Moving Parts 01 - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 5
Gots: 40 | 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:
Beer added by: jsh420 on 03-29-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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!
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Reviews by jlindros:
Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by Nov 6, 2014, so quite fresh.

Pours a nice fluffy fizzy 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, decent soapy lacing, clear honey orange color with nice stream of bubbles in the middle.

Nose decent hops, floral and fruity at first, but those are quickly overpowered by spicy slight piney tones, a touch earthy, with also a little orange peel zesty aroma coming back through with touch fruity, a faint pithy almost grapefruit touch, with some candied orange peel, and a mild sweet malt base, with faint alcohol.

Taste is thankfully not too malt forward, which is what I was worried about. It has a mild fluffy malt, but not a big sweet malt, a toasty grainy almost pilsner malt flavor that comes on fluffy and airy, just enough to prop up the hops. Hops bring another blend of characters, some fruity notes out front, a stone fruit like hop character, apricot perhaps, into some mild clementine like citrus and a little rind, faint faint pith and even a flash of a tropical like papaya thing but that's just a flash and then it's gone like it never happened. Hops turn spicy and almost chewy towards the back end, a touch earthy and faint pine even. then a hint of warming booze bringing some mild esters, fruity pear like esters. Finish is drier but a touch sticky, a bit more warming booze and some fruity esters, with a touch of sweet malt washing over the spicy earthy hops with a faint citrus rind.

Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy carb, faint warming booze.

Overall pretty nice. I didn't have huge expectations from this, although Victory beers have been good in the past, I haven't had anything spectacular from them in a while. The rAVG is also pretty low, but I think that's cause most people want a tropical citrus fruit bomb IPA these days, and sometimes these style IPAs still have a nice spot in the IPA chain... but only if they are executed well. This wasn't bland at all, nice complex but subtle and soft, great malt profile to tease the senses and prop up the hops nicely, very faint booze character brings a nice extra level of complexity, and hops aren't the best IPA style hops these days, but enough to bring niceties from their own characters. Quite enjoyable.

More User Reviews:
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The bottles description says they “blended whole-flower hops from the US, UK, and Germany with German malts to create an IPA featuring citrus and piney notes”. Moving Parts 01 pours into my big ol’ Aventinus glass with a pale copper body slightly off white head, great retention and lacing on the sides of the glass.

Aroma has earthy dank layers of whole leaf hops, a mild citrus fruit accent but it’s those almost dirty earthy hops really coming through probably a British hop note I’m getting. Very herbal, lemongrass like as I continue to smell…nice perceived sweetness from the bready malts but it’s a pleasant smelling brew thus far especially priced under 5 bucks for a bomber.

Flavors include a waves of apricot fruity character, bitter citrus pith, herbal dank hops, earthy dirt in the back end with a lingering bitterness almost imitates the anise in a strong flavored pitsella with bright complex German malt liquid bread factor comes into play…all I can say is that I have to get more of this beer. Complex with hop nuances, herbal, fresh wild flowers, herbaceous dank weed, earthy/dirt, citrus peel, and lemongrass…it’s a trip and worth every penny a value IPA that’s packing the hops in there. Thank God for Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet (? Spelling) two stand up brewers who have created quite an amazing brewing empire!!!

Mouthfeel rich luscious malt body hop oils shine through the whole flower hops do so much for the beer, it should be a trend everyone goes toward…I’m so tired of pelletized hopped beers tasting like my early homebrews…these guys figured it out get those quality ingredients from the brewing regions known for their malt aka Germany and three very different hop traditions the US, UK, and Deutschland!! Moving Parts 01 delivers a velvet smooth textured carbonation medium to full bodied presentation with resinous hop oils gripping to the palate allowing a beautiful lingering hop bitterness.

Overall I’m going to close this review with the fact that we as US consumers, beer drinkers, and beeradvocates are simply spoiled when it comes to variety and depth of good beer available. This 22 ounce bottle should never cost 4 dollars and change, but damn I’m I glad that it does. I’m about to call Vecenie’s Distributing out in Millvale, PA to reserve a case of this if they haven’t distributed it all out to the market yet!

