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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

2,020 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,020
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 60
Gots: 164 | 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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victory4me

Pennsylvania

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
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Gatch

Massachusetts

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
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-29-2013 08:57:17 | More by jimmah120
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-29-2013 10:13:17 | More by ChrisMon02
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-19-2012 03:22:37 | More by HumanParaquat
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-12-2013 17:01:25 | More by JMUbrewz
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-18-2014 05:45:52 | More by rudabegga9
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-24-2012 23:33:11 | More by Dizzy242
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

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
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-05-2012 21:46:45 | More by tdmccarthy
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-20-2012 20:40:29 | More by HarmonMW
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Sweffin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-15-2013 02:47:24 | More by Sweffin
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-06-2013 14:07:35 | More by RobertColianni
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-26-2014 22:50:05 | More by NYR_Rob
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

02-02-2013 03:22:24 | More by kingmaker
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-19-2014 23:58:15 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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nzerbe

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-05-2013 02:26:14 | More by nzerbe
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deadliest

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-29-2013 16:30:53 | More by deadliest
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-22-2012 20:04:10 | More by bluckbeyes
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-14-2011 18:55:41 | More by Hessian257
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BKotch

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-10-2014 02:43:05 | More by BKotch
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KeyWestGator

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-01-2014 00:49:39 | More by KeyWestGator
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Modernrickk

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-04-2014 17:44:47 | More by Modernrickk
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pperez38

California

3/5  rDev -23.7%

01-31-2012 10:50:00 | More by pperez38
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samie85

Illinois

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.