npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hops, nothing but hops. Nose is pure grapefruity/floral hops. Canít hardly taste the malt in this due to the insane amount of hops. How many IBUs are in here? Screw balance, this is a hopheadís dream beer.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy, carmel smell. Ruby colour. very fine blend of hops and malt, sweetish and bitter. Nice mouthfeel. Unusually bitter,I like!
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2009 Updated review: I didnít understand beer when I wrote this. Now I really like this beer.
Well, this is actually my FIRST India Pale Ale. And since it got such good reviews I canít help but think it must be the style of beer rather than Victoryís brew. That being said, I truly hated the taste of this beer. Strong, spicy, bitter, and vastly overpowering.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my second favorite IPA behind Stone. Nice and hoppy and well balanced.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 If you like hops, this beer does what itís aiming for. Fresh foresty aroma, nice colour and medium-sized beige head. The taste threatens a severe astringency at first, but turns out to be a quite complex with some sweetness and very dry aftertaste that sticks to your tongue. The body was a bit thin for my liking. Good with salty foods.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strange things in thsi beer: Bacon and blue cheese tones. Lots of cascade hops, sweetness and a bitterness that could kill a horse. Woohaa.
shorlin (636) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice off-white head with medium carbonation. Great colour. Big hop nose. Wow! Crazy hop taste. Iím gonna be tasting that for days, and loving every second of it. Dry, so dry. Get me another one to wash it down.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 Cloudy amber/orange color with a beige head. . Aroma of hops and a little fruit. Hoppy/slightly fruity and malty flavor. Bitter finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2009 Another great brew from Victory. I havenít had a bad beer from them yet, and this is no exception. Hopdevil has a great hoppy taste, and aroma, and is quite bitter. Like other hopheads, I enjoyed the bitterness of this one more than other IPAís. Itís hard to give a rating on the appearance, because it was kind of cloudy, but thats the way a good American IPA should be right? Incredibly drinkable for being so strong in alcohol. The alcohol is not apparent at all however. I always get this one fresh from the distributer, and I have never been disappointed with this one.
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great hoppy beer. Victory is the best micro brewer on the east coast.