DrnkMcDermott (2880) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The closest to a 3.2 beer I have, as befits National Beer Day. 12 oz. bottle sent for review. Had this maybe 2 months, and the "Enjoy by" date is May18, but there’s still a nice nose of hops as I open the cap and hear the inviting "pssssht!". Pour is very light, like a "regular" Pale lager, except for a haze from visible particles of hops floating around. Aroma is strong on those ’catbox" hops I actually like; Amarillo, Simcoe, etc., or so I think. Taste is full of the same kind of hops I caught in the nose, intensely bitter and resiny. Yet fun for hop heads anywhere. Light malts, of course, and a bit gassy. Almost as if someone snuck into a megabrewery and dumped some actual flavor into the kettle. Then I find some notes of black peppercorn as I near the bottom of the glass. I might personally like more malt backbone, but that would take it out of the "sessionable" category. Dry finishes wraps up the bottle. Definitely something you could have several servings of in a night, and just might want to.
Doofgoblin (415) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For a low malt session IPA, it’s pretty good. The aroma is sort of faint, but if you let it warm a bit the notes are of lemon, slightly earthy, and some indistinguishable citrus fruitiness. The flavors are nice and hop forward. The malt profile is almost nonexistent and really not what’s on show here. The hop flavors are earthy and fruity--it has a very pure, simple flavor. You know what I mean? Finish is not bitter but refreshing. Overall, it’s a fall asleep in the sun in your backyard kind of brew.
bhensonb (12138) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Corti Brothers. Pours gold with a slight white head. Aroma seems towards dank and Mosaic. Near medium body. Flavor is somewhat dank with resin and hints of crazy fruits. It’s quite bitter and pretty hoppy. To be a standard all that’s required would be a stronger malt backbone. But then the ABV wouldn’t be sessionable. As it is, this is a great ale which should be great during summer activities.
ddemmingjr (760) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First off, well done Victory. A sessionable IPA that's damn close to a true 6% plus balanced IPA. Poured clear golden, bubbly white head. Nose is citrus, resinous hops, some earthy malts and wood notes. Clean west coast hop resins along with mat backing, long bitter finish with a touch of sweetness. Balanced .A day drinking bonanza. Session on
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Chudwick (2380) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle – nose is combo of cat pee, resin and citrus. Sip adds a little cardboard AKA floral notes. Balanced considering the style. Easy to drink
mrohia (188) - - MAR 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Local, Philadelphia, draft. Fruity aroma. Looks "light." No head or lacing. Not heavy, fruity taste, light palate. OK for a session IPA.
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dwm1034 (695) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from singles rack at Binny’s in Lakeview. Pours yellow / golden; pretty clear. Thin white head. Nose / initial taste is citrus / grapefruit / grass.....quite tasty.
edwardbass (621) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright, mostly clear yellow color. Aroma is citrus, grassy. Taste is mostly citrus rind and grapefruit with very little sweetness. It’s decent, but not something I’ll be trying again. There are better session IPA choices (Stone Go-To is one of my favorites).
sturmthis (856) - Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Slightly hazy yellow/golden with very thin head. Grassy
and citrus aroma. Likewise with the taste, slight grapefruit and dry finish. Pretty good session IPA.
blklab2007 (2080) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a light golden color with a thin coating of white head. Aroma has citrus, nice supporting malts, mild resins, and a bit of sweetness. Mouth feel is light with medium low carbonation. Flavor has nice clean hops, citrus, mild grapefruit, bit of bitterness, and sweet supporting malt. Feels like it is much bigger in abv.