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RATINGS: 814   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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The tenacious grip of big, juicy hop aroma and character slides smoothly into rich, dark malts. This heavyweight battle between fresh, Yakima Valley hops and dark, roasted malts is resolved harmoniously as the flavors merge to deliver complex satisfaction with a warming edge. Enjoy the ‘twilight’ for the bright and brassy hops!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keir (124) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2009
12oz. bottle. Pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma of citrusy hops, a touch of toasted malts, a hint of sweetness, and grapefruit. Tastes bitter with hops, toasty, caramel, a hint of citrus. Very dry on the tongue. A nice start to NYE.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2011
Not as dark as I expected. Citrus charcoal smell. Crisp flavor, burnt and kinda smoket. Reminds me of fall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours brown with beige head. Nose is immedately pine resin, grapefruit and floral hop. Same roasty caramel and toffee undertones as hop devil but a much more complex hop profile - floral, citrus notes and a nice resiny biternes balancing out the sweet malts. Finishes moderately to strongly bitter. This is essentially the hop devil backbone with a better hop profile.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Dark ruby red. Rich looking head of light tan rose up from the sides of the glass and reached a height of around two fingers before settling back down with a smooth and even lacing and a nice consistency hugging the glass. Aroma is a good bit hoppier up front. This one just seemed to be full of surprises. Rich caramel and earthy grains lie underneath a bouquet of pine like hops. Quite light and very complex. Very nice black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
russwbeck (117) - Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2011
From rough notes. Dark mahogany pour, little head (which could have been because the server wanted to fill the glass with beer and not head, kudos for the effort, but I like some head on my beers.) Sweet and hoppy up front, malt backbone. Nice dry hoppiness on the taste, mixes well with the coffee/stout taste and malts. Finish is dry. Medium bodied with little carbonation. Dryness of the aftertaste keeps you drinking. This was definitely more dark than IPA

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlephNull3 (114) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Pours with a very dark brown hue. Nice bold consistent look. Great smell of toasted hops. Nice bitter bite followed by a wave of smooth and great tasting hops. Just a hint of sour aftertaste but overall an excellent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bought a 12 FL. OZ. bottle of this from The Beer Shoppe in Yakima, WA for $2.40. Poured from the Yellow/Green/Purple/Orange and Semi-Tie Dyed label into 16oz Arcadia IPA Pint Glass. Has ENJOY BY: NOV 30 2012 on the front of the label in white. Aroma- Has tons of hops and caramel blend from the beginning. Malts and sweetness shoots in towards the end of the nose. Well balanced! Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has average retention. Has a deep brown, semi-hazy body. Leaves tons of suds behind. Flavor- Sweet, hoppy, malty, and light sugars pop through. Medium-High Bitterness. Lacks a bit of character... Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Sweet, and has a caramel finish. Overall Impression- Very nicely done by Victory but almost a dull Black IPA in my books... Nonetheless, its still an above average brew and wondering who else besides Schlafly and Victory who brews their own "Yakima" brand labeled beer? Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Pours a deep and dark copper with a white and even three finger head. Lacing is substantial--nearly complete in fact. Though, after a few drinks the lacing dissipates. Aroma is a clean and fruity hop with a hint of pine. Deep in the aroma there is a rich roasted malt and some buttery sweetness. Taste is a very piny hop. There is some citrus in there. And some toffee malt bordering on a coffee roast. Overall hoppy though. A nice tang that leaves a sharp bitter and dry aftertaste like any good hoppy beer. A little sticky too. Very refreshing yet also rich and fairly heavy like a good winter beer. The clean hops make me want to guzzle a couple, but the richness slows me down. I imagine that, at 8.7%, one is refreshing and two would be heavy. Great beer. Good sipper. Good cold weather beer with great hops.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2011
It’s been a while since my last rate. But damn... Great beer. Much thanks to the bartender at fuel & fuddle for letting me know about it. One of my most favorite IPAs ever.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 Pretty much a battle between big roasted malts and the Yakima hops giving way to a big beer..hops win of course and this beer is damn good..very nice from Victory...


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