SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours clear golden yellow with a small white head. Smells strongly of grapefruit. Taste is bitter grapefruit. Light-bodied with a wet texture and average mouth-carbonation, Victory Anniversary 19 Ale finishes with a lingering soft bitterness. iamwired (15) - Avenel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bitter top note. Great aroma. Slight bite but not over powering. Overall a solid high ranking IPA. r464 (2362) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2015
A bit dirty and earthy, bitter and hoppy. More bitterness and punch than you would expect from the ABV number. As a session ale I would give it some consideration. Christpuncher (3188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Hoppy start with a strong malty backbone. Very light in flavor and easy to drink because of the low alcohol content. Smells hoppy and pours light orange in color. Had at home.
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Aroma: Pineapple juice, herbaceousness, light lemon, light cereal. Appearance: Mostly still gold with a ring of white head. Flavor: Hops kinda sit on the tongue throughout; cereal takes on a slightly toasted quality; slightly floral finish. Palate: Light body, slick texture, very soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: A little plain Jane; nothing I’d seek out again.
Ernest (7749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, corn starch), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, lemon oil), moderately yeasty (dough, sweat), with notes of cheese rind, rubber. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Wow, this is just terrible...dirty nose and aftertaste, very thin and watery. Completely phoned in, it would seem. Shameful. User134089 (1644) - - FEB 20, 2015
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Feb. 16, 2015
Consumed: Feb. 16, 2015
Misc.: Enjoy by June 5, 2015 at 10:25 p.m.
Poured a golden, yellow, pale, clear color with two fingers of white, rocky head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top. (Sight - 3.38)
Smelled a pleasant whiff of hops, much more potent than a session IPA. Got lime, Citra hops, mango, bitter nectarine rind, resin hops, sugary iced tea, light rye hops, Columbus hops, pine and leathery notes. (Smell - 3.75)
Taste wasn’t as appealing as the nose. Got mango, resin hops, vegetables, Citra hops, nectarine rind, lime zest, pine, tropical hops and faint rye hops. (Taste - 3.38)
Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, rather skunky finish. (Feel - 3.25)
This was not a very good session IPA. I will not have it again. (Overall - 3.25)
3.42 78 B-
bytemesis (8823) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours pale clear golden, medium white head, dissipates fairly quickly leaving good lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, dank pot. Flavor is very light sweet, pretty dry actually, light bitter, citrus, spruce, a bit of dankness. Light body, medium carbonation, some mineral feel to it. Pretty tasty and easy to drink. ChainGangGuy (4909) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
12 ounce bottle - Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
orvalgold (49) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Appearance: Pours a clear, soft-hued yellow body with a smallish, white head. Slim, stray ribbons of lace.
Smell: Modestly-scented pils malts, lemon and grapefruit, subtle florals and a dried herb note.
Taste: Crackery, faintly bready, lightly grainy pils malts with just a sliver of sweetness. Floral, chiefly citrusy hops with a spreading grassy herbaceousness. Medium bitterness. A bit more resting dough on the backhalf. Grassy, lightly resiny, dry finish with some lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It’s good at being a low-alcohol IPA.
Crystal clear pale yellow green, glowing, minimal head produced and subtle ring around the base. Grassy hop aroma, herbal spicy mostly grassy. No malt aromatics. The beer is very crisp with a high level of drinkability. The grassy notes come through in the taste. Slight bitterness towards the finish. Overall it’s very bright and clean and crisp but I would have like more from the hops. The grassy slight dank quality is great buts it’s a bit 1 deminsional.