Photo of antott0523
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Transluscent amber with a moderate amount of carbonation. Off white one finger head that leaves lacing.

S: Moderate hop notes of citrus and pine. Caramel and apricot has a mild presence.

T: Hop resins are present. Formidable malt backing with notes of bread and chalk. Some metallic notes. Long finish with some dry notes including granny smith apple, and more bitter grassy notes.

M: Moderately carbonated, and a bit syrupy.

D: This beer is resinous and musty. No bright hop citrus notes on the nose or tongue. It is a solid beer, but does not hit the spot for me as an IPA. Would not buy again, but do look forward to trying future iterations.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%

- Spiegelau ipa glass. Batch#MP01. Enjoy by 06 Nov 2014. Consumed 9/17/14.

(3.60) A: Pale orange coloring, sharp clarity with a quick release of macro-effervesce. Bready, dull white head, 1 finger, is fairly resilient leaving a small amount of lacing.

(3.50) S: Flowery hop aroma, small lightly dry hopped whiff, dry orange and lemon peel with fresh barley stalks. The strength and complexity is reserved, considering thier hop ranch and dirt wolf.

(3.60) T: Flavor was grassy-herbal hops upfront, dry pine and grapefruit peel with a a dry, barely stalking malt backing. Dry floral-orchard like hops move in of a bit less then moderate strength, with a dry pine-orange hop finish.

(3.60) M: Dry, bittering mouthful, toasted dryness of citrus and alcohol, some active co2 around the tongues edges with a medium body.

(3.55) O: a good level of dry hops, but not much flavor component. An evolving experience that still needs a bit of evolving. Time is much better spent seeking out thier hop ranch or dirt wolf. Doesn't give much reason for multiples. A bit warm on the alcohol side, a bit mundane on the flavor side.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle, label says enjoy by 06 NOV 2014. Served in a DFH IPA glass, the beer pours a mostly clear golden/amber color with an inch and a half frothy off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The brew smells like pine, spicy and citrusy (grapefruit, orange peel) hops, and some bready malt. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some mango and tea flavors noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, it will be interesting to see how the other batches end up in comparison to this one. Worth a try at $4.99 a bottle.

Photo of philbe311
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%

A lush two fingers worth of crisp airy light khaki colored froth... Excellent retention... The color is a slightly pale medium gold... A moderate bit of exceedingly sluggish carbonation... A nice hop forward aroma which is in no way overpowering... Just light and nuanced... Very pleasant... The flavor profile falls a bit flat as the hops are even more understated and the malt backbone is pedestrian at best... Just loads and loads of dough undertones... Medium bodied and sturdy... Moderate carbonation... Not a bad beer... Not an especially good one either... I would hope for more from the rest of this series...

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store.

Pours an copper orange color, with a 3/4 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like tea and grass, with some floral aromas, and some bready malt aromas as well.

The hop flavors in this are unfortunately muddled. It seems like it can't figure out what kind of IPA it is- is it English? Is it American? I dunno. Some sprucy pine bitterness, with black tea, grass, some grapefruit. None of the flavors "pop" or are that interesting, unfortunately. Seems like this'll be rare miss from Victory.

Light, to slightly medium bodied, with a lingering hop bitterness. Medium carbonation.

I'm sad this wasn't better, I usually love what Victory puts out. I will still try the #2 entry in this series, I hope it will be better.

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin film covering the surface, a patch of bubbles in the center of the glass, and a collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy and piney hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has a blend of flavors of citrus and pine resin hops, with the citrus being slightly more dominant in the initial taste and the pine being a little stronger in the finish. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The piney hops towards the finish leave a little prickling sensations on your tongue.
O: This beer really has a nice balance between the citrusy and piney hops that it's difficult to pick out any dominating flavors. It's a hop forward beer, but is relatively easy to drink because the bitterness is not overly strong and the body is not that heavy.

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Poured into a snifter.

4.5 A: Clear medium orange color. One and a half fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is very good and tons of lacing is left. Good here.

4.75 S: This smells freakin amazing. Citrusy, floral, and piney hops combine to make one of the best hop profiles I've found in a while. It smells like a mountain stream flowing through a citrus orchard. Crackery sugary malts underneath. Quite nice.

