thornecb (3978) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to pancake surface. Sour feet aromas. Soft with upfront caramel turning to marshmallow before the lasting pine finish.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear orange with a large head. Aroma is nice and fresh. Light citrus hops, medium sweet malts, and light fruit. Medium, smooth bodied. Leaves nice lacing as it goes down. Light, clean citrus hops, medium bitterness, a touch of caramel malts, mild fruit. Finish has medium dryness and a lingering, if light, bitterness. Does its job well and it quite drinkable.
italianjohn (2149) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper pour off white soapy head aroma of dank and floral hops .... taste is the same fresh dank and floral hops, sweet malts with a little citrus bitter hop punch and a dry hopped finish .... a nice solid pale ale with lots of flavor and aroma
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a tap poured a copper color with a good amount of head. Light hoppy citrus flavor with a quick finish.
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden amber with a pale off white head, head fades kinda quickly leaving excellent lacing, minimally viscous... Aroma is distinctly victory, anyone who has spent significant time knows the aroma of the brewery/brewpub, and this beer captures that aroma in the bottle... Mild toasty malts under some light citrus fruits and a distinct fruity pebbles aroma, lots of aroma for 5%... Hops are a bit more grassy than citrusy in the taste though some distinct citrus fruits are present, some mild toasty malts, no real sweetness... Friends of mine referred to this a Hop Wallop Light, but i didnt find it to be as citrusy or sweet, though the aroma and dry finish are similar... Exceptionally drinkable on cask, and very drinkable from the bottle, very lively out of the bottle, quite dry in the finish, medium to medium light body... I was impressed by this... If only we could get a couple varietal pilseners in a bottle from time to time now...
Jow (1679) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at Stags Head on the release day as part of tasting party. You get nice hop backbone with some citrus in particular tangerines. some malt and some pine needles. very decent tasting session brew not quite as fruity or sweet as the pursuit pale ale.