daleharshman (856) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Toronado for special Victory day during San Diego Beer Week. Pours a deep amber/copper color with only small layer of foam. Aroma of mellow hops -- herbs, pine, citrus, flowers. Flavor is full of brighter greener hops but there is also a lot of well-balanced malt goodness in there as well. Flavor reminds me of a mellower Stone 13th Anniversary. Smooth and velvety mouthfeel with a tangy bitter finish. Feels a little light relative to the strength.
BroSpud (1596) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. This one pleasantly took me by surprise. Pours a dark amber with a rich creamy head that lingers. Excellent hop and pine tastes much like some of my favorite IPAs but different somehow. Alcohol is extremely well masked. A great brew!
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask during Victory night @ the Pony Bar. Pint glass which I then captured for my taking! Pours a deep brown with excellent 3 finger off white head atop. Hoppy, grainy, with fig. Perhaps a splash of citus. Alcohol hidden very well. I thought this was great!
pepsican (1421) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
dark amber pour with a small off white head. Aroma is pine tar and grass. Flavor is all pine. The malt tries to pull through but it can’t. Finishes beyond bitter, and I love hops. I could barely get through 2 ounces. Very interesting and I’m glad to have tried it.
patrickfannon (1230) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Pours hazy amber, with a thick, pillowy off-white head. Aroma of bitter hops, pepper, roasted malts, and hints of dried cherries. Full bodied with a very clean, crisp mouthfeel. Finish packs quite a bite. Very nice American strong from Victory.
halfonit (1130) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appears to have a nice dark amber color. Aroma is basically full of floral hops. Taste is of hops, some caramel, grain, and a little citrus. Leaves a nice hoppy aftertaste leaving me wanting more. Another good one from Victory.
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Pours copper/amber color, with an off white head. Aroma is hops, caramel, and malt. Flavor is hops, caramel, malt, and fruit. Ends bitter.
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Churchkey, Washington DC. Pours an amber, orange with a frothy white head. Strong citrus aroma. Well balanced flavor, citrus fruits, well rounded sweet, caramel malts. Sticky, bitter finish. Drinkable.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful beer that pours a gorgeous copper-black and has loads of hops of citrus and pine in the aroma. lots of grapefruit. Deep sugars and resiny malts are everywhere, but this beer is all about the hops. Beautiful hop profile that’s as good as the greats. Lovely piney grapefruits are everywhere inside this one and the malts are sticky too, but the lively carbonation keeps this one from being a one and done beer. Great brew.
thornecb (4172) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Tan head with good retention leaves sheet lacing. Dark caramel and grapefruit aromas. Fully with upfront deep, dark caramel changing to a lasting resin and pine finish. East coast arrogance...