Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: Draft at Fireworks. It pours a light orange color with a decent foamy white head. The nose has a bit of earthy, citric hops, but otherwise it’s fairly light. The flavor has a lot of dank herbals in a rather light taste. Not much in the way of malt. Light in body with lower, soft carbonation leading to a dry finish. A nice light easy drinker.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a copper body with a white head and light retention. Mild herbal and grass tones. Light soft hoppiness that victory is just know for in these parts. Soft and clean with a mild herbal green spiciness. A hint of spruce and juniper. Solid APA.
alesandangling (32) - Pueblo, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer was highly ranked, i found it to be lacking. The aroma is nothing to write home about and the color is run of the mill golden. Taste in the beginning is crisp but soon has a funky, off quality that continues in the aftertaste. Overall this beer did nothing but disappoint which is odd considering that Victory is one of my favorite breweries. I would not buy it again, nor would I recommend purchasing this to anyone.
3fourths (8481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
draft. clear caramel colored body. somewhat sweaty nose of bread crust dark malts and buttered vegetable hops. sour and woody flavor with notes of moldy bread and soggy asparagus. unclean yeast and harsh malt edges late - unpleasant throughout.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is balanced citric and piney hops with a very sweet honey and biscuity and caramel malt backbone. Flavor starts with the same sweet caramel and bready notes, picking up some light pine and citric hop notes before a smooth clean lightly bitter finish. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. A good pale ale, balanced and fresh, smooth and quaffable.
sloth (2602) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sized offwhite head with fair retention and a little spotty lace. Clear, light amber color. Juicey hop nose, fruity, grapey, citrus is light. Medium bodied with a gentle carbonation, lightly oily on the palate. Gentle hops nad malts, grapefruit, grass with some dry toasty malts backin them. Light fruity, grapey notes. Dry finish, light bite. easy quaffer, enjoyable.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic APA! Pours a clean, orange color with thin white head that fades quickly. Aroma is light citrus, grassy notes, and cereal malts. Taste is floral, honey, citrusy, with light grassiness. This is very fresh hop forward APA that is simply terrific. Finishes clean and provides a full bodied mouthfeel. Definitely a solid offering from Victory.
craftycarl21 (2290) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light amber pour with a nice frothy white head. Aroma is balanced and pleasing, with notes of grapefruit, lemongrass, flowers, and orange blossom. Flavor brings a touch of malt balance, but a really great level of hoppy bitterness; solid flavor presence, but not aggressive, and really drinkable. Light to medium bodied mouthfeel. Really a nice pale ale.
ben4321 (4484) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 3/21/11
Aroma: The nose is mostly grass and floral hops, with some malty/grainy notes too
Appearance: It pours a clear orange color with a small, quickly dissipating white head
Flavor: It tastes slightly sweet, fairly grainy, and with a reasonably big grassy bitter hop finish
Palate: The body is fairly crisp with an overly fizzy carbonation, and a fairly long, bitter finish
This was a pretty solid APA. The biggest qualm I had with this one is that is is overly carbonated, but the mouthfeel is nice and crisp, so that somewhat makes up for the carbonation issue. Beyond that, I enjoyed this one, it is a nice grass hop pale ale.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really nice beer; smells deceptively straightforward with mild piney hops but a very attractive pour and head retention; taste is complex and changes through the glass, beautiful combination of bittering hops, aromatics, and rich maltiness.