Leafs93 (1833) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with small white quickly dissipating white head. Aroma of caramel, pine and citrus. Taste is sweet with very fine bitters. The mouthfeel is almost silky. This is a solid session brew that is perfect for the spring and summer seasons.
Gachupines (1045) - USA - APR 7, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden appearance with a thin white head. Aroma is mostly hops, very piney. Flavor is strong piney hops with a very clean finish. Slight malt sweetness on the tongue, but overall just a very strong pale ale. One of the better examples that I’ve found recently.
raphael (971) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2011
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
On tap at Pizza Daddy. Very pleasant surprise. If I lived here in PA would be a great session beer. Hoppier than many pales, a little thin with moments of hoppy edge at first. Light in body for a pale ale. almost no head.
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber gold with modest, creamy, white head / Big nose of weed and pine, with underlying citrus notes / Medium body, soft carbonation, a touch watery, with good, lightly biting, finish / Flavors of fresh cut pine, weed, orange, and grapefruit / Spectular nose, but the flabby body detracts.
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from K&L Redwood City. Clear bright copper appearance with a one finger whitish head. Nice hoppy aroma - but not too hoppy. Rather piney with some sweet malt presence. The flavor is good and balanced. Good malt base, mostly pilsener with some caramel presence. Pine and grapefruit hop notes. Pretty tasty. Medium body with some resins on the mouthfeel and carbonation on the softer side. A solid pale ale overall.
JaBier (5286) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at the Winking Lizard 3rd Annual Real Ale Fest 3/26/11. Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Dank and floral aroma with some tropical fruit and grassy hop. Dank malt flavor with a crisp grassy hop finish.
ttutony (759) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper in the glass with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and spruce. Decent balance between the malt (with light caramel notes) and hop bitterness.
eaglefan538 (2925) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a company function, good job company! The pour was amber orange in color (they even had glassware to pour the beer into!!!), decent initial off-white colored head and lacing. The aroma was pine and citrus hops, light floral too. The flavor added some light caramel malts, herbal notes, to go along with the nice and assertive citrus and pine hops, much like a west coast pale ale, a more refined version of SNPA, which I like without refinement anyway! Mouthfeel was moderate in body, well carbonated, clean finish. A good drinkable pale ale to chill with. Nice job, Victory!
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Light,clear orange, with a nice half-inch of fluffy white head.Lacing is rather minimal.
Sweet citrus,floral hops, combined with nice sweet malt backbone. Wow,very inviting. I love this very pleasant aroma,nice citrusy hops are there right in your nose,with the steady level of malt sweetness. Yes.
Upon sip,what I experience in the nose is pleasantly repeated on the tongue. Good bitter citrus hops,yet very restrained, which is appropriate for a pale ale. Sweet caramel malts. Good medium body,with average carbonation,not too much,just the right amount of it.
Yet another winner from Victory,they never cease to amaze me, and always fail to dissapoint me.
jb (2434) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapefruit and earth in the nose and maybe a bit of Pennsylvania, it’s in the water ya know? Dark gold appearance, clear, between 2 and 3 on the rating. A bit of the German hops in the palate, hefty hops, thin on the malt for the APA style, decent, not great.