PhilTheThrill (25) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ redlight redlight
thanks for joe for sharing on his birthday... i get the bandaid/diaper smell on this one... brett comes through nicely. nice citrus hop flavor with a great sour and spicy end. victory is definitely a brewery i wish we could get here regularly... great beer.
UDBeernut (1625) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had on draft pours a nice brown amber, translucent, decent off white foam head that leaves a nice lacing coat. mild pine and citrus in the nose. Brett is found on the first gulp providing a light tart note. some more citrus enters as if on a lazy summer breeze. body is solid with a lightly drying finish.
ACHops (656) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours bright clear reddish copper with thin white head. Aroma is crisp dry lightly sweet pale malt with tart Granny Smith apple notes in the back. Taste is clean crisp crystal malt with some lightly roasty notes providing flavor balance. Some punchy herbal and floral hops, though this seems tuned down a bit here from Hop Devil. Hops are kept in check by a light but persistent tart note. Doesn’t seem to get to full-on sour status, but pleasantly tart. I’m not sure that big hops and brett work all that well together; and in spite of being an excellent beer, that inherent conflict is present here. Another way of looking at it: not sure you’ll find a better sour IPA, but not sure you’ll want many of these either.
Darkmagus82 (548) - - JUL 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden orange color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of funk and sourness with a strong funk of a hay like and grassy nature as well as a whole lot of sour vinegar and lemon juice. Along with these aromas comes some lighter sweet smells of tangerine and pineapple as well as a somewhat yeasty smell, overall producing a nice sour wild smell.
Taste – The taste begins a wonderful blend of sweet, malt, funk and hop. The sweet is mainly of a tangerine and light caramel nature with the malt being of a more biscuit like flavor. The funk flavors, which are only rivaled by the sweet upfront, are mainly of a grassy and hay taste, with the hop being relatively light initially, and consisting of a grapefruit taste mostly, but containing a little bit of grass as well. As the taste advances the funk grows in nature with the sweet remaining relatively constant. The funk takes on more grass and hay flavors, but also gains some yeasty and sour lemon and vinegar flavors as the taste moves to the end. As the sour and funk flavors increase, so too do the hop flavors, with more grapefruit coming to the tongue, but with quite a bit more grassy hop and some earthy and herbal flavors also coming to the tongue. In the end, with the sweet flavors still holding their ground, and with the nice blend of hop and the decent showing of funk, one is left with a very pleasant and enjoyable funked IPA flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average to slightly above average. The medium carbonation and body are a rather nice blend for the IPA and sour flavors of the brew upholding both all while in conjunction with the sweeter and malty flavors, keeping the brew nice and easy drinking.
Overall – This is a very pleasant and flavorful wild with a good blend of IPA flavor and funk. One to seek out and try.
Crispy34 (359) - Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle. Aroma has sour and hops. Appearance is a light brown with some creamy head. Taste is hoppy dank and then leans toward the sour side. Finishes a sour earthy brown. Palate is sour and hoppy. Overall, a different beer. I like it cause it is so different. Would like to try next to the regular hop devil.
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jhamp9 (1030) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Clear red orange pour with a nice white head and great lacing. Aroma is sweet pineapple, caramel, and earthy funk. Taste is tropical fruits, toffee, funk, and light bread. Medium body. Brett acts as a really nice compliment.
ryanscourt (709) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great fresh hoppy flavor mixed with fruity finish. Spicy citrus body.Wonderfully flavorful . Would still call this an IPA compared to a wild ale.
devman171 (912) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pours clear amber with low head. Aroma is light toast and spice with some pine. Taste is similar with a touch of spice and funk on the finish, would like to see how this ages
Modularman (110) - - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell of sweet spice, appearance is clear dark amber with large off white head, taste is sweet with a little spice and slight souring at the end
Mittenator (1251) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to tepp. Brown with a beige head. Berries and horse blanket. Perfumy and funky.
kkleu357 (253) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber body with a huge lasting 1.5 inch head. Typical sour smell with a hint of hops. Not really sour tasting though. Kind of sweet. Very Brett like, if that makes sense. Pretty good.