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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

2,057 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,057
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 60
Gots: 181 | 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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Photo of ryser2k
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

ryser2k, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Scott1970
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Scott1970, Sep 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

HopHeadInOhio, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev +1.8%

durlta, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of mcsauter82
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

mcsauter82, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of chasmandocharles
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

chasmandocharles, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass:

A: clear golden amber and leaves a one finger white head that lasts for a half a minute. Some spider web lacing is left around the sides. No carbonation is seen rising.

S: spicy hops up front with a bit of citrus in the background.

T: spicy through the hops leaving a strong bitterness

M: light with nothing harsh on the tongue and a dry finish.

O: this is a very drinkable beer that I would have again and am wishing I would have bought a six pack of.

BeerKangaroo, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

generallee, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of brentblack1
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

brentblack1, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of comfortablynirm
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

comfortablynirm, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Marty91
2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

Marty91, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of muchos
4/5  rDev +1.8%

muchos, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of alexgash
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle. No bottle date.

Deep tawny orange, with golden edges. Small pillow of gauzy, off-white head. Nose shows off fresh citrus and piny notes mixed with spicy, almost rye-ish malt, and a bit of fruit. Nice balance.

Toasted malt up front. Hop bitterness soon follows; very citrusy, with some marmalade, grapefruit, and spice. Caramel and fruit show up in the malty base. Drier in the finish, with lingering peppery, citrusy hop bitterness and traces of caramel malt. Moderate body with a smooth, easy feel. Very enjoyable and quite sessionable. Can't believe it took me so long to try this beer!

alexgash, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Bigben0328
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Bigben0328, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear amber color with a half finger of fluffy off white head that leaves a ring around the pour and some mild lacing.

Smell: Light malt with a citrus peel hop note in front. Not particularly interesting, but still nice.

Taste: Could use a bit more malt in the background, but the hop profile is nice. Citrus peel hop bitterness builds through the sip to the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thin side of medium with fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a really drinkable pale ale. Nothing to think about too much, but I enjoyed it enough.

oline73, Aug 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

hlatimer266, Aug 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

buffcityx, Aug 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

RoryOMoore, Aug 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

illini4x4, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of TBoneJones
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy apricot color, slight head and nice carbonation movement via tiny bubbles surfacing.
Smells great of fruity hops, maybe some apricot (kind of like the orange yellowish color), very nice and not overpowering at all.
Tastes light fruit in the mouth, then a hop finish of smoothness. Light and bitter. Refreshing.
Solid carbonation and body, goes down refreshing. If I session a beer I go to pale ales, and so far this is among my favorites.
Bitter to some, but I prefer bitter presence. Somehow more of the fruit taste would make me love this even more, more of a tropical fruit profile such as that of Zombie Dust. But Victory hasn't disappointed me yet, and this is one worthy APA.

TBoneJones, Aug 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

PatGreer, Aug 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

duff247, Aug 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Davepoolesque, Aug 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

DJB2231, Aug 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Ynextmc, Aug 25, 2012
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,057 ratings.