence of a decent pale ale for sure and even more fruity notes.

Served In: Snifter

Review by Ricarrdo on 04/27/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
60 2 6 10 4 8 2010
This beer was recommended by one of the “beer guys” at Whole Foods. It is alleged to be hoppy, but… isn’t. It pours a medium golden with a quickly dissipating foamy white head. Had a lot of sweet, malty bouquet – almost candy like but the initial taste is crispy – almost like a lager, but more bitter – which is the only sign of hops – interesting because this bruiser is about 8% alcohol. The good thing about this beer is that it is very crisp but not a weak lager – the alcohol takes care of that. So, I would very likely not buy this beer again.

Price: $5.99 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by everetends on 02/16/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 18 4 8 2010
Old Review
12 oz bottle thanks to BamaBeerBuff and AmishT. Poured into my DFH shaped pint.

A: Poured a nice dark yellow/light orange, a huge fluffy white head with amazing sticky lacing. This is a fine beer to look at. Crystal clear.

S: Smell is of fresh hops, grapefruit, other citrus, sweet bready malt. Very nice. I want to drink it.

T: And I did! It tastes of citrus and earthy hops, bready malts, grapefruit, orange rind and maybe a touch of honey. When the beer finishes, all you taste is crisp clean water. Friggin Amazing.

M: Medium bodied brew that is very creamy. The brew really lets you know the hops are there by letting them mingle in your mouth throughout the brew. Even when it finishes of clean water, the brew leaves a nice hop aftertaste. There is some alcohol burn though, watch out.

D: Very good brew all in all. Tastes great, smells great. It is a bit heavy in ABV, so you probably don't want to kill a sixer in a night. Still will have to pick up a sixer to keep in the house when I want a nice, balanced hoppy brew.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 01/01/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 12 17 4 9 2009
Very nice looking glass O' beer here, hazen golden yellow color with a slight bronzey tone with a tornado of sediment swirling around within. Solid medium height for its crown, just over a finger high, light yellowish in hue, thick, dense, creamy, fades down slowly like a shadow, leaving an always present very thick skim, well actually I guess I wouldn't call it that, its more like a thin frosting. An impressively wide array of thin curtainy lacing covers the glass.

Aroma has a wonderfully charged hoppyness thats largely floral and fresh with a higher sweetness within thats a bit citrusy of very fresh orange, lemon, grapefruit peels layered over the top. Some tender grasses and hop resin are filled in right to the hilt. Not much located on the malt scale here, all hops on the nose, quite lovely.

Nice hop flavor comes right across the front with sweetish floral tones, kinda herbal and grassy, but definately higher in its sweetness and bitterness, its somewhat fat, not quite, but definately juicy enough and resin filled with slight dulled citrus squeezing off notes of freshness in the corners. Dries out in layers effectively slow with lots of hoppy things attached and there's a favorable biscuity dry maltiness in the backing that begins to stand out more as you get farther in to the glass. Very nice. Pretty decent showing of hops here, was looking for something a bit more juicy and fat but the drying levels are what really kept me attracted to it. Feel is close to full with some nice bitterness thats chalked full of floral sweetness and has some very fine drying qualities all the way through to its finish which lingers long and begs you to keep on drinkin'. That said, this continues to be amazingly smooth to my buds with great hop tones, bitterness included. Stellar drinkability! I clearly need more...yummy stuff!

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by joe1510 on 11/27/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 2 10 16 4 8 2009
12oz. Bottle
$10.99 6-pack
Binny's Orland

I've been keeping an eye out for this and finally found it. Poured a really nice looking clear golden into my pint glass. Only poured a half finger head that faded to a cap. The color makes up for the lack of head.

The smell is filled with layer upon layer of hoppiness. There is a vague sweet maltiness in the background but the hops are all over the place. Theres a bubblegum scent I love followed by honeydew, floral and herbal hops. This is one of the most complex hop aromas I've smelled. I really dig the smell of this stuff. I had to drink 4 of them before I could figure out what it was.

The taste starts off with the same flavors as in the nose. Theres honeydew, a smll amount of bubblegum, and this is all followed by a very solid herbal bitterness in the finish. There's a malt backbone that keeps the hops from running wild but it stays where it should, in the back. This is artfully layered in hoppy bitterness.

It has a solid medium body, which is a nice change of pace from a lot of IIPAs that are syrupy. Moderate carbonation. Does give the tongue a stomping on. Very nicely done.

Drinkability is good. This goes down smooth and easy. Could definately drink these till I couldn't drink anymore if that makes sense.

Hop Wallop really impresses me from the cool little origin on the bottle to the last tongue kicking drop. I like the fact they sell these in 6-packs too considering a lot of IIPAs only come in bombers now a days.

Reviewed: 11/19/06

Price: $10.99 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Lum on 11/04/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 0
Pours a brassy looking gold color with a one finger off-white head that disappears quickly. Excellent lacing.

Aroma is also excellent--hops smack 'ya right in the beak with citrus-grapefruit, lemon and tangerine. Sweet malts in there somewhere...

Holy shit, this is a hop explosion detonating upon ones tastebuds, but at the same time, not overly abrasive. Pine and grapefruit all over this thing, but in there is a nice, sweet malty backbone. I love huge flavor... this is very good. The expected dry hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel is medium in body. Carbonation is adequate.

HopDevil is good, this is excellent! Truly a hop heads' beer, all others steer away...
that's a good thing, leaves more for me!
Highly Recommended!!!

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 03/22/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 8 15 4 7 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 12-31-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Pours a golden and copper color with about a half inch of foam.

The initial smell is of citrus peel and pine. Toasted malts and a few bread notes. Not as floral as other hop bombs. Some hints of caramel, orange, mango and apricot make their way as the beer begins to settle. I also get an odd sweet/wet grain aroma which will hurt this one in points.

That odd aroma is also present in the taste, grainy and bitter. Some lemon and orange, toasted malts are also in the flavor.

There are some flavors that seem a bit off, a bit of a mess in my opinion. Still, it’s easy to finish a 12oz bottle but there are much better DIPAs out there.

Served In: Bottle

Review by Tip Top on 12/27/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 18 4 8 0
Review from 11/25/06

A - Pours a crystal clear, yellow body. Thick white head is about one finger deep. Some bubbles shooting off of the side of the pint.

S - Resiny pine. Pungent citrus smell of grapefruit and tangerine.

T - Bitter bite right at the start. Middle is intensely piney hops that stick to the tongue. Citrusy hop finish gives way to a big pine aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied. Sticky, resiny hops. Carbonation is good.

D - Great beer that doesn't taste like it is a high abv beer. Yet another good offering from Victory.

Served In: Pint Glass

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