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NATO IPA - Victory Brewing Company

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15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 63
Avg: 4
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Knapp85 on 12-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 63
Reviews by Kendo:
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4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the growler into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body is clear amber-orange with a big (3-finger) ivory head that leaves thick foamy lace.

S: Biscuity and caramel malt foundation with citrusy & floral hops on top. Not terribly hoppy in the nose, which is a bit of a surprise.

T: Sweet caramel malt is followed by piney & citrusy hops; finishes with piney bitterness - resin, pine needles and a lingering bit of spruce. Aftertaste is quite bitter, though malt sweetness remains underneath.

M: Good creaminess; carbonation is modest, heft is medium.

O: Easy drinker if you like a long, bitter finish. Surprisingly balanced otherwise, however; it's jut that piney bitter finish that reminds you that this is an American IPA.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange amber color with strong dense cap of off-white froth. Scent brings floral, grassy and herbal hops along with a bitter malty backbone. Taste brings a decent amount of hops in the grassy/floral/earthy/herbal range and malts in the biscuity/nutty relm. Medium bodied, nice cask pour body. Decent but unremarkable IPA.

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Pours golden orange with two fingers of white head in a British pint glass. Complex lacing and good head retention throughout consumption. Aroma is floral hops - really present at the nose. Flavor is definitely hoppy but starts mild, builds to nice malt flavor, then finishes and lingers on the bitter hop flavor.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: orange in color with a two finger head that leaves some thick lace on the glass while it slowly recedes.

Smell: loads of floral hop goodness here, along with some caramel and fruit sweetness.

Taste: caramel, golden apples, orange citrus, and a big floral component creates a well balanced and non-biting IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout with a drying finish. The floral tones really last long here.

Overall: a very enjoyable and highly drinkable beer. I can say this is one of the better beers I have had from Victory over the years.

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NATO IPA from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.