AR (982) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid Pale ale. Thick body. Good malts base under the hop flavors. Very solid drink.
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very attractive deep golden color. Perfectly clear. Aroma of hay/grass - which I don’t find appealing. Taste is quite bitter without much of an accompanying malt or citrus flavor for balance. An OK drink but I’ve had much better offerings from Victory.
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber, average carbonation. Aroma/flavor are full of citrus up front with a light caramel touch. Aftertaste is a light and mild lingering bitterness that is slightly grassy as opposed to citrusy or floral, making it rather pleasant and drinkable as a flavorful session ale.
phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance- Golden colored, some head, not much lacing on the glass.
Smell- Some citrusy hops with a malty undertone.
Taste- Very balanced. Citrus flavors balanced by a solid malt backbone.
Mouthfeel- As drinkable as a hoppy craft brew gets. Nice body, nice carbonation. Good hop flavor, but doesn’t destroy my palate.
Overall- Another quality offering from Victory. A very good pale ale. Definately not one of those APAs that are basically IPAs, so do not expect a hopbomb. Just a quality beer you can drink a six pack over the course of a night and not regret it in the morning.
AmEricanbrew (5512) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Nice cat spray, floral, grassy aromas with some pale malt. Medium bodied. Nice floral, pine hoppy flavors with an average pale malt sweetness, nicely bitter finish--good.
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pouring into my nonic pint glass it arrives a clear orange color. A thin bubbly white head sits on top for a few seconds and then is gone.
The nose is filled with citrus, piney and earthy hops. Not overpowering but enough to give a great scent.
This brew is smooth! Nice citrus and piney hop flavor. A slight bit of malt backing. Crisp and clean finish.
SanfordBrewer (1377) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent copper with a lasting beige head,
Aroma: sweet pale and caramel malt, fresh juicy citrus piney hops.
Taste: citrus piney hops, some caramel malt, and a bit of bready yeast.
Nicely balanced but hop-forward APA, showcasing american ingredients.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a clear copper orange with a thin white head, light grapefruit and watermelon in the aroma, light bodied with mild carbonation, starts and ends bitter with a touch of fruit in the ending. Very enjoyable and drinkable.
BREWMUSKCLES (2141) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
NICE golden copper look to the brew with a fading off white head. moderate and quenching body with lines of slow forming bubbles. beautiful sweet young pine aroma that is full in the taste with a dash of flower,ivy and wood stem. flavor initially seems to come in under the body, this brew has a lingering sweetish bitter finish with a dash of wood and grapefruit rind. a great brew probably more due to superior brewmanship.
tennisjoel (1151) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This belongs in a good group of Pale Ales. Victory has made a solid beer here. Copper pour with an average white head. Balanced grassy hops combined with caramel malts. Simple, but well executed.