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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

2,019 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,019
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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purppy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-03-2012 01:47:00 | More by purppy
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Cardmarauder

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-02-2012 15:05:03 | More by Cardmarauder
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-30-2012 01:11:12 | More by Kunstman
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ironwill54


4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-28-2012 20:31:57 | More by ironwill54
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dji43466

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

11-27-2012 03:06:12 | More by dji43466
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jculler82

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

11-27-2012 02:21:16 | More by jculler82
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SenorHops

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-26-2012 17:26:01 | More by SenorHops
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Mojo

Alabama

4/5  rDev +1.8%

This offering from Victory pours up a deep gold with a one finger white head, not much retention, but substantial lacing on the side of the tulip. The nose is floral, citrus, and pine. Taste is very sweet upfront followed by a bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is good with a bit of an aftertaste, though not completely unpleasant. Certainly a worthy offering. Not world class, but good stuff nonetheless.

11-26-2012 04:05:21 | More by Mojo
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bmquin

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-25-2012 20:16:19 | More by bmquin
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B00ZER

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-25-2012 03:32:42 | More by B00ZER
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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

11-24-2012 03:55:36 | More by chrishensley
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-22-2012 02:56:05 | More by hollywood_15063
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sneaks2210

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-21-2012 18:55:32 | More by sneaks2210
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chrismel

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-21-2012 00:07:42 | More by chrismel
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eargle

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-20-2012 20:10:48 | More by eargle
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

11-19-2012 21:54:14 | More by jhartley
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One_Man_Gang


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

11-17-2012 17:28:20 | More by One_Man_Gang
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Stoutlad

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-16-2012 22:17:45 | More by Stoutlad
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -12.2%

Appearance: Slightly hazy caramel/orange hue with a very thin soapy off-white head.

Aroma: Bready malt and light earthy hops.

Taste: Lots of bready malt and almost a buttery or spicy biscuit taste. A hint of pine and mostly subdued earthy hop flavor. Not much bitterness. Semi-dry finish. A bit of a sweet palate. Nice aftertaste of biscuit.

Mouthfeel: Just under medium in body with decent effervescence. Easy drinkability.

Final Thoughts: A good Pale Ale but nothing special. Would I drink it again? If it was offered to me.

11-16-2012 05:46:35 | More by JamesMN
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VernonKell

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-15-2012 22:43:34 | More by VernonKell
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StoutIrish

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-15-2012 01:25:14 | More by StoutIrish
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Murrhey

Montana

3.35/5  rDev -14.8%

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.

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.0 A: Faintly hazed light orange color. Just half a finger of frothy off-white head with average retention, but no lacing.

4.5 S: Lot of aroma in this. Jam packed action for the nose. Quite hoppy with floral and dank resiny, cat pissy hops. Maybe some citrus and pine underneath. Grainy with a light caramel and a light toastiness. Solid neutral malt aroma. Not entirely complex, but powerful and more importantly, exceedingly pleasant.

4.0 T: Good balance betweent the hops and the malts. Hops are again floral, resiny, and dank with just slight cat notes. Grainy malts with light toast and caramel. Solid flavors that are big and bold. Well done.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess and could use some more, but good enough overall.

4.0 D: Tasty, well rounded pale ale. Super drinkable and easily classified as an "anytime beer."

11-14-2012 05:16:45 | More by DavoleBomb
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-13-2012 17:21:59 | More by CurtFromHershey
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craft_shannie

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

11-11-2012 22:45:44 | More by craft_shannie
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,019 ratings.