Victory UK PA
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Which is better, British or American ale? Realistically, this battle is one of microbes. An excellent ale was brewed, the batch was then split into two fermenters. This beer was fermented with a healthy yeast from a Fullers, a venerable British brewery. And so we have two different Pale Ales that were separated at birth, so to speak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 5, 2007
I’ll give this one high marks because I simply do not like hoppy beers...and this one was pretty hoppy and I liked it. The hop taste hits you quick, but the citrusy accents keeps it from having that typical hoppy aftertaste that I don’t particulary care for. Pretty complex taste for a pale ale...and for a pale ale, I have to give it two thumbs up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2005
Golden in color, slight hoppy aroma (pils has more!). Thin mouthfeel, but nice malt /hops balance up front. A bit of bitterness in the finish. Session beer, a bit better than the US version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (2103) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2005
Draught @ Victory: An interesting side-by side comparison of US and UK Pale Ales. The colors are about the same, being golden with small white heads, with some lacing down the glass. The UK version has a bit less aroma to it. The main notes are malts and hops. There was a good malt body and hop taste. Slightly more malty than the US version. Well balanced. Very Nice. Slight edge to the US version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Tap at Brewery-Actually preferred the USPA. This one has the dustier taste that british yeasts result in. Less fruity esthers than its sister, but easily drinkable. Still, a bit too bland for my tastes. Nothing especially notable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2005
On tap at Victory. Admittedly better than Victory’s sister beer the US PA; still not a beer taht wows you. Once again, though, this does exactly what Victory intended, just showcasing the differences in the hops. I prefer American hops, but can definitely admit that this was a better bittered and better balanced beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Cask at Andy’s, amber, nice taste but lacking in aroma, disscussed this with maibock and I tend to agree, more like a bitter. Smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Cask at Andys. Golden in color with a slight haze, white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Malty flavor with a nice blend of hops. Smooth tasting. Well balanced beeer. Very nice subtle flavor. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Cask at Andy’s.Golden, slight haze, white head. Fruity, slightly hoppy, subdued aroma. Malty flavor with a pleasant blend of hops. On the light side, but flavors mesh well. Nothing over the top as far as hops go, especially for a cask. Better than the US version, but seemed lacking for a PA, and more like a bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Better than the US version. Copper colored, with aroma of caramel malt, floral spicy hops. Has a solid caramel malt taste backed up by hops and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - MAR 17, 2005
CASK: Grain husk smells with some dusty qualities. gold color, sticky head. Quick warm round matl with a subtle hop bitter. Thinnish. Overall not so excting. Was rather dissappointed, though its still an OK brew.

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