Moving Parts The Ever Evolving IPA: Batch No. 3
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Moving Parts The Ever Evolving IPA: Batch No. 3Moving Parts The Ever Evolving IPA: Batch No. 3
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Style:
Belgian IPA
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 9.21%
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
192
From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  29
SCORE
87
Very Good
Moving Parts The Ever Evolving IPA: Batch No. 3Moving Parts The Ever Evolving IPA: Batch No. 3
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Reviews by puboflyons:
Photo of puboflyons
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Victory "Moving Parts Batch No. 03"
22 oz. brown glass bottle, "ENJOY BY: 19JUN 2015 1918P"
$4.99 @ Wegmans Market, Malvern, PA

Another victory for Victory! It pours a mainly clear golden body beneath a finger-thick head of frothy white that holds well and leaves some nice lacing behind.

The aroma is pungent and hoppy with delicate citrus, earth, wood, light pine, some mustiness, and a bit of a catty quality. Chalky yeast blends in with some mild spiciness that includes clove, giving it a bit of a distant bubblegum note in combination with some sugars from the malt.

In the mouth it's medium bodied with a moderate carbonation.

The flavor brings more Belgian qualities to the table. It's got a golden maltiness, not too unlike that of Prima Pils, and that works well with both the soft clove and cardamom notes, as well as a kind of non-distinct spiciness that's reminiscent of Saazer hops. Clearly we've got some american hops at work here, possibly Simcoe, lending mild citrus and pine as well as a bit of earthy and musty funkiness. It's overall grassy, lemony, and somewhat sugary with a bit of cat piss towards the finish. As an IPA it's not that bitter, which works fine given the Belgian yeast side, and it finishes spicy and dry but with a drop of sweetness that's perhaps suggested by the yeasty clove.

An interesting, and readily drinkable take on the Belgian-IPA "style". I've said it before and I'll say it again, a lot of breweries would have over done it but Victory has kept it balanced and in focus. Worth trying.

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Photo of rdilauro
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Here is where I have a lot of difficulty rating beers of different styles

I enjoyed this beer very much. One of the better tasting Belgium that I have had. Which I admit has been very limited.
Once the bottle was opened, there was no doubt that this was a Belgium beer. That distinct aroma, yeast, "funkiness" that I've only experience with Belgium beers.

This was good from the beginning to the end. Enjoyable.

Now, here is where I have my problem rating .....

In terms of all the beers I've tasted and rated, this beer deserved a mid to high 3 rating.

In terms of the Belgium beers I've tasted, this one would be in the mid 4s

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Photo of mweso2000
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hillind
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
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.

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Photo of jaswilson2
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigRizz62
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

So this one by far (IMO) has offered up the most in terms of taste than the others. This one used Belgian yeast, which at first I was excited about since I love the banana and bubble gum qualities of Belgian yeast, but this one took on more clove and coriander - my least favorite characteristics. That being said, I still couldn't take much away from the taste grade as I think they nailed what they were going for. Just weak on the hops. Almost no hop forward taste as all, nor was there anything hoppy about the nose. I was however blown away by the appearance of this. Just beautiful. Clear straw with a stark white head that lasted the entire time, but the lacing - wow. Never expected this to have picture perfect lacing all the way up and down the glass.

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Photo of tdm168
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
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.

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Photo of jamesaharvey
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best of the moving parts series thus far...

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

Photo of pat61
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.

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of rolltide8425
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of twenteone
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
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?

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Photo of DrBier
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barleycorn
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Moving Parts The Ever Evolving IPA: Batch No. 3 from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 192 ratings