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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy717 (20) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Bitter, dry hoppiness needed better balance but otherwise an excellent brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirTom (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Fantastic! * Had this at a beer club meeting with many other beers, hence I don't remember all my comments - only the ratings which I wrote down at the time.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2004 Bottle: Orange hue, awesome citrus malty aroma. Lacing clung to the glass even though the bottle was one month from being out of the freshness window. (gotta love IPA!) Huge sweet malty flavor backed up with huge citrus hop notes without either one being over the top. High IBU's without being overly bitter. BEERS LIKE THIS ARE WHY I DRINK AND BREW BEER! A wonderful beer. Thanks to Austinpowers for hooking me up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2003 On tap. Light amber color with a white head. I liked the haziness. Aroma is citrus/fruit. Taste is hoppy as a mofo. Dry and bitter. I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4762) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
(Draught) Pours a medium white head and an amber body. High cascade hop nose and flavour. Bitter finish. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Great beer & great label! Bold-tasting, hopsy (duh), grainy beer. Thin head; cloudy bronze in color. Strong floral aroma. Not overly hopsy; well-balanced. An ass-kicker for sure! (I also recently found out that Hops are related to the cannibas family, not sure of the validity of this statement, but pretty much makes sense!)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2003
My first Victory brew and i am impressed.A medium bodied beer flowing with hoppiness.It had some bite on the tounge but the hop flavor stayed with trhe brew all the way to the end.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nhboy (1) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2003 does not count
one word for this one-NECTAR! this is one of the best ales ever to cross my palate. sweet, mellow, almost creamy. this one will be on top of my beer list as long as i live.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
randomdude (8) - Yorktown Heights, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2003 does not count
One of favorite beers. Dark color when poured with a small amount of head. The initial taste is an assault of hops followed by a mellowing malt after tase. The taste is some what bitter but that is to be expected. A very good IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2004 A slightly hazyy amber/bronze with a diminishing medium white head. Strong floral aroma of grapefruit, pine, and hops. Medium palate with moderate carbonation. Huge grapefruit and pine hop flavor with hints of malt every now and then. A nice bitter finish. An excellent IPA.


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