Headwaters Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
06-29-2012 08:33:21 | More by MoreThanWine
4.35/5 rDev +10.7%
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.
06-24-2012 12:46:58 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
4.4/5 rDev +12%
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!
06-24-2012 03:46:57 | More by Gatch
4.38/5 rDev +11.5%
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.
06-23-2012 22:50:23 | More by Hopdaemon39
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,019 ratings.