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RATINGS: 2970   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
desurfer (1224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2004 This beer has little to no head and a deep amber body. Nose is heavy on piney hops, and flavor is more of the same. Obviously the hops is the dominant characteristic; big, sticky, spicy hops. It reminds me of DFH 90 min IPA. I love this beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EKGoldings (556) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2003
One of the best American style IPAs that I have ever had. The malt is there but has to push itself forward with the hop bitterness and aromas. Amazingly, they kept this one in great balance. An IPA with american hops that you will enjoy if you like IPAs.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmhst30 (10) - Prospect Park, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Nice aroma and a sexy red body. This is the beer that made me start drinking beer. It's hoppiness is extreme but perfectly balanced. Drink this beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Nice flowery aroma for a bottled IPA, brownish red body, and a quick dissapating head. Very well balanced American IPA, in other words far hoppier that the English equivalant. Nice bitey hop finish. My first Victory product, very good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2003
nice orange color, well established creamy head which lasts. lots of lace - oh the hops and flavor even served cold

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2006 July 2006 - Best before of Aug 06. Finally a bottle in decent shape! Orange amber body with a decent creamy off white/beige head. (3+) Resiny aroma, very light citrus notes. Resiny lightly citrusy flavour, caramel malt that is lightly astringent at times, lingering resiny hop bitterness. Medium palate is just enough more than average to be lovely. Not as citrusy as some, this has a suprising balance to it and is quite nice. 8/3+/8/3+/17 - 4.0<P> Jan 2006 - Best before Dec 05 05. Was excited to get this one in a trade, but its another bottle that is showing its age. I have had a couple other bottles that I didn’t rate. It seems to be hard to find bottles of this that aren’t past due. Anyways, Dark amber body with a big fluffy beige head. Muted aroma, mild resiny hops, muted caramel and slight metallic note. Moderate caramel flavour, mild resiny bitterness, fairly muted over all. Pleasant but lacks the gusto of a fresh bottle. Average palate. 6-7/4/6/3/12-13<P> March 2004 - This bottle from the Beer Bistro was probably not as fresh as it could be but it was lacking the big in your face bitterness and hoppy aromas of the first. Dropped 1 point off aroma and 1 from overall. <P> Nov 2000 - Like an amplified Anchor Liberty which I had just before. More hops, more citrusy undertones. Piney? Yummm 10/4/8/3/17

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 9, 2003
surprisingly good, beautiful sweet aroma, nice malty crisp flavor, very easily drinkable, and great balance to it definitely a beer you could sit around and pound down or sit and savor!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (848) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2003
Very good, high quality IPA. Great rich, dark color and nice foamy head. One of the best IPA's I've had!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TerryDick (5) - ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2003 does not count
(Bottled, found in Safeways in the UK) Lovely bright clear beer, very hoppy as the name suggests, initially too bitter for my tastes but the flavo(u)r grew on me, a nice beer for drinking by the fire in the winter reading the paper

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2003
A nice copper IPA with a lot of hop aroma and flavor. Seems like they used a bunch of different hops as you get a little citrus, pine, spice, and grassiness with each different whiff. A good brew.


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