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Moving Parts 01 - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 5
Gots: 38 | 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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Ratings: 302 | Reviews: 50
Reviews by jlindros:
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4.23/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

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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!

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Moving Parts 01 from Victory Brewing Company
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