Beer Review: Victory Harvest Ale

IMG_6466Name: Victory Harvest Ale

Style: American IPA

IBU: Unfortunately, I can’t find the IBUs

ABV: 6.5%

“Highly aromatic and sensual, this novel IPA delivers a fresh hop flavor like no other brew. Its secret? Fresh hops piled into our boiling kettle just hours after their harvest. With their essential oils intact, these “wet” hops add glorious notes of juicy, tropical fruit to a sweet and balanced brew. Best enjoyed fresh!”

In my last post, I highlighted the differences between a Fresh Hop and Wet Hop IPA and reviewed a Sierra Nevada’s Fresh Hop IPA. Now let’s take a look at a Wet Hopped IPA and try Victory’s Harvest Ale. The beer pours a deep amber color with a half inch of white head. The nose gives off hints of great big hoppy aroma of pine and grapefruit which already has me excited. The taste is amazing, big hoppy flavor lead the way with grapefruit along for the ride. Toasted caramel malts round out this beer and really balance the delicious wet hops. The mouthful is medium and the beer finishes dry with medium carbonation.

Overall, this is probably not only one of my favorite wet hopped IPAs, but one of my favorite IPAs overall. The fresh hop flavor really make this the a good beer. The way those hops are balanced out with the caramel malts and citrus make it great. The beer goes down extremely smooth making it really easy drink. I highly recommend trying this beer for yourself if you are into IPAs and want to try out a wet hopped ale. Cheers and Happy Halloween!


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