MoeStCool99 (6) - Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer that Sam Adams IPA wishes it was.
MartinT (7549) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2008 Proud hop flowers stand atop the caramel malt…A leafy, herbal bitterness is soon accompanied by fruity undertones…As clean as Stone’s in both the hop and malt profile, yet earthier throughout...I’m a hop masochist though so everything is quite fine thank you…
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber color. Thin head that quickly disappears.Another nicely balanced IPA. Big hops backed by nice malt finish. A little hop bite at the end. Victory is definately one of the top brewerys period.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice dark amber colo. low hop aroma compared to other ipa’s. maltier than i had expected for the style. i only got a slight bit of hoppy bitterness in the end of the flavor.
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Orange/amber ale with a frothy, khaki-colored head. Mostly lasting. The nose is very, very floral. The rich malt gently asks for the tongue’s attention, then the hops bite and bite and bite. Perfectly-bittered brew with a great malt profile to boot. HopHeads rejoice... beer lovers rejoice! World class IPA!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Re-Rate 07/01/02: Pours a beautiful clear dark amber, the head is generous, creamy and long lasting, as is the lace. Nose is floral, citus, hint of caramel, sweet and very applealing. Front is lightly sweet, the top is light, the finish ’All hops’, somewhat dry, mildly acidic, ’OOOOOOHHHHHH DEM HOPS’. A great beer for us ’Hop Heads’.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great, one of my favorite IPAs, great spicey hop character, sweet malt flavor comes through slightly, but this beer is all about the hops, for hoppheads, not to be sample by the weak palate, great use of hops in this ale, I just love this beer!
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Balanced, wonderful, an aroma to fall into like the television static dropoff toward sleep, complete with body jerk. Malty backbone, piney, resinous hop flavoring, but very well done. Top-flight. Thanks austinpowers!
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 22, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer. Nice reddish/orange color. Full bodied. Very nice.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This just might be my favorite IPA. Nicely bitter. Incredibly full bodied. I’d love to give this beer extra credit for it’s great palate. Strong biscuity malt aroma and flavor. A great balance of hops and malt. If I was stranded on a desert island with unlimited cases of just one beer, this might be it.