1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Headwaters Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Headwaters Pale AleHeadwaters Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

2,280 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,280
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 68
Gots: 301 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: thagr81us on 02-14-2011

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 2,280 | Reviews: 551
Photo of psuscott1
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of dancaplette
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

headwater's has a bright copper color to it , slight carbonation that lasts through the pour. it retains a one figure head with a nice lacing.

it has a citrusy smell to it, more than I expected for a pale ale, very pleasant.

it has a nice mouth feel, I can describe as a light, but creamy smoothness and nice bitterness.

overall a good effort, as usual by victory.

Photo of Gregvg
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Jimbo4430
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ipas-for-life
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jbeervt
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of wonothesane42
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of erialbill
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of dkline72
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BobaFret
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jacothom
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of timoteo833
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of TimHitchings
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jmshulk
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of AL89BR
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of verge
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Hoolie5
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Zimm
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Bustersuess
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of lsummers
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler with a one finger bone white head. Very clear bright copper. It's so clear it's actually quite attractive. Smells of some spicy nutty piney hops. There's a malty sweetness in there along with some lemon zest. The taste doesn't hit as hard with the hops up front. Starts a bit nutty and has a herbal, earthy, pine with that lemon zest hop notes. Ends with some roasted malt notes. Mouthfeel on this is hard to judge since it's from a growler. It has a milder carbonation and feels fairly round on the tongue.

Overall, I really need to try this bottled or on tap to gain a better gauge of the mouthfeel. It's tasting fantastic and is a solid pale ale.

Photo of Suds
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Here is a hazy, golden brew...thin white head. The aroma is of aggressive, piney hops and grain. Citrus and a pungent tree bark quality. Almost cheesy hops. Odd. The taste is moderately dry, sharp , bitter hops. Some companies may call this an IPA. Crisp, bitter, and clean. Full mouthfeel, firm body. Refreshing, and very enjoyable after an afternoon of hiking.

Photo of Kubrickx
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ystazi
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Headyman
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to SammyJaxxx for the beermail.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a belgian tulip.

Appearance: Pours a beautifully clear light amber. 1 inch bubbly head fades away fairly quickly.

Aroma: A pleasantly mellow citrus, with lemon and grapefruit. Some earthier hop undertones with a sweet, slightly dank finish. The aroma is quite pungent for a Pale ale.

Taste: Unlike any Pale i've had before. Begins with a nutty sweetness, that is accentuated by the high carbonation. Headwaters has a real grassy, weedy, mid and a somewhat salty sweet earthy hop finish. A bit of a peppery taste lingers.

Mouthfeel: Moderate-to high carbonation that works to bring out the hop character. Has an aftertaste that slowly changes from citrusy sweet to a slightly bitter peppery taste. Perhaps a tad watery.

Overall: Extremely interesting to say the least, and quite good. There is a nice dank flavor that evolves from the first sip to the last. A solid pale ale, I'll have to pick this up next time I see it.

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,280 ratings.