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Hop Ticket Session IPA - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Ticket Session IPAHop Ticket Session IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

259 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 7
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rrski198 on 01-12-2014)
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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kojevergas

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -26.3%

BOTTLE review.

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing if typical label art and branded blue pry-off pressure cap purchased as part of a Victory variety box and served into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery.

"Enjoy by 15 OCT 2014." 4.5% ABV.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Three fingers wide. White in colour. Lacks sufficient creaminess and thickness. Retention is above average - about 4-5 minutes. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Clear yellow of average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. It's far from unique or special for an IPA, but I find it generally appealing.

AROMA: Dank floral hop notes. A hint of cannabis. Noble hops. Pils malts. Helles malts. A generally pleasant aroma of average strength. Some fruit rind. Tropical fruit hop notes.

No yeast character, alcohol, off-notes, or spices are detectable.

It's a biteen starchy, which is odd for an IPA.

TASTE: Ugh. The off-note many describe as "cat pee" is present here in spades, but I don't pick up on any ammonia. Grassy noble hops. Some floral character. Pils malts and helles malts. Starchy crackery malts form the backbone of the beer. Strangely, there isn't really much of a pale malt taste.

The tropical fruit and fruit rind hop notes from the aroma are absent here, to its detriment. Grassy hops dominate.

No yeast or alcohol comes through.

Average depth, duration, and amplitude of flavour. Low flavour intensity.

It's a very simply built session IPA with insufficient hop flavour. There's no subtlety or intricacy here. It's balanced decently, and has loose cohesion, but it isn't a gestalt build.

TEXTURE: Scratchy, rough, and dry on the palate, which doesn't suit it at all. Slightly overcarbonated. Smooth. Light to medium-bodied. Relatively thin.

This texture doesn't suit the style or taste well at all. It's unrefreshing and drags on the palate. Bad overall presence on the palate.

OVERALL: It's a subpar IPA - session or not - and feels more like an attempt to cash in on the growing popularity of this purported style than a sincere inspired attempt to brew a good beer. It's not a beer I'd want to have again, but I'll easily finish the bottle. I'm glad I tried it once, but this is a swing and a miss from Victory. I've had pale ales with more hop flavour. This tastes like an overhopped pilsner.

Low C

08-19-2014 04:50:24 | More by kojevergas
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Hop Ticket Session IPA from Victory Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.