Pursuit Of Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On handpump at TND
Clear amber with a thin white head with great retention and lacing. The nose is decent, biscuit malt and what I'm told (by the menu) is the standard Nugget aroma. Cat fur, spicy, musky and with a mild orange character, there's some earthy bitterness. Rather strange. The palate opens with light bitterness and lite sweetness. Chalk, spicy earthy hop character with a drying finish. There's some chalk on the finish along with biscuit malt flavor. Light body with moderate carbonation, especially for a cask beer, this beer is solid.
Serving type: cask
03-28-2010 15:49:40 | More by DefenCorps
3.45/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was the Nugget hops release.
Had a pint at Liberty St. Tavern. While it's certainly a full-flavored pale ale, the herbal character of Nugget hops is a bit much for me. It approached the "catty" (as in it has a character slightly reminiscent of cat piss) taste that occasionally pops up in pale ales with hops on the floral/herbal end of the spectrum. Still, it was a well-made and well-balance American Pale Ale. I look forward to seeing what Victory rolls out next.
Serving type: on-tap
03-22-2010 16:49:59 | More by tempest
3.85/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from tap into a nonic pint glass at TJs in Paoli. This is one rare beer.
A: A clear medium gold color with a thin white head. Some spotty lacing.
S: Fruity and earthy hops with some bready malt qualities. A hint of yeasty spicyness.
T: Fruity citrusy hops come first with a deep bready malt backround. Flavors turn into some earthy and grassy notes with the citrus lingering on. I get that distinct Victory yeasty flavors that turn spicy and peppery on the tongue. Finish is a bit bitter that is quickly mellowed by the creamy finish.
M: Medium, not overly full but nice for a pale ale. No alcohol.
D: Pretty high as they are very smooth to drink. A nice stab at an APA for Victory that almost tastes like a HopDevil light with the same yeast flavors. A good beer, but not a standout.
Serving type: on-tap
03-02-2010 19:54:11 | More by Kadonny
4.08/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Scored this on at Victory Friday at the Whole Foods Beer Room in the Bowery. This is a single hop APA with the hops changing through the year with the season. This one is made with Nugget hops. The abv will vary between 5.00 and 5.50 percent. A semi decent white head with sheets and spots of lace here and there. A clear light copper with golden hues. Light carbonation activity after each sip. Smell is very pleasing. Light but quite deep. Malty with a yeasty breadiness. A firm scent of earth with a faint citrus edge to the hops. Taste is superbly balanced with the malt taking front and center at first flowing into a blended earth hops that finishes with a perfect grapefruit flourish. There is a big bready center with a multilayer malt core. A touch of yeast esters give complexity. Finish is clean and dry with a grapefruit bitterness. Biscuits and grapefruit skin linger with a light buttery note. Feel is crisp and light making this a superb thirst quencher. This is one of those beers that gets better and better as you drink. Carbonation is just a touch shallow and I do mean just a touch. If fixing this means changing anything else leave it as I am nit picking. Super drinkability and a reasonable abv makes this one along with the Downtown Brown two of the best session ales I've had in a while. I should have gotten a 64oz growler of both. Victory is on a roll!
Serving type: growler
02-23-2010 04:33:14 | More by scootny
Pursuit Of Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
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