b000111 (10) - - JAN 22, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: A huge amount of cirtus hop aroma with lots of complex fruitiness. Orange, grapefruit, lemon. The malt comes though just a little bit in the aroma. Appearance. Beautiful golden orange color, thick rocky head which lingers nicely. Flavor: Some caramel, but really this beer is about the hops. A very much easy drinking heavy hopped pale ale. The hop flavor in this beer is out of this world, they probably throw a huge amount in late in the process to get such a wonderful flavor out of it. Palate: Medium body, no off flavors, perfect amount of carbonation. Lower bitterness. Overall: If you love hops, but don’t love IPAs and the bitterness, this beer is worth a try. The late hopping they do gives it a huge hop flavor with less bitterness and allows you to get a lot of the malt out of it. Overall I think this the perfect american pale ale session beer if you are a hop head.
Strykzone (4386) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Bigelos with Debbie and Joe. Filtered which is what many of their beers seem to be. This beer is citrus and softer malts. Citrus and some lemon notes. Grain. I like the citrus here and this is almost sessionable which is a bonus. Not bad at all.
Lonick (681) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours golden thin-ish white head. Grapefruit nose, some sweet malty hints on the nose as well. Quite bitter straight away (lemon/bitter lemon) a sharp fruity-ness, nice enough just a little thin on the finish.
Bule (522) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours an amber color without much head. Mild hop flavors that linger.
allmyvinyl (1819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy pale gold, thin white head. Aromas mostly lemon, some cereal grains. More malt-sweet on the taste, nice lemon bitterness. Bit thin on the finish though.
zacgillbanks (1736) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. This is a golden-amber coloured beer with a toffee and almond flavour, mandarin orange notes and a bitter pine finish.
Malaclemys (194) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, aroma is citrus, resin, nut, and a bit of grain. Taste is citrus, resin, slight but and malt. Nice dry bitter finish. A quite hoppy pale but very good.
McNeillR (867) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale and slightly hazy, decent filmy head. Oaty grapefruit nose. Strawy grainy bitterness. Light, cereal sweetness.Comfy carbonation. Lemony linger. Solid enough but there’s no impact without being too watery.
Bottle, Craig’s Florida Hall, All My Vinyl Tasting
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at james... Golden amber... Thin white lacing... Soft dry zezty fruit nose... Soft toffee malts... Dry fruit... Light passion fruit
wyzzywyz22 (1842) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Cave, Glasgow. Slightly hazy amber pour with a small white head. Fragrant grassy hop and citrus in the snout. Uncomplicated sweet malt and grassy hop flavour . A little on the thin side and teeters towards the average side of the tracks. Not my favourite Victory offering.
Johncmug (8) - USA - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very familiar piney/citrus taste. The aroma is at it tastes and is very aromatic. It’s a little on the bitter side. All in all, good pale ale.