jmm635 (983) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light orange, very clear and very still. Nice refreshing aroma of hops, grass, and some biscuit notes. Flavor is mostly bitter with a finish even more so. Pretty refreshing, although quite has some dry qualities.
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a bright amber color with a nice off white head and some light lacing. Aroma is lemon citrus, some orange and grapefruit, grassy and floral hops, bread & biscuit malt. Flavor is lemon, orange, grapefruit hops, some grass, hint of pine, caramel and bready malt, good bitterness for an APA, touch of sweetness in the middle but finishes dry. A refreshing, medium-bodied pale ale with a noticeable hop presence.
Beerman6686 (6189) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a light amber dark yellow color with a white head. Aroma was nice citrusy hops and light grass and cracker notes. Flavor was smooth bright hops, bot too bitter, but not malty either. Very nice Pale Ale/
Cybercat (4991) - Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful dark amber with a pale tan head that has just a tinge of golden amber. Aroma is rather hoppy, almost more like an IPA than a regular ale, with a malty underpinning and a hint of citrus. Rich flavor has a nice balance of malt and hops with grassy, fruity and honey hints. This ale is very drinkable! Texture is smooth and quite pleasantly fizzy. Recommended.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, shared with my cousin. Clear orange color, thin off-white head, fading to minimal. Spotty lacing. Very good hop taste, but not overwhelming or bitter. The water does seem to make a difference, has that good-water feel. E: "Mint."
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2012 On cask at porter. Pours amber with thin white head. Aromas of grass & manure (not pejorative). Medium-bodied with a lot of green notes & dirt. Good, dirt qualities are ones I like in wine & rarely find in beer. Interesting, good.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, light pine, grass, light resin, light citrus, light orange, and light marijuana. Poured amber in color with a small, off-white head that lasted throughout. Slightly hazy. Sparkling. A few tiny particles throughout. Good lacing. Flavor is medium bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, light citrus, slight malt, light marijuana, and a hint of caramel. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average to slightly lively carbonation. Medium bitter, hop, pine, light citrus finish is dry.
EithCubes (5476) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh bottle. Huge hoppy nose, huge grapefruit and big pine, has that sticky gritty note of some of the best and most aggressive PNW IPAs. Body is orange with steady waves of carbonation rather than a trickle, and a sudsy cream head. Light-medium body is bitter and lightly gritty, bone dry and aggressively hoppy. Caramel base but the malt is underplayed, clean and well drunk. Seems like a minor uptick in Victory’s quality of late, and this one’s a flavor monster at 5.2%.
Blairgus (4047) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
18 July 2011, tap at the brewery. yellow, clear w/ some steady bubbles. nice nose. smells of dried field grass. not big or aggressive. med body, a tad watery, slightly fizzy. has a very dry, planty hop flavour. decent but average pale ale.
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12Oz. Bottle - best by Oct 18,2011:
With a thick, foamy, off-white head this pours a nice copper color. Definite pine notes up front w/ citrus and some spice; not much malt. Nice rounded mouthfeel, on the lighter side of medium in body, crisp/light carbonation. Very nice, but a little watery near the finish. First taste was full of hops. This mellows on drinking, with lingering bitterness leaving me wanting another sip. Biscuit malts balance the hops. Excellent APA, in my opinion and another great beer from Victory.