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 (1390) - 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 (2192) - 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 (1161) - 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.
Nickls (1809) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Fluffy off-white head and a coppery brown hue. Floral and light citrus hops in the aroma. Bit of a grainy note in the flavor with some pine and grapefruit hops, but very tame and a slightly odd sourish/yeasty finish. Bit messy. Thinner body with soft carbonation.
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth pale ale, very very light. Alsmost fuckin in the pilsner region. Om nom nom
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a bright copper color with a small white foamy head. Nose is sweet honey, biscuits and floral and piney hops. Palate is full and smooth with an end of tongue sting and a very full swallow. Flavor is toasted honey biscuits piney hops with some light spiciness and a nice refreshing feeling
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Commercial Tap House. Light hazy yellowish orange appearance, nice head. Aroma is grapefruit and a touch of grassy hops. Flavor is a match. Light sweetness from slightly crackery malts balances the bitterness of the hops well. Nice beer. Fairly delicate, glad I got to try it on cask.
degbert (1061) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark gold with a cream-colored, large-grained head. Nose is lime, ruby red grapefruit, and rosemary. Drinks astringent, with strong hops notes underpinned with some roast malt. Definite floral notes on the close, along with a clean finish. An excellent example of the style.