Moving Parts: The Ever-Evolving IPA Batch No. 03
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Moving Parts: The Ever-Evolving IPA Batch No. 03Moving Parts: The Ever-Evolving IPA Batch No. 03
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IPA - Belgian
3.91 | pDev: 9.21%
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Moving Parts: The Ever-Evolving IPA Batch No. 03Moving Parts: The Ever-Evolving IPA Batch No. 03
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chinchill from South Carolina

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

Poured from a cold 22 oz. bottle into a lager glass.

Appearance: The body has ample visible carbonation and a light haze. A large, foamy/frothy white head over a light amber body. Retention is very good and lacing is plentiful and sticky.

Aroma: Fruity Belgian yeast, faint bread, and ripe tropical fruit notes. Tame yet complex and faintly earthy.

Flavor: tropical fruit notes from, I think, both the hop blend and the Belgian yeast. Lightly spicy. Mild bitterness builds to moderate in the aftertaste which lingers on as a fine fruity, lightly spicy taste.

Mouthfeel. crisp, medium+ carbonation. Semi-dry finish. Medium body.

Overall: an appealing american-Belgian IPA worth seeking out.

Mar 28, 2016
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oberon from North Carolina

3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a small tulip glass hazed sunshine yellow with a nice looking tight bone white head atop.Mainly yeasty spiced phenols in the nose,slightly medicinal and mild citrus hops as well.Again the Belgian yeast is large on the palate wich for me takes away from the citric hops wich should stand out more.For me just to heavy handed in the phenols for me to rate high.

Dec 03, 2015
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dd43 from Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a bit of an odd duck with respect to the Belgian style IPA which admittedly isn't one of my favorite styles. There was a minty mouthwash quality on the finish which to be frank I wasn't in love with. Fruity esters from the Belgian yeast didn't present very strongly. This was perfectly drinkable and was a nice change of pace from the traditional IPAs I've been having, but I'm not running out to the store to grab a bomber.

Sep 12, 2015
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Jadjunk from Georgia

3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"For our third batch (MP03), Belgian yeast puts a tart, fruity twist on a spicy and citrus-forward IPA, creating a refreshing and deliciously drinkable caramel-hued brew." Brewed in the style of a Belgian IPA, available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft. Entry number 3 in the Moving Parts series.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a foamy frothed white head over a honey amber body with medium haziness, ample carbonation and thick, pulpy sediment. Retention is very good and lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Intense Belgian yeast notes blend with ripe citrus and tropical fruit hop notes for a very aromatic aroma. Wheat malt, pale biscuit malts, potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Juicy tropical and fruity hop blend forward smoothly transitions with Belgian yeast profile for an enhanced fruitiness and an elevated peppery spice profile. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, residual, effervescent, moderately dry. Carbonation is medium/high with a moderate frothiness and a fully crisp finish. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters to note. 3.75

(Overall) Arguably the most solid release in the series to date. The yeast profile is gentle enough to keep the beer from drying out and developing an overbearing spiced palate, instead enhancing the tropical fruit and citrus flavors of the hop profile for a roundly appealing IPA. 3.75

Victory Brewing Company's
Moving Parts Batch No. 03

Sep 05, 2015
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly cloudy golden color with a great white sticky head. First thing I smell is that Belgium yeast followed by a little bit of citrus but more pine. Makes my nose tingle with the spice. Belgium yeast taste and a hop bitterness with very slight citrus but not much. Medium lite body and medium carbonation. Ok beer. Really lacing a great taste but it's still pretty good

Aug 15, 2015
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TLWalsh from New York

4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this batch 3 bomber at local bottle shop Bear World, cheap at $1.99. The obvious reason is the label date is 19 June 2015 and here it is early August so yea, they sell some old product but at least they pass on a nice discount. Anyway, pours a nice honey caramel color, has a fruity malt aroma and taste, probably from the Belgian yeast they used. Has a solid mouthfeel with the requisite citrus hop snap. This is a pretty cool idea Victory has going on here with the evolving recipe concept. I see there's a batch 4 and even 5 now, I look forward to sampling those.

Aug 09, 2015
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MTKATL from Georgia

4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very malt-forward IPA reminiscent of IPA's in England. It has a nice balance of sweet malt and bitter hops. I'm definitely sorry I missed the first two batches!

Aug 06, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy gold under a 2’ clingy, persistent white foam collar with a slight gold tint. S: White bread with traces of lemon and hints of over ripe fruit.
T: Like a lemony, citrus based marmalade with traces of tropical fruit on a light biscuit with a touch of citrus rind bitterness on the finish.
F: Very creamy, very soft carbonation, medium body.
O: They should brew this more often.

Jul 06, 2015
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up a few weeks back at the Bottle King in Livingston, having never had this before. I liked the idea behind this and even though #3 was the only one they had, I grabbed it hoping that it would live up to the other offerings that I've had from Victory. While not anything outstanding, the mastery of this beer was how well it straddled the line between the Belgian and IPA aspects of it - as neither the hops nor the yeast overpowered everything else!

Nice golden hue to this that had a slight radiance while not being completely clear at the same time. The head was soapy and bubbly at first before quickly settling to a moderate cap to this beer that lingered all the way down to the last sip. Good yeast and lemon up front in the nose as the hops kicked in once I gave this a taste. Some lemon, citrus, and earthy notes here with some bubblegum sweetness underneath everything. Wonderful carbonation that kept this light as the hops were present, but recessed and not at all like those found in west coast beers. The mouthfeel was juicy and the aftertaste slightly floral but from start to finish, this was quite light for the style.

That was even true for the alcohol, which was certainly present but not noticeable. No candied sugar, yeast overload, hop burn, or need for a glass of water to chase this down. Would be interesting to get my hands on the other offerings in this series to see how slight the variations of this were but by itself, this was a wonderful beer that showcased how well Victory straddled the line between the two styles at hand. Nicely done!

Jul 04, 2015
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DaverCS from Arizona

3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 6/19/15 vintage

Poured 1 finger orange-copper color.

Aroma yields some dankness, lots of pine, some lemon.

Taste is mild citrus, big pine flavors, a slight licorice flavor. It taste similar to a bitter pine-sol solution (or I assume). Good mouthfeel, moderate bitterness, but not too much citrus.

Overall the beer is fine. Easy to drink, but nothing special. I enjoyed this with spininch and four cheese farfalle with cheese bread. It's a good combo. It gets a 78/100.

Jun 13, 2015
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FickleBeast from New Jersey

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

22oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle states Enjoy by June 19th.

Pours a hazy gold color with a full two fingers of pillowy foam that recedes very slowly. Aroma is quite potent, with bitter citrus, black pepper, and spicy yeast flavors dominating the nose. Certainly smells like I would expect a Belgian IPA to smell.

First sip is dominated by a firm bitter mouthfeel that quickly dies down to a peppery finish. Mild lingering bitterness. Out of the gate, this beer makes like it is going to rip your tongue with a harsh bitter flavor, but the hops quickly give way to a solid malt presence and spicy yeast flavor.

This has a nice balance of flavors that all play nicely with one another. Yeast, hops, and malt are all present and accounted for, and taste great together. I appreciate the fact that this isn't over the top with the Belgian yeast.

Jun 13, 2015
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MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a chalice. Batch #3

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of white head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A funky and juicy hop forward aroma with a big scent of citrus hops, Belgian yeast, and spice. Good presence of Belgian yeast with hints of clove, peppers, and farmhouse funk. Big scent of citrus hops with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, and mango. Also some floral and piney hop hints. Belgian style esters of banana, pear, and green apple along with some bubblegum. Pale malt with hints of grains, straw, wheat, and cracker. A pretty nice aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a nicely juicy and funky hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruit, Belgian yeast, and spices. Upfront presence of Belgian yeast with some barnyard funk, peppers, and clove. Citrus hops with juicy notes of grapefruit, mango, orange peel, lemon zest, and pineapple. Floral hops along with some notes of pine resin. Also some Belgian style notes of banana, green apple, pear, and bubblegum. Pale malt with soft bready notes of straw, wheat, grains, and cracker. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and slightly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A very solid take on a Belgian style IPA. Big juicy citrus hop flavors with a nice presence of spicy Belgian yeast.

May 20, 2015
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

2.91/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Enjoy by 19 June 2015 at 40 degrees into snifter; purchased for $ 5.00/bomber at Victory Downingtown
Aroma of fruity yeast esters
Head average (3 cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to2 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing excellent – curtains of tiny bubbles
Body light yellow, clear following some chill haze
Flavor – not much other than an organic solvent taste; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl; not quite a drain pour but won’t be buying another
Palate medium, slightly creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 2, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.25

May 11, 2015
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KTCamm from New Jersey

4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4/11...pours clear gold with 1/4 inch fluffy white foam. Bright citrus nose, some pine - grassy and oily. Lemon flavor, bright and floral. Smooth mellow bitter. Even keeled but loads of flavor.

May 03, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

colorado must get old kegs, or be a little behind the release timeline on this series, just seeing these show up now, although i dont really care, being a belgian, it has lasted pretty well, whenever it was brewed, and it tastes great, so no worries. so many hoppy beers with belgian yeasts get way too assertive on the fruits and esters and residuals, all at the expense of the hops, but this one doesnt, so i like it for that, its hoppy first and belgian second. super pale, yellow to straw colored, with some chill haze on it and a short soda bubble head. i like the feel the best i think, it really pops, tons of little bubbles and a dry banana flavored finish, really refreshing. perhaps less hoppy than it could be though, delicate almost there in its balance, but seems more of a pale than an ipa. minimal bitterness and so dry its hard to tell. light body, effervescent carbonation. i like the idea of making new types of ipa all the time, and victory seems as good a candidate to do it as anyone, although the beers so far (through the first three) have all felt a little safe to me. lets push the envelope a little next time huh?

Apr 30, 2015
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, enjoy by 6/19/15, poured into a snifter

A- A clear golden amber with a two finger white head.

S- Spicey, herbal/floral notes, some barnyard, pears, citrus.

T- Floral, piney/barndyard finish, pepper, citrus, grapefruit, some sweet bread.

M- Smooth, medium body, crisp.

O- A nice Belgian IPA, pretty easy drinking. Better than batch 2, can't wait for the next addition in the series.

Apr 26, 2015
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Urk1127 from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Semi hazy orange. White head
Smell of papaya, orange., slight clove
Taste is tropical, orange, clove spice.
Feel is medium thick. Fluffy

Good beer but won't buy again.

Apr 21, 2015
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Atlas1 from Texas

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hadn't seen this one before. Excited to try something called "the ever evolving IPA."

Pours a crisp, clear, clean looking golden color. Very lager-looking, to be honest. Slight head but it doesn't stick around. Fortunately, though, I stuck my nose deep into my pint glass early because DAMN that's a fine smelling beer! So rich with citrus and faint pine. A dandy smelling brew if ever there was one. Very fresh aroma, like they just ripped open a grapefruit and poured that scent right in. Well done. If only the taste followed suit, though. It's not a bad tasting beer, it just doesn't live up to that nose. Still, it's a nice dry, clean, refreshing IPA. Not overpowering (too bad?) but very potable. Nice enough, but not terribly inspiring. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy.

Overall, a fine beer here. So glad I stumbled upon it today. Will look forward to batch #4.

Apr 15, 2015
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this from the bomber in an IPA glass chilled.

The color is beautiful golden with thick white head and fine bead with visible carbonation and web-like lace sticks.
The smell has a Belgian yeast aroma with slight fruity ester and an almost pear-like mild tropical aroma with strong herbal odor. The feel has a nice balance of bitterness upfront with a slight yeast texture and moderately high carbonation with gentle spiciness and very dry finish with mild alcohol and medium light body.

This IPA tastes good with a moderately hoppy taste at first with dry spiciness and light fruit quality like dried tropical fruit with hint of pepper in the taste and subtle herbal quality with earthy element and bitterness increasing in the taste with slight citrusy grapefruit quality in the finish. Overall I enjoyed this, a very good Belgian IPA which is a little one-note at first but seems to get more citrus/tropical and less spicy as it warms.

Apr 06, 2015
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From the 650 ml. bottle best by 19 June 2015. Sampled on March 23, 2015.

The pour is a standard like light amber-orange with a modest white head.

The aroma is filled with citrus and floral esters that make it quite enticing. A backdrop of bread.

The body is around medium with a mild astringency.

The taste is delightfully floral with a little breaded pale malts and mild bitterness. It is definitely a session IPA and one that is easy to enjoy to the last drop.

Mar 23, 2015
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superspak from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 6/19/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, pear, apple, light banana, light bubblegum, pepper, clove, light honey, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, pear, apple, light banana, light bubblegum, pepper, clove, light honey, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/grassy bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, pear, apple, light banana/bubblegum, pepper. clove, light honey, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Mar 22, 2015
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, label says enjoy by 19 JUN 2015. Served in a DFH IPA glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with a couple inch white head that stayed around for a really long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like citrusy (grapefruit, lemon peel, tangerine) hops, clove, peppery spice, and some grassiness. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some bubblegum, pine hops and some herbalness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and has a good amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, definitely worth a try at $4.99 a bomber. I'll keep trying the new Moving Parts brews as long as they're good!

Mar 22, 2015
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Rbodacious from Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feels like a smooth IPA.
Smells like a Belgian.
Taste-crisp & hoppy start.
Finishes with a tart pine pepper combo that works somehow.
I wanted a fresh IPA smack and was surprisingly satisfied.

Mar 15, 2015
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metter98 from New York

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation along with hints of amber hues. It poured with a short white head that died down rather quickly, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass. The remaining head has good retention properties.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with hints of Belgian yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, having citrusy flavors of oranges and lemons along with a light amount of associated bitterness and hints of Belgian yeast. Notes of caramel malts also become noticeable as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite flavorful and very easy to drink. The muted nature of the Belgian yeast seem to make this taste more like an American IPA compared to a Belgian IPA.

Serving type: bottle

Mar 15, 2015
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle.

Pours a clear golden, sudsy white head is a quarter inch thick. Noticeable effervescence in the glass. Head dissipates slowly.

Smells of fresh grassy malts, lemon citrus, some peppery notes, and a grassy hop finish.

The flavor is of citrus and grassy hops with a hint of lemon, honey, white grapes, and Belgian esters. Saison-like.

Full body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

This is a really great brew, kind of a hybrid of Belgian and American tastes. It's wonderfully balanced and refreshing, and drinks very smoothly. I wish I had tried the earlier versions of this beer but will definitely keep an eye out for future incarnations. This is a beer to look for.

Mar 09, 2015
Moving Parts: The Ever-Evolving IPA Batch No. 03 from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 192 ratings