Victorian I.P.A. | Sonoran Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sonoran Brewing Company
Arizona, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Victorian IPA is a wonderfully balanced IPA with lots of malt and hop character. In contrast to the over the top IPA's that saturate the market today, our IPA is hoppy enough for the most discerning "Hop Head" and mellow enough to drink all day.

46 IBU

Added by BeerBeing on 03-31-2006

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3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber poured into a tall tumbler, Sonoran White Chocolate Ale is a hazy auburn with an off-white head that leaves light, scattered lace.

Smell is mostly herbal hops, earthy, with sweet caramel malt.

Taste is also heavy on the crystal, lots of iced tea flavors. The maltiness is definitely forward, the herbal hops taste a little stale, and give it a bit of an off-flavor citrus note that I could do without.

Mouthfeel is fully carbonated, soft creaminess, but it's dry, a little slick.

Drinkability is okay, it's not terrible, but the flavor profile didn't work for me overall, and I would not revisit it. I did like the label though (and if it wasn't such a hassle to upload an appropriately sized image here I would).

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3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the bottle, poured into a giant 22-ounce glass.

Nicely clear strawberry amber in color, with a one-finger head of silky froth that becomes thick-ish top layer, leaving reaching fingers of sticky lace.

The nose reminds of the earth, with a grassy, soil-like quality. There’s a bit of sweet caramel, lightly toasted biscuits and corn.

The flavor of spicy, moderately bitter hops reminds of earthy soil, grass and oranges. More and more malt emerges as it warms, lending notes of bread, then caramel, then peanuts when it closes of room temperature. Mostly sweet before a biting bitter and dry finish.

High, painful carb assaults the tongue. It’s lightly fizzy with a hefty, almost syrupy medium body.

A quality beer, but its lack of depth leads to less drinkability than the format would suggest. After about 16 ounces, I'm tired of it.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 1/17/2010. Bottle thanks to Sparky27. Pours a slightly cloudy light brown with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops, caramel malt, toasted malt. Flavor of plenty of caramel and toasted malts, some light fruity notes, and floral hops. Overall it was ok but a little too malty for an IPA (even an English IPA).

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3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Surprised to see this on the shelf in WI. After tasting it I am wondering if it has been on the shelf a while

A - Crystal clear copper with a big frothy off white head. Huge clumps of lumpy foam cling to the glass.

S - Stale biscuity malt with a hint of smoke. Herbal hops in the background.

T - I would think there is a touch of smoked malt in this. Smokey with caramel malt. Not much hops in the flavor.

M - Light to medium body with a good amount of carbonation.

D - Strange I have never seen this around before and that it tastes off. Was purchased out of the bottom shelf of a cooler. I don't think this is supposed to have a smoke malt taste to it.

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Victorian I.P.A. from Sonoran Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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