wolfenstein62 (48) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I wished I liked Hoppie Ales more than I do because this appears to be a special ale. Love the color because it is so unlike a normal IPA. Flavors is everything you would expect plus a mid palate maltiness that ends just a bit too quick. Enjoyed none the less
Bennywisest (43) - - JUN 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted bottle. Deep mahogany red/brown color. Thick fizzy cream colored head. Aroma of resiny hops, roasted malts, caramel.
ludhaber (38) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly mild hop bitterness with subtle hop aroma. Finishes malty but not too rich. Beer is easy to drink given the dark heavier characteristics.
JoeyBeerBelly (34) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass. The aroma and taste are a nice balance of piney hops and roasted malts. The abv is not noticable in the taste and the beer goes down smooth and easy. Another solid offering from the folks at Victory.
alesandangling (32) - Pueblo, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Distinctive malt characteristic. Nice rich body. There isn’t as much hop characteristics as I would have liked or expected. Overall a very enjoyable beer
vogt5059 (30) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured out of a bottle
Dark copper to light brown in color
Small off white head that lingers
Aroma is of sweet malt with a hint of hops
Taste is robust and malty but has enough bitterness to balance everything out
A very complex yet easy drinking and enjoyable beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
grundsow (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2014 What a great beer! Rich, smooth malts contrasted by the zing of hops. Tons of flavor but too much alcohol. Perfection in flavor and balance. Eek! Did I say balance?
HeadieNugget (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
too much bitterness takes over the taste.nice roasted taste afterwards but not something id recommmend to someone thats lookin to try victory for the first time.
stephen7424 (30) - Burns Harbor, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy mahogany pour supporting a medium and creamy dark tan head. Aroma of pine and resin, flavor of hop, citrus, spice - but also has a rich, malty backbone. A good brew by the guys from Victory.
OTRihtnsgbt (28) - Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep red color. On the nose big citrus aromas with some underlying roasted malt notes. Palate shows incredible complexity, sweet and bitter, lemon zest and grapefruit. Another great balancing act of german malts and whole leaf yakima hops. The best dark ipa I’ve had to date. Victory!