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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

1,927 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,927
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 56
Gots: 137 | 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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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
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-08-2011 14:48:30 | More by Kaydogg
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dsauter

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-07-2011 03:34:37 | More by dsauter
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haddyhustle302

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-06-2011 02:42:17 | More by haddyhustle302
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Mtnbeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-06-2011 01:45:14 | More by Mtnbeerman
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-05-2011 18:45:22 | More by kjkinsey
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft, served in a nonic. This brew appears a polished golden copper. A thin film of off-white sits across the top. A light swirl revives to a fingers worth of tan coloring that slowly fades leaving a full curtain of lace sticking to the glass.

The smell of this brew is bright and juicy with hip acted. Grapefruit initially with other tropical scents that are fruity and enjoyable. A touch of herbal aspect is present along with some grass and a hint of stinky cheese.

The flavor includes fresh tropical hops upfront with a fairly moderate grainy backing. A little bit of caramel malt is toasty mixing up the hop flavoring that gets grassy and herbal. The aftertaste is almost straw-like as it warms up blended with some fruity hop hints.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. There is seemingly no alcohol inclusion. Easy drinking and well rounded, this is easily approachable. Hops are bold initially that luckily give way just a bit to let you enjoy the other aspects. Worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2011 17:53:54 | More by stakem
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rjknyy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-05-2011 14:10:33 | More by rjknyy
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.7%

12-05-2011 04:10:37 | More by ThirdEyePA
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jilly425

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-05-2011 03:06:18 | More by jilly425
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-05-2011 02:38:04 | More by JohneHoodlum
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-04-2011 22:47:40 | More by barnzy78
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,927 ratings.