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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2002
Citrusy hops in the nose. Amber color with a loose head that dissapates quickly. Good balace of hoppiness and bready malt. Very impressed for an east coast IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Nothing refreshes like a hop axe to the head. This one does not miss. As a hop nut that measures every IPA against the titan, 90 Minute; this one scores high. very pretty and well balanced. It has become one of my big five weekly dinkers. The others are: Dogfish 90 Minute, New Glarus Hearty Hops, 3 Floyds Alpha King and SN Ale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 28, 2002
This is one of the best IPAís that Iíve had.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sloth (2492) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2002
this is my boy! The "if you were stuck on a desert island" thing. If i had to choose, the devil would be it!Its always in my fridge. An old trusted friend.Beautiful dark copper color, clear.great hop presence, kinda got an inky? flavor going on.Feels good in yer mouth!Damn good beer from a damn good brewery!One hoppy sumbitch!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RobMcC (1) - USA - SEP 26, 2002 does not count

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
One of the best IPAís in the world. Juicy malt and lip smacking hops make this brew a favorite of mine.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
russell232 (1) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2002 does not count
A good IPA but not noteworthy. In fact, a little disappointing in terms of the sterling reviews noted in this survey.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2004 Re-Rate:Glowing copper. Minimal but lasting milky, white head. Aromas of hops presence are instantaneous. Intense,spicy,piny,citric hops cloud the malt which is mainly caramel in aroma. Taste exremely refreshing and better balance than expected.So clean. Caramel covered hops on a piece of toast.For how good and delicate this is.It has to be one of the most consistent,well made,brews.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2002
Dark robust IPA, malty, less hoppy than Stone Ruination IPA, but more balanced. I compared these two side by side in a dual tasting,Stone is much more bitter and hoppy, Victory more balanced, malty and smoother.I like the color of Hop Devil better, but Ruinationís aroma is almost overpowering, it wins here.The final result is a close one, a Photo finish and the winner is Victory Hop Devil By a Nose for being more balanced,Hop heads will still prefer Stone Ruination. Thanks igenousboy,only Dreadnaught is better, extremely recommended !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3249) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 17, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2003 ReRate-Cask-RAF-2/28/03-Definately bumping the numbers up on this one. This is one of the only Ipa's out there that i have ever had that is probably the best marriage between a british IPA and an American version. This one has it all-huge malt with huge hops! definately a pleasure to experience on cask at RAF! top notch IPA-i sampled this along with the hop ottin from anderson valley and this was much more balanced. Very reminisent to the 3f's alpha king due to a good malt presence on the middle-cant wait to have another one of these


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