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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.


4.7
   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 (2668) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Very interesting beer... Pours a deep copper color with nice head and good lacing. Interestingly, it's not really hoppy tasting at first but there's a serious kick in the back - plenty of hops there but they sneak up on you. Strong citrus flavor as well. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with a crisp finish. Drinkability is quite good, I wish it wasn't so hard to find these around here.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2003
one of my favorite american ipas. very hoppy, but with a great 'beer' taste too (!) esp when it warms. doesn't taste it's strength either so watch out!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmpjr (5) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2003 does not count
A hop head delight! Much more bitter than most IPA's I have tried. A unique taste but not for the faint of hops heart


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