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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

2,051 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,051
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 60
Gots: 179 | 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 bradleyjay34
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

bradleyjay34, May 30, 2012
Photo of Mister_Joshy
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Mister_Joshy, May 29, 2012
Photo of saxclar123
4/5  rDev +1.8%

saxclar123, May 28, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%

Orange-copper color and showy carb. Quickly fallen head. 3.0

Piney hops and some grape soda from the malts. A little musty and lightly toasted. 3.5

Spicy hops... almost black peppery. Some dank earthiness evident. Toasted pale malts show off uber-dryness. More pepper in the finish. 3.5

Wow! A heavy-bodied APA. Rich with a busy carb to match. Full and almost creamy in the mouth. Expertly crafted mouthfeel. 5.0

Other than the great feel, not much else stood out. But, I'll simply call it a well-made APA with enough to character to pick it out in a taste test. 4.0

thecheapies, May 28, 2012
Photo of Ego
3.93/5  rDev 0%

$8.99 for 64oz @ joe canals.. not bad

eyes...
3 full fingers of craggy off white head, clean orange hue with a good amount of carbonation rising up keeping that mountain of foam well alive for some time, the head finally settles down after a game of peggle. good looking brew.

nose...
honey laced herbs, citrus with hints of cinnamon sticks, malty sweetness lurking in the background, aggressive for an APA but not overly

taste etc...
light body, has the flavor of some "bigger" IPAs but doesn't club you over the noggin with ABV.. which is nice, this has some nice hop bite (floral) but is not overly bitter, very easy drinking here, lots of bright floral notes throughout, lingering after taste and then it disappears waiting to force you into another sip, almost tastes more like a red than an APA but that is just being picky

verdict?
tasty, really smooth on tap, great bbq summer beer for those who want a good amount of flavor/character but not a ton of alcohol, not worth going crazy out of your way for but any locals should definitely try this (pa, nj, ny etc)

Ego, May 28, 2012
Photo of twizzbeatz
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

twizzbeatz, May 22, 2012
Photo of choover14
4/5  rDev +1.8%

choover14, May 21, 2012
Photo of mrasskicktastic
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

A - Slightly hazy, amber brew with a small head and rings of bubbly lace.

S - Grapefruit - pith and flesh, pine, slight malt.

T - Grapefruit pith, light malt, watery. Aftertaste is mild, only a hint of pithy bitterness.

M - A little harsh, medium body, high carbonation, very refreshing.

D - Stellar, it is exceptionally refreshing. A really great APA, I'll have it again. Another winner from victory.

mrasskicktastic, May 20, 2012
Photo of HarmonMW
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

HarmonMW, May 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

MaddGeneral, May 20, 2012
Photo of Blaze5445
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Blaze5445, May 19, 2012
Photo of ACorts
2.75/5  rDev -30%

ACorts, May 18, 2012
Photo of SickNukes
4/5  rDev +1.8%

SickNukes, May 18, 2012
Photo of baybum
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

baybum, May 18, 2012
Photo of Hoagie1973
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Hoagie1973, May 16, 2012
Photo of wrath98
4/5  rDev +1.8%

wrath98, May 16, 2012
Photo of Beer_Geek
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Beer_Geek, May 16, 2012
Photo of pearljam118
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

pearljam118, May 15, 2012
Photo of wilfonzo
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

wilfonzo, May 15, 2012
Photo of Samp01
3.85/5  rDev -2%

Pours a nice amber with a medium offwhite lasting head, with very good head retention and lacing to the end. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus, orange fruity esters fill the senses as well as some good citrus piney hops. Taste is caramel malt, fruity citrus notes, some yeast and citrus piney hops. Palate is a medium body with good carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, fruity citrus flavor, some slight orange peel, ending with some good citrus piney hops bitterness for balance. Overall a very good, balanced and tasty solid all around Pale ale. enjoyed this

Samp01, May 15, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +1.8%

A: 1.5 finger white head with decent retention on a hazy golden with amber hue body.

S: a mild wet sock hop, almost fresh hop like note, and mildly earthy and floral hops. little on the malt side.

T: nice pine, grass and floral notes provided by the hops. minimal on the malt end.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Nicely hoppy but still drinkable. This APA is properly hopped for the style. A nice member of the genre.

kylehay2004, May 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

BeerForHokie, May 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

smutty33, May 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

rmehughes, May 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

KimbarkBrewCrew, May 11, 2012
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,051 ratings.