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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beasley (1) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2010 does not count
I love this beer and am a loyal customer of Emmett’s. I have been drinking this beer for years, and love that it’s now available in bottles! It’s fresh aroma, hint of grapefruit and hoppy flavor keeps me coming back to the local brewery!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpmaster (1117) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2010 12 ounce bottle at the Signature Lounge in Chicago, IL Excellent beer, excellent view!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoubleBagger (2) - USA - MAY 13, 2010 does not count
Great aroma, and nice head are the first impressions with this beer. Lots of hop character, especially for an APA. Great beer overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3464) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Bottle at DLD thanks to an unknown person. Pours a nice clear orange-copper color with a white head. Aroma is citrusy and grassy hops with a little sweet malt. Flavor is bready pale malt and caramel along with lots of hops, grapefruit and grass. Medium-bodied with a nice dry and bitter mouthfeel. Overall this is great for the style.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
conicus (1) - palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2010 does not count
An outstanding representation of what an American Pale Ale should be. The citrus nose and palate are ridiculously good. I believe people blur the line of an IPA and an APA. Those who can appreciate the difference will love this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Cask at Night of the Living Ales. Pours orange - citrus hop nose. Flavor of floral and citrus hops. A little light - but decent enough. At least it was easy to get to - being on the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2010
On tap at Palatine location. Pours clear golden orange with white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel malts, and some hops. Flavors of hops, citrus, and caramel malts. Fair amount of bitterness in finish. Pretty solid APA.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Cask version at Night of the Living Ales 2010. Orange golden. Citrus hop nose w/ floral notes and some melon. Dry and a little too light bodied for my liking leading to the earthy bitterness in the finish to come off too strong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Sample at the Downer’s Grove location. Clear orange pour with a big white head. Citrusy and grassy hop aroma with some sweet malt. Grapefruit and pine hop flavor with some malt and a lasting bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7586) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Sample at the Palatine brewpub. This beer is a clear copper-orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Hoppy nose with touches of malt. Medium body with a moderately hoppy flavor with notes of toffee and malt underneath. The finish is evenly hoppy and malty with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Decent overall.


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