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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

1,992 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,992
Reviews: 530
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 59
Gots: 156 | 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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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%

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
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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
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josefnewsong

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-04-2011 16:30:37 | More by josefnewsong
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samie85

Illinois

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
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-04-2011 00:10:04 | More by pavpav12
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mactrail

Washington

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
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beatlefan56

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-03-2011 00:17:41 | More by beatlefan56
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dchew85

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-02-2011 16:36:13 | More by dchew85
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SmokeyJoesCafe

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-02-2011 06:35:12 | More by SmokeyJoesCafe
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-02-2011 02:30:59 | More by kbuzz
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SATBMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-01-2011 23:57:20 | More by SATBMan
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bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-01-2011 20:25:37 | More by bluntedboywonder
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-01-2011 03:06:41 | More by PaBeerLover
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,992 ratings.