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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

2,005 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,005
Reviews: 531
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 60
Gots: 159 | 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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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-06-2013 20:12:26 | More by Lukass
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%

12oz bottle. Orange color, great head, lots of lace up the sides of the pint glass. Aroma is very floral hops, perfume-like and reminiscent of the floral/perfume aspect I get from Sierra Nevada amped up to 10. Flavor is more of the same. Overall a solid pale ale but it is also sort of one-dimensional and becomes overwhelming.

01-06-2013 17:15:42 | More by ArrogantB
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lefty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-06-2013 06:18:58 | More by lefty
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matjack85

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

I found this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Glen Ellyn, IL. for $1.69.

The beer poured a pale orange color with a 1-finger white head that lasted about a minute with decent lacing.

Big floral hop aroma along with lots of fruits.

Good citrusy hop flavor - mostly orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. Just enough maltiness for sweetness and balance. Bitterness is at IPA levels, but I liked it.

Light to medium body with medium carbonation.

This is a good tasting beer. Another winner from Victory.

01-06-2013 05:26:06 | More by matjack85
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Ncpogs

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-06-2013 02:00:33 | More by Ncpogs
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leftbigtoe

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-06-2013 01:14:28 | More by leftbigtoe
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-06-2013 00:25:25 | More by LarryMyers
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chefduff2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-05-2013 22:37:53 | More by chefduff2
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sendbeer

Georgia

1/5  rDev -74.6%

01-05-2013 06:09:01 | More by sendbeer
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iKasey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-04-2013 22:54:00 | More by iKasey
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greengorby

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

01-04-2013 13:57:40 | More by greengorby
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sansho

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-04-2013 03:16:17 | More by sansho
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -30%

01-04-2013 01:57:34 | More by jaswilson2
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dayfortnight

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-03-2013 23:12:07 | More by dayfortnight
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barczar

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%

Pours a clear copper with a half inch cream head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving thick lacing.

Grapefruit, tangerine, and fresh cut grass begin the aroma. Mango, pineapple, and floral hops add complexity. There's a bready caramel malt backbone that is subtle.

Malt backbone is more substantial in the flavor, creating a lightly toasted breadcrust imitation. Citrusy hops become less distinct than in the aroma, providing a sharp contrast to the resiny, bitter finishing hops.

Body is moderate and slick, with moderate carbonation and a slight astringent bite.

More citrus hop character than anything, certainly more along the ipa line, if bitterness were more pronounced. Wish the flavor matched the aroma more closely.

01-03-2013 01:19:14 | More by barczar
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +23.4%

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!

01-02-2013 19:10:12 | More by BierStein711
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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
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,005 ratings.