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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2790) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2006
Draft sampler at West Dundee. Nice orangey color with a touch of haze, and a thin head. Tasty pine and citrus up front, that settles to a slightly orange aftertaste. Good northwestern hop profile, not overdone. A swell fresh hoppy smell when there’s enough room in the glass to stick my nose. I see my notes didn’t mention anything about the malts. Oh, well.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geobrewer (1) - USA - MAR 10, 2006 does not count
Bottled sample. Pale-amber in color with quickly falling head. Citrus hop aroma upfront, followed by slightly spicy hop flavor. Light malt background with fruity notes. Dry finish. Nicely balanced and drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Draught sample at the Downers Grove location. Pale, clear amber-gold, little head...huge hoppy-fruity nose, citrus and cherry and pine tar...smooth, lovely sweetness at first balanced nicely by the massive hops, piney-citrusy mix isn’t necessarily anything new but very well done...a bit too low on the carbonation and a touch too watery, or it might approach excellence, as it is very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Bright Amber Coloring with White Ring. Wet Floral Hops Aroma. Sweet and Dry Hops. Sweet and Dry Hops on the Tongue, Balanced Malt Background ...Crisp Hop Ending. Very Nice Pale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2005
First impression when the glass is delivered-what a great looking beer. Nice amber/orange color with a substantial 1-inch head. The first sniff and I thought- 3F, as the amarillo hop aroma hit me. The taste took awhile to match this as the beer was a little cold, but overall a very nice tasting and an easy drinking ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Amber color with no head. Solid aroma of bitter hops. Citrus (grapefruit) dominates the taste with a big hit of raw hop power. Good malt base to balance out the bitterness. Very full body. One of the best pale ales I’ve had in a brew pub in a long time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Good beer, very easily drinkable. Hops in the nose, flowery but light. The taste is just about the same but stronger and longer lasting. Id say comparitvly this is better than, lets say, snpa. Pretty good overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2007 Kind of similar to the amber ale but a little more bite from the hops. Nice floral notes and a smooth taste. I always am surprised how good this is.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2005
ABV 5.6%

Served colder than I would have enjoyed, this amber-bodied beer started with an average-sized, off-white head and gave off weak yet captivating citrus-hop aromas. Lightly bitter flavor, through and through, resting on a light malt backbone. Medium-bodied with a dry finish.

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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Phenomenal Pale ale in my opinion. Super smooth, thought it was from a cask, but apparently it was not. Quite sweet with a wonderful combo of malt and hops, just about perfect if i may say so.


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