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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

2,011 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,011
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 60
Gots: 161 | 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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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-17-2013 01:36:00 | More by Nunya
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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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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-20-2012 20:40:29 | More by HarmonMW
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-15-2013 02:47:24 | More by Sweffin
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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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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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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
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-24-2012 21:41:08 | More by HamGlade10
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GFD400

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-10-2013 02:09:22 | More by GFD400
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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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JimGlonke

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-03-2012 03:58:25 | More by JimGlonke
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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
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,011 ratings.