Review: Vae Victis (Double IPA Series) by Oliver Brewing Co.

Vae Victis (Double IPA Series) by Oliver Brewing Co.

Brewery: Oliver Brewing Co.
Style: Double IPA
ABV: 9%

Beer God’s Notes

Original Tasting Notes: Resinous and piney, but balanced. I wish I lived closer. These guys make some awesome beer

This beer makes me miss visiting the DC/Baltimore area.  I cannot get Oliver around here and I need more of them in my life.  I picked a 4-pack of this up on my trip and I’ve enjoyed every single last one of them.  As I said in my original tasting notes, resinous and piney but incredibly balanced. This beer is a nice take on a Double IPA. The memory of Vae Victis will remain with me for a while.

If you don’t like the beer you can definitely appreciate the artwork — which is easily one of the most badass and awesome labels I’ve ever seen.


Long Live Rock and Roll Volume III, a tribute to STB Records and the band Wounded Giant. Bittered with Magnum and Simcoe, finished with Simcoe and Cascade, dry hopped with Simcoe, Centennial, and Mosaic