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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

1,931 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,931
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 56
Gots: 138 | 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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alostplot

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-14-2014 23:31:57 | More by alostplot
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warpig372

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-14-2014 23:00:21 | More by warpig372
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informaticsDoc

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-14-2014 22:59:06 | More by informaticsDoc
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Louisville-Beer-Reviews

Kentucky

2.98/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, light, golden amber color, with a thick, fine, persistent head and sticky lacing down the glass.

Aroma: Bright grapefruit, and piney hops.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Immediate, biting carbonation on the tongue, with strong grapefruit flavor, and a slight touch of biscuity malt. The finish consists of exceedingly bitter, resiny hops, like pine oil.

Final Word: This one feels pretty self explanatory to me, given how few descriptors there are for the beer, as even the hop/bitterness lovers that I would recommend this to (and those are the only ones I would recommend it to) should still want something with more depth, complexity, and balance than this beer offers. The vicious carbonation, and overwhelming bitterness make for a brew that you have to brace yourself against before every sip, and even if it were in better balance, there are so few flavors present in the beer that it would still be underwhelming/bland. My hope is that the passing of time could benefit this beer by reining in the carbonation, and hop bitterness, creating a better balance. As it stands, I can only recommend this to someone craving an extremely bitter, piney tongue bruiser, and would recommend that all others find something else!

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2014 21:03:53 | More by Louisville-Beer-Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Pennsylvania

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Illinois

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Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,931 ratings.