Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Beer Run, 7/20/14. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of floral, citrus, earthy hops and pale and raw malt. The taste is floral, earthy, minty, citrus hops, caramel malt. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness, low carbonation, decent balance.
Ed5388 (2054) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber (drink by date 11/06/14) from The Beer Shoppe (Ardmore PA). Pours a clear golden orange color with 2 fingers of frothy white head. Aroma of orange marmalade, lemon pulp, fresh grapefruit, and caramel malt. Taste mimics the nose. Lots of fresh grapefruit and citrus zest. Pretty solid
PhillyCraft (3185) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Kraftwork, pours copper gold, clearish. Light and random lacing. Lots of tiny bubbles in the head and over carbonation. Notes are very basic with light pine, orange, and malt. Somewhat lagery in the mouthfeel with a bitter finish. Very generic
dlovell2 (735) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden color with white head. Biscuity malt and floral hop aroma. Dry biscuity malt start with a fruity citrus middle and finishing with bitter pine and floral hop.
nuplastikk (4347) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber. Golden-tan body, looks filtered. Creamy off-white head. A really solid IPA. Lots of chewy malt depth, and a well rounded hop bill. Crisp and drinkable, not syrupy. Toasty, rich golden malt. Pretty much an awesome East Coast IPA, if that makes any sense...certainly has some UK sensibilities despite the ABV. Lots of depth. Solid IPA.
PorterPounder (5478) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Warner Robins, Ga. - Lazy Dog Growler - 22 oz bomber. Pours a sparking medium gold with a nice thick off white head, light lacing. Nice fragrant spruce aroma. Solid bitter grapefruit citrus bitterness, some sweet caramel notes, a touch of mango fruitiness. Nice, thick rich mouthfeel. Another solid entrant from Victory.
Mastelefish (84) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 22 oz. bottle, pours a copper with a white head. Significant white lacing down the glass. Aroma is of the typical floral-citrus hop variety offered by Victory. The malts are somewhat toned down and it is moderately bitter with a medium mouthfeel. Booziness doesn’t come through too heavily. Won’t amaze you, but it is an easy to put down IPA. I’ll probably get the next in this series.
skoisirius (1634) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid IPA from Victory. Just as stated, forward citrus notes with a hot resinous pine edge. Dank!
jefcon (1380) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice strong and solid stuff. Floral, lightly bitter nose. Oats and grain, flowers and dandelion, and a full finish.
rentonj7 (30) - USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose is resin, floral, citrus
golden, clear pour
Medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Very astringent, but smooths out by the end of the bottle. I like seeing the experimentation, but this one is a little off.