obxdude10 (2324) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2016
Insanely good pale ale! This beer poured an amber color with a rather huge beige head. The head left lots of thick lacing around the inside of the glass. One sniff of this beer and you will fall in love with it. There is so much oily and juicy hops in the aroma. The body is silky smooth and very drinkable. You can taste just how fresh and wet the hops are in every sip. The hop juices coat the palate with spicy and bright notes. There’s some lemon, grass, toasted malt, orange and grapefruit flavors. The finish is really floral and fruity. This is definitely a winner! LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Whew! The aroma on this one... Funky, weedy, DANK, appearance is golden amber with a white head that leaves perfect lacing. The taste is dominated by more weedy dankness, sticky, oily, fruity, a little herbal. The finish is dominated by more oils, persistently leafy. Stunning. Odysseyalien (73) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2014
This is probably as close to a perfect beverage or certainly the closest to perfect for an American pale ale as you’re gonna get. There are certainly other excellent APA’s out there but the really special brews move on to a higher category. Apples and oranges really -- none of the competitors are really better than each other. But each bring their own special attribute to the table.
Victory Harvest Ale is such a bew. It is a bouquet of flavors dancing on your tongue and without an exceptionally high ABV. Truly a work of art. Between this and their Dirt Wolf double IPA, Victory is becoming one of my top three favorite breweries. lachrymalisis (441) - Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 grassy, citrus and earth aromas and flavors supported by a great malt back bone. very drinkable and refreshingly hoppy. nearbeer (5422) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2014
12 oz. bb 10 Mar 2015. Clear orange-amber with a lasting spit of cream. Large and pleasant aroma of green herb, resin, honey, darkish toast, citrus zest and caramel. Tastes of green herb, citrus zest, toffee, pecan and toast. Long finish has some touches of mint and flowers. Light-medium body is smooth and slightly oily with a great balance, and a nice low-medium carbonation. More in IPA territory, but I ain’t complainin’. Most of the harvest hop ales I’ve had are too singularly hoppy or overdone, but this one has the both right mix of hops and malt.
MacBoost (1898) - Victor, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottled 2 weeks ago. S_Side_Smitty (775) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Pours a clear light Amber/deep gold. Aroma is just a straight tropical hop explosion. Next level beats, but not by Dre. Taste is lightly bitter and semi dry. Flavors of fresh juicy tropical hop juice. Great late addition/dry hopping.
This is God nectar.
Pours crystal clear and gold with a thick off white head. Aroma is dank hops and pine. Taste is like pine blended with mango - if you can imagine that. The pine & mango flavors seem to compete and fight with each other throughout the flavor profile ending only in a grudging bitterness. Like it! drostj (113) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. This is why people get excited when they talk about a beer made with fresh hops. Strong hop flavor with a jolt of grapefruit, a bit sour. Nice medium bitterness. Very nice ale! malrubius (2900) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 4, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 On tap at Rattle n Hum a couple weeks ago (from scribbled notes). Gold with lasting head. Toasted honey and spice aroam with toasted malt and English hop finish. Medium-light body. Seemed pretty good for a session.
Much better now or out of bottle or my taste has changed. Excellent. Seems I missed the juicy hop aroma before. HeadyDE (843) - Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2014
bottle pour is a nice light/medium copper color with active carbonation at first that settles to less frequent once in a while rising larger bubbles to surface..slight filmy head that stays atop..nose is tropical fruit, fresh squeezed orange juice with pineapple citrus abound..slight dankness in the back..taste on this harvest ale is spot on..light bodied with a ton of full flavors..juicy fruit and the tea like bite as said on the bottle are there..after the sip palate is immediately coated with the fresh smooth wet hops, hop bite lingers around and leaves a slight stickiness that is perfectly done..this is extremely good, might have to go back and get a case