Headwaters Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by Axic10:
4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear golden orange with a finger of fluffy white head that settles to a thin layer.
Smell: Citrus notes, fresh hop aroma, slight hint of sweet malt.
Taste: Citrus is the highlight of the flavor profile. Juicy grapefruit and mango, with a slight hop bitterness and a sweet aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, crisp and clean.
Overall: Very impressed with this beer. I'm looking forward to drinking this in the summer months as it is really refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2011 23:36:01 | More by Axic10
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2.98/5 rDev -24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Appearance: Clear, light, golden amber color, with a thick, fine, persistent head and sticky lacing down the glass.
Aroma: Bright grapefruit, and piney hops.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Immediate, biting carbonation on the tongue, with strong grapefruit flavor, and a slight touch of biscuity malt. The finish consists of exceedingly bitter, resiny hops, like pine oil.
Final Word: This one feels pretty self explanatory to me, given how few descriptors there are for the beer, as even the hop/bitterness lovers that I would recommend this to (and those are the only ones I would recommend it to) should still want something with more depth, complexity, and balance than this beer offers. The vicious carbonation, and overwhelming bitterness make for a brew that you have to brace yourself against before every sip, and even if it were in better balance, there are so few flavors present in the beer that it would still be underwhelming/bland. My hope is that the passing of time could benefit this beer by reining in the carbonation, and hop bitterness, creating a better balance. As it stands, I can only recommend this to someone craving an extremely bitter, piney tongue bruiser, and would recommend that all others find something else!
Serving type: on-tap
07-14-2014 21:03:53 | More by Louisville-Beer-Reviews
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,912 ratings.