NielsenRatings (8114) - 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?
Sammy (8032) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bang-on APA style, good citrus bitterness. Golden, good head, good hop aromas. A bitterness in the 60 range, years ago what would be called by many an IPA. Above average mouthfeel, satisfying. A bit of a palate shredder in bitterness, so not for everybody. Very flavourful; very drinkable.
Drake (7847) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours with a clear, pale yellow body with a white head. Aromas are grassy, grainy, lime and citrus. Flavors are grainy, cornbread and light citrus. Grain is the dominating flavor, not hops (and this is fresh). Lively and dry.
3fourths (7772) - 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.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL thanks to tastybeer. Please upload photos of actual bottles and not label artwork. The pour is a clear light amber with a rocky, off-white, fluffy head with pretty good retention and baby lace. Aroma is quickly fresh hoppy, grassy, thick malty, honey, florals. Overall very muted. Taste up front is nicely malt, doughy, rich, with honey and sweet rolls and then ends heavy on grassy hops and dry bitterness. Very simple, easy to enjoy, and relatively malt-forward.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
A spicy hop flash rides this Pale Ale’s clear pale malts as bright citrus fruit slowly morph into herbal bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam lays atop the amber-tinged golden.
-Malts also develop mild honey and caramel notes.
-The mouthfeel is appropriately lean and the flavor profile is balanced.
-This is a Pale Ale that knows how to share loads of character without turning the volume up near maximum levels.
DocLock (7445) - 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.
jercraigs (7319) - 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
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear deep golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with some grassy piny hops. Starts with a light malty sweetness and some drier herbal hops before a bittersweet finish. Could be a little more clean and drinkable.