Victory Brewing Co. Vital IPA (6.5%)

Vital IPAI used to absolutely adore Victory’s HopDevil when I could get it here in the UK, and this, though not quite on a par with that particular beer, is very good indeed.
Pouring from its can a bright gold with a little foamy head, the smell is peaches and pine cones, sweet and rich and yummy.
The malting is a soft and supple mix of caramel, honey, pancakes and waffles, toasty around the edges and with a burned brown sugar backbone, and over this the hops are sharp and keen, crisp and clean.
You find lemon rind and grapefruit zest, a little watermelon, pine sap and garden herbs, and all this makes for a beer with a delightfully long bitter dry finish.

Source: Beers of Europe

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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