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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

1,888 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,888
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 55
Gots: 123 | 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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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 3" custard head with a pretty long life. The body is a clear golden yellow. It smells of grapefruity hops. The taste is far milder than the smell but the grapefruity hops are still there, and I guess that's what keeps this a Pale Ale instead of an IPA. There's a persistent long finish. And it's a very refreshing beer. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 08:33:21 | More by MoreThanWine
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jaybags

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-28-2012 17:28:56 | More by jaybags
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-28-2012 06:17:56 | More by TimoP
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-28-2012 04:13:30 | More by mendvicdog
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Pjev11

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-28-2012 02:04:13 | More by Pjev11
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baconman91

Ohio

5/5  rDev +27.2%

06-27-2012 19:09:42 | More by baconman91
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davidIPA

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-27-2012 01:05:35 | More by davidIPA
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DanMolony


4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

06-26-2012 12:04:05 | More by DanMolony
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DeltaGolfSierra

Tennessee

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a crystal clear gold with a large pale white head on top. Good lacing down the glass while drinking. Scents are citrus, fresh bread, and a little bit of grass. The taste has a big hops profile - strongly citrus, with bitter grapefruity hops coming through stronger than some IPAs I've had. There is still some semblance of balance though, with a malty sweetness coming through in the background. I would rate this near the top of its style. Another winner from Victory.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 12:46:58 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 03:46:57 | More by Gatch
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic tumbler- pours a clear copper/amber color with, a finger of bone-white head, light retention and lacing.

Smell is light and floral- hops predominate but are not too intense and there's a little pale malt.

Tastes wonderfully refreshing- not too heavy on the bitterness but still enough to make it crisp. Light hop bitterness on the front palate, followed by some caramel sweetness, giving way to some floral hops (I taste a bit of green apple as well) to finish it out slightly dry.

Mouthfeel is great- light to medium body, moderately carbonated, no sticky, resiny hop feeling. Great summer beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 22:50:23 | More by Hopdaemon39
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-22-2012 02:12:54 | More by DrunkinYogi
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-22-2012 00:07:29 | More by jrohrbacher
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MalcolmWhy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-20-2012 02:16:19 | More by MalcolmWhy
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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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K9bombdog

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-17-2012 22:46:13 | More by K9bombdog
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ccozzi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-17-2012 00:07:24 | More by ccozzi
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WaterCzar

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-16-2012 03:23:45 | More by WaterCzar
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-14-2012 21:49:25 | More by 2dogbrew
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bvlaminck

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

06-13-2012 23:35:47 | More by bvlaminck
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-13-2012 23:20:33 | More by buckyp
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DarkSideof3Floyds


3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

06-11-2012 20:31:29 | More by DarkSideof3Floyds
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jtw21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-11-2012 02:45:06 | More by jtw21
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wfcubsfan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-10-2012 23:30:57 | More by wfcubsfan
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jlordi12

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-10-2012 18:32:15 | More by jlordi12
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,888 ratings.