jhamp9 (1667) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour with a nice head and lacing. Aroma is pine Abrams virus. Taste is grapefruit, orange, grass, and toffee. Easy drinker.
guzzler67 (1665) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber appearance with a large, off white head and light lacing. Citrus and floral hop aromas set the stage for a nicely balanced taste. Caramel malts provide a modicum of sweetness but the hop bill helps distinguish this one from many run of the mill APAs. In fact, if the alc was a bit lower it could be mistaken for a session IPA. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.
closey22 (1663) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange with thin rimming offwhite head; aroma is hoppydecentmfloral/woody notes ; flava is hoppy spicy slightly roasty malty dry; feels medium with nice fizz; finishes dry hoppy
Zeswaft (1659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Recently I’ve been searching high and low for an awesome pale ale but living in seattle everything is a damn 7% IPA and a quality pale ale has been shunned. Now low abv "session" IPA’s are all the rage but they are usually just bitter hop water. What happened to a normal goddamn pale ale?
Finally! Not surprised that this comes from one of my favorite east coast breweries. Handedly hopped with flowery and earthy hops. Light bodied but a enough malt to perfectly balance it. I’ve been moving away from IPA’s because they have become too syrupy and heavy and then bittered to hell. This beer is well crafted and proves you can get a flavorful hoppy beer without all the alcohol and malt. Please tell me this will be an all-year offering.
Beaver (1649) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, enjoy by 4/29/12. Pours a clear yellow gold with a smallish rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass some.
The aroma is sweet bready malts and piney hops.
The flavor is sweet, slightly vegetal, malts and a little fruit with a good sized resiny grassy hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some prickly carbonation.
Overall, a decent pale ale.
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Clear, pale straw color. No head. Musty aroma. Taste is off, bitter but not right. I love strong hoppy beers... This is not for me.
Finhead (1622) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold with a frothy, white head. The aroma is light with some citrus. It has a light, slightly oily texture with lively carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a quick finish.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at beggar's banquet. Smells citrusy with a bit of BO. Tart tang with a very grassy and hay finish.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange, white head. Smells very malty, bready. Tastes bitter, dirty, slight grapefruit. Good.
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at stateline... Great looking pale ale... Monster head, lots of lacing, copper/orange color. Average aroma of some hop and bready maltiness. Taste is a crisp clean hoppy pale ale.. Hops are light and fruity...slight grass and hay...Body of the lighter side... Overall: A nice pale ale. Good job Victory.