Sunday, October 1, 2017

Victory Home Grown New American Lager

BBD: 1/24/18

2015 BJCP Category: 21B Specialty IPA - Session IPL

AROMA: Strong American hop presence of citrus, tropical fruit and some grass. Clean malt presence but no sweetness. Clean fermentation. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Pale yellow hue (2-3 SRM); slightly cloudy body. Moderate white foam never completely dissipates and leaves some lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: Hop-forward palette. Fairly strong bitterness immediately with a dry, grassy/spicy sensation. Back end becomes more fruity with citrus and tropical notes. Base malt offer balance, but has no distinct flavor and no sweetness. Clean fermentation. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium carbonation. Smooth texture, crisp finish. Hops linger briefly with a spicy aftertaste. Refreshing and sessionable at 4.8% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Has the hoppy flavors and tame bitterness of a session IPA, but the easy drinkability of a classic lager. 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 41/50