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Headwaters Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Headwaters Pale AleHeadwaters Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,880 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,880
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 55
Gots: 121 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 02-14-2011)
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.95/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

STOP THE PRESSES>>>This beer is F'ing A....F'ing awesome! A very nice flavored yet subtle pale ale. Victory hit the mark for me! A wonderful tasting pale ale that does not linger nor leaves a brutle bitterness and super elevated ABV. The color was copper in color...the white was very thin and not a lot of lace. The nose was heavy with grapefruit with subtle pine. The taste absolutely followed suit...awesome balance! Mouthfeel was great....SESSION!!!

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2011 03:26:21 | More by WoodBrew
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This brew was again had on draught!

Outstanding beer with much fanfare!

Three finger head.

Amber read in color similar to Bass Ale!

Smells of grassy hops, herbs, and a touch of dark fruits!

Tastes of hops, grass, grain, herbs, and a balanced hop finish!

Mouthfeel: smooth and refreshing!

I liked this a tad better than HopDevil!

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2013 19:10:12 | More by BierStein711
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I wanted to get a lighter, lower in alcohol flavorful beer (being that I have a bunch of higher alcohol IPA DIPAS and other bigger styles as well in the fridge) and this beer fits exactly under that description.

It looks great like a caramel color that is in between brown and yellow. I instantly get an astringent herbal tea smell with a sweet ripened fruit smell all from the hops. The taste is pretty identical to the smell starting off with a crisp hop bite on the tip of the tongue some cracker like malts in the middle and then ending with that herbal tea ripened fruit taste from the hops on the finish.

It definitely has a very pure fresh taste to it and I can tell they use really fresh water in this. I've had a bunch of Victory beers and this is absolutely one of my favorites. This almost reminds me of an IPA light By light I mean lighter body less alcohol less filling but definitely not lacking on the hops. What a fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 00:58:57 | More by thebrood1987
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GSX1250FA


4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer.

Has a nice amber color and is not cloudy. Good white head that lasts for a while.

Aroma is of fresh hops and not overpowering.

Delicious hoppy taste and well balanced.

The mouthfeel is medium and full-bodied, and very refreshing.

I think the secret to its great taste is Victory's wet-milling process. It permits the barley husk to be removed from the kernel with less breakage. A more intact husk means less tannic bitterness imparted in the sweet wort. Not too many brewers do wet-milling because it is a slower process and takes more time than dry-milling.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 18:06:32 | More by GSX1250FA
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Steff_Wantz

Maryland

4.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: amber colored with clear carbonation

S: delicious hoppy, crisp aroma

T: refreshingly smooth, citrus hints, not bitter at all

M: very pleasant, does not linger after

O: Overall I love this beer! It is super refreshing and light. I really would like to try this beer on tap.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 03:15:10 | More by Steff_Wantz
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masemase

Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance was not notable

S - general mix of pleasant hops...citrus, pine, floral

T - bitter then sweet then floral then resinous bitter with clean finish

M - Solid carbonation, the reason this beer rates so high is that it is full of delicious hoppiness, yet without an overwhelming bitterness that accumulates on the palate

O - an extremely drinkable pale ale

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 04:13:58 | More by masemase
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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jeddis1

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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dji43466

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Pennsylvania

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Maine

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,880 ratings.