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RATINGS: 3024   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Bold, spicy and menacingly delicious, this American-hopped India Pale Ale offers an aromatic punch and then follows through with a lasting, full-bodied finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2004
I have found this beer to vary slightly over several purchases. I bought a case for the holidays this year - not cheap, but a self treat. The aroma is fantastic. The appearance is first rate. The flavor is slightly down a notch only due to an astringency. Still rates in my top 5 IPA's.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3213) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2004 A great aroma comes off a creamy off-white head that slowly snakes down the sides of the glass. There is a slight astringent note that seems to follow the hops bitterness that detracts slightly, and is perhaps the only fault in an otherwise excellent IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Mildly pine and candy aroma. Pours cloudy orange red with a nice tan head. Flavor is somewhat sweet for an IPA with strong hints of spices...maybe ginger? Very bitter and dry finish. A nice IPA, but in my opinion not to the level everyone is rating it at. Especially considering the price! None the less, a good IPA, but not to the level of Stone.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rustys (5) - Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2003 does not count
A nice hoppy beer, finishes well, definitely Vicotry's best brew. Has an excellent taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Thanks, Scoobyluv! Dark reddish-organge appearance, nice head, good lacing, floral and citrus aroma and taste. Strong tangerine and grapefruit finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2649) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Appearance is reddish orange. Aroma is citrus and melons. Flavor is hoppy with some pine and tangerine flavor. Thanks to scoobyluv for providing me with this fine IPA. A good selection for #400.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Bottle. Copper color with a large, creamy head that lasts well. Aroma of delicious caramel malts and assertive hops - grapefruit and pine. Nicely balanced, sweet malty backbone, big hop flavor and spicy finish. Medium body with perky carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kodos (205) - USA - DEC 26, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 Nice ruby color. Aroma is Hops, slight malt, slightly fruity. Starts out quite bitter with a peppery? undertone. Smoothes out to a nice dry hoppy finish. really pleasant brew especially if you Love Em Hoppy!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2006 Rich golden-red color with a filmy, grayish off-white head. Somewhat fleeting spicy hop nose with herbal and earthy qualities. Aroma also has a warm, toasted, biscuity malt underbelly. Flavor is considerably malty for an IPA with characters of tea and cake. Finishes with somewhat rough and woody, medium-high bitterness. I’ve had this beer numerous times and in multiple incarnations—fresh bottles, aged bottles, draught, and on cask. One of my standby go-to beers due in equal parts to prevalence and quality. This is the flag-bearer among East-Coast IPAs.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Dark copper with a white head. Nose is floral hops, taste is floral and citrus hops on a strong malt background. I'm not a hophead (yet) but beers like this might change my mind.


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