IndianaRed (2765) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Whole Foods, Boise ID, of all places. I mean...I live here but to spot a Victory on tap is a real treat. Clear medium orange amber witha fine smooth light tan head. Nice pithy piney hop aroma. Dry sharp grassy hop flavors. A bit papery and woody. Not a ton of fresh hop flavor. Dry and a little "dusty" palatte.
ccex (1041) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle pours a cloudy golden orange with small but lasting soapy white head with some lacing. Aroma is full of pine resin, grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. Taste is bitter but with some sweet caramel in the middle before the big bitter finish kicks in. Body is medium with average carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. A solid DIPA which doesn’t quite knock me out.
johnnymusky (488) - Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic double ipa...be careful though its 8.7% will creep up on ya...so far one of the better dbl ipa’s i have tried.
asheft (2680) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle from Bier Cellar]
You can smell the hops in this beer from across a crowded room: pinapple, mango, passion fruit, cat pee. There is probably some light caramel in there too. Hazy resinous dark gold appearance under a lacy, white sheet. Flavour is potent cat pee first and then a mouthful of fresh pineapple which becomes apple juice. A malt sweetness holds up the malt flavour and balances a very bitter, but not biting hops bitterness. Grassy hops flavour is also present throughout. Medium body, moderate to medium carbonation, resinous but not astringent at all.
nuplastikk (4956) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Oh hell yeah. This is what I’m talking about. Hazy golden-tan-orange body. Foamy white head. Awesome delicate passionfruit, apricot, honeysuckle aroma. Massive tropical hop tones, but all kept cleanly in line with a steady golden malt backbone. Not sticky, overwhelming, brutal..nope this is approaching perfect for an IIPA in 2014. Absolutely nails it.
GranvilleTim (1776) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Spence3208. Copper pour with an off-white head. Aroma is spicy hops. Taste is a nice hoppy flavor that spreads out over your palate but not over bearing. The flavor lingers. Nice malt base to supplement the hops. Nice lacing.
Maltser85 (337) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - APR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful golden color. Nice carbonation produces a beautiful soapy white head. Aroma is piney with hints of grapefruit and citrus. Sweet aroma as well. Taste is nice. Pine up front, rolls with some orange and sweet malt and finishes bitter with pine. Very balanced. Body is medium full. Nice!
GSH1976 (220) - Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden with minimal head, a small amount of floaties, and average lacing. Aroma is pine, dank resin and very light tropical fruit. Taste is pine with the expected bitterness and a dry finish. I thought I had already rated this because I picked up a four pack when it first came out. I remember being somewhat disappointed then (especially after reading all of the praise it was receiving) and this four pack hasn’t changed my opinion. The beer isn’t bad but there are so many DIPAs that I would choose over it. It reminded me a little of Stone Enjoy By 2.14.14.
BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is herbal, dank, earthy, and citrus hops with lightly sweet biscuit malt, pear and apricot fruity esters. Flavor is heavy citrus, juicy hops, supporting biscuit malt, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
eruizgarcia (249) - - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Lowry. Pours golden with a thick white head. Aroma is strong grapefruit, taste is hops with a good malt sweetness for balance. Nice medium body, slightly syrupy. Very good.