theisti (3064) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2011 12 oz bottle purchased at TC Craft Brew in New Hope, Minnesota. Enjoy by Jul 8 2011 printed on label. Pour is golden copper with a full two inch slightly off white head. Nice unfiltered look. Head is quite lasting, eventually falls with nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit citrus, resin and nice toasted malt. Fresh bright nose, nice. Taste is bright grapefruit bitter light tart along with the resin on the nose, cracker toast malt and finishing back with the grapefruit, crisp and dry in the end. Palate is medium to light bodied, lower carbonation level, unfiltered mouth fell, moves to a bit thin the end. The thinness did not detract, made it quite drinkable. Really excellent beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear deep golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with some grassy piny hops. Starts with a light malty sweetness and some drier herbal hops before a bittersweet finish. Could be a little more clean and drinkable.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2011 Nice to see Victory trying something without tons of hops. Still good, but a slightly hoppy pale ale.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper/amber with a manilla head. Really nice mix of PacNW hops and herbal noble hops along with some toastiness. Flavor has notes of caramel, noble hops, grapefruiit/pine, lemon, grass and toasty malts. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nothing you haven’t had before, but man, this is a pleasure to drink.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear, golden colored body with a finger-width, dense and foamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is grassy and grainy with a good amount of lemon-lime. Slightly bready, some florals, and resins. Flavor is similar. Pale malts with some bread, grass, grain, and lemon-lime. Some florals and a light earthy pepper before this finishes dry, grassy, and piney with some resins. A bit thin on the malts and almost watery. Lengthy aftertaste following a light body and moderate, crisp carbonation. Overall, a pretty nice pale ale. Light and easy drinking with a nice, grassy and bright citrus. The grainy malts work well, but its a tad thin. Despite that its enjoyable, clean, and refreshing.
nathan30533 (526) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great pale ale. Good forming head and great colored ale. Love the taste of the bitter hops. Crisp.
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My favorite at victory! This was a nice copper color. Aroma was herbal and earthy hops, light caramel malt. Tasted of herbs and citrus, medium sweetness and bitterness. the Biterness lasts a bit. Really enjoyed this one, solid pale ale.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of jcb890. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
Pour yields a copper-orange beer with a thin white head that doesn’t stick around too long and really doesn’t leave much lacing behind. The nose brings forward some citrus and floral notes. They are certainly faint, but come out more as the beer warms up and are quite noticeable with a good, hard sniff. Taste is a bit on the light side, though enjoyable. There’s a generic "hop character" but nothing really pops out.
Feel is slightly bitter with good carbonation on a medium body. Quite drinkable. Not a huge standout, but with this ABV and overall profile, I could see myself coming back for more of this.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-15-2011
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale orangish color with off white head. Floral hop aroma with some citrus and bready malts. Bitter grapefruit rind flavor with some toasted malts. Medium body with average carbonation. A decent APA.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber bodied with a moderate, frothy white head. Malty and hoppy nose with hints of caramel, spicy hops, light citrus and light toffee. Caramel, big malt notes, spicy hops, floral notes, light toffee and fruit round out the flavors in this beer. Body is medium but has a pleasant chewiness to it with a mellow carbonation feel. Ends with more spicy hops, floral notes, big malt, bready notes, caramel and light toffee. Nice session style pale ale.