MattH (747) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pretty transparent amber pour. Aroma is sweet malt, pine, and pineapple. Taste is a lot of pine and a little malt. Finish is bitter. Light to medium level of carbonation. Body is also light to medium.
Jado (747) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 355 ml bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with a thin but lasting white head. Aromas of orange peel, cut grass, caramel and peaches. Taste is restrained sweet fruit at first before a firmer citrus zest and pine bitterness washes through. Quite a lingering finish with a bitter but fruity aftertaste. Nicely done.
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruit aroma/flavor+long-lasting hoppiness made this the type of beer that has me anxious for it to get warm outside. Another flavor loaded and very approachable beer from Victory has me impressed.
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!
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, slight pine, and citrus. Taste is slightly bitter. Some caramel and light amounts of fruit. Medium bodied. Pretty solid.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Pourhouse in Westmont, NJ. Slightly hazy mid-amber pour and a 2 finger dusky white head. Equal amounts of lemony citrus and biscuity malt in the nose. Same follows through to the flavors with a nice helping of citrus, a little butterscotch, caramel and cereal. Light, refreshing texture and a clean finish.
canary dog (727) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really good and refreshing American pale ale. Up front profile is of sharp and fresh hops, perhaps mostly Cascade. The beginning will remind you of a beer that will be either much heavier or sharper, or more alcoholic. But the finish is very smooth and clean, surprisingly so considering the rich complexity up front. And it is only 5.2%, somewhat weak for most IPAs or PAs. A very fine and quaffable session beer.
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bronze with white head, nice bubbles, and great lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and some caramel. Taste is the same with some tropical fruit, grapes, and grapefruit. Well balance and tasty.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into tall glass.
Appearance: Bright amber with nice off-white head and some lacing rings.
Aroma: Mostly citrus (orange and grapefruit), with some spiciness, pine and a hint of metal. Light dried malts underneath.
Taste: Mix of dry hops and dry malts. Grapefruit, spice, herbs, pine, caramel and biscuit all play a role, and are so heavily integrated that it is hard for anything to stand out - this is both a strength and a weakness. Herbal and slightly bitter & metallic on the finish.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body, dry finish (actually dry throughout).
Overall: Very drinkable and refreshing APA - not surprisingly coming from the always solid (and often great) Victory. However, I have to admit that when a 15 year old respected craft brewery releases their first APA, I expect a little more. Maybe it is just a wee bit too herbal for me.
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a darker gold with a short lived eggshell head that leaves some lace. Aroma is a mix of citrus and herbal hops with some caramel malt undertones. Taste has good bitter herbal hop punch with a bit of minty/pine linger. Not too bad.