Overall, a wonderful example of this beer style. It is a little bit lighter than some beers in this style, but I love it. It is balanced, complex and has very nice depth while still retaining a softness on the palate that makes it entirely too easy to slug down.
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Headwaters poured a golden, amber color with a paper thin, white head. The nose offers piney hops that are balanced by a nice maltiness. The body starts with a simple malt base up front that is simplistic in flavor but has nice depth. The finish is very dry, with moderate bitterness that gets bigger and becomes the best aspect of this beer.
Overall, this is a very, very good pale ale. The balance is great and the body is very clean, allowing the flavors to come through loud and clear. One of the better pale ales available.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Hop Devil poured a clear, copper color with a two fingered width, off white head. The nose is incredible, rich, piney hops so strong you can smell the stickiness, over nice bready malt that provides balance. the body is smooth, with the bready malt from the nose providing a base. Sugary at first, giving off a few honey notes, the middle is tame before transitioning to a finish that is dry with a crisp hop bite.
Overall, a great beer from Victory. Aroma, flavor, depth, complexity and everything that I look for in a beer are present here. All beer fans should try this at least once.