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RATINGS: 2990   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Medium amber color with decent sized head. Aroma eludes to hops but not much more. Frankly I was somewhat disappointed - I expected more flavor from a Victory offering. I got bitter and some hops but it seemed to be missing something compared to other IPA’s that I have enjoyed. I might just give this another chance when I encounter it again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Orange gold color. Medium head. Aroma is floral hops and slight malts. A medium bodied IPA. It’s also fairly malty for an IPA. Yet the malt sweetness is balanced by the nicely spicy hops. This is not one of those in-your-face West Coast IPA, yet it’s still retains that nice IPA character. A very nice smooth balance between the malts and hops. Nice IPA, very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2003
Reddish-orange body with a white head. Nice lacing. Smells of a malty, hoppy beer. Nice balance between the malt and hops. Just enough backbone to support the bitterness. Great take on the IPA style.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2003
1/10/03: bottle. medium head which reduces to a medium line of carbonation. evident lacing. light pale orange color with a good amount of continuous carbonation. very hoppy, with a little bit of a rose bud taste. crisp, clean, very good. i"m glad that i was finally able to sample one of victory"s beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4889) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Golden brown colour, very citrusey smell. Smooth, somewhat hoppy taste and finish. Not a great IPA, and if you are looking for hops, look at Tuppers Hop Pocket Ale!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2003
Light Amber in color with a very bubbly dissapating head. Sharp hoppy aroma, with of touch of fruit and malt. It was a very tingly carbonation in my mouth and filled it up very well. It had a hop flavor right up front a malty middle for balance and ending in a fruity flavor. It was not near as hoppy as I thought it would be for a "Hop Devil" but seemed balanced. For some reason It had an aftertaste of a childhood treat of my classmates...that would be Elmers glue. I don’t know if some label glue ended up in my bottle or what. I think that was a freak taste in this beer...I will enjoy this one again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyj80 (22) - USA - JAN 8, 2003
Good, but was quite a strong flavor for my palate. If you like it bitter, this is for you

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2004 Brilliant amber color, high, loose, beige, dissipating head. Good lacing. Big, juicy hops aroma. Sweet grapefruit and orange. Bitterness from start to finish with malt struggling to maintain balance. Loooong resinous, peppery (and bitter) finish. I love this stuff. Many thanks to urbnhautebourg.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Foxbush (1346) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Great color! This was one of the best IPA I have had. The flavor lingered and I savored every drop. Will try to find again. It was a Christmas present.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Excellent IPA. Amber color, good off-white head, slight haze. Flowery, citrusy aroma of American hops. Flavor balance a little on the bitter side (as it should be for the style), but you can definitely taste some supporting malt sweetness. Medium-full mouthfeel. One of the best IPAs I’ve had, perfectly balanced for the style.


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