Headwaters Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured into a standard shaker. Best by date of July 8, 2011.
Pours a clear golden that is darker than expected for a pale ale. Big two to three finger head that leaves a light lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is really nice. Citrus and piney hops with a sweet malt backbone.
Taste mirrors the smell. Pineapple and citrus in the taste with an underlying apricot sweetness. I would suspect centennial and amarillo in the hop bill. Slightly piney and bitter. A very tasty pale ale with enough hop character to push the boundaries toward an IPA. Typical mouthfeel for the style, I could easily put back several of these with no problem. Lots of flavor for 5.1%.
Recommended. Best comparison would be a lighter version of Ithaca Flower Power.
02-20-2011 03:30:14 | More by victory4me
4.4/5 rDev +12%
A: Beautiful copper color with a foamy, frothy, white head. No lace or retention.
S: Good balance of hops and malt but the hops stand out with a bite that I like to equate to East Coast hops. Not intense but great hop characteristics. Very pale, indeed.
T: Fresh, fruity, hoppy. Fantastic. Right amount of dryness. Malt hits the palate at the end of each sip to make this one balanced PA...from PA. (lame)
M: Smooth, refreshing, and delicious. Thinner body than I would like but the drinkability is very high.
O: A killer PA from Victory. Well done!
06-24-2012 03:46:57 | More by Gatch
4/5 rDev +1.8%
Poured into a standard pint glass: color is straw to copperish, clear, transparent with nice effervescence. Finger thick head presents then diminishes to thin top.
Smell presents as a nice wave of citric, slightly earthy hops with a very clean pale malt undertone.
Taste is clean, crisp well balanced mix of pale malt, very slight hint of caramel with a touch of biscuit. Hop bitterness is clean with not as much citric presence as the smell.
Mouthfeel is well balanced, clean and crisp with an almost perfect balance of hops and malt.
Overall, a very nice pale ale, understated malt backbone with a solid hop nose.
11-06-2011 22:34:18 | More by mvanaskie13
2.78/5 rDev -29.3%
A-Pours a slight copper-hued golden color with half a finger of head.
S-Smells of lemon and guava with some light grain notes.
T-Slightly bitter, almost floral notes with a light malt backing.
M-Very light-bodied with medium carbonation and a very drying finish.
D-I'm glad I got this in a mix-a-six; I'd be hard-pressed to buy another one of these.
12-04-2011 04:41:28 | More by samie85
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,020 ratings.