pootzboy (1608) - Hawgville, Ontario, - DEC 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a shimmering opaque light copper-amber ale into the glass. Decent 2 finger rocky cap lasts well and laces.
Aroma is a massive gob-smack of Cascade and Warrior hops with a big floral-grapefruit bouquet, some earthy sweetness from the malts.
Impression: Substantial malt backbone, soapy mouth feel, medium-light body... citrusy hop-rich smooth character.
Profile: Up front rich amber malts attack for just a second then a rush of NW hops produce a acerbic marmalade on toast effect....mid palate the hops get stronger as the bready toasty malts drop back,,,,as you approach the finish it turns slightly dry as the hops still hang in creating a bittering finish and lingering metallic aftertaste.
This is a rock solid crafted APA with all the Pacific NW hop flair out pacing the big malts...not as full bodied and balanced as Libery ale but good standard sipping fare for hop heads.
TommyFi (109) - Firenze, ITALY - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Limpida, schiuma spettacolare fine e compatta.
Al naso sentori di luppoli tradizionali americani ma anche forse qualcosa che richiama la frutta tropicale.
Amaro pungente iniziale che predispone la bocca ad una nuova sorsata, non stanca rispetto ad altre sue "cugine".
kkleu357 (427) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good IPA. I’ve had it on draft and in bottles many times. Pours a slightly darker golden amber color. Big flower aroma. Taste is slightly sweet, with a bood amount of floral bitter taste.
aumentm (183) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer will kick you in the teeth and dominate you. Its a pale ale that is bold and hopped up with some serious kick. Long lasting teeth.
culchiem (2731) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from JSA. Amber with a medium head. Aroma is biscuit and fruits. Flavour is marmalade caramel, bitter but not aggressive. Sticky palate leading to a dry bittersweet finish.
rotaman14 (235) - Potsdam, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber body, small white head. Smells like Bonne Maman orange marmalade and cotton candy. A pleasant smell. Taste is bitter and intensely hoppy, with an interesting dryness in the finish. Solid malt backbone to balance it all out. Nice one.
ABS (624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Wurst. Amber to orange body. Medium amount of white head which lingers. Pine, grapefruit and citrus nose. Bitter. Medium body. Medium to soft carbonation. Citrus, grapefruit, some tropical fruit, pine, some resin and some grass flavour. Good, but almost a bit boring and bland.
jksipa (442) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Burger Bar. Hazy dark amber with a small white head. Nose is barnyard and medium citrus. Light caramel start leading to a medium bitter middle and a long dry finish. Medium thin mouth with soft carbonation. Decent.
Holmen1 (3022) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mandag i annen feb-15, en kveld med bare gode (og til dels fremragende øl), og den tredje av i alt fire øl fra Victory. Denne kom rett etter deres Headwaters Pale Ale, og fremstår som mer avrundet med litt karamellpreg. Et meget balansert og godt øl, lett å helle innpå, men forsåvidt også lett å glemme.
Holmen2 (1408) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 09.02.15. Dark golden. Foamy off-white head. Aroma of American hops, marmelade and bitter.grapefruit. Similar taste, also succade and dried fruits. Well-balanced with sugary sweetness. Bitter aftertaste. Good drinkability.
tandembrauer (380) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours amber, clear, with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, grass. Well balanced. Not the most exiting IPA, but still good.