4.5 T: Doesn't taste as good as it smells, but I guess that would be hard to do given how much I like the nose. Still, really good beer. Again citrusy, floral, and piney combo works super well. Again crackery sweet malts.

4.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess and super smooth.

4.5 D: Really good beer. They should keep this one.

Photo of beerdedking
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%

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...

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear orange copper pour with a foamy white two-finger head. Nice juicy citrus aroma. Flavor is light with a slightly floral hop bitterness backed by light honey that smoothes the flavor out. There's definitely a strong malt presence with flavors of bread and crackers. Finishes with a mild lingering floral hop flavor. A good beer but nothing really stands out.

Photo of justintcoons
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip pint.

Golden yellow with 1 finger of white head. Crystal clear with moderate carbonation.

Grapefruit, florals, honeydew, caramel, and pear.

Grapefruit pith, soap drizzled florals, pine, and onion. Some earthy hop flavors and bosc pear in there. Honey maltiness covered by a persisting bitterness.

Medium bodied, crisp, bitter, and mostly dry.

I'll give the next in the series a try, but I'm not digging this one. Save your money.

Photo of beerded_drunk
4/5  rDev +9.9%

I love that it only comes in a bomber or a keg, the aroma is very floral and simple, pure white head, it was very vitamin pee in color didn't last very long in the pint glass but for the time we spent together it was a beautiful looking ipa!!
The taste was very expected due to the nose I got from it. Super drinkable, the malts come through more german than a BMW full of Lugers. The hops are snappy and fresh and very outgoing. Very carbonated and bouncy, again very floral and fun to drink pretty much any time of day or year. By no means is this beer a palate wrecker, it's subtle and very very fresh. Mouthfeel was that of a soda, small prickle and malts out at the end. Very balanced and quite interesting how Victory is taking this project on. this beer wants to b drank, it came and went like a short moment in time, Pure pleasure!! Getting more today, and very excited for the following batches!!

Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Though their heart is in European traditions, sometimes their American influences set in. Victory Brewing Company's "Moving Parts" series seeks out the variation and turbulent climate that the American IPA in currently underneath. This series is going to be a lot of fun!

Batch No. 01 kicks off with the given hop dominance that IPA deserves. Its sharp aroma and initial taste of citrus rind captures all that is grapefruit and orange. Underneath, the supple sweetness of caramel, grain and spice rounds together to create a taste of graham cracker- albeit short lived and mild.

But that's all fine as the beer favors hop flavors over the middle. Its bready-sweet flavor evaporates as its hop character kicks into hyper gear with sharp and pungent citrus, leaf, tea and spruce. Heading toward finish, its taste dries considerably and elevates this hop character even further.

Batch No. 01 closes with absolute dryness with a honeycomb structure of malt texture, but without its associated sweetness. And that's just perfect as its hop bitterness resonates deep and long on the palate with delicate bready support. Light in warmth, its dryness takes hold while the hop-forward taste gives fleeting glimpses of sappy resins, shredded pine needles and sawdust.

To kick off this series, Victory's inauguration does little to move the needle for the American IPA, but it reaffirms the taste that makes this kind of beer so irresistible for all fans of hops. Time to get our education on!

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of mactrail
4.14/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Inviting bunch of aromas with some apricot, mango, and grain. Attractive orangey golden color with a nice foam in the Tripel Karmeliet tulip. Spritzy with a nice mouthful of suds.

This is amazingly aromatic, and sitting here with a couple splashes allowed it to warm up. Somewhat acidic but restrained bitterness. Notes of fruit, pine, honeysuckle and seemingly every known hop flavor. Nothing is overdone, it's just a wacky mix of tastes that proves to be quite drinkable. Apricot and tangerine with some citrus peel bitterness. Slightly sweet but just enough to give all the hops some balance.

Hugely and intriguingly hoppy without the pretentious bitter blast. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Mayfair Liquors in Denver.

