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Victory Pursuit Pale Ale (Citra)

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Slightly dry, with biscuity and caramel malts, some herbal grassy hops. Rather uninspired, but decently executed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4100) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Location: Draft sampling from a Victory Tasting at Whole Foods - Bowery, 2/19/10

Aroma: Nice hoppy nose, citrus, grass, bready malts, crackers
Appearance: Pours a golden/yellow color, white head
Flavor: Taste is leaning bitter, nice hop presence, lighter malt presence
Palate: Smooth, nice session beer, solid feel
Overall Impression: Victory’s attempt at a sessionable Pale Ale makes from a pretty nice beer. The beer rep sure was excited about this one, but hey, that’s his job. Anyway, I liked this beer, it’s solid. Only rater #4, obviously a pretty new one. I could see them keeping this one around, its pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Tap at Victory. Pours a ridiculously light golden - very clear- and nice lasting pure white head- some lace. Aroma is mostly spicy earthy and grassy hops with a light citrus kick- very light crackery dough malts. Flavor is also pretty light overall- esp for 5.5%? Light crackery malts, ok earthy grassy citrus hops, and a very very clean lightly bitter finish. Seemed too refined, and too dumbed down- lower on hops and malt than expected or wanted. Smooth and easy drinking though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2010
The Pursuit Pale is an enjoyable and delicious pale ale, but nothing really too exciting or to write much home about. It pours an amber color with a generous off-white head that leaves some great lacing around the sides of the glass. The nose is full of hops, earth, pine, a hint of grapefruit, grass and some earth. The body is silky smooth. This is a prime example of a session beer. One could really sit at a bar or at home or wherever and enjoy pint after pint of this. The flavors are decent, but nothing really outstanding. The Pursuit features a nice hoppy tone, with some caramel malt, bread and citrus flavors. The finish is tad dry as well.


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