tmoreau (2934) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a czech-pils glass with a hazed, coppery/orangy golden color, with fairly lasting, fluffy, cream toned head foam, and clingy spots & squiggles of lacing. The nose was pleasantly inviting, with light pine, mainly tangerine, then peach, and appropriate sweetness. The flavor started dry, with an earthy, lingering hop bitterness, and just enough smooth malt to balance. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, and a finish that successfully continued the dry and bitter theme. A very quaffable Pale!
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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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.
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.
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.
rxeight (1891) - 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.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pale ale pours a clear dark copper color. Huge white fluffy head. Lacing everywhere. As soon as I put this up to my nose I was impressed. This is one hopped up pale ale! Full of floral and piney hops with some citrus lingering. Nice presence of caramel malt.
The taste doesn’t quite match the amount of hops that the smell has but it’s still very hoppy for just a regular pale ale. Some IPAs would be jealous. The citrus comes in more here with the piney hops following. The beer finishes with a nice toastiness. Kind of like a biscuit.
Mouthfeel is a little bit on the light side, almost watery but it all fits together nicely and I don’t mind this kind of mouthfeel for a 5.10% beer. Goes down just really nice
Oakes (13539) - 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.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours with a mild head. The hops were dominant in this beer, but it was refreshing.
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!