Blood Orange IPA with Agave
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Blood Orange IPA with AgaveBlood Orange IPA with Agave
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #6,919
ABV:
7%
Score:
82
Ranked #45,339
Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 9.14%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
61
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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Blood Orange IPA with AgaveBlood Orange IPA with Agave
Notes: This rose-colored IPA explodes with citrus aromas, flavors of blood orange, and smooth maltiness. A balanced finish ends with a sweetness from the agave syrup. Yellow hued pour, bright white frothy head. Aroma is rich in pithy orange rind and blood orange meat. Flavor is very rich with blood orange juice flavor. Sweet citrus twang right in the middle. Bittersweet finish from the hop load interacting with the agave nectar. It really does taste like a delicious glass of juice.
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

If hops are supposed to carry a distinct citrus aroma and favor, then why not just just citrus fruit as an ingredient in the beer? That's the question that prompts Victory brewers to roll out a dry, crisp and blood orange laden ale in a display that only IPA can provide.

Simply named Blood Orange IPA, but with Agave, pours with a slightly orang tinged golden color that's just off of amber and copper. Its frothy off white crown brings the beer to life with an abundance of orange aromas along with their leafy, stemmy and tea-like vegetation. Modestly sweet, notions of caramel, honey and agave add a curious granola flavor on the early palate.

With its sweetness retreating, the beer's flavor engulfs the middle palate with radiant, branch ripe blood orange and a distant backdrop of grapefruit, peach and mango. Trending grassy, sprucy and herbal, the late palate has the hops trending dry, bitter and peppery.

Medium bodied, the agave flavors render on the finish like simple syrups, providing only tepid support for the hop bitterness and the orange's resinous, pithy and peppery bite. As the session comes to a close, a though of furniture polish comes to mind with the beer's strong pectin bite and its curaƧao alcohol spice.

Apr 13, 2018
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VeganUndead from Virginia

3.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.19/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber golden color with a thick thin head with short retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of grapefruit, pine-agave combination,
Flavor with notes of spices, agave, blood orange, bread and perfume. Quite dry aftertaste with a good bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7% is relatively hidden.
Citrusy, perfumy and bitter sweet American IPA the delivered what was promised. Though not sure the flavors were bonded in harmony.

Mar 25, 2018
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3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
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3.5/5  rDev 0%
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
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Jan 26, 2018
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mjbrandt18 from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Jun 06, 2018
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Icka31 from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 10, 2018
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PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
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craigbelly from Iowa

3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
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Apr 09, 2018
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Blood Orange IPA with Agave from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 61 ratings