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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

2,215 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,215
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 61
Gots: 242 | 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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Photo of Gavage
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 2" head that slowly falls to a thin coating.

Smell: light cirus and hop bitterness comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange, lemon zest, and a moderate bitterness are the main flavors.

Mouthfeel: crisp from start to finish. Short lasting aftertaste. Refreshing.

Overall: a very easy to quaff pale ale that has a nice flavor profile and is satisfying.

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3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottspencer
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Theniz
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.04/5  rDev -48%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of gcamparone
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours golden yellow clear body with a small head that reduces quickly leaving no lacing

Smell is caramel, light pineapple and pine, citrus.

Taste is citrus and tropical fruit followed by pale malt and a slight hoppy bite.

Easy drinker, medium body with medium carbonation.

A good pale ale. Has that west coast citrusy feel.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of KidDoc
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured a 12 oz beer into a standard pint glass. BB date of 3/2015. Deep clear coppery golden color with one-finger head that dissipated fairly quickly. Medium lacing. Nose is predominantly earthy piney hops with minor touch of citrus. Taste is assertively hoppy with nice lighter maltiness in the background. Decent bitterness dries the palate at the finish. Great example of an APA and, frankly, has a bit of IPA profile to it. If you like hops, you will like this.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Patbrown2
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of pinyin
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Overall decent offering from Victory, but with a few drawbacks.

Floral hoppy nose, with a medium hoppy bitterness. Definitely more hoppy than malty. This is like a half IPA, but it's solid all the way through.

What I am disappointed about tho is how Victory saturated my local NEPA market with this, yet They no longer offer their (Helles) lager, or they just don't distribute it north of Lehigh Valley.

Victory, bY brewing this more as an IPA rather than a Helles Lager saves a lot money on production costs.

This is the downfall of their large expansion last year. Product quality and availibilty suffers. You as the customer pay the same, or more for an inferior product.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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1.08/5  rDev -72.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.8/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.92/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,215 ratings.