Victory Anniversary 20 Experimental IPA

victory20experimental The celebratory anniversary beers from Victory just keep coming, and who would argue with that? This 5.5% IPA probably has a tad too much strength for the purists but I would not quarrel with anyone who call it a session brew (Victory cleverly skirts the issue in the press release that accompanied the sample by referring to the ABV as “reasonable”). Great nose to begin with, although it may promise more than the beer itself delivers in terms of flavor. The “experimental” aspect derives from the use of a rare hop variety called Idaho 7 from Idaho and is reportedly making its east coast debut with this release. A nice, drinkable beer but not one that is going to excite the masses, I’m afraid. For that, we will have to wait for this to show up in a week or so.

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