Headwaters Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
12-05-2011 17:53:54 | More by stakem
2.78/5 rDev -29.3%
A-Pours a slight copper-hued golden color with half a finger of head.
S-Smells of lemon and guava with some light grain notes.
T-Slightly bitter, almost floral notes with a light malt backing.
M-Very light-bodied with medium carbonation and a very drying finish.
D-I'm glad I got this in a mix-a-six; I'd be hard-pressed to buy another one of these.
12-04-2011 04:41:28 | More by samie85
3.95/5 rDev +0.5%
Really interesting aroma of flowers and the strangest hint of cat box. Light, refreshing body. So crisp and clean. The acidic touch is balanced by a biscuity malt that is delicate. Clear light amber, great foamy attributes.
I think this nicely shows how a more subtle kind of beer can showcase so many flavors. Massively drinkable. Just pleasantly bitter with real hop flavors. Makes me think of their Summer Love. Another win for Victory.
12-03-2011 04:57:40 | More by mactrail
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,992 ratings.