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RATINGS: 824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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!

   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...

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ludhaber (105) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Surprisingly mild hop bitterness with subtle hop aroma. Finishes malty but not too rich. Beer is easy to drink given the dark heavier characteristics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daniellunsford (105) - - AUG 25, 2013
Appears reddish brown with aroma of sweet malt, raisins, and dried fruit much like a strong ale or barleywine. Incredible marshallow like beige head. Terrible beer if you think you are getting an ipa. Taste of bitter hops, no fresh hop notes as supposed to be. Very dry finish. Great if you think you are getting into a strong ale. Not sure what to think...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2010
pours dark brown with pretty ruby red hilights and clear. Nice thick tan head that hung out and laced the glass nicely. THe aroma is plenty of hops: citrus, pine floral, lemon, orange, grapefruit, etc, with, as it warmed, a background of roasted malts. Medium to medium well body, good carbonation with a bitter hop malt dry finish. On the tongue you will get that fast out of the gate hop charge as smelled in the aroma and it will be followed and overtaken by the roasted malts and some caramel. Hop bitterness lingers. I must admit, the more BIPAs/CDAs, whatever you want to call them, I’m starting to think, why not just hang with the IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murrow (93) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottled. Pours medium to deep amber with light tan head. Aroma of sweet, rich malt pairs nicely with sharp hops. Flavor opens with dry mix of rich, bready malt and piney hops. The malt character develops into a sweet caramel by the time the hops really kick in. The finish is grapefruit and spice. Medium to full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. A very flavorful and nicely balanced IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Deep amber pour, thick off-white head, laces nicely. Big hop aroma with malty sweetness in the background. Quite impressively balanced; the hops are definitely at the forefront, but there is a molasses-y sweetness to the malt backbone that is surprising and lovely. Interesting that an East Coast brewery has created such a fitting tribute to Pacific NW hops. A wonderful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2010
Nice caramel appearance and strong mouth feel - floral hops and smooth finish - another fine brew from Victory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjwalsh2 (87) - Palos Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2011
1. Look – An amber-brown color ale with a slightly tan head. 2. Sniff – This dark ale has a big citrus aroma with roasted malt notes as well. 3. Sip – This full bodied dark ale is very complex. It has characteristics of brown ale, but also a citrusy hoppy flavor as well. Also, the roasted malt flavors make this a very flavorful ale. 4. Another Look – This is a good looking ale, with weak lacing. 5. Evaluate – Overall, this is a different ale in many regards. This complex dark ale is full of flavor and has characteristics of a brown ale and IPA. This combination of styles makes for an interesting ale that disguises the alcohol well. I would recommend this ale to those who enjoy brown ales, harvest ales, or hybrid style ales in general.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chrisxx25 (82) - - MAY 3, 2012
Aroma is citrus hops, raisins and dark malts. Appearance is not at all black but a rich mahogany. Taste is pleasantly hoppy. Citrus hops are abundant and even slightly bitter. Very rich and nutty, with some licorice. Raisins, figs and even some tropical fruit. Something a little weird but pleasant, maybe wood? A smooth peppery finish. This beer is all over the place but comes together awesome. Very smooth, rich balanced and darn tasty. Wish I bought more.

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