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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

1,926 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,926
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 57
Gots: 137 | 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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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-12-2013 18:21:05 | More by Kubrickx
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Murrhey

Montana

3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer poured on a flight at Haven Gastropub in Orange, Calif. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger width head, good retention and carbonation. The lacing is nice as well. Orange-brown body.

S- Hoppy and light.

T- Crisp flavors, bitter and fresh.

M- Smooth and fairly dry.

O- Easy drinking beer. Tasty and floral hops. I wish I took better notes on this one.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2012 23:45:05 | More by Murrhey
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WesM63

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-19-2012 05:27:36 | More by WesM63
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-24-2012 21:41:08 | More by HamGlade10
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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 22:34:18 | More by mvanaskie13
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-03-2012 03:58:25 | More by JimGlonke
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riversider76

New York

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice golden with amber hues. One finger plus head with good retention and nice lace. Aroma is of citrus, hops with notes of bread. Body is the lighter side of medium with some carbonation. Taste is a crisp well balanced treat. Nice grapefruit edge to the finish. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 00:12:01 | More by riversider76
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I gotta say, this thing bleeds Simcoe. At first its cat pee (dont even yet), but then I get a bit of pineapple and lemons--enough to cancel out the flavors I dont like from Simcoe hops. Light bodied and slightly sweet. Theres enough malt and fruity hops to pull this thing through. Might be the best use of Simcoe Ive had yet.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2012 23:46:24 | More by VncentLIFE
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-04-2013 02:38:44 | More by Troville1990
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best buy 8-17-11

The beer appeared a nice orange/darker amber color with a nice bright white head that was decently retained, but faded into a very thin, uneven cap. Aroma was perhaps slightly more malty than hoppy, but some citrus hops were noticeable. Taste is good, well balanced with perhaps a slight edge to the citrus hops, but not much. The taste of the beer really did not linger too much in the mouth. Lighter feel with good carbonation. The beer was easy to drink, very refreshing, clean and crisp. Overall, a good beer from a great brewery.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 13:35:39 | More by PhillyStyle
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Sweffin

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-14-2011 23:36:42 | More by alamode
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CloudStrife

New York

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a chalice. No dating on the bottle.

A: Pours a crystal clear goldish amber with a 1 finger white head. This head dissipates to a film within 2 minutes. Hardly any visible carbonation.

S: Starts with some nice floral and citrus notes. Nice bready and roasted malt smell to it too. Hints of fruity sweetness.

T: Pretty balanced brew here. Starts off with some fruity citrus hops, then more of a grassy taste, continuing on with some sweet malts and barley notes. Finishing with a nice lingering hop touch.

M: Medium bodied, lower in carbonation. A little sticky.

Overall a very drinkable, tasty and balanced pale ale. Solid entry by a great brewery. I like the barley notes but wouldnt mind a little more hop.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 21:05:10 | More by CloudStrife
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-09-2012 15:21:49 | More by TheRuss9585
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Norseman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-01-2013 00:37:02 | More by Norseman
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-10-2013 02:00:20 | More by EBeckett3
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-08-2014 09:25:35 | More by gillagorilla
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-29-2012 04:19:01 | More by carrollmel7
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hopkrid

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-14-2013 09:26:25 | More by hopkrid
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-16-2013 00:53:20 | More by Drk93TT
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deadliest

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-29-2013 16:30:53 | More by deadliest
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,926 ratings.