BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a tan head and a brown body. Aroma of what smells like simcoe, herbal and dankness. Taste is really herbal, fresh and hoppy with grass, pine needles and caramel. Medium carbonation. Nice! daleharshman (1074) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Tap at Toronado for special Victory day during San Diego Beer Week. Pours a deep amber/copper color with only small layer of foam. Aroma of mellow hops -- herbs, pine, citrus, flowers. Flavor is full of brighter greener hops but there is also a lot of well-balanced malt goodness in there as well. Flavor reminds me of a mellower Stone 13th Anniversary. Smooth and velvety mouthfeel with a tangy bitter finish. Feels a little light relative to the strength. BroSpud (2244) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2009
12oz bottle. This one pleasantly took me by surprise. Pours a dark amber with a rich creamy head that lingers. Excellent hop and pine tastes much like some of my favorite IPAs but different somehow. Alcohol is extremely well masked. A great brew! Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2009
On cask during Victory night @ the Pony Bar. Pint glass which I then captured for my taking! Pours a deep brown with excellent 3 finger off white head atop. Hoppy, grainy, with fig. Perhaps a splash of citus. Alcohol hidden very well. I thought this was great! DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2009
dark amber pour with a small off white head. Aroma is pine tar and grass. Flavor is all pine. The malt tries to pull through but it can’t. Finishes beyond bitter, and I love hops. I could barely get through 2 ounces. Very interesting and I’m glad to have tried it.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle. 12 oz. Pours hazy amber, with a thick, pillowy off-white head. Aroma of bitter hops, pepper, roasted malts, and hints of dried cherries. Full bodied with a very clean, crisp mouthfeel. Finish packs quite a bite. Very nice American strong from Victory. halfonit (1398) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Appears to have a nice dark amber color. Aroma is basically full of floral hops. Taste is of hops, some caramel, grain, and a little citrus. Leaves a nice hoppy aftertaste leaving me wanting more. Another good one from Victory. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle, Pours copper/amber color, with an off white head. Aroma is hops, caramel, and malt. Flavor is hops, caramel, malt, and fruit. Ends bitter. nimbleprop (8750) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2009
On tap at Churchkey, Washington DC. Pours an amber, orange with a frothy white head. Strong citrus aroma. Well balanced flavor, citrus fruits, well rounded sweet, caramel malts. Sticky, bitter finish. Drinkable. Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Beautiful beer that pours a gorgeous copper-black and has loads of hops of citrus and pine in the aroma. lots of grapefruit. Deep sugars and resiny malts are everywhere, but this beer is all about the hops. Beautiful hop profile that’s as good as the greats. Lovely piney grapefruits are everywhere inside this one and the malts are sticky too, but the lively carbonation keeps this one from being a one and done beer. Great brew.