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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

2,115 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,115
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 59
Gots: 202 | 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 jacewg
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden orange color. Beautiful. Nice head, fades relatively quickly and leaves a thin head. Good lacing.

Aroma: Citra bomb. Tropical citrus fruit. A bit of simcoe-y pine and earthiness. This smells really, really good.

Taste: Really nice citrus and tropical fruit qualities. Moderately bitter. Quite dry overall. Just a hint of sweet balancing malt. Hops are the star. Hops come across a bit resiny and spicy on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Well carbed with just a touch of prickliness. A bit fuller bodied than expected for a 5% pale ale.

Overall: My go-to shelf pale ale/session hoppy beer. Underrated in my opinion. If the label said "Three Floyds" instead of "Victory" this would be rated considerably higher.

jacewg, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of 57md
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is a light copper with a thin layer of head. There is surprisingly healthy amounts of lacing considering the minimal head to work with. The nose presents a decent dose of hops and a touch of pine. Again, I am surprised that such a thin amount of head produced a hearty smell.

There is some malt taste, but the main flavor notes are crisp and clean. The finish is certainly not crazy hoppy, but it is relatively bitter for an APA.

One of the best APAs available - an overlooked style in the days of "bigger is better" beer making.

57md, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of cw13
4/5  rDev +2%

cw13, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

SunDevilBeer, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +2%

enelson, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

cmeinz, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of catfan2000
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

catfan2000, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

t0rin0, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of nzerbe
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

nzerbe, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of bcsbeer
4/5  rDev +2%

bcsbeer, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of gwiedman1
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

gwiedman1, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

ste5venla, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of KingSlayer
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

KingSlayer, Feb 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

dbl_delta, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of ninaturner
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ninaturner, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of AshyLarry23
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

AshyLarry23, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

FLBeerGuy, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

CaptDavyJones, Feb 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

RudnicsMEB, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of cyclonece09
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a translucent orange with a small white head. Smells of citrus hops and slight flowery notes. Tastes of earthy and slight citrus taste from the hops a a nice malty body. Beer is light/medium bodied and carbonated well. Overall a very good beer.

cyclonece09, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Snellgg5
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Snellgg5, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Lurkerson, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of dpage27
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

dpage27, Feb 20, 2013
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,115 ratings.