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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

1,884 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,884
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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danmcg62

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-30-2012 18:05:57 | More by danmcg62
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-30-2012 13:39:45 | More by thebouch01
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jmarklan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden / copper color, white head leaves a few nice rings of lace. Lovely look, very attractive.

Spicy hops dominate the nose, herbal and citric. Fresh tangerine aroma with a touch of malt sweetness.

Slightly spicy hops, herbal and citric, lemon rind, sweet tangerine asserts itself in the middle (I just love that flavor) along with a slight grassyness, cracker/biscuit malt towards the end, finishes with an herbal hop bitterness on the palate.

Somewhere in between light and medium bodied, very crisp and a bit dry.

Overall: Another fine beer from Victory. Sessionable and full of hop flavor, just like an American pale ale should be.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 04:11:13 | More by jmarklan
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phingdong

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-29-2012 03:08:41 | More by phingdong
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-27-2012 01:48:08 | More by Brewsed
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

09-24-2012 20:43:55 | More by jjd315
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice standard looking pale ale. Orange color. Slight haze. Thin head. Nice lacing, though.

Intense hop aroma. Caramel sweetness. Nice citrus and floral. Pungent undertone.

Awesome flavor! Hops everywhere. Not all that bitter. Sweet, grainy, and very hoppy.

Heavy mouthfeel with low carbonation.

Could use more carbonation and a thinner body. Otherwise, this beer is awesome.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 17:01:52 | More by UnderPressure
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SteveMi

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Note: bottle felt colder than the beer actually was so this review is focused on a warmer than normal pour.

A - Pours golden with some slight red/orange. Fluffy white head which falls from about half an inch to a quarter inch after 30 seconds. Just the right amount of carbonation.

S - Citrus and hops. The bitterness is right behind the grapefruit.

T - Very grapefruity with hops trailing right behind it. Not very complex but satisfying. Seems like this would fall more under IPA but maybe I'm still a bit new at this...

M - On the ligher side of medium. Slightly dry. Very, very drinkable.

O - Impressed and am wondering why I haven't seen more of this one around.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 00:28:08 | More by SteveMi
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-21-2012 04:40:55 | More by MarkyMOD
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bigjohnn

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-21-2012 01:46:25 | More by bigjohnn
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BlakeL

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.9%

09-20-2012 23:16:00 | More by BlakeL
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GMB

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

09-20-2012 23:03:41 | More by GMB
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-20-2012 16:04:40 | More by SalMineo
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IPAnoah

Illinois

5/5  rDev +26.9%

09-19-2012 23:35:46 | More by IPAnoah
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CoreyMartin

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

09-19-2012 20:29:47 | More by CoreyMartin
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

09-18-2012 23:00:27 | More by sdaly3
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nrombes

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-18-2012 22:39:07 | More by nrombes
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PorterLambic

Florida

2.68/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a lighter honey color (like clover) with a bloom of head from an aggressive pour. Head drops quickly to a film of off-white.
Smell is all hops, herbal and piney with just a whiff of malt.
Taste is the same: herbal and evergreen hops with just a hint of malt.
This drinks like a "west coast" beer, almost an IPA in its hop forward attitude. No balance because there is nothing for the hop to balance against. A true "one note" song.
Medium bodied, restrained effervescence. A bit of biscuit comes into play well into the aftertaste. Dry finish. Not a bad beer but it definitely is off style, IMO, and that's what I'm supposed to be rating it on.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 02:51:43 | More by PorterLambic
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BrewerB

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack today from the nearby corner market. Dated best by 9/13/2012 so it's a few days out of range. Pouring into a 3 Floyds pint glass.

A slight haze envelops the light orange beverage topped off with a tight off-white foam. Lacing clinging to the glass as the head retraces back down. Lemon rind hops propped up by a salty cracker, toasted malt foundation. Sweet wort also makes a brief appearance in the aroma along with a danker hop note. Firm light toasted bread malt along with a steady, persistent level of bitterness lending a nice balance to the beverage. Short pine needles on the back-end preceded by a touch of navel orange fruity. Medium bodied and modest carbonation. Overall a well-balanced beer with enough flavor on both sides of the hop-malt spectrum to keep me coming back for another taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 00:56:29 | More by BrewerB
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CoCambria

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-17-2012 21:48:34 | More by CoCambria
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

09-17-2012 17:07:31 | More by WoodburyMN
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ZCoale


4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-17-2012 03:21:13 | More by ZCoale
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Dwtucker90

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

09-16-2012 06:21:51 | More by Dwtucker90
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kbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-16-2012 00:58:02 | More by kbrown
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mgironta

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

09-13-2012 19:04:17 | More by mgironta
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,884 ratings.