Scipio (774) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear yellow with a nice white head. Citrus aroma of grapefruit, lemon, grass and orange. Taste is not quite as citrus as the aroma. It still contains a good deal of these impressions, but it has more of a hoppy character and has a sort of peppery bite. Lemon flavor stands out among the citrus. Light in body and thin in texture with a bitter finish. Very crisp to drink. Perfect for summer.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours straw yellow with a finger of white head that hangs a bit, leaves a little lacing. Aroma is pretty flat but has a little hay scent. Taste is pretty light and resembles a kolsch.but has a little bitterness on the finish. This is a little over-hyped in my opinion but very drinkable for the summer.
SudsMcDuff (7520) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light gold .. medium head, ood solid lacing .. . amazing rock solid bitterness, perfect mouthfeel for a blonde! .. . i had heard a couple of good things about this beer, and it surpasses the talk- an awesome awesome summer session brew, i will buy this again!!
.. . . i been using this athlete’s foot cream for 30 years! fast acting my ass!!
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Victory. Clear, pale yellow with ample white head. Smell is immediately spicy/fresh hops with that slightly skunk/cat pee (in a good way) characteristic, like the hops in NB’s Ranger.
Taste is hops up front with a nice, smooth, slightly sweet pale malt flavor and a silky but firm hop bitterness. None of that industrial, added on bitterness that seems more and more common. Dry finish.
This is an excellent offering from Victory.
3fourths (8884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2012 draft at The Kitchen Upstairs. lightly hazed gold body with a white head. medium-light bodied, dry, prickly and bitter throughout with soft carbonation and not-so-soft grain husks. noble hops are appropriately pungent and grassy with earthy spice and tingly phenols and acids. dried egg shell yeast character is a little too bold for my tastes, but otherwise this presents itself as a well-hopped golden/pale ale with german-influenced hop character. too astringent from a high hop rate, dry body and no lagering. reminds me a lot of the American-hopped Hungarian lager "Keserű Méz", funny enough.
bth122 (1394) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, light golden color, little head. Aroma is slight floral/citrus, grains, lemon. Light body, slick texture. Ave carbonation. This is pretty smooth, not much flavor, but pretty smooth. Thats about it.
Patrickctenchi (5448) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear gold, with short white head.
Scent is strongly malted, and hops.
Taste is grapefruit, grass, baby aspirin and cereal.
Hops have a nice bitter.
Decent, just not overly impressed.
scarletfire65 (1242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Gingerman. Bready, crackerish malt profile. Lemon in aroma and flavor. Kind of Kolsch - like. Finishes dry and lean, well attenuated. Nice summer chugger with some body and flavor.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of orange, lemon, cereal, grain, florals, grapefruit, and grass. Flavor of lemon peel, grass, light pine, and cereal with a dry, crisp, moderately bitter finish.
sethbreaker (178) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Spicy hop aroma and citrus on the nose, Bitter noble hops and some lemon peel. Biscuit malt backbone, crisp finish. Not bad. decent summer beer.