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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

1,988 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,988
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 59
Gots: 154 | 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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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-31-2012 22:25:48 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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bmf5581

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-31-2012 21:13:55 | More by bmf5581
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ultimatesearch

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-31-2012 01:26:39 | More by ultimatesearch
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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-31-2012 00:40:00 | More by Sipchue
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Headgoober

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-30-2012 22:10:06 | More by Headgoober
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BibsBrewing

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-30-2012 02:28:56 | More by BibsBrewing
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4/5  rDev +1.8%

A: Pours a golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head

S: Has some nice citrus and grassy hops with pale malts to back up the hops

T: Follows the nose, with some citrusy hops to start off, followed by the more dominant grassy hops and finished by the pale malts. Fairly simple

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A nice, simple pale ale with a good bit of hops and the malts to back them up. Nothing to really write home about, but a good drinker nonetheless

12-30-2012 02:12:49 | More by BEERMILER12
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guityler83

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%

A: A slightly hazy copper orange color, with a small bright white head with slight retention retention that sits on top of the glass as you sip your pint.

S: Just.. Wow.. An explosion of cattyness hits at first followed by the classic west coast resiny citrus. I also detect mango, melon and other tropical fruits (Simcoe/amarillo??) nice!

T: The cattyness comes through in the taste as expected, with a nice toasty backbone. The piney bitterness stays with you after you've put down the glass. Crisp and clean, this beer should be drank as fresh as possible.

M: Moderatly dry and a stickyness i describe from heavy late hop additions.

O: Bam! Victory makes some great beers this one included. While some people arn't a fan of the catty character the newer aroma type hops provide I love them in combination with the old classics. The aroma of Headwaters puts this thing in the IPA cattegory for me despite what the label says, I would love to hear the grain/hop bill for this bad boy. Good show ol' chap, good show!

12-29-2012 19:51:50 | More by guityler83
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Lewdd

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

12-29-2012 07:19:18 | More by Lewdd
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BucannonXC5

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Dec. 27, 2012
Price: $19.99 for the 6-pack
Misc.: Box said enjoy by March 10, 2013; Also a long and uninformative spiel about water on the bottle and not as much (really nothing) about the beer.

Poured a honey golden, pale, clear color with two fingers of snowy, frothy white head. Healthy amount of thick, foamy white lacing on the sides. Good thick retention on the top as well that lasted throughout the pour.

Smelled a sharp whiff of hops up front, somewhere between resin and citrus (grapefruit). The bitterness comes through unambiguously. Also lemon grass, hay and honey.

Tasted the hops first like the smell. Got that mix of resin and grapefruit. Also some lemon in there. Cereal and light bread.

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

Just a really good pale ale. Will savor my other two in the Victory variety pack.

12-28-2012 09:32:05 | More by BucannonXC5
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NeverSettle

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -30%

12-28-2012 04:17:40 | More by NeverSettle
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zbooks

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

12-28-2012 03:57:42 | More by zbooks
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-28-2012 02:41:59 | More by Gww1864
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shaw87psu

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-28-2012 00:13:44 | More by shaw87psu
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MAJ85

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-27-2012 22:26:57 | More by MAJ85
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Orange

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-27-2012 06:03:28 | More by Orange
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runlikeakenyan

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-26-2012 23:43:43 | More by runlikeakenyan
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Vbloise

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-25-2012 22:17:16 | More by Vbloise
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-24-2012 23:33:11 | More by Dizzy242
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%

Pours slightly hazy yellow with a small white head.

Smell offers fresh, citrus hops..really clean aroma. Fresh orange/lemon with mild sweetness for balance.

Similar to nose with plenty of lemony citrus hop character, some spicy hop notes, hop forward but well balanced. Slightly bitter finish.

Crisp carbonation and light feel makes this a great pale to session.

Another great brew from Victory.

12-24-2012 22:14:31 | More by TheMultiYeast
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

I poured this into my tulip glass and got about two fingers of head. The coloring is more brown than orange.

The aroma from this beer is decently strong. I like the prevalence of citrus in the nose.

The flavor is pretty strong for a pale ale. You get a lot of citrus hops with really minimal malt. This leads to some decent bitterness. This is a pretty good pale that tastes more like a single IPA.

12-24-2012 20:06:09 | More by ummswimmin
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-22-2012 22:06:48 | More by cliff1066
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-22-2012 16:03:17 | More by cantfindme
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dog-ear


4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-22-2012 06:27:47 | More by dog-ear
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PCBrewski

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-21-2012 19:40:39 | More by PCBrewski
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,988 ratings.