Headwaters Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by EStreet20:
4.15/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle, 20 ounce curved pub glass.
A - Excellent clarity on this orangish golden colored ale. Off white head, not that big but stays and laces well.
S - Very nice hop forward nose. Pineapple, tropica fruit.
T - Very nice tasting pale ale. Pininess joins the fruit flavors a little, and a nice malt/hop balance is there. The bitterness hits mostly in the finish, and ends fairly dry.
M - Lighter body. Carbonation is smooth and on the lower side.
O - A nice, exceptionally easy drinking pale with sessionability and a great hop fix without being overwhelming in that area.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2011 19:48:13 | More by EStreet20
More User Reviews:
3.63/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. smell is of hops, some citrus. Taste is hoppy, bitter upfront, some citrus, pine as well, smooth and enjoyable. feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 12:29:39 | More by tone77
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 1,916 ratings.