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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

2,056 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,056
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 60
Gots: 180 | 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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Photo of jilly425
5/5  rDev +27.2%

jilly425, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 05, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

barnzy78, Dec 04, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

josefnewsong, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of samie85
2.78/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

samie85, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of pavpav12
4/5  rDev +1.8%

pavpav12, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

mactrail, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

beatlefan56, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

dchew85, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

SmokeyJoesCafe, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

kbuzz, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

SATBMan, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

bluntedboywonder, Dec 01, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

PaBeerLover, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

OneEyedJack, Nov 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

kiki3drt292, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Pluemer2, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

anyhoodle, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of jtierney89
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Clean floral hop aroma. Transparent straw/light amber in color with white head. Juicy and medium in body. Big grapefruit citric hop presence up front followed up by a balancing juiciness on the back end. Unique and well balanced. Flips the presence of the malts and hops. Slightly minty upon finish as well. I normally think pale ales all taste the same but this one shines amongst the crowd. Love it.

jtierney89, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of GregBlatz
3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Clear light copper color. Light tan head.

S - Esther fruitiness and grain sweetness. Slight iron aroma. Very little hops are noticeable.

T - OK, now I get it. This isn't a bold American pale ale, it is more of a simple session pale ale. The grains and esthers are dominant. Hops are subtle but provide a nice bitterness in the finish that helps to even out the sweetness that helps the finish dry out.

M - Thin and medium carbonation.

O - This is a very nice easy drinking pale ale. In fact I would like to put a few more of these down. The hops are subtle but they start to come out after a few sips. Very nice.

GregBlatz, Nov 27, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A clear bright copper/orange with a white one finger head.

S- Floral, spicy, and earthy hops with a nice biscuity malt backbone.

T- A slightly muted version of the nose, nice balance of malts and hops.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A nice, easy drink beer. Have had it on-tap a few times, it is a nice go to Pale Ale.

larryi86, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of DoubleJ
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Crow Burger Kitchen, on to the beer:

Yellowish orange in color with touches of copper. The head is ½ inch thick and has a soapy and creamy texture. Spotty lacing is left around the glass. Perfumy is the nose, whcih brings lovely pine, pineapple, and crystal malt aromas.

Its taste is similar to the aroma; yet it seems almost as English as it does American. The piney hop profile is soft, there's a good amount of crystal malt sweetness that comes through, yet it's pretty clean. I don't mind this package at all.

Subtle, yet grand. Headwaters is Victorious.

DoubleJ, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

djrn2, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

lokiikol, Nov 24, 2011
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