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
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.
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
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!
DavidHawman (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2010 Poured a deep red with a brown head. Aroma is strongly of hops with a caramel sweetness. Taste is great with strong hops, the dark malts, caramel and some cinnamon with a slight bitter finish. Alcohol is hidden extremely well. Palate is great as well with slight carbonation. Overall a very good beer with an ABV that sneaks up on you.
drewish9882 (24) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
An above average ipa with a good aftertaste. This is a beer that grows on you. This is not one of my favs, but it’s in my mid range brews. Thx Victory!
ndel40 (22) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent beer, lacking a head altogether, no lacing. Excellent appearance. I would buy it again.
bobbo16 (22) - Copley, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reminded me of ABA my first taste but the malt is stronger in this brew. Nice hop bitterness but not too aromatic in the fruitiness of some IPA’s. A good strong ale. Not many out there to choose from.
HumanBeing (19) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy nose. On cask in a snifter. Nice malt bitter balance. Very hoppy but the holds the balance well