mribm (447) - Hurley, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not one of my favorite offerings from Victory. It was way too hoppy for a pale ale. The only thing pale about this was the ABV.
Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, light, golden amber, with a thin, slightly off white head. Aroma has caramel, herbal hops, grapefruit, honey, and hints of bread. The taste is sharp in pine and grapefruit, still with a good deal of herbal tones, along with caramel undertones. It has a fresh, almost minty flavor that is noticeable throughout. Dry and pretty bitter, with a short aftertaste of pine and hops. More light in body, with a thin texture, with above average carbonation. Its alright, but I’m not very impressed.
czar (3672) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours slightly hazy light golden with a nice white head, some retention and nice lacing. bready and spicy malts, faint maltiness though with a crispy fruitiness, raw wheat, citrus, bit of strawberry-like hops and sulfur. moderate carbonation, light body - a tad watery, dry and almost bold spicy-citrusy finish. high drinkability. nice offering.
RichTheVillan (1925) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber put with foamy off white head, malt aroma, taste has slight citrus some caramel, some bready malts, moderately bitter.
dpjuart (1033) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from GE Altoona. Pours yellow with fizzy white head. Smells line cat piss and grapefruit. Mildly bitter with lots of fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon and orange. Malt backbone is there. Not bad.
Bengibbs6 (32) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice pale color - perfect for pale ale. Decent off white head. Citrus and pine aroma, flavor surprises with some biscuit notes up front into the piney/citrusy aroma. Very nice pale ale.
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onceblind (3573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a wee rocky white head. Aroma is very nice and citrusy dank with lemon zest and orange peel and pine resin and a wee touch of grapefruit tones on top of an earthy caramel. This is how good IPAs should smell. Flavor is crisp and finely balanced with playful tones of pine and peppery grassy hops at the start, with a little leafy flavor, balancing out into a dry and semi-grainy clean malt finish with a kiss of toffee. Maltiness isn’t too sweet to bring out any caramel or blonde cereal tones, but is just balancing enough to calm the bitterness down, which lasts until the finish..and is also just bitter enough to be a standout pale, but not so bitter as to burn out your palate like a Dales.
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty representative of its style. I like that the happiness isn’t too tongue splitting, like many American pales are. Nice floral aroma, piss color, thin head that is retained throughout, watery mouth feel (again, typical of its style). Not bad!
rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Guest bottle at the 2Bros tap house. Rather fruity tasting pale ale. Citrus and herbal hops. This is one of those very hoppy pale ales that would have been considered a IPA back in the early days of the microbrew movement. Serving: Bottle
illidurit (1999) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pros: Nice pleasant hop character, candied citrus and a bit of resinous bite.
Cons: Super basic typical caramel and crystal malt interplay. Carbonation a bit coarse, body a bit thin.