Anniversary 20 Experimental IPA by Victory Brewing Co.
Brewery: Victory Brewing Co
Beer Style: Experimental IPA
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.
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
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.