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.
mcox90 (1929) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light copper color with a 1/4" off white head. Aroma is caramel malt and both citrus and floral hops. Flavor is the same. Nicely balanced. Medium palate with high carbonation. Very nice pale ale.
BiddleBrau (1168) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lighter amber with dense white head. Orange/citrus pine nose. Hops not a prominent in bitterness, malt is fuller than nose. Light palate. Hops provide a bit green hop flavor.
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Momo’s. Muted pale and caramel malts in aroma. Taste is floral, grain, juicy citrus, pine. Grainy in the finish.
NachlamSie (3294) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
6 pack best before August 22, 2011. Purchased at BBM. This is a darn good pale ale. It is to pale ales what Stoudt’s pilsner is to pilsners. The aroma on Headwater is nice and hoppy with citrus, melons, and a bit of herbs. A doughy note is also very noticeable and makes this quite palatable. The flavor is clean, well balanced and crisp. There is that doughy-cracker thing that almost reminds me of a pils, but the yeast is slightly fruity and the bitterness leans towards citrus more heavily. Talk about a session ale, this is a winner.
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m getting a more herbal noble hop nose than some of the other reviewers. Crisp.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught.Clear copper in color with light lacing. Citrusy hoppy aroma, weak body slightly watery with light carbonation. Light bitterness in finish with notes of tangerine. Overall refreshing and lightt all the way around.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper pour with a mountainous white head. The nose holds lots of citrus notes- grapefruit and orangepeel abound some grassy herbals following closely behind. A hint of bready caramel malt comes through to provide a bit of a balance. The flavor holds juicy citrus and nectar fruits, with apricot, mandarin orange, nectarine, peach, and grapefruit coming through strongly. Evergreen resin hints make an appearance, as does a nice malt balance. The palate is quite full for the style with low carbonation and a bitter resinous finish. Great rendition of the style.
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap; pour is honey golden with an average white head that retains on the average side. This brew has a nice floral hop note on the nose, with a bit of biscuits and a touch of sweetness. The brew starts on the sweet side, with biscuits, honey and florals rounding it out. Bitterness is subdued. This is a nice brew
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Pourhouse in Westmont, NJ. Slightly hazy mid-amber pour and a 2 finger dusky white head. Equal amounts of lemony citrus and biscuity malt in the nose. Same follows through to the flavors with a nice helping of citrus, a little butterscotch, caramel and cereal. Light, refreshing texture and a clean finish.