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RATINGS: 2913   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GearHead (32) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Hoppy goodness. Great hop smell and flavor. A good body slam for the tongue. Sweet yet bitter. Another great Victory beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Amber color; hoppy aroma; little head; grapefruit taste tempers spiciness Pleasing maltiness, long hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aurelius (4042) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Nice buttery aroma featuring toffee, caramel and hops. Minor grumbles about the label, but the beer itself is a nice orange, with good pour appearance. Dry-ish but still malty, woody and hoppy. You can tell from the start that this beer is extremely well-crafted. Good mothfeel. Hoppy, but still very mellow. Excellent, excellent.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2003
Orange/amber colour. Excellent aroma with plenty of hops (Cascade etc.) and citrus (grapefruit). Based on a pleasant maltiness the flavour develops into a devilishly long hoppy and acidic finish. I also find lightly spicy notes in aroma as well as flavour. All in all a wonderful IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 26, 2003
Strong hops bitterness in the aroma...sour apple, pine, floral. The flavor was hoppy as well, but sweet...caramel, tobacco, and pine. Wonderful IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2003 Deep amber color, pleasant citrus and floral aroma, short head. Starts with a bit of sweet malt, but finishes with a great hoppy bitterness. This is an excellent IPA, and may be a less expensive alternative for Sierra Nevada Pale Ale lovers like myself.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
- cloudy amber color with a short creamy head, aroma is straight hops; flavor is hoppy though not excessive, bitter as one would expect from a well-hopped ale, dry as well as a bit of malty sweetness, smooth with a rich texture

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2003
A solid, smooth IPA. It seems like most beers of this style are extremely similar, with little variation between (most) brewers. For a "Hop Devil," this one has decent, but not great, bite. It seems to me Bells Two-Hearted ale has more hops bite. Not as complex as Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, either, but still not a bad choice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2003
"Best enjoyed by 2/24/03"...I enjoyed on 2/20/03. That made me a little nervous. This beer was really good but more malt than the bitter and hoppy as I remembered her at a previous tasting. Maybe the age of the bottle. She gave and maintained good head. One last thing she left lace which makes me want to come back for more.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2003
Amber in color, small head. Scent is pine/hops. Taste is more of an amber than an IPA. For a beer that claims to be a Hopdevil/IPA this is unexpectedly subdued in its hop bite. That being said this is a drinkable, refreshing, crisp beer but not what it claims to be. I am not a hop-head but I would be disappointed in this.


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