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RATINGS: 2960   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
whatusay (20) - San Francisco, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Bottle: one of the greatest IPA's out there. If you're a hop head this is definitely for you. Silky and smooth taste that lasts forever.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jon123 (36) - Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2003
I am an IPA lover and this beer makes me very hoppy. It pours a nice cloudy amber color with a small head. Don't be fooled by the small head though - it leaves a nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is of citrus and a bounty of hops. If you love IPA's or want to try this style, this is your beer!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2003
Nice amber color,very light head.Sweet hoppy aroma,man this smells good.Whoa thats good stuff mild malt taste very,very heacy hopp taste with a mild grapefruit taste in there as well.The grapefruit taste kind of hits you in the middle and lingers almost to the end of the taste.the after taste is all hops with a slight grapefruit presence that fades to a some what subtle mild sweetness.what a brew i wish i had more of these

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DubbelO7 (42) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2003 Thick hoppy musky psychedelic aromas come out of the glass. A dark amber ipa ale hue, pleasing to look at at sunset in a narrow pilsner type glass for careful study. This is a staple Victory beer I think. One that I will get more of later. This and the All-Malt Lager are my 2 favorite Vic. beers outside of the seasonal and powerful storm king stout which shares with hop devil this thick dense hop fragrance . Thanks Victory, may all the coors light drinking birdbrain conformist consumers of the world drink this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2382) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Thin head but nice lacing. Decent carbonation. Color of medium/dark orange/red. Aroma of plentiful hops and mandarin oranges. Flavor is very hoppy with some malt overtones. Finish is hoppy (as you would expect) with a nice bitterness also. A top quality IPA that is very well balanced in flavor. The hops are very prominent but do not overwealm the flavor like some IPA's. Highly recommend to anyone who likes IPA's. You won't be dissapointed.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2003
A good IPA but I was not blown away like I was with the Horizontal. Teh beer pours a nice amber/red hue and the awoma is definately citrus and pine. The beer is balanced which is typically commendable, but I was looking for a scary hopped brewin this one. I was not dissatisfied, just looking for something more pronounced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
Victory hit the nail on the head with this beer. Pours out a reddish color with a creamy white head. Upon opening the bottle, the hops aroma almost knocked me over. It literally hits you upside the head with hops, hops, and more hops. It is a fine example of an American IPA, I recommend searching out this beer & buying a case or two, just in case you have a hard time finding it, like I did. This beer should be in the beer hall of fame, if there was such a place. It deserves the praise it gets.. It has a sweet malty background, and a crisp, dry finish to it. A class act, if ever there was one. I highly recommend trying this beer if you haven't already.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - MAY 3, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2003 Poured out of bottle, bought at Hopleaf bar in Chicago, 5/3/03. Tight head dissipates to a thin whisp relatively quickly. Pours to a slightly murky amber hue; very nice to look at. Subtle aroma, barely there, and then the extremely bitter hops hit you with a zing almost immediately upon sipping. Medium-to-full body, silky smooth with strong flavor that opens up a bit on the aftertaste; hint of a grapefruit flavor, very long hoppy finish. Probably the hoppiest beer I've tried. Warm feeling, but only a slight taste of alcohol. Very nice alcohol masking considering the ABV % (6.7).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2009 One of a few victorys i have tried i like this one the best. It was just very smooth and deserves the victory name.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - APR 22, 2003
Sweet citrus/pine hop aroma backed by some caramel, yellow cake. Smells similar to a light barley wine. Sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Smooth.


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