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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

1,888 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,888
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 55
Gots: 123 | 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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Rob315

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-04-2012 17:52:25 | More by Rob315
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-17-2014 02:28:14 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-24-2012 18:44:10 | More by sweisel80
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jdhasse

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-10-2012 18:15:10 | More by jdhasse
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CMOrak

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-20-2013 21:04:44 | More by CMOrak
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lehueve

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-24-2014 18:26:06 | More by lehueve
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sethmeister

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Luminous clear brass in color with a 1 finger offwhite head. Good amount of lace.

Scent is fresh and bready with earthy, citric and oniony notes

Taste is light citrus with a hint of onion. Very crisp and clean with a mineral flavor.

Drinkability is very very high.

Mouth is medium - light and nicely carbonated.

This is a refreshing and eminently drinkable session ale with enough hop scent and flavor to satisfy.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 00:13:37 | More by sethmeister
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Light Orange with minimal white head, very clear, with some carbonation bubbles throughout. No lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit scented hops, overpowering.

Taste: Citrus hops, slight malt, the hops are upfront and lingering in the beer.

Mouthfeel: Decent carbonation up front along with hops bitterness followed by a smooth fresh water feel.

Overall: Delicious hoppy pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 00:52:48 | More by Josiah2729
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Beergelden

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-17-2013 11:48:33 | More by Beergelden
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JG-90

New Jersey

3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

bottle into glass

A - Pours medium/large slightly creamy head, leaves moderate lacing, very clear pale copper color

S - Not as much smell as I expected, resinous hops, bread, and a little malt

T - Huge prickly/resinous hop start (seems to me a little aggressive for a pale ale), bread, grapefruit, and a slight malt finish

M - very prickly mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation

O - I think the prickly hops with lighter body are a little too much for my taste, seems like a sligthly watered down IPA, but still a good and interesting beer

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 22:11:30 | More by JG-90
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-12-2013 23:16:46 | More by pheelingIt
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-07-2013 19:16:33 | More by Hockey_Fan
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-09-2014 22:23:51 | More by Yellolab2010
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Justinbshelton

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

01-24-2014 02:48:05 | More by Justinbshelton
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Stoutlad

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-16-2012 22:17:45 | More by Stoutlad
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GMB

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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

Virginia

5/5  rDev +27.2%

11-17-2011 18:01:45 | More by Desaparecido
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blbarnett3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-26-2013 23:17:01 | More by blbarnett3
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-08-2013 02:44:46 | More by Dreamer
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Swaino

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-12-2014 02:19:04 | More by Swaino
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
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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WankelEngine

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a wine glass

A: Pours a vibrantly clear (so clear I can read text through it like an orange-tinted magnifying glass haha) amber-orange color. There is a small, off-white head which quickly fades to nothing but a small ring of foam. Mild lacing.

S: The first thing I pick up is a good dose of tropical fruits, very citrusy. Mild pine and some toffee follow, but the nose is dominated by the tropical aromas.

T: Not nearly as fruity as the aroma, but with a bigger emphasis on the citrus. A good dose of grassy hops greets the mid-palate and lingers through to the finish. The malt here is light and mild but provides just a bit of balance with some caramel flavor. Moderately bitter overall with a mild but long finish.

M: Fairly thin mouthfeel, but not overly so. Carbonation is on the mild side of moderate, but still effervescent. A little watery as I swallow.

O: A decent pale ale. Citra hops are here doing their thing which never hurts. Easy drinking with decent flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 01:49:32 | More by WankelEngine
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-04-2012 20:09:06 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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zdeck37

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-30-2013 01:02:55 | More by zdeck37
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M27

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-17-2012 01:22:12 | More by M27
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,888 ratings.