Headwaters Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,005 ratings.