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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Sampled at the Peoria International Beer Festival. I think this was my favorite of the night. Everything I expect in an IPA, and a must-have for hop heads.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GearHead (32) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Hoppy goodness. Great hop smell and flavor. A good body slam for the tongue. Sweet yet bitter. Another great Victory beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Amber color; hoppy aroma; little head; grapefruit taste tempers spiciness Pleasing maltiness, long hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2003
Orange/amber colour. Excellent aroma with plenty of hops (Cascade etc.) and citrus (grapefruit). Based on a pleasant maltiness the flavour develops into a devilishly long hoppy and acidic finish. I also find lightly spicy notes in aroma as well as flavour. All in all a wonderful IPA!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aurelius (4570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Nice buttery aroma featuring toffee, caramel and hops. Minor grumbles about the label, but the beer itself is a nice orange, with good pour appearance. Dry-ish but still malty, woody and hoppy. You can tell from the start that this beer is extremely well-crafted. Good mothfeel. Hoppy, but still very mellow. Excellent, excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2003 Deep amber color, pleasant citrus and floral aroma, short head. Starts with a bit of sweet malt, but finishes with a great hoppy bitterness. This is an excellent IPA, and may be a less expensive alternative for Sierra Nevada Pale Ale lovers like myself.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 26, 2003
Strong hops bitterness in the aroma...sour apple, pine, floral. The flavor was hoppy as well, but sweet...caramel, tobacco, and pine. Wonderful IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
- cloudy amber color with a short creamy head, aroma is straight hops; flavor is hoppy though not excessive, bitter as one would expect from a well-hopped ale, dry as well as a bit of malty sweetness, smooth with a rich texture

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2003
A solid, smooth IPA. It seems like most beers of this style are extremely similar, with little variation between (most) brewers. For a "Hop Devil," this one has decent, but not great, bite. It seems to me Bells Two-Hearted ale has more hops bite. Not as complex as Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, either, but still not a bad choice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2003
I tend not to be a huge IPA fan, but this was a great beer. Pours with just a bit of white head, a cloudy yellowish color. Aroma is citrusy, and of course hoppy, but not overpowering. Flavor has citrus and floral notes, with hops throughout, but very well balanced, with a subtle but nice bitterness in the finish. I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth and well balanced this IPA was.


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