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RATINGS: 3179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Number 50 - - - Smells spicy, hoppy, and I got grapefruit too. Pours a nice amber with a small white head. Has same bitter taste, leaves it stinging my mouth too. Goes down pretty well. I donít like IPAís or ESBís really but this one wasnít that bad. So so for my half way there beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Finally got around to reviewing this. Big shimmering rust-orange body, aroma mild pine, watermelon...cotton candy? Taste is full and luscious, bitter all the way through but not at a mouth-puckering level. Malts meld perfectly. As it warms the body gets even bigger, if such a thing were possible. An IPA I would have again. And possibly even a third time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2005 Bottle: Poured a clear medium brown beer with a nice head with above standard retention. Aroma is quite nice with the hops defiantly in evidence. Taste is quite refreshing with a nice dosage of hops leaving a very enjoyable bitterness on my tongue. Full body without a hint of the alcohol showing. Great one for Victory.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2004 piney aroma. very tasty. some fruit. perhaps some apple taste but mostely hops. very bitter spicy finish. a solid ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2004
slightly darker than expected. very full cascade aroma, light hint of white grape in the taste, perhaps a little too sweet but nice anyway

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2004
On cask at the Victory Brewery. Deep amber pour with a generous white head. Beautiful floral nose with a little pine noted. Smooth, oh so smooth. Very mellow, malty, hoppy, creamy. It is hard to beat this on cask.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 29, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2004 Pours a dark red-orange. , medium white head Aroma is lemon, citrus hops, . Flavor is a pleasent bittering of hops and citrus flavors. Lemon and pine come through very nicely. malty body and a kick of hops. Overall a great beer, my first from the victory line. Thanks To Slob! You rock!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Amber Coloring. Small Head. I was Scared of What the Hops Attack Might Be....But Very Nice.. Nice and Bitter. I Donít Normally Love IPAís, but This One Is Definitly Worth Appreciating.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4849) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Pours a dark amber color with a thin, tan head. Very spicy and hoppy aroma. Bitter taste loaded down with hops, but an excellent balance of malt. A bit of a pine taste I would not expect, but do not dislike. Tasty!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Very good IPA. One of the best Iíve had. Good hoppy, fruity aroma. Orange/amber appearance with a thin off-white head. Flavor was kinda sweet. Perfect amount of hops, bitterness. Slight piney, sweet aftertaste. Great IPA, but I still think Stone IPA is a little better.


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