SG111 (639) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015 Bottled (unknown date). Pour into a tulip. Pale color, with big frothy white head, lots of effervescence and lots of sediment floating around. Similar in color to their session IPA. Aroma is dank hops, big tangerine, mango, peach, papaya, big tropical fruit citrus, some light pineapple, slight resin character. Flavor is lots of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, lots of biscuit malt mixed in throughout, and a slight dankness. Flavor is way better than aroma. Good body on it, too. Booze is noticeable, not up in your face, but you know it’s there.
zach8270 (3913) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy gold pour with a fluffy white head. Heavy tropical fruit and pine aroma. Lots of citrus, mango and some grapefruit. Flavor is very much the same. Lots of pineapple and mango with a heavy pine backbone. Finishes fruity but lightly bitter.
Blairgus (3475) - California, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
5 Apr 2015, bottle. bright yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. nose is pineapple and lemon citrus, slightly sweet and moderately bitter. thin body and moderately fizzy. really good! tropical fruit, light lemon bitterness, moderately sweet. very refreshing and tasty! i could drink a lot of this!
BierMeHoos (389) - Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A snifter on tap at Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro in Beltsville, MD. Appearance has a foamy, off-white head but golden color. Aroma is fresh hops with some tasty bread notes, with some fruit. Taste is similar but with some good bitterness and pop. Palate was thin. Overall, pretty good, definitely could drink again.
ChrisFields (98) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden with a thick foamy head. Aroma is sharp pine needle and citrus. Flavors of tangy grapefruit and sweet mango. Alcohol is present but masked. Less bitter than expected and has a nice dry finish. Full body with a slight oily characteristic. Overall an excellent IIPA. Very well balanced. Victory knows their hops.
drpimento (2536) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, what a beer! Appearance is a large, fluffy, foamy, off-white head that lasts a long time, lots of lace, and a clear light yellow color. Aromas are fresh hops, fresh baked bread, malt, a little fruit. Flavor’s are similar to nose, perfect balance between bitter, sweet, and tang. Excellent body. Slight medicinal aftertaste from hop. Super easy drinking beer.
jb (2592) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really outstanding nose, with juicy pineapple and something else tropical. Appearance is meh with a pale color, a bit of haze, and no head. Taste is average DIPA, a bit citrus dominated, a touch of tropical. Smooth, decent. Thanks for the bottle Bob!
chinchill (3234) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle with a BB May 2015 date stamp.
Slightly hazy golden-amber body topped by a durable and creamy white head. Outstanding lacing with a near full coat sticking to the glass.
Aroma: strong hops with hints of pineapple and citrus.
Flavor: Seemed a bit too hopped for me at first sip, like many DIPAs, but I quickly adjusted to what now seemed like a rather well balanced flavor with only moderate bitterness. Still, will not appeal to people who are not fond of hops. Very good complexity with clear notes of tropical and citrus fruits, most notably the tropical fruits.
Seannpc (90) - - MAR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Floral and fruity aroma on this. Nice cloudiness with a light orange color. Lighter start with a fairly smooth finish
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brokensail (13761) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ The Cellar (Whittier). I was honestly surprised that this is as pale as it is. Nice. Smells like pineapple juice and grapefruit. Some peach, light mango, and maybe some sweet malt. A touch of booze on the finish. Flavor is big on the pineapple as well. A little on the sweet side, but it works okay. Decent bitterness of citrus and some subtle pine. Not bad for a bottled, nationwide, high boost IPA.