jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep golden body with a frothy, off-white head, mostly diminishing. Bitter grapefruit in the aroma along with notes of pine, flowers and toasted grain. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Taste of raw grain and leafy hops with some resiny notes. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. OK, but not as clean and refined as better APAs.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sam’s. Pours clear amber with minimal head. Nose of bitter hops and a solid malt profile showing some biscuit. A bit more bitter than expected on the taste, and not in a way that I really dig. Not very impressed.
ARMed (590) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer must receive the maximum score for aroma. It has an excellent hoppy aroma with a spearmint finish. The color is a clear copper color with a great bubbly pillowy creamy head. the flavor is hoppy and minty fresh. Overall, one of my favorites from VIctory!
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of light pine, floral hops, citrus fruits, toasted malts, and faint toffee. Taste of citrus fruits, some grass, tropical fruits, light toffee sweetness, and a bitter, grapefruit finish.
jredmond (5031) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with Brendan and Streets. Pours a light amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is nice fresh hop. Mouthfeel is smooth, thin, and carbonated with nice pine and grass hop flavors
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a very crisp pale ale and i say that in a very good way. The pour was beautiful with a very nice head and hoppy aroma. The taste was smooth and the water was really the star.
Foxbush (1219) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2011 This was purchased to taste from The Caboose in Ashland. Victory is an excelllent brewery. The ale poured a clear golden to light amber color with a some orange. No lacing while head that dissapated. The bitter flavors are balanced with some a flinty or piny taste. The hops could be greener than I am used to. Not a difficult APA to drink but unusual. Smooth finish with some bitterness remaining. My second was purchased at Total Wine and More in June. An overall good APA for anytime.
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Henrys: Created a delicate layer of foamed head while the liquid was a golden copper color. The nose is dominated by green fresh hop pellets that surprise since this was only a pale ale, but then again it’s from Victory. The flavor is bitter with an upfront taste of grapefruit or other citrus like juice that has a harsh and bitter bite from the hops in the finish. This is strong and above average pale ale but why does Victory charge so much money for their beers?
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dr. Jeckyll’s. Light orange pour with a white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, kinda earthy, and grapefruit. Taste is bread, almost nutty, a little fruit, and bitter. Finish is a little thin.
Chipper (302) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber pour with a moderate white head. Citrusy aroma with some hops. Flavor is exceptionally smooth, but a bit thin for my taste. A fine beer for having a few.