3fourths (8549) - 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 (2624) - 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 (2295) - 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 (4630) - 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.
Sammer (1081) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden orange pour from bottle. Aroma is hops and some skunk. Taste is bitter, with hints of malt and pine. Very solid APA.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pour at Laser Wolf. Amber/gold color with a thick bubbly head. Slight lacing left behind. Aroma is pungent with hints of hops and citrus. Flavor is hoppy with a nice solid malt backing. No tricks, just a straight forward pale ale.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber orange with a white head. Smells of flowers and fresh hops. Flavor is much the same with a nice bitter roll on the palate going down with a dry finish.