radio_nowhere (1258) - Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 Bottle into snifter glass, cloudy golden color with white head. Aroma of funky floral/fruity hops and slight pine note too. Taste is much more welcoming, very tropical fruit leaning (mango, pineapple) and some honey. Medium body, low carbonation, soft, cream, slick with smooth hoppy finish. I’ll admit the aroma was somewhat offputting with the funk but this IIPA more then makes up for it in taste, palate and finish. Great stuff.
corby112 (2736) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly hazy, bright golden yellow color with a one finger pillowy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down.
Dank, floral aroma with earthy pine and fresh cut grass countered by tropical fruit sweetness and a pale malt backbone. There’s a subtle onion/summit presence along with fresh buds, pine sap and spruce tip. The grassy character really stand out before being countered by hints of grapefruit, pineapple, and citrus rind as it warms. Decent pale malt presence that doesn’t interfere with the juicy hop profile giving off notes of bread, biscuit, cracker and faint light fruit. The nose could have a bit more tropical/citrus fruit character in my opinion but otherwise this beer is uber fresh and smells pretty good at this point.
Medium body with a blast of dank, sticky hops providing the perfect amount of dry bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt backbone into a dry finish. The hop profile is very complex with resinous oils, earthy, grassy pine, tropical/citrus fruit sweetness and scallion/onion-y, summit-like flavors. Really well balanced with a stronger tropical/citrus fruit character than the nose hinted at and delicate pale malts countering the earthy bitterness. Hints of grapefruit, mango, pineapple and lemon peel followed by subtle biscuit and graham cracker flavor. The ABV is excellently masked with no heat to speak of. Dangerously drinkable which is surprising considering this beer’s complexity. One of the better IPAs I’ve had in some time. This beer destroys DirtWolf in my opinion and is up there with some of the best batches of Stone Enjoy By. I haven’t been a big fan of most of Victory’s IPAs but I highly recommend seeking this beer out.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Bright straw, moderate to large frothy white head, fairly nice lacing.   Semi-sweet yet hoppy nose.   Similar on the tongue, sweeter than others, and not all that hoppy.   Expected it to be a bit bigger, but its fairly soft, yet still quite delicous.   Hoppy, bitter, semi-sweet, almost seems like a regular IPA to me.   I dunno, maybe I am biased with my west coast IPAs seeming to be like east coast IIPAs.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean crisp hoppy finish.   Well made beer, perhaps a 1˝ IPA, but doesnt seem like a full Double IPA.   Still very enjoyable tho!
closey22 (1334) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden Amber thin white head; aroma is very mild grain; flava is sweet malt touch of alcohol and hops; feels medium silky; finishes dry hoppy mildly bitter
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grapefruit, and grass. Flavor was bold and hoppy with citrus, pine, sweet malts, pineapple and had some grapefruit bitterness.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[7117-20150304] Tap. Mild vanilla soapy toasted grains aroma. Clear, yellow body with no lasting head. Smooth vanilla cedar planks flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
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burg326 (4940) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a darker orange color from the tap with aromas of light booze, caramel, and some citrus. Flavors were the same with some cloying sweetness, light booze and a a touch of pine, decent.
polo_marco (44) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer smelled and looked great nice filtration on it to make it crystal clear but the flavors quite boozee with is not what I am looking for in an IPA but it does finish quite smooth but still find my self looking for that great pine hop flavor that never makes it through the malt not a fan sorry
beertholomeus (1368) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a burnt orange color with a white head. Hop, citrus, floral and biscuit aroma. Mango, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, floral, hop and biscuit flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Citrus finish. Past best by date but still delicious, no oxidation or undesirable flavors noticed.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Woodward Theater. Pours a cloudy gold color with a small white head that settles into a ring and leaves some spots of film. Notes of citrus fruits, sweet malts, resin, pineapple, mango, melon, grass, and pine. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel. Really good imperial IPA; another winner from Victory.
bpreo (2187) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
9% alcohol for under $3.01!!! This beer is a tribute to the hop farmers of the world.