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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
billdrinksbeer (18) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Very flowery pungent aroma, almost lush like a greenhouse. Very hoppy Pours a medium dark brown with a thin white head that’s gone quickly and doesn’t leave much lacing. Very floral hoppiness up front. Some malt bitterness in the back. Lots of anise on the finish that becomes more pronounced the more you drink. Very nice palette, like a DFH 90. Great beer, I like this very much. Great cost/ABV ratio too.
salishan1969 (16) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was my first Black IPA, it’s pretty interesting, Thin head with nice lacing very rich sort of medium hazy brown color. The taste is typical IPA, maybe mellowed slightly with a "roasty" almost coffee-like characteristic.
THiS (15) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Victory is right! this is a total winner. 40 bucks a case for a well-backed, glass lacing, brown orange, hop slam full of citrus and bright, bitter beautiful goodness with a bit of pineyness to boot?!? almost 9%? this is serious bang for your buck. amazing. 90min, lookout. i love you, but lookout for your cheaper, more ambitious and delicious cousin to the northwest.
pirmigrin (13) - EASTON, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark bronze color with virtually no head at all. Gave off a very hoppy aroma with pine and earth notes, and a faint hint of citrus. So far so good, but this is where it lost me. This is a heavy beer, very dry and not very corbonated, with a short to medium bitter finish. Overall I had higher expectations based on the score, but I was a bit disappointed.