Photo of Zach136
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%

22 oz bottle, Globe Glass, Enjoy by 06/11/2014

Appearance: Deep yellow-light orange, one finger white head, great lacing (4.25)

Aroma/Flavor: Moderate high levels of citrus (tangerine) and earthy hops. Touch of bread malt character. (4.00)

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, med-high carbonation, drinkable (4.00)

Overall: 4.10, very delicious. Great idea for an IPA series, and I can't wait to drink the rest.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light amber color. The head formed is about 1 finger and fairly dense. It leaves some spotty lacing here and there. Mild carbonation streams to the top.
The aroma is dank and muddled. I don't get any particular hop smell here, just muddled.
The taste, perhaps some earthiness and floral hops can be pulled from the hop fray.
Seems balanced to the malt side with some German malts borderline dominating.
On the palate it started sweet and finishes dry and bitter.
Overall, I didn't like this one. It didn't show case any hops in my opinion. I wonder what no.2 will bring.

Photo of ONUMello
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug
A: Solid orange color with a one-finger head
S: Malt, hops and caramel - typical but generic
T: Matches the nose adding a bit of floral
M: Medium-bodied and crisp
O: First of all, I love the concept. That being said, this first edition is a very stereotypical IPA and tastes as such. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next iterations bring

Photo of IronLover
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber in color with near perfect clarity. Poured with a short white foam that quickly reduced to a soapy cap. Orange rind and pineapple aromas, followed by sweet caramel and bready malt with resinous pine and spicy hop notes. Medium bodied with subdued but incredibly crisp carbonation. Bready and grainy malt flavors up front followed by floral hops that quickly transition to tangy, spicy herbal hops through the middle. Bready malt backbone remains strong as pine hop flavors accompany the spicy hops to the end. Finished crisply with lingering spicy and pine hop bitterness along with grainy malt notes.

Photo of utopiajane
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a ture amber. Pristine gold with perfect clarity and bubbles you can enjoy as they come to the top to greet a creamy head of off white foam that leaves plenty of lace. he head never falls of completely and leaves a film and collar on top. Nose is lighter than I expected but a bit earthy. Some soft mango and a lovely hop spice and herbal character. A bit of malt sweetness but nothing rich or too much. It straddles between biscuit and cracker. The taste is metallic up front. Just enough to blow apart the flavors. The mouthfeel is true medium with only a malt presence, a sweetened cracker with a drizzle of honey. The earthier part of the mango that is close to the peel. A bit dry even. The hop spice which is tangy and herbal and very earthy. Then that metlalic. A sour undertaste, a bit of salt and a lingering mixing of it with the moderate hop bitter that brings it forward even more. It obstructs the flavors of the beer. You do get used to it and at times you think well maybe I made a mistake then it flourishes in the aftertaste and reminds you.

This beer had everything going for it. Great tastes a bit of innovation with the spicier hops and hte mango fruit but it's just ok.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 11/6/14. This definitely seems past its prime. Or maybe it is just a mediocre beer.

There seems to be some citrus going on here, in a somewhat muddled and defining tone. Consistent as it is, it isn't as vibrant as I would hope for. Nice to try, but wish I had a fresher sample.

Photo of Kendo
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is clear golden orange with a very small off-white head.

S: Faint piney hops; not terribly strong, but appropriate for the style I suppose.

T: Spicy hops over modest caramel and bready malt. Clementine orange sweetness is present too. Finishes with good piney bitterness offsetting the sweeter, malt characteristics.

M: Medium in heft. Modest carbonation.

O: Very good; Victory always seems to do a nice job with its IPAs and DIPAs, so I'm not surprised.

Photo of beergoot
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out crystal clear with a deep, gold colored body and thick, frothy white head. Nice pine and citrus hop aroma; slightly spicy note. Good, peppery flavor riding over a mild, biscuit flavored malt backbone. Medium bodied; crisp, clean, and dry finish.

This IPA is solid with a really nice, zippy hop presence in the flavor. The aroma is rather subdued compared to the hop flavors, but everything comes together and makes for an above average beer for this style. Further sips reveal a few more subtleties such as a mild melon character and a deeper crystal malt presence. Well worth exploring...

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Moving Parts 01 from Victory Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.