Headwaters Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerDawgs:
3.7/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Amber, with 1/2 inch of head and a slight head retention
S - Sweet malts, rye. Smells excellent
T - Sweet up front, and piny hops at the end
M - Medium carbonated, light bodied
O - Not as good as it smells. But not bad for a Pale Ale, which is not one of my favorite styles
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2012 04:14:53 | More by BeerDawgs
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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.