Butters (3562) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2011 Sampled at the brewvival 2011. 50th anniversary beer? I think that is what they said in the booth. Clear golden pour with fresh clean ’C’ hop profile. Solid Pale Ale. Rerated from a bottle. sweet clean hops. good stuff.
Arayaga2 (1707) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold with a bit of white head. Aroma is sweet, citrusy and a bit spicy with a hit of grass. Taste is the same, and pretty clean with a peak of hop bitterness halfway in that fades into breadiness in the finish. $2/12oz
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper orange, great clarity, small white head. Aroma is decent, sweet malts mingle with a grassy hop floralness. Flavor presents an adequate hoppy bitterness for a pale ale. Not overly bitter which makes for a great session beer. Malt base is sweet with a touch of caramel but overall makes for a great balance. Body is medium light, appropriate carbonation. Victory does no wrong.
Trev (1769) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
medium gold pour with a thin white head.
aroma is floral and grapefruit citrus
Flavour is biscuity maltiness with more of the floral/citrus hoppiness. More floral bitterness in the flavour than on the nose. Dry finish.
notalush (4449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Backcountry Pizza in Boulder - seems much mor British than it is American - lightly hazy gold - pillowy head - dry, Biscuity malt profile, complimented well by a moderately bitter, slightly acidic hop character - a tiny bit of yeastiness on the tail end, but mostly dry and crisp - well balanced and tasty.
joeyplush (603) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was informed about this one by my friend Bill Ellis. Great to see a new beer from Victory that is not > 8% alcohol. This one is extremely floral and fruity with a very crisp and slightly bitter palate. Color is extremely clear and has a unique shade of orange and gold hues. This beer is predominantly hoppy.
HonkeyBra (2849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange pour with thin white head. Aroma of grassy, leafy hops, light caramel. Flavor is dry, strong, bitter. Lots of strong, leafy hops in this one. Very nice leafy grassy hop forward. Medium bodied, carbonation is on the low side. Pretty nice pale.
hombrepalo (1704) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours bright amber and a little hazy with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel malts. Flavor strong of the oily pine hops for an APA. Definitely worth trying.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - MAR 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a clear deep gold with thin off white head. Scent of pine and grass. Taste is hoppy and bready. Very good.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, pale amber color with little head. Lacing prominent on sides of glass. Aroma is fresh and floral with some sweet citrus but not too overpowering with the hops. Taste is fairly bitter but really well balanced out by the sweetness. Palate is full with a crisp, fresh, aftertaste. As bitter as the taste is, the aftertaste is very smooth with no bitterness. Very enjoyable beer. Really lives up to its name with a clean, pure taste with tons of flavor.