hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Florida Craft Beer and Wing Fest 2012… Pours clear and golden with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. The aroma offers mild grapefruit and other citrus fruit essences. Light to medium-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and jovial carbonation. The flavor is mainly well-balanced with grapefruit bitterness backed up by biscuit malt sweetness. Finishes crisp and mildly bitter.
johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an a nice clear amber color with some off white head and good lacing. The aroma has some great herbal hoppiness with a trace of malt which is very pleasant. This beer tastes very good with balance of herbal hops and slight maltiness. A very drinakble beer.
sickboy79 (66) - USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good solid Pale Ale but, not what I"m used to from Victory. It’s almost too clean for my tastes. Nice crisp start with a little malt and little hops. Fniishes with a nice citrus flavor. Very clean tasting Pale Ale. It feels like it’s missing something to my taste. That said - I’m a Hop Devil fan so take it for what it’s worth. Solid Pale.
rxeight (1791) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Has a subtile hop aroma floral and piney. The taste starts off like a IPA but then switches to Pilsner. Strong Pilsner sawdust taste finish. I thought this was more of a hopped up pilsner. Was let down by this, I loved every other Victory I’ve tried - Hop devil, Golden Monkey, and Storm King - this didnt stack up.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. hazy copper in appearance, generous white head. citrus and floral hops dominate the aroma with some hints of sweet malt mixed in. pretty hoppy for a pale ale but balanced out by the sweet malt flavor. nice lacing and good head retention throughout the duration of the glass. solid pale!
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at buckeye beer engine 19Feb2012, nose is mostly hoppy and the color of the beer makes me think there is more malt here, and tasting reveals exactly that, in true victory form they balance the hoppy nose out nicely with some malt back.. this would do nicely on a brisk spring day.
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, with a little bit of haze and not much head. The aroma has some peachy hops. Light malts back some peachy, fruity hops. Light, balanced and refreshing.
bobbo16 (22) - Copley, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice fresh hop aroma and taste at the first taste. light head. Like a good IPA without the heavy bitterness which is ummm like a good APA. Nice drinkable beer.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Fresh Market. Coppery gold with a stable loose white head. The aroma is clean and fresh, but not bright. Earthy and herbal with nutty golden malt undertones. Leaning towards a British pale ale in its being well balanced with some nice mushroom notes. It’s good session stuff.
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TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark golden with a thin wispy off-white head. Notes of sweet citrus, mandarin, bready toasted malt, crackers, caramel. Medium bodied, moderately resinous with lush carbonation. Quite nice.