Sigmund (5797) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.1%. Clear golden colour, moderate to low white head. Sweetish aroma with hints of orange marmalade, notes of earthy hops and wood, even a hint of smoke. Fairly hoppy and peppery flavour, with a distinct bitterness in the aftertaste.
Muggus69 (1553) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL bottle from Beer Cartel Enjoy By 22/07/2015
Pale orange gold body, bit of haze, creamy white head.
Nice nose; grapefruit, pine, peach, some toasty, grainy malt underneath.
Medium-to-full body, nice slickness to the texture, moderate carbonation.
Palate bursts with lots of citrusy, woody, spicy American hops. Good toasty malt backbone provides good balance to a full bitterness.
Very decent APA.
FestDecBeet (412) - - JAN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: pours an orange color. Bright white.
Smell: dank. Cat piss. Grapefruit. Orange.sweet caramel.
Taste: cat piss. Dank. Orange. Lemon. Tangerine.
Feel: dry. Leaves a thin film on the mouth. Medium carbonation.
Overall: ok beer. More bitterness than I expected for a pale ale.
First drank: home 1/21/15
Vintage: enjoy by 7 Apr 2015
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is good, body orange. It smells hoppy, aromatic, fruity, refreshing. The taste is bitter, citrus, fruity, refrehing, tasty, nice!
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one pours clear and golden with a moderate white head and strong grassy and musky aromas. Hops are noticeable up front with a taste of citrus, spicy, herbal, and lemon peel. There is a mild malt presence that provides some balance but lets the hops stand out. The hop bitterness lingers long after each sip. This is another excellent offering from Victory that is both true to the style and very drinkable with an enjoyable complex hop profile that surprises.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours from 12 oz bottle a clear, pale yellow body with a white head. Aroma of citrusy and lightly spicy hop notes, great malt profile. Flavour of citrus fruits, some grass, tropical fruits, light toffee sweetness, and a bitter, grapefruit finish. Overall decent.
lightbias (313) - USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a pint, capped with a thick and rocky, off-white head. The head sticks around, but in minutes there is only the slightest cap covering the golden liquid. It keeps the aroma locked in and tight around the mouth of the glass. I have to get close to really get a draw on it.
The aroma is yeast, lightly malty with very little hops involvement, and from the first sip to the fifteenth, I find the flavor doughy with an accent of caramel floating over the top. The taste is bitter, with a long dry finish on my tongue. The afterward is not exciting, and if I don’t keep sipping, the flavor on my tongue goes from meh to ich.
The combination of hops, malt and yeast is far from a balance in my experience here, and I’m not as excited about this presentation from Victory as I would like to be. It’s a pretty beer, but if my experience is consistent, it wouldn’t have a place in my fridge.
Brenhophead (656) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of zesty citrus which is also present in the flavour with a doughy yeast flavour and a biscuit malt backing.
olsvammel (4237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. Smell of cookies, citrus and hops. Similar hoppy smell with citrus and a maltbase that reminds me of cookies. Nice and refreshing.
mkel07 (4343) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine Emporium 051214. Sunset golden colour with a nice lace ring on the glass. Hoppy and citrus goodness in a glass.