auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Blazingly clear, filtered pale orange, with a nice foamy head. Aromas bring flinty, minerally cirtus and pine up. Crisp, juicy and nicely bitter. A reasonable balance of well-constructed malt sugar and C-hop bitterness. It’s good, not crazy and on pace for a mass-produced American Pale Ale.
keepersj12 (2694) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very good APA. The aroma is malt, bread, yeast from a crystal clear amber pour with a thin lacing head. The flavor is malty sweet at first but then gets very bitter. Quite crisp and clean. This will be even better when the days get warmer.
alobar (2791) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear straw yellow pour with an aroma of hops, citrus, and funk. Lots of hops in the flavor with a citrus backdrop. Just the right carbonation. Nice new offering from Victory.
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Small white heada top crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/pine, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, some bread, peach. Soft light-medium body, some resin.
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yay! A new Victory beer! 12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear golden copper color with a medium sized bubbly tan head. Good head retention and decent lacing. Aroma of earthy and peppery hop notes, along with some floral and citrus notes as well, and faint caramel malts. The taste is pale biscuity malts, bitter herbal hop notes and a caramel finish. Medium bodied. Not my favorite Victory beer, but still solid.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful crystal clear gold pour with a fluffy half-inch white head. Positively bursting with citrus and pine hop aroma, with a touch of white grape scent mixed in. Flavor is very hop forward. Dry, grassy bitterness with a crisp pale malt character. Champagne-like dryness to the finish with a light lingering bitterness. Body is light and clean. Fantastic session beer. Really impressive compared to the seemingly endless array of over-malted "pale ales" on the market right now.
probstblueribbon (2924) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Roc City Brewfest (Rochester), served in the taster glass provided. 19FE11.
App.: Clear deep golden with a white rim.
Aroma: Wow! Big citrus, soapy, white wine hop notes, green, leafy, slightly vegetal notes, berries, nice!
Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence.
Flav.: Tastes like fresh green hop buds, lemon, berries, esters, a little soap, white wine, a touch of sulphur, neat!; dry with some bitterness and a fresh hoppy finish.
dan027 (26) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crisp and clean aroma and flavor. Decent hoppiness. Rich golden color with a clean white head. Great tasting APA, Victory once again delivers.
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beautiful golden ale with a thin white head. A good classy Citra hops aroma, with light biscuitty malts, chardonnay white wine, resinous character. In mouth, a smooth biscuitty malt with good citrus pulp, citra and simcoe hop action, resinous and floral, green hops, a bit lighter than expected but very good. On tap ate ROC Empire Brewfest, Feb. 19 2011.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottled Feb 8, 2011. Pours clear amber with a one finger white head that leaves webs of lacing and holds a small cap. Aroma is lemon citrus, some orange and grapefruit, grassy and floral hops, bread & biscuit malt. Good to very good strength. Flavor is lemon, orange, grapefruit hops, some grass, hint of pine, caramel and bready malt, good bitterness for an APA, touch of sweetness in the middle but finishes dry. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, slick, medium carbonation. Crisp, hoppy, refreshing APA. Very nicely done, Victory!