CpyNPrnT (601) - Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of wet hops and lemon, taste is lemon, citrus, nice bitterness, very fresh and crisp. Great!
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ summits. Another older keg here. Hops are citrus and sweet tropical with lots of floral notes in the nose but a bit dulled out. Taste is a bit more fresh tasting with similar hop profile to the nose and a light body. Need fresh sample.
drostj (106) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. This is why people get excited when they talk about a beer made with fresh hops. Strong hop flavor with a jolt of grapefruit, a bit sour. Nice medium bitterness. Very nice ale!
UXO (1311) - CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear pale amber with one fingers of off white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is pine, citrus, black tea, floral notes, mild caramel malt. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate to strong bitterness. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, astringent bitter finish. (4/5)
A fairly aggressive APA, with a distinctly astringent bitter finish. Lots of flavour, though. If you drink them continuously, that’s not a problem, though! (14/20)
rumproasts (4720) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Very fresh tasting hops with excellent citrus flavor. Medium bitterness. Outstanding Ipa.
Brenhophead (684) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL bottle. Pours a deep copper with a small white head. An amazing fresh hop aroma, lots of grapefruit, passion fruit, floral notes. So much flavour to this beer, a big resinous grapefruit, caramel, mango, pine.
stevoj (3614) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn tasty stuff. Gentle hops dominate aroma and taste. Aroma is more citrus, taste more pine. Light orange copper body with small soapy head. Mild yellow grapefruit finish. Very well done APA.
S_Side_Smitty (689) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours crystal clear and gold with a thick off white head. Aroma is dank hops and pine. Taste is like pine blended with mango - if you can imagine that. The pine & mango flavors seem to compete and fight with each other throughout the flavor profile ending only in a grudging bitterness. Like it!
Patrickctenchi (5724) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with a thick, off-white head.
Tangerine, pineapple aroma.
Flavour is sweet, tropical fruits, caramel malt...
Very fresh.....citrus-peel and herbal hops.
Really, really good.
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with notes of vegetable matter, rubber, diacetyl, perfume/cosmetics.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent.
Honest to god, this is awful, there is just no other way to describe it. Highly flawed nose full of unpleasant off notes and sourish and dirty and astringent in the mouth...there really is nothing good about this. Victory occasionally pulls off a decent brew, but this sure as hell ain’t one of them. Drain pour and absolutely wince-inducing.