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RATINGS: 823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2009
at Cole’s rare beer fest, dark brownish color although was dark in the bar when i had it, small ring of foam. nose is hoppy with lotsa bitterness not alot of malt... flavor is resiney bitter... some malt but not balanced for my liking...

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Pours a nice dark brown with nicely laced head. Aroma is horrendous, smells like burnt plastic. Taste is decent, but the aroma ruins it. I don’t see anything to that nature in other people’s comments so maybe I have a bad bottle.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2013
The description says this is a "heavyweight battle between Yakima hops and dark roasted malt", battle over, hops crushed malt and not in a good way. Pours a dark brownish, strong hop persents. Taste comes through with strong piney, resiney and bitter. Great label, down hill after that.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (9016) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2010
clear rust, quickly dying head. dirty nose of whats left of the chalky, dry egg whites, hardened bath soap yeast; dried grass/hay/leather tinged hops. rough malt, caustic and messy bitterness. this one didn’t last long before meeting the drain.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dzimm27 (137) - - FEB 23, 2012
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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - MAY 23, 2013
pours a nice redish brown with a big tan head. This may be one of the worst beers I have ever had. The bitterness over whelms everything. This beer starts off sweet then goes immediately to bitterness. There are bitter hops, dark fruit flavors and bitter citrus flavor, YUCK!!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2009
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.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Poured ruby in color and a nose of pure, unadulterated hops. Very nice lacing, but this beer was all hops with no balance.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HeadieNugget (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2009
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.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jerseyjohn71 (285) - corsicana, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2013
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


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