NDM84 (20) - Street, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2005 December batch. My third or fourth try as this one. Nnice frothy off-white head, ruby-copperish body, consistent carbonation. Great hoppy aroma, very sweet on the nose. Notes of pine, grapefruit and spices. Not too sweet nor bitter, seemingly good balance. Nice lacing that chilled throughout the duration. I’ve had this before and will likely have it again. I like. MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2005
crystal ruby amber color and very tall off white rocky head that has medium last. lots of lacing all over teh edges. aroma is soft grapefruit, floral, almost lemony hops. medium mouthfeel and good carbonation. malty sweet but not sticky, hoppy but not too bitter. a little lemon rind in the finish. a lot of cats are saying this aint the CA IPA it should be, but I happen to love the variation and believe it’s a great and creative variance from the norm. makes me happy there’s great beers here in the east. mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2005
wonderful beer that I had this past weekend at Henry’s on 12th. Good color, looked like any other IPA, but overall tasted really good. A little suprised by the full taste. Highly recommend it and will have it again FROTHINGSLOSH (8267) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2016 What we have here is a nicely crafted and tasty IPA. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle the beer pours a nice bronze color with a large tan head. The aroma is floral and hoppy. The flavor is surprisingly sweet and has a nice floral hop presence. The hops are strong but not overwhelming and the malt balances fairly well. However I have always felt that a beer called Hop Devil should be more strongly hopped than this one is. csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2005 12 oz bottle. Best by Nov 13, 2004 (oops!). Served in my NB Worthy Globe (tulip). Reddish/orange color, darker than most IPA’s. Small off-white head. Nice lacing, nice legs. Beautiful aroma, honey, floral hops. Taste is like sweet clover honey with hops. The finish is dryish and slightly bitter. I expected (and wanted) it to be more bitter, but I was happy to find a beautifully made, balanced beer that is great in every way.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Pours darker than expected, but the aromas wafting from my glass quickly draw my attention.
Tough to get a balance in the nose, but this one has it. Hop forward, malt finish. The balance almost perfectly allows all the bitter hops to be offset by the malt. One of the best from Victory every time. KarMa0ne (5) - USA - DEC 23, 2004 does not count
Dark Orange/Amber Color, small head with medium carbonation. Citrus/hop nose with a little spice aroma. Initial malt flavor immediately turning to beautiful hops. Very nice IPA. GuilTTy (2264) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Orange/amber pour with a medium light tan head and light lacing. Tons of hops and some citrus in the aroma with a touch of pepper. Hops all over the toungue but still well balanced with malts and slighly sweet fruit - apples & subtle oranges. Finish was aggressively bitter but not unpleasantly so. Unlike some others, I thought the alcohol was pretty well hidden. As usual, I can’t seem to find much wrong with yet another Victory beer. verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Poured a deep, cloudy amber body with a small but bubbly head. Very pungent aroma of fresh, floral hops. Taste is citrusy fruits with lots of bitterness. Very solid brew and a great value. CMUBEERMAN (458) - - DEC 14, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2005 A great IPA for anyone stuck in Pittsburgh. Unmistakable as Victory, and refreshingly smooth/pleasant.