NATO IPA - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Kendo:
4.2/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
05-16-2013 00:38:40 | More by Kendo
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev -7.4%
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.
01-21-2013 17:57:49 | More by rfgetz
4.43/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
12-27-2012 23:17:44 | More by Oakenator
4.5/5 rDev +15.4%
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.
01-19-2013 00:02:48 | More by Gavage
NATO IPA from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.