XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The scent is horrible as well as the after taste, not much else to say. THe first victory beer I didn’t like.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured a pale amber with bubbling head. Aromas of lightly roasted malt and some grassy notes also. Flavor is bitter with a dry feeling. Body is medium and finish is dry and roasted. I felt that it had a deeper flavor than I expected
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Victory Headwaters Pale Ale is a crystal clear, lightly sparkling golden ale with a dense, bubbly white head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a huge, fresh hoppy aroma of pine and flowers. It has a very smooth medium body with a solid, dry finish. It’s a nice, simple, hoppy flavor with perfect bitterness and perfect balance. It tastes slightly dry and piny. This is a supreme example of an American pale ale.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coppery orange, vigorous carbonation, loose beige head. Big hop aroma up front - Pine needles and grapefruit - the usual suspects. Flavor is not quite as hoppy as the aroma, but still pretty good. Some malt flavors in the background. Long aftertaste. Nothing earth shattering, but still a welcome addition to my Pale Ale rotation...
Butters (3725) - 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 (1769) - 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 (1868) - 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 (4747) - 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 (628) - 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.