Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one pours clear and golden with a moderate white head and strong grassy and musky aromas. Hops are noticeable up front with a taste of citrus, spicy, herbal, and lemon peel. There is a mild malt presence that provides some balance but lets the hops stand out. The hop bitterness lingers long after each sip. This is another excellent offering from Victory that is both true to the style and very drinkable with an enjoyable complex hop profile that surprises.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours from 12 oz bottle a clear, pale yellow body with a white head. Aroma of citrusy and lightly spicy hop notes, great malt profile. Flavour of citrus fruits, some grass, tropical fruits, light toffee sweetness, and a bitter, grapefruit finish. Overall decent.
lightbias (268) - USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a pint, capped with a thick and rocky, off-white head. The head sticks around, but in minutes there is only the slightest cap covering the golden liquid. It keeps the aroma locked in and tight around the mouth of the glass. I have to get close to really get a draw on it.
The aroma is yeast, lightly malty with very little hops involvement, and from the first sip to the fifteenth, I find the flavor doughy with an accent of caramel floating over the top. The taste is bitter, with a long dry finish on my tongue. The afterward is not exciting, and if I don’t keep sipping, the flavor on my tongue goes from meh to ich.
The combination of hops, malt and yeast is far from a balance in my experience here, and I’m not as excited about this presentation from Victory as I would like to be. It’s a pretty beer, but if my experience is consistent, it wouldn’t have a place in my fridge.
Brenhophead (641) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of zesty citrus which is also present in the flavour with a doughy yeast flavour and a biscuit malt backing.
olsvammel (3949) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. Smell of cookies, citrus and hops. Similar hoppy smell with citrus and a maltbase that reminds me of cookies. Nice and refreshing.
mkel07 (4040) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine Emporium 051214. Sunset golden colour with a nice lace ring on the glass. Hoppy and citrus goodness in a glass.
Beerhunter111 (10083) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Helles bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch angenehm fruchtig hopfig, etwas tropische Früchte, Aprikosen. Geschmack bitter fruchtig gehopft, grasig, Citrusfrüchte, ok!
maekchu (2632) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sugaya. Caramel, malty nose, with citrus/pine blend, quite earthy. Deep orange/amber color. Fruity initial, moderately intense hopping, light fruit in finish. A bit dry, with small hop tracks. Medium body. Nice, well-hopped pale ale.
beer-yum (777) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2014 An alluring aroma is backed up by the hop-forward full bodied flavour. An excellent beer that is closer to an IPA than a Pale Ale (to my taste at least).
monkeychugg55 (941) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper body with a small white head. The aroma is mostly sweet, medium caramel malt, with some light bread notes and some floral and slightly citrusy hops. Pretty malty flavor with some more floral hops on the moderately bitter finish.