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

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From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
IPA - Belgian
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 9.25%
Ratings:
192
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 05, 2017
Added:
Jan 24, 2015
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  29
SCORE
87
Very Good
Moving Parts: The Ever-Evolving IPA Batch No. 03Moving Parts: The Ever-Evolving IPA Batch No. 03
Notes: None
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3.75 by TheRock7755 from Georgia on Feb 05, 2017
 
3.5 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Nov 07, 2016
 
3.4 by TXRobbo from Texas on Jul 31, 2016
 
3.75 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on Jun 03, 2016
 
3 by MasterRigger from North Carolina on Apr 02, 2016
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3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by chinchill from South Carolina

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
 
3.86 by JayRichter44 from Pennsylvania on Feb 09, 2016
 
4.35 by RBorsato from Virginia on Jan 08, 2016
 
3.77 by Bdel34 from Pennsylvania on Jan 03, 2016
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3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by oberon from North Carolina

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
 
3.34 by Aewachiw from Maryland on Nov 27, 2015
 
4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Nov 12, 2015
 
3.9 by BigTrubble from North Carolina on Oct 10, 2015
 
4.2 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on Oct 01, 2015
 
3.79 by Pens1967 from Louisiana on Sep 30, 2015
 
4.05 by dhesington from North Carolina on Sep 27, 2015
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3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by dd43 from Connecticut

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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3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Jadjunk from Georgia

"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
3.81/5.00

Sep 05, 2015
 
4.37 by greyghost86 from Delaware on Aug 30, 2015
 
4.14 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania on Aug 25, 2015
 
4.09 by EMV from Pennsylvania on Aug 24, 2015
 
4 by buckyp from South Carolina on Aug 24, 2015
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3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

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
 
3.27 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas on Aug 13, 2015
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4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TLWalsh from New York

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
 
3.68 by PorterLambic from Florida on Aug 06, 2015
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4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by MTKATL from Georgia

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
 
2.81 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Aug 05, 2015
 
4 by mpenske from California on Jul 31, 2015
 
3.92 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Jul 19, 2015
 
4.28 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota on Jul 19, 2015
 
3.85 by Nordbier from Georgia on Jul 15, 2015
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4.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by pat61 from Minnesota

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
 
4.59 by craftaholic from New York on Jul 05, 2015
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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

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
 
4.1 by Molson2000 from Canada (ON) on Jul 04, 2015
 
4 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Jun 22, 2015
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3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by AndrewMichael from Virginia

22 oz bottle, you don't get the Belgian yeast flavor which was a nice surprise, and a nice lingering bitterness on the end.

Jun 21, 2015
 
4 by trdtercel92 from Ohio on Jun 20, 2015
 
3.79 by deereless from Colorado on Jun 18, 2015
Moving Parts: The Ever-Evolving IPA Batch No. 03 from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 192 ratings