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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

304 Ratings
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 7
Gots: 35 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

I had this on tap at the pint room in Carmel. The color was extremely light golden, dare I say miller light-ish? There was a hint of hops, but not a ton of flavor. The carbonation was intense, not sure what that was about. I've been really into session ipas lately and it was going to be a long night, so I was a little disappointed. Not a good representation of the genre.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada pint glass.

The color is a slightly hazy yellow with two fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is sweetness there in the nose that was surprising with a hint of raspberry at first that gives way into a pineapple aroma.

The taste of this beer is crispy fruit flavor with some green grape and grapefruit. There is a light bitterness that comes out toward the end that brings a pine needle flavor that holds for a moment then slips away.

The feel of this beer is light bodied with a good drinkable feel. It has a good taste for a low ABV IPA. There is a smooth finish that slips in and out and hardly registers. Smooth.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.7/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Figured I should drink this since its almost to its best by date.
A - Well not a super attractive IPA in the slightlest not only is it loaded with floaties but the beer itself looks like a light lager. Head is good though a 1/2 inch which makes for great lacing rings.
S - Smell is rather skunky with some herbal bitterness. Smells more like a lager to me though.
T - Very dry, herbal and not very sessionable the bitterness seems unbalanced and the malt seems no existent. Bad just so bad.
M - For a light session IPA they got the INTENSE bitterness part way turned up making it unbalanced and hardly sessionable.

Overall I enjoyed the Dry Hopped Pilsner imensly so I am super confused what the hell happened here. Were they in a rush to make another beer for the Hop Ticket series so they just released it for the hell of it? Did they even drink it before putting it on the shelfs?

Regardless I have never truly appreciated a session IPA so I am not sure why I even got it. Bad Victory! BAD DOG!

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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Hop Ticket Session IPA from Victory Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.