jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one is full on spicy and hoppy. Not for everyone. Gotta be ok with some backbite and bitterness.
Aroma is full of fresh hops and even some caramel and cotton candy (?). Beautiful reddish brown appearance with a very slight and quickly disappearing head and little lacing. It’s clear for the most part.
It’s a bit hoppy for my taste and the alcohol is really prominent in it. It’s not as balanced as I would like it to be and there are less fruit flavors and more complex hops.
It’s a bit sticky and medium thickness on the tongue and it does have a strong hop aftertaste that actually comes down a bit as the beer gets closer to room temperature bringing out some of the other flavors present.
Overall, it’s solid. Especially if you are a hop fiend. I’ve really started to enjoy IPA’S in the last year but this one is still a bit on the bitter end for me. I will stick with a few others and try some new ones before I would get this again. Not that it’s bad in any way. It’s good. Just not what I am looking for in my IPA.
Quack-Duck (8643) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Golden with a white head. Intensive hop aroma, slightly piney and with some grapefruit. Full-bodied, intensive malty base, lots of aromatic and bitter hops, citrusy flavours dominate, mainly grapefuirt. Lingering bitter-sweet finish.
ZacM612 (315) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper/amber color with thin white head. Strong aroma, malty and pine and citrus hops. Flavor is also malty, with a bitter finish.
magpieken (129) - - JUL 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz, Enjoy by 24/11/2015 10:48 P. Pale amber colour with frothy off-white head which reduced to a ring but left some nice lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, caramel and sweet malt. Medium bitterness, light sweetness and a hint of saltiness. Noticeable alcohol. Light to medium body; thin, slightly sticky texture; average carbonation; noticeable malt backbone and a long, slightly dry, pine bitterness in the finish. Not as hop dominant as I was expecting but decent enough. 8.
ngunity (34) - - JUL 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Loads of malty flavor and lingering hops bitterness. Well Worth a try but not sessionable
craftbeersweden (345) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, dark amber colored beer with a huge, three finger high, beige-white head. A lot of lacing stays on the glass.
A great nose! I’m a little suprice of the malty nose!
Caramel malt, bread, fudge, brown sugar, butter, biscuit, fudge and grass.
Taste: Caramel malt, grass, pine, dark bread, hops and oak.
Body: Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, oily taste.
A great IPA from Victory! Bold and malty! I really like this.
musehead (20) - Siena, ITALY - JUL 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Una birra ottima ma non incredibile. L’ho bevuta con molto piacere e l’ho trovata decisamente equilibrata. Sia all’olfatto che al gusto si notano molte caratteristiche dei malti, soprattutto frutta matura e miele di castagno e principalmente al primo contatto. Dopo è prevalente il luppolo che è anche decisamente persistente nel suo amaro. Nonostante sia americana, si avvertono anche sentori terrosi più continentali, sempre affiancati agli aromi dei luppli d’oltreoceano. Consigliata.
Dredd (727) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
perhaps the victim of a long voyage. Aroma was a bit salty/skunky, flavour a mix of biscuit and stonefruit. Finish is a bit muddy, nothing to get overly excited over. shame
wolffish (355) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Un mois dépassé la "Enjoy by date: 21 juin 2015)... Je ne crois pas qu’elle devait être si excellente avant cette date. La mienne est vraiment amère et une certaine torréfaction prend beaucoup de place en finale. En peu d’agrumes, beaucoup de résineux rappelant le cèdre et trop peu de mousse, voilà!
Franzen (399) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is lacking in hops, aroma is mostly some caramel with light hints of lemon. Taste is mostly caramel as well with some bitterness, the bitterness is a bit astrigent and feels misplaced. Dissapointed in this beer but I’ll try it again to -see if it is just an age problem, but htis should be realatively fresh. Drink date 2015-07-20 and enjoy by date is 2015-10-06.
circinus (255) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl from systembolaget. Amber with a thin beige head. Malty, caramel, fudge, slight hop tone. Some bitterness, wormwood, maltiness. Medium/light body, medium/low carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Maybe too old, no fresh hops aroma.