jmagnus87 (2034) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Pine resin and a good dose of citrus. Very good.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This wasn’t one of my favorite Victory pale ales. I tasted this brew from a 12oz bottle. I’m guessing it was one of the hops used in the beer that didn’t quite agree with my palate. I sensed a sour and metallic taste up front in the body. That pretty much spoiled the rest of the beer for me. The second half of the flavors weren’t as harsh, as the beer smoothed out to a fruitier and grassier profile. The beer finished extremely dry and a bit spicy.
c0fein (51) - FINLAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle @ home. Ordered from Ales By Mail. Fourth beer from Victory. Great body and nice colour, fruity aroma. Delicious pale ale!
Idiosynkrasie (2757) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Clear orangey dark golden to amber colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Piney and citrus fruity hop aroma, notes of grapefruit, pineapple, caramel malty background. Taste is minimally to moderately sweet caramel malty, citrusy hoppy, slightly piney, crisp bitter hoppy finish. Solid, down-to-earth APA.
radio_nowhere (598) - Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into pint glass, typical clear amberish golden color with white head. Aroma of piney/citrus hops and caramel-leaning malt sweetness. Taste adds almost herbal note to the nice balance of caramel malt and hop bitterness. Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp, dry with lingering bitter finish. Good above average APA.
Daytonbeer (513) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bronze with white head, nice bubbles, and great lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and some caramel. Taste is the same with some tropical fruit, grapes, and grapefruit. Well balance and tasty.
bierkitty (142) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity hop aroma evident immediately from the newly opened bottle. Moderate head with lingering lacing. Crystal clear amber. Nice complex hop aroma from the glass with malty undertones. Body is good for a pale. Mouthful of fruity resinous hops with an adequately malty base. Finishes with a pleasant lingering bitterness. Nicely done.
BillWyce (621) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from notes: Pours hazy golden-amber, with a 1-finger off-white head. Lemony aroma with a touch of bready yeast. Body is light, with a mildly dry finish. Flavor is lemony, with a grainy note beneath.
JohnRMurdoch (2701) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Hippo Beers. Orange amber, good head. Mild sweet flowery fruity resin hop aroma. Mild orange grain tar hop flavour. Watery with bitter sweet aftertaste. A light refreshing pale ale.
merc7186 (1479) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Almost No Head, No Lacing
S: Mild Malts, Mild Floral
T: Malty, Mild Piney
M: Poor Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Dry
Overall, this may not be a fault of the beer but this beer was under carbonated, which diminished the nose and taste. Would try again, somewhere else.