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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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Prological

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-19-2011 01:47:45 | More by Prological
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Keith238

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrific pale ale with great pine and citrus aroma and flavor. An east coast pale ale with that west coast feel.

Tons of citrus (orange) aroma and flavor. Also present is a nice pine flavor. It pours with a thick white head that keeps tons of lacing in the glass. This one give Sierra Nevada Pale Ale a run for its money.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 13:04:48 | More by Keith238
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GoSabres87

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-17-2011 05:06:34 | More by GoSabres87
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-16-2011 18:44:01 | More by zapahoppa
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peter53

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-16-2011 03:21:43 | More by peter53
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Daehpoh

Ohio

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-16-2011 02:23:00 | More by Daehpoh
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phantomwyse

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours out a perfectly clear copper/caramel body – almost looks like cream soda. Half finger white as snow head rises and recedes quickly.

S: Pretty straight forward hop aromas – thick pine, slightly orange tinged citrus. Simple syrup sweet. Apple turnover, pastry malts.

T: Moderate hops, clean pine and a bit of grapefruit. Sweet in the middle, again reminds me of breakfast pastries – like the ones you get in gas stations that cost 99 cents and have a half life of 600 years. But, I mean this in a good way.

M: Medium to light bodied, halfway creamy, finishes crisp.

O: Hop Devil light. A moderate pale ale without the peppery bite of other hoppy Victory beers. Personally, that’s what attracts me to Victory beers is the assertive hop and alcohol presence. So, this beer comes across as middle of the road for them. I’m sure it opens their market up a little bit by having a less aggressive pale ale, however, there are better travel lane pale ales in my book – Troeg’s Pale Ale comes to mind.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 00:27:03 | More by phantomwyse
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LostHighway

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-15-2011 23:38:45 | More by LostHighway
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jak

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

12-15-2011 18:18:22 | More by jak
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LookingToLearn

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

12-15-2011 03:34:52 | More by LookingToLearn
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alamode

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-14-2011 23:36:42 | More by alamode
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-14-2011 20:47:08 | More by Number3red
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ububru

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-14-2011 20:09:11 | More by ububru
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-14-2011 07:32:50 | More by HumphreyLee
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-12-2011 21:09:23 | More by tbeq00
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-12-2011 16:03:46 | More by KC9LDB
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.7%

12-12-2011 03:47:27 | More by jenray
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- The first thing I noticed was how clear the beer was. It was dark yellow with a two finger white head that faded quickly and left behind only a slight amount of lace.

S- Very clean with a floral and earthy aroma and hints of citrus.

T- Very clean upfront with hints of mild light malt. There is a mild bitterness that hits you in the middle of the sip accompanied by floral and earthy flavor hops. This then fades into a citrus flavor and crisp finish.

M- Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

D- Highly drinkable. Very flavorful and refreshing.

I had this beer on tap a few weeks ago and didn't care for it, there was a strong aftertaste I didn't like. I decided to give it a second chance and picked up a few bottles. I was pleasantly surprised, the potent aftertaste I first experienced was gone, it was replaced by a nice crisp clean finish. The one I had on tap a few weeks ago must have been from a bad batch, or it could have been the result of sampling five beers back to back.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 03:59:01 | More by y2jrock60
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rab53

Washington

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-10-2011 03:20:04 | More by rab53
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eddiechilton

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-09-2011 15:54:03 | More by eddiechilton
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-08-2011 23:47:31 | More by dwaz
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-08-2011 19:58:36 | More by ROGUE16
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-08-2011 18:23:22 | More by BMart
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-08-2011 16:23:13 | More by tubbnik
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mikey711

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-08-2011 15:55:49 | More by mikey711
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,888 ratings.