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RATINGS: 2863   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoeStCool99 (6) - Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2002 does not count
The beer that Sam Adams IPA wishes it was.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7549) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
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…

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 6, 2002
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2002
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2002
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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2002
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’.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2002
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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2002
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!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 22, 2002
A great beer. Nice reddish/orange color. Full bodied. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
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.


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