Headwaters Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by 57md:
4.06/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance is a light copper with a thin layer of head. There is surprisingly healthy amounts of lacing considering the minimal head to work with. The nose presents a decent dose of hops and a touch of pine. Again, I am surprised that such a thin amount of head produced a hearty smell.
There is some malt taste, but the main flavor notes are crisp and clean. The finish is certainly not crazy hoppy, but it is relatively bitter for an APA.
One of the best APAs available - an overlooked style in the days of "bigger is better" beer making.
Serving type: on-tap
03-12-2013 04:50:00 | More by 57md
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4/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz. bottle poured into pint glass.
A: Vivid amber hue with a creamy three-finger head that takes eons (in beer-time) to deflate to a 1/4" cap. Tons of lacing left behind as the head dissipates.
S: Some light citrusy hops—grapefruit, little bit of orange and tangerine, but mostly grapefruit. A decent amount of malty sweetness underneath to keep things mild and balanced.
T: A bit of citrus upfront with some lightly floral notes coming though. Hints of maltiness and breadiness balance everything else out to keep the profile very mild while still allowing the hops to shine.
M: Medium body with a crisp carbonation. Finishes dry and goes down super-smooth. This one is the definition of sessionable.
O: Another fantastic brew from Victory. This one is great for hopheads and non-hopheads alike. Well-balanced flavors, a bit of complexity, and wonderful sessionability. A recommended brew, no doubt.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 05:10:58 | More by ThePaintedGrey
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,659 ratings.