dzimm27 (136) - - FEB 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Awesome floral hop aroma, but man does that look dark for an IPA. Dark, almost black with brown head. Roasted malt and bitter, sharp hops. Not smooth. Would not buy again, not for me.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Mcmenamin’s. Dark brown slight reddish hue when held to the light. Thin tan head. Fizzy aroma. Some citrus notes. Flavor is very dry - some roasted malt flavors and bitterness. Dry, bitter astringent finish. Not entirely pleasant.
legion242 (2289) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2010
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured ruby in color and a nose of pure, unadulterated hops. Very nice lacing, but this beer was all hops with no 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.
jerseyjohn71 (231) - corsicana, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
caramel, resin, herbs, tan foam, very bitter, full body, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, im not a hoptard,,, this is like golden monkey ,,, a beer i wont get again
roggae (2) - Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2011 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I found this beer too bitter. It was definitely hoppy but the bitterness didn’t seem balanced in the bottle I sampled. Perhaps I should have another?
cheap (4287) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2009
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
So when I pop the lid, wew big double IPA aroma, so I thought that’s what would come out of the bottle. But no, this is a very dark beer, darker than dark iced tea and it has a half inch creamy head that does not fade. Strong and rude (for a lager lover) initial flavor. Bitter resin from spruce trees. Beautiful lacing on the glass. very strong, yes it does have a high alky taste bud impact but i would say it is not like a 9 percenter. It does have some detectable carbonation, but just barely. There are some dark beer attributes hidden deep down inside this brew but for the most part, just plain in yer face. Finish is long bitter lasting rude rotto-tilling across your tongue impact that seems to last ferever. Double IPA fans better seek this out. Me? I don’t like hops and I bought this on a whim.
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2011
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 Lots of grassy herbal hop aroma and bitterness, some roasted malt,
translucent amber brown with a beige head. sticky medium-full body with medium carbonation.
aroma: astringent herbal hops, chocolate malt.
Like an extra-hopped american brown ale, but with a horrible clash of burnt grain and herbal hop astringency.
taste: astringent burnt malt, astringent herbal hop bitterness, and a bit of ale yeast esters.