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Moving Parts 01 - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
We like to mix it up. New flavors, new ideas, new ingredients; we welcome them all. In celebration of our penchant for prolific experimentation, we present Moving Parts: The Ever Evolving IPA. Each release in this series celebrates a tweaked ingredient or two, creating an endless array of possible flavor profiles.

For our first batch (codenamed MP01), we blended whole-flower hops from the US, UK and Germany with German malts to create an IPA featuring citrus and piney notes. For us, Moving Parts are a good thing!

(Beer added by: jsh420 on 03-29-2014)
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st9647v3, Yesterday at 08:32 PM
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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/6/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear bright gold color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, lime, grapefruit, orange zest, apricot, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, lime, grapefruit, orange zest, apricot, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, lime, grapefruit, apricot, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Saturday at 03:00 AM
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3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

SPCCHHI, Saturday at 01:35 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

jakecattleco, Friday at 02:23 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Enjoy by: 11/6/14.

Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grape jelly, grape juice, and slight citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with grape juice, citrus zest, and pine flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness that lingers on the palate long after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting grape jelly and grape juice qualities, but the fairly strong and long lasting bitterness diminishes the drinkability factor on this one.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Friday at 02:18 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

A: Transparent copper orange. Finger off white head. Carbonation appears subdued. Retention is good, as is lacing.

S: English IPA sounds appropriate. Fruity, estery notes from the nose. Big malt sweetness, but not in the caramel vein.

T: English in the flavor as well. Not much in the way of citrus. This one leads with a yeasty, biscuit like note. Fruitiness comes off the mid palate, but it's nondescript. Almost like marzipan and dried stone fruits without being particularly vibrant. Tastes a bit muted. Definite tea like qualities, especially smacking green tea. Bitterness hits in the finish, but it's not citric nor abrasive. More of a mellow, drying bitterness to refresh.

M: Prickles more than the lazy bubbles would have you believe. Present, but not overly powerful, bite in the body. Medium to light otherwise.

O: Honestly, not what I was expecting. Being a huge fan of Hopdevil, Hop Wallop and Dirtwolf, I though this one would come in and dominate. Sadly, it doesn't. Given Victory's reputation, I will still try the next in the series.

McStagger, Thursday at 05:12 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

My first impression was; You can tell this is by the same brewer of HopDevil. Then I began to concentrate on this a bit more.
The nose is leaning towards English IPA territory as the hops are muted. Caramel malt forward, there is still plenty of hop presence on the taste buds.
Lemony, earthy herbal, and piney hops with a bit of palate coating resin send this back into American IPAville...Decent opener for this Moving Parts series, but I'd like Victory to mix up their malt bill a bit more as this is too closely related to HopDevil to be original...

beerdedking, Sep 03, 2014
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Moving Parts 01 from Victory Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.