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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2006 Beautiful copper colour with solid (yellow!) head and good lacing. Minty, spicy hop aroma with fruity (oranges, sultanas) and caramel notes. Flavour is dominated by hops - very nice - with the malt strong enough to balance. Not actually that bitter, however. I reckon that the hops in this beer are concentrated too much around the middle-palate (ie. loads of hop flavour) but is lacking somewhat in hop aroma and especially in bitterness. The hops don’t taste all that American either. It’s a good beer, but not really what I was expecting.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seuinoz (156) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2003
can you say really hoppy. keep you up hoppy, hoppier then anything i have ever tried. i really really love it. one of the best

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Bottle. Pours a nice orange color, decent ivory-colored head with some lacing. Aroma is flowery but not as good as expected. Taste is very spicy and floral, which is a good thing, but to me it could be a little richer and more malty. The bitterness is pleasant and lasts long after the sip, in fact long after the beer is gone.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto (3838) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2003
This beer has a creamy beige head, that helps to show off a nice deep amber color. An aroma of floral hops. Hoppy tasting with notes of lychee, definitely American hops in this one. There is loads of hop flavor in this one, along with a pleasing bitterness. This beer was not as bitter as I was expecting, but it is very well balanced with a subdued maltiness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Well hoped but not overdone. Blends well with the other subtle flavours. Can't take the place of Two Hearted for me though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2003
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5085) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 8, 2003
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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrontus (4) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2003 does not count
Pours a beautiful red color. Wonderful I.P.A. Another winner from Victory.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Solid IPA. Tons of hops in the aroma and flavor. Nice lacing. Medium bodied with a crisp and bitter finish. Would definitely drink again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bryan (4) - USA - JUL 28, 2003 does not count
Very nicely hopped. Not as complex as I would like, but priced perfectly for my everyday IPA.


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