emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2011 Pours clean sharp golden amber with two fingers of sticky white head. Spicy hop profile on the nose with some citrus rind and grassy notes. Crisp palate with a mild grapefruit rind bite. Light malt sweetness and notes of hay and green grass. Pretty tasty.
OmegaX (1156) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into a tulip glass. First off, the aroma was full of heavy citrus and grassy/floral notes. Some pine in their, too, but not as much as many other pale ales I’ve tried. Pour was great! Nice frothy head similar to the way a cappuccino makes. Messy lacing and a see through golden-brown body. Great taste! Solid hops bring a nice solid grapefruit/pumelo flavor with some pine and grass notes following up. A touch of sweetness counteracts the hop bitters. Might sound crazy but the finish has a slight flavor (from the hops) that reminds me of hose water that you would drink when you were outside playing sports when you were a kid. VERY refreshing and easy on the palate. Would go great with some sushi. Easily the most enjoyable APA I’ve ever had.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange color with a small white head. Aroma of grass and resinous hops. Taste is light sweetness, medium bitterness, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter finish.
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a pale orange yellow color with a lasting white head. aroma is strong citrus hops... amazing. this is a fantastic pale ale. taste is delicious citrus hops with some piney notes as well. malts show through well also.
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pints for Pets. Nice floral hoppy aroma, very light malt sweetness. Little bit of pine and resin, snappy and clean. Medium golden amber clear with very thin white lacing head. Medium to light watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts fairly dry with light acidity, good hoppy bitterness with very few esters. Very nice hop profile, sitting above an almost phenolic or tannic grain bitterness. Hops come in next, bitter with a bit of rubbery beany, noble hop after.
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured clear amber with a nice frothy head. sweet hop aroma. faint hop flavour with citrus. my bottle said it expired in August so maybe it was a older bottle, still a very good APA
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bang-on APA style, good citrus bitterness. Golden, good head, good hop aromas. A bitterness in the 60 range, years ago what would be called by many an IPA. Above average mouthfeel, satisfying. A bit of a palate shredder in bitterness, so not for everybody. Very flavourful; very drinkable.
JoeMcPhee (8212) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pale golden-straw colour. The aroma is very citrusy and orangey. A bit of light resin and a bit of light lemongrass and pepper as well. A little bit of zestiness and sweet citrus. Fairly assertive bitterness. A little bit of lemon peel and some white pepper. Well-balanced and quite tasty.
dwm1034 (597) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz / recommended by beer guy at Binnys...compared it to Half Acre Daisy Cutter........well, close but no DC.....but pretty good. Nice color...light amber; nose...hoppy....and taste...also hoppy but with a decent malt for balance....not boozy but is only 5% so that makes sense....a good to little better than good APA.....another good beer from Victory
patrickfannon (1230) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Pours a light, clear tan with a rich, frothy white head. Decent amount of lacing throughout the session. Aroma of fresh hops, grapefruit, soft, earthy notes, wet grass, and slight hints of tangerine. Very hoppy and agressive at first, but the middle is dominated by a juicy citrus and sweet maltiness that fades as the beer washes back and finishes with a dry, bitter hoppy bit. Superbly drinkable, with a robust, yet crisp and well-rounded mouthfeel. Excellent session ale, and one of the best American pales I’ve ever had.