Victory Vital IPA

Posted: February 11, 2016 in American IPA, Reviews, Victory Brewing Company

This is a new (canned) offering from Victory. Val picked it up for me in a mixed-sixer. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 6.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The IPA style can be a powerhouse of flavors and impressions. But what is vital to you? What commands your taste and attention? We packed our Vital IPA full of fresh, crisp and fruity notes driven by whole flower American hops and robust German malts. You’ll find it bright, delightfully aromatic and complex, leaving you with dry, spicy satisfaction. Taste Victory in these flavors Vital to your senses. Aromas of pine, tropical fruits, and stone fruits precede intense, yet refreshing flavors in this light bodied, golden IPA.”

Random: This beer uses Pilsner and CaraPils malts and Simcoe, Citra and Chinook hops.

The beer poured with a dense, two finger white head. It looked like whipped egg whites. It took forever to dissipate and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow. It had moderate carbonation visible. The nose was light. It had grass and some unremarkable citrus. The taste had so much more depth. It started with grassy and earthy hops. Significant grapefruit pith and bitterness came through next. Then, biscuity malt was present with more toasted bread than sweetness. The body was light with high carbonation. It had a long and pithy finish. I really enjoyed this beer. It went down easily and had nice flavor, not that I would expect anything less from Victory. It paired really well with Chinese food too.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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