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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2004 </head> <body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal>Holy hops. Copper in color. Fluffy tanish head. The nose is super hoppy and fruity. The palate is rich, smooth, and packed with hops. The is a very BIG IPA that is well balanced. The malt level is high enough to smooth out the hops. Bravo. <a href='http://www.victorybeer.com/'>Vict

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2006 Copper liquid atop a magnificent creamy, well retained foam. Rye, pepper, graham, pine, toasted malts, and medicine aroma. Leaning toward the English style. Full bodied. Flavors match the aroma perfectly. The abundance of malts only allow the grapefruit to remain an undertone. Alcohol becomes more evident as it warms. Oh so balanced. Finishes medicinal with tons of crystal sweetness and rye-like breadiness. This separates itself nicely from being another predicatble/redundant IPA. Note: Seems to have steadily gone downhill in comparison to early versions, as it’s displaying more slick fruitiness and less hop brightness, fizzier carbonation, lots of Vitamin B in the flavor, and quite metallic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2002
MMMMMM, sweet hops. Huge hops taste, giving it a nice floral taste that is very crisp. Simply excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2002
Bottle. An amber color with minimal head. A hoppy floral fruity aroma. I love IPAs with character and body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rauchbier (3635) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2003 Bottled version, one year on, lacks a little balance in bottle and becomes metallic in the finish. Cask conditioned, GBBF London. Amber gold moderate head and condition. Massive dry hopped nose, fruity malt and good smooth bitterness in the mouth and a great hoppy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopnpop (69) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2002
In my opinion, this beer approaches near perfection! The hoppiness is strong yet smooth. The color is a gorgeous copper. This beer is awesome with Indian food.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Deep amber,medium bodied,greata roma,spicy,nice hop charcater throughout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2002
UPDATED: APR 5, 2003 Bright copper color, nice thick head, clings to the glass. Aroma of citrus and pine resin. This IPA is very balanced malty with a great hop bite, I like to keep a supply of this awesome brew.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jekoslosky99 (4) - Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2002 does not count
This beer stands high atop the hoppy IPA crowd. Smoother, creamier than most other hoppy offerings, but still packs a big hop punch for hopheads. Outstanding when drawn off a cask.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2002
Very good IPA, probably the best I have ever had. Amber colored, with a thick, non-retentious head. Cascade-like aroma and taste with a spicy finish....somewhat complex for an IPA.


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