Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well hoped but not overdone. Blends well with the other subtle flavours. Can't take the place of Two Hearted for me though.
bierkoning (10733) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask GBBF. Head disappears fast. Weird aroma: blackcurrant and peach, I can't exactly get my hands (or nose) on it. Loads of flavor. Malty, full bodied, almost thick, in fact. Loads of hops, licorice. Long fruity hopbitter finish. In fact a bit too much of everything.
thedm (4997) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew poured a small head of fine to large sized off-white mostly lasting bubbles that left an excellent lacing and a hazy uncarbonated light brown colored body behind. It had a strong hop aroma along with a medium hop flavor woth some malt and spice notes.
scrontus (4) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful red color. Wonderful I.P.A. Another winner from Victory.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid IPA. Tons of hops in the aroma and flavor. Nice lacing. Medium bodied with a crisp and bitter finish. Would definitely drink again.
Bryan (4) - USA - JUL 28, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nicely hopped. Not as complex as I would like, but priced perfectly for my everyday IPA.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Loved it! Very hoppy aroma and flavor. Malt sweetness is detectable both via the nose and the palate. A very nice looking beer. A perfect Orange-red color with a very nice head and lacing. Maybe a little light on the malt flavor and body but overall an excellent beer.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really sticky. Caramelly malts. Sweet hoppyness, with a dry hoppy finish??? piney lychee hops (and, yes, sticky), sharp and unbalanced hoppyness, i can't believe how boring it ended up being, considering the amount of flavour in it. Tasty, yes, but very one dimentional.
PorterPounder (5830) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall, a good solid hoppy IPA. Grapefruit-like, citrusy aroma. Copper color appearance with an off-white frothy thick head with a lot of lacing. Hoppy flavor is prominent and not balanced quite as well as some other big west coasts IPAs, still damn good. Stays strong to the finish - taste bud numbing like a good IPA should.
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Darkover for the trade. This brew is a pretty sanguine amber color with a medium and clingy off-white head. Nice lacing throughout. Aroma is heady floral hops. Medium-bodied and crisp with a near-perfect level of hops in the flavor. There is a hint of citrus (lemon/grapefruit) and grass as well. The finish falls off just a little toward the end but overall this is a very good beer.