punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, light gold colored pour with a small, short-lived, white head. Sweet citrus and honey aroma with hints of pine. The flavor is very piny and floral. Especially lingering on the back of the tongue. There’s some notable sweetness and grapefruit that hits your tongue first and fades, then leaving a lasting bitterness. The middle of the flavor is somewhat artificial and soapy which is a little off-putting. I think it’s coming from a big dose of fusel alcohol. There’s some nice hop notes in there but it’s just way out of balance. The body is also a bit on the thin side and heavy on the carbonation.
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Bloomington (IN)
I was not expecting to see this on draft but when the opportunity presented itself last fall I did not hesitate. A very nice release definite packs a Wallop that hits you multiple times with flavor and depth. Typical of Victory, this is a prototypical Eastern IPA.
Aroma / Appearance - A creamy orange base glimmers with light below lazy legs and stiff white head. Citrus, grapefruit, and bright hops warm the air. This is not meek about trying to compete with the other imperial IPAs.
Flavor / Palate - Smooth despite the high gravity, this mixes malts with hoppy mangoes. The warm finish flows and sticks to the throat. A solid release is worth drinking fresh although it will probably morph into a nice barleywine with due time.
vandc01 (19) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - not an overwhelming aroma, but definately something there. Sweet Piney smell.
Appearance - Cloudy orange hazy color.
Taste - Nice balance between hops and malt. Nice mouth feel. Orange peel
Palate - Very nice. Lingers in the mouth nicely
Overall - Very good beer. I would have it again. Not as "hoppy" as the name suggests though.
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Medium body. Big citrus hops, grapefruit especially. Solid big IPA.
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Bottle from a local store. Loads of hoppy fruit flavors. Citrus, pine and caramel. Pretty good.
BobGuts (15) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I just did my 2nd sampling of this brew, it wasn’t any better then first a few months ago. I like many of the Victory line up, but this iPA doesn’t do it for me. Maybe to hoppy?
CpyNPrnT (219) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. A decent DIPA, but very sweet. Definitely hoppy, very sweet with some floral notes, grass. Retired now, indifferent on the beer.
Beerhunter111 (5524) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer aber schönen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig herb, fruchtig, tropische Früchte. Geschmack stark malzig bitter, fruchtig herb, minimal würzig.
gruberm (315) - - MAR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pilsner like color. Small to no head and little odor, perhaps grainy if any odor at all. Flavor is nice grassy citrus hop flavors with a light subtle effervescent finish.
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polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of flowers, grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruits and toasted malts. Medium yellow/amber hue with an average white head that mostly diminished and left decent lace. Flavor is very sweet and bitter. Palate is full bodied and watery with a soft carbonation and long bitter finish. Overall a nice IIPA from Victory.
S_Side_Smitty (392) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours gold with a medium white head. Aroma is mango and tropical fruits with some faint peppery spice. Taste is initially the same, but the flavors evolve somewhat on the palate. The finish is a nice mellow bitterness.