Victory Harvest Ale
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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Three hop varieties have added tremendous zest to this Pale Ale. After a soft and full floral nose, those juicy hops saturate the middle of this amber ale with more flowery fullness. The malt body punctuates the lingering hop richness of this one-of-a-kind ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2008
This is a slightly different take on Victory’s Fresh Hop Wet Hop Harvest offerings, not a Braumeister Harvest Pils but a pale ale, and one using much lighter and younger hops. The ale itself has a light sweet malt flavor, and the hops, although American PNW, are still quite young and less assertive. The hops offer some citrus and pine, but some floral and grassy notes are present as well. Small crisp white head leaves moderate lacing. Everything about the beer is enjoyable and it works well with food but unlike some other offerings, like their Wild Devil or DFH’s Theobroma, it’s hard to write an essay about it.
Earlier Rating: 10/16/2006 Total Score: 4
An easy-drinking beer from Victory. Wet hopped Cascade, with lots of pine, some orange, and some caramel in the nose. Beautiful deep amber to orange, crystal clear, with a small white head that vanishes, leaving moderate lacing. Taste is lightly hopped for Victory, floral and pine and orange; nice sweet caramel malt, long long long bitter finish. Mouth feels dry and fresh. Did I mention the long finish, surprisingly bitter given the moderate bitterness of the beer in the mouth. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2008
20061007 tap at Kennett Sq fest. Doesn’t really strike me as a harvest ale with a dominant fresh hop character. Fair as a middling IPA. Decent notes of c-hops, floral/citrus. eh. Mildly hoppy to finish with slight resinous notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Draft @ Exton. Coppery gold with a tight head. Plenty hoppy with a metalic, bottom of the keg taste. I am 0 for 4 so far today. Fuckin horrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2007
On draft at Capones. Pours orange with a decent size white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and piney hops. the flavor is citrusy, caramel, and a piney hoppy bitterness to finish. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2348) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
On draft at Capone’s. Pours a clear golden orange with a medium white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of bitter hops, citrus and pine. Taste is bitter with citrus hops and pine. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1677) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Draft. Nice golden amber body with nice head. aroma is of hops and sweet caramel. Flavor has a nice hop profile and even nicer sweet malt body. This went down smooth and was one of the best wet hops beers I ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Draft at Capone’s. Clear orange color. Fresh citrus and pine hops with caramel malt balance. Nice bitter finish. A nice harvest style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1022) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Draft. NO big surprise, Victory can make an nice IPA (APA, not really). Nice flowery wet hop aroma with strong but not overly citrusy hopping. Good malt hop balance late. Decent head and lacing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Very dark pour for an IPA (well, at least that’s what I thought it was), with little head. Creamy hop aroma, light malts. Vegetal, eggplant, sugar. Not too hoppy taste, mild malts, good balance. Peach, lemon, caramalized malts. Quite boring. I’d be much more keen to call this an IPA or an Amber than an APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4823) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2007
Tap at Blind Tiger - bright orange pour with a small head of loose, large bubbles - light bready/yeasty notes in the aroma, with some fairly sweet, almost citrusy fruity smells - quite sweet flavor, with a kind of orange marmalade quality to it - a metallic, acidic bitterness cuts through this, but I don’t detect a lot of hops - more malty/bready sweetness comes up from under this to help distract from the beers flaws - a decent apa.

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