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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Light copper in color, fresh, spicy citrus aroma. Malt is there as well, along with the typical ale fruity esters. The first taste reveals a pronounced bitterness without being harsh or biting. Malt flavor shows itself briefly, but gives way to a wonderfully fresh hop flavor followed by a pleasant, mild bitterness.

Victory Pale Ale is all about the hops. It is full of big hop flavor, aroma and bitterness, which are all supported by substantial malt character. The Victory finishes with a fresh-picked hop character on the palate that will leave your mouth watering. 5.6% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5015) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Pours amber / copper with a soapy off-white head. The aroma has clean sweet lightly toasted malt with some syrup and nuttiness with only mild hoppiness. Medium crisp body with moderate carbonation. The flavor starts out with mellow caramel, toast and hazelnut malt that is not as sweet as the aroma suggests. There is also a hoppy presence with spice, citrus rind and some pine. The finish is more hop heavy for a ’normal’ pale ale and dries out even more. A resiny presence sticks in the mouth. Well made pale ale. Thanks to Terminus for picking this one up for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Draft at Revolution. Pours a coppery gold with a sticky white head. Nose is freshly hoppy with tangerine dominating, along with a lightly soapy note. Quite citrusy with a faint biscuity note. On taste, distinctly hoppy and a bit thin bodied. Could use a bit more malt support in this one, though the hops waver back and forth between floral, soapy & citrusy. Still, a nice fresh pale ale for sure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Draft at Rev... Dark gold, almost copper, medium clarity, creamy tope head... Reallly dead nose, a bit of malt, but nothing... The taste has a touch more flavor, but also a bit bland, albeit crushable and enjoyable, more of an esb than pale, toffee malt with bite of lemon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Hmmm, this doesn’t look very pale...Murky Copper-amber color with thin white head. Smells like caramel, brown sugar, juicy fruit gum, with slight hints of pine and citrus. Medium bodied and, as the color would suggest, less bright than most pales. Ripe dark fruits with nice hop balance. Clean finish with lasting faint hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Tap at the brrwery. Ligh golden pour with a big white head. Excellent lacing. Pine and citrus hop nose. Flavor is very hoppy...pine citrus and a bitter bite. Med palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Tap in Palatine. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good to excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toast, cookie), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of apricot. Flavor is initially malt, then hop dominant and fruity notes. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth, and a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5362) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle: Poured a hazy deep amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of hoppy and bitter citrus notes with recognisable caramel malt. Taste is also a solid mix between some caramel malt with great notes of citrus and bitter hops. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very refreshing with nice level of hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (676) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
Copper pour with a nice head. Lots of lacing. Nice grapefruit hops aroma. Hops in your face on the first taste. Strong grapefruit hop bitterness that sticks around a long time. Some nice malty background, but the hops are the star. I’d have this again - and it’s from a local brewpub, and I definitely believe in supporting the local brewers. If you love hops, you’ll love this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paulwastaken (17) - - APR 16, 2011
Great beer. Tried it at the chicago day of the ales 2011 event. Second beer i tried that day and i really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bertram (16) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
A very nice beer. Pours a nice copper color with a minimal head. Not overly hoppy, has a bit of a sweet taste. Quite tasty and would definitely enjoy this Pale Ale again.

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