Review: Anniversary 20 by Victory Brewing Co

@victorybeer 20th Anniversary Experimental IPA

Anniversary 20 Experimental IPA by Victory Brewing Co.

Brewery: Victory Brewing Co
Beer Style:  Experimental IPA
ABV:  5.5%

Beer God's Notes

Originally drank April 2016

I’ve notice that when you skirt the line between session (usually under 5% and a “higher ABV” single IPA (6-7%) — that the flavors involved usually remind me more of a hoppy pilsner or a pale ale than an IPA.  This beer has some of those notes for me.  It has that german pilsner flavor and mouthfeel to me.  I think that I had this in April and it was brewed/released at the beginning of the year so some of the hops definitely could have fallen off by then.

Victory makes one of my go to DIPA’s in Dirtwolf.  I was hoping that this would have some of the vengeance of DirtWolf, but it fell a little short.  Still, it was nice to get to taste a hop variety that I don’t believe that I’ve had before.  And I believe that’s what an “experimental” IPA is about anyway.

Description1

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This refreshing session ale delivers citrus and pine notes from unique experimental hops. Two decades strong and we taste mighty fresh. Cheers to 20 years of Victory!

Malt: Pilsner, CaraPils

Hops: Idaho 7

Flavor:

Complex aromas of melon, pine, green grass, and citrus rind mingle in this crystal clear, blonde ale. Flavors of mango and cantaloupe mix with a touch of malty sweetness, followed by a pleasantly bitter, crisp finish that rounds out this hoppy brew.

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