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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

1,988 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,988
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 59
Gots: 154 | 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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Hophead717

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-30-2011 22:51:25 | More by Hophead717
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magine

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

Poured into a becker glass.

Pours a clear light copper with a near white wispy lace head. Head settles to a patchy island. Good clinging to the edges and the head retains the island the whole drink. Pretty good looks.

Brew smells of big floral and herbal hops. Some malted barley as well. Good bready yeasts as well. Good nose.

Brew is crisp and the hops pepper the tongue initially, then a smooth mellow middle and a dry finish. Good hop spiciness; herbal, floral and a nice barley malt and bready back drop. Some sweet citrus makes an appearance as well. Very good feel and taste here.

Wow this is a tremendous APA. A sessionable great tasting brew here. Wow Victory delivers yet again.

12-30-2011 01:45:08 | More by magine
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-28-2011 19:20:38 | More by thatdirtymick
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-27-2011 15:52:57 | More by brez8791
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verdict603

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-27-2011 03:17:18 | More by verdict603
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kirok1999

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

Pours a slightly hazy orange with wispy lace and head. Smells crisp and clean, lots of piney hops, malt sweetness and a bit of citrus.
Taste is just like the smell very crisp and clean, sweet up front with lots of crisp citrus hops, mild pine notes and a refreshingly dry finish. Overall a wonderful session beer, delicious and easy to sip. I want this one in the summer.

12-26-2011 23:57:09 | More by kirok1999
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BelJen

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-26-2011 22:48:40 | More by BelJen
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rxthree

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-26-2011 22:14:11 | More by rxthree
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-26-2011 17:37:18 | More by kmwilson76
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Shilt

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-26-2011 03:23:49 | More by Shilt
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coz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-24-2011 05:52:53 | More by coz
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felixljr

New York

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-24-2011 02:51:33 | More by felixljr
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dinojrbtom

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-24-2011 00:23:04 | More by dinojrbtom
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-23-2011 20:00:22 | More by ShemRahBoo
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KMcG

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-23-2011 01:54:14 | More by KMcG
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gcare02

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-22-2011 20:50:45 | More by gcare02
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webb534

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-22-2011 20:32:45 | More by webb534
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%

Poured into 13 oz tulip. Pours a bright orange yellow, with a nice 1 inch white head, that leaves some nice lace. Smell is tangerine, grass, flowers, and pineapple. Taste is less pungent, with hints of grapefruit in the finish. Body is pretty standard, plenty of carbonation, on the drier side, and easy drinking. Little disappointed because the taste couldn't live up to the smell. Still a good pale ale, but the smell is outstanding.

12-21-2011 23:44:20 | More by SawDog505
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hyprlt

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

12 oz bottle poured into weizen glass, only glass i could get at my buddy's house

A: great pale golden color, light head with decent retention, great clarity

S: great floral aromas

T: not a pale ale that is actually an IPA, not overly bitter and slight maltiness

M: good carbonation, could be a little thinner

O: great pale ale, not just a copy of other american pale ales. definite recommendation

12-21-2011 23:42:29 | More by hyprlt
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-21-2011 19:29:35 | More by dowen44
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joshlara

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-20-2011 03:27:27 | More by joshlara
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NoProblem

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-20-2011 01:40:03 | More by NoProblem
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pajeff

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-20-2011 00:41:39 | More by pajeff
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-19-2011 04:06:37 | More by Beertracker
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

This offering from the folks at Victory is a very well made, drinkable beer. The beer pours a nice amber-copper color with a very lively cap of foam. The foam clings to the glass causing fractal-like patterns. The aroma is a heavy dose of citrus and and flower hops. The malt provides balance . Caramel and grain offset the dollop of citrus and flower bitterness at the end. A very nice addition to Victory's lineup.

12-19-2011 01:57:30 | More by BeardedBoffin
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,988 ratings.