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RATINGS: 3162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2004 nice bronze color with a thick off-white head. Not much in the way of lacing. Hops and citrus on the nose. Lots of hops on the tongue. Pine and citrus bursting from this beer. Long lingering dry finish. This is an awesome beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2003
(Bottle) Poured an orangish amber color with a thin white head. This brew has a big complex hoppy flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Poured with nice head. Color of orange sunrays in a glass. Lacing was mediocre on the glass. Hops flavor is plentiful with some citrus and spice. Smooth on the palate. Quite a refreshing IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2004 Light citrus aroma and flavor, which is quickly overpowered by strong hops. I'm a big fan of hops, but I do like the hops being more balanced and integrated with the malt flavors, rather than simply overpowering them with strength. Nevertheless, there are some good hops in this brew, and any hopheads should definately pick up a glass of this.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4561) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2003
Flat looking beer with a dryly hopped and very strong aroma. Very bitter and very dry overall. The beer is slightly overrated but it is good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
UPDATED: APR 30, 2008 not really thee hoppiest, as the name seems to express, but certainly fantastic. great malt hop balance. just light enough, just thick enough. sweet stuff / slight caramel, faint apple, mellow bitterness that strikes out in the drinks end. feels good. smells good. drinks good. not perfect, not really world-class, but it is great. UPDATE 8/23/04: not my type of IPA, but it’s still good. sweet, apple, smooth, a bit stale yet not thin at all. it’s got a little spice. still a good brew to me. downrated. UPDATE 4/30/08: almost four years later--neat; nice malt background that is more than typical IPAs provide, with a nicer spice to the hops that is more than typical IPAs provide; a really good IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2003 My favorite IPA, to date. Great hop flavor but not over powering. Very easy to drink. My first beer from Victory I cant wait to try more. Had on draft 1-14-03 had to come back and bump up a point or two. Still my favorite IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
greghate (10) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2003
My All-Time-Favoritest-Beer-Ever. I just haven't found too many beers that even come close to matching hop-malt-aroma-finish of this beer. If ever in the Downingtown area, visit Victory or the Drafting Room and try the cask-conditioned version of Hop Devil, it's worth the trip. You haven't lived til you've had ribs with Hop Devil barbecue sauce. BEST-BEER-EVER

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Fina aroma with whole-hop essence...Color is a rich amber with a very nice head...The flavor is hoppy, as the name implies, but by West Coast standards, is not super-intense---but this really makes for a well-balanced brew, buoyed by a solid malt foundation...Carbonation is restrained, letting the hops speak for themselves, and contributing to a fine smoothness for such an ale with an assertive hoppy edge...This is a really good IPA, perhaps lacking that Nth degree of distinctiveness, but certainly a dandy brew with flavor, nice weight, and excellent balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2003
where's the hops? not as hoppy as expected. floral bouquet. very smooth ipa with a thin head. dark amber color.


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