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 #6,922
ABV:
7%
Score:
82
Ranked #45,331
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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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I have been a long-time fan of Victory B.C. & their beers so that when something new becomes available from them, whether in a bottle or a CAN, I try to purchase one just to keep up.

From the bottle: "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.[;] Contents: 12 fl. oz.[;] Alcohol By Volume: 7.0%[;] Brewmasters' Approval: [signed] Bill [&] Ron".

Time for another Pop! of the cap, followed by a gentle pour & an in-glass swirl. The finger of foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head dissipated fairly quickly, but it left behind some nice lacing as a legacy. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7), causing The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus to rush in from my living room, where they were watching the 2018 Winter Olympics on TV. Nose had a perfume-y sweetness, orange-y, but not entirely citrusy. Hmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but kinda light for the style. The taste was oddly bitter, more like pith, rind & seeds than the fruit itself and with the same off-putting perfuminess that I noted on the nose. These are not qualities of a quality AIPA. It was drinkable, but the flavors did not seem to be meshing well. It tasted closer to experimental homebrew than a commercially made AIPA. Finish was semi-dry, but I just kept coming back to the perfume-y quality, which I really disliked. Strike two!

Feb 11, 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

Mar 19, 2018
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MKrauss from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 07, 2018
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FLima from Brazil

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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TTripp725 from Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Feb 19, 2018
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jbexphys from Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 16, 2018
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chrishiker1409 from New York

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

Jan 15, 2018
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ptat from Delaware

3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 31, 2017
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mpenske from California

3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 01, 2018
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AMarkle6524 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 22, 2018
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paulish from New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 01, 2018
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Pro_Magnon from Texas

3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 06, 2018
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njbusa from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 28, 2018
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madelf66 from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jan 16, 2018
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Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

4.12/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 19, 2018
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Zazzi82 from Tennessee

3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Apr 04, 2018
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Jbalintjr from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Feb 03, 2018
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craigbelly from Iowa

3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells more of malt than hops and citrus. Mild bitterness. Orange/citrus flavors are mild and help to add another layer. I agree with others comparisons to an almost artificial citrus flavor. Sticky and balanced mouthfeel.

Apr 09, 2018
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Brew_ski from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 12, 2018
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DigitGrowler from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 15, 2018
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Beerucee from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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jsmith313 from Texas

3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jan 16, 2018
Blood Orange IPA with Agave from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 61 ratings