DocLock (6800) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Capone’s. Pours dark straw with 3-finger white head. Nose is pale malt, spicy yeasty notes, and funky resiny hops. Tastes hoppy, resiny, with an overabundance of IBUs relative to the malt. Like a souped up Hop Devil with less malt and more hops. Stays resiny throughout.
Ughsmash (6672) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear lighter orange with a short, dense cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweet, lightly toasty pale and bready malts with lemon and floral accents.. a touch of honeyed backing.. well-balanced and pleasant. The flavor found honey and bready malts at the core, a touch tangy along with grassy bitterness on the edges.. more bitter, picking up some lemon on the finish. Lighter-bodied and a tad sharp on the palate.. too many sugars to be really refreshing.. a decent drinker overall.
Drake (6507) - Ivy, 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.
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011-04-17. Crisp orange body, modest white head. 3+ Modest hoppy aroma highlighted by mild but pleasant citrus character. Flavour is similar, with pleasant citrusy hops, very light resin character and modest bitterness throughout. Average palate. Not as assertive as my preference but this is quite pleasant and eminently drinkable. Bottle shared by Radek
adnielsen (6226) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Very clear, light orange appearance with a light brown head. Cat piss, floral, a touch piney hoppy aroma. Very toasty pale malty, organic, floral, a bit piney hoppy flavor. The litter box pale ale? Huh?
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The White Horse, Parsons Green, London, 05.08.11 Golden with a white head, very slight haziness. Easy drinking pale ale, lightly hoppy, some biscuity malt, light citrus, it’s fine. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov13 3.1
Dogbrick (6065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 3rd Annual Real Ale Fest (03/26/11): Pours a hazy orange color with a thin off-white head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of herbal hops and citrus. Medium body with a fruity character and notes of hops and spices as well as sweet malt. The finish is mildly hoppy up front with a fruity finish. Decent overall.
Rastacouere (6045) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear dark golden ale wearing a gentle white cover. Cerealic, minimally honeyed crystal malts are dominated by the resinous, flowery hops. In mouth, it has a toastier feel than I’d expected, being fairly malty albeit not too sweet and remaining easy to drink. A balanced bitterness climbs up with the sips, throwing coniferous, leafy and flowery notes that, while not particularly citrusy, still bring on a fairly acidic profile, adding to the refreshment significantly. Relatively simple to be honest and not something particularly distinctive, but otherwise, its stricking feature is certainly its remarkable cleanliness, rolling on the palate like a lager would while its small bubbles add a crispy touch that I appreciate.
shrubber85 (5985) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Floral orange and grapefruit peel/pine hops aroma. Clear amber color with moderate head. Sweet malt and moderate grapefruit peel hops flavor. Very nice.
Radek Kliber (5912) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: round fruity funky hop character. Slight citrus behind. Hoppy but not my favourite set up here.
Appearance: clear amber-gold with medium top. Beige white in colour. Sparse lace. 3+
Palate / Taste: Medium bodied. Crisp flavor with lemon like accents, citrus like hops. Refreshing and drinkable. Pleasant sweet notes at finish. Easy going.