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NATO IPA - Victory Brewing Company

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NATO IPA
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87
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.3%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 12-22-2012)
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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-06-2013 22:25:12 | More by mscott1975
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random846

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-05-2013 05:22:14 | More by random846
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served an orange-amber colored brew with a tiny white head. The head fades fast to leave a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is bready with notes of caramel mixed within. Along with these aromas is a nice blend of hops. The hop aromas are mainly of a floral nature but also contain some smells of a pine and herbal aromas as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a smoother malty and lightly caramel sweetened taste with notes of a pine hop. The pine grows a bit stronger toward the middle of the taste with the sweeter and maltier flavors losing some of their ground. Lighter citrus hop and some herbal flavors join the profile more toward the end. All the flavors, when combined in the end, create a moderately bitter hop flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the light to medium side for a 7% abv IPA in terms of it creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is rather average. Pretty good for the style and it made for a rather fast drinking brew.

Overall – While it is nothing that is out of the park it is a nice IPA and one to try if you can find it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2013 01:08:25 | More by Darkmagus82
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-05-2013 00:41:38 | More by mdillon86
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-04-2013 20:20:06 | More by DWolf
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Durge

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Found this on tap at the Somerset Hills Tap Room in New Jersey. The appearance is clear, pale reddish-copper with a polite white head and decent lacing. The aroma delivers a fairly grassy citrus with a sort of funky evergreen quality that finishes tart with a near sour cherry sweetness. The flavor brings a neat cherry-grain mix that features more of the medley of hop beauty; citrus, pine-evergreen and grassy edges. This a bit different and highly wonderful. It's medium bodied with a quality feel that is slightly viscous yet clean with a hint of a resinous surface. With moderate carbonation this brew is a thoroughly satisfying hop refreshment.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2013 15:25:36 | More by Durge
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-03-2013 05:22:01 | More by Chugs13
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-03-2013 01:23:07 | More by dgherm
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Noelito76

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-02-2013 15:12:10 | More by Noelito76
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derekdenim

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-02-2013 04:04:04 | More by derekdenim
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this at Sturges Speakeasy served chilled in a Nonic, this went well with my taco burger.
The color is a brilliant polished copper shade with light haze and thick cream cap with tight bead. The smell is fruity and piney with some light caramel tinges from the malt with a mild citrus element. The mouthfeel is relatively high in bitterness with slightly dry yet acidic texture of hops mixed with light sweetness and mild alcohol with generally moderate carbonation for the style.
This IPA has a nice flavor profile with agressive citrus bitterness with light malt which has a hint of caramel sweetness and light oiliness of hops with light grapefruit type bitter flavor as it finishes. The overall take on this is this is a quality Ipa in the more west coast style which is fresh and hoppy with nice dry finish.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2013 15:00:06 | More by Slatetank
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-31-2013 13:07:19 | More by GrindFatherBob
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banger7

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-25-2013 01:02:13 | More by banger7
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-23-2013 17:51:57 | More by st9647v3
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ranger60

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had a 5 oz sample on draft at Tap Room in Warren, NJ.

Appearance is crystal clear, dark golden color.
Smell is hoppy and piney.
Taste is excellent - good balance, good lingering taste without being overpowering. Piney but not overdone, and picking up grapefruit notes.
Mouthfeel - smooth with good level of carbonation.
Overall - I could drink this again!

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2013 17:30:07 | More by ranger60
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bradleyjay34

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-23-2013 00:59:14 | More by bradleyjay34
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: cask

01-21-2013 17:57:49 | More by rfgetz
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

4.81/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Filled up a growler yesterday at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold to light copper. Nice foamy white head that leaves awesome lacing. Smells hoppy: floral, piney, citrus, and lemon. Enough malt backbone to back up hops. Tastes sticky sweet with substantial hop character that feels soft & even. Feels medium light with crisp snappy bitterness. Overall, a great IPA. Would live to see this one in regular rotation.

Serving type: growler

01-19-2013 21:57:16 | More by jwhancher
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-19-2013 00:33:59 | More by Dreamer
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2013 00:02:48 | More by Gavage
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-17-2013 16:32:15 | More by SadMachine
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-13-2013 21:07:15 | More by GrantBrennan
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-13-2013 17:19:51 | More by bigfnjoe
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-13-2013 15:58:27 | More by PatGreer
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-11-2013 19:15:29 | More by ryanpj
NATO IPA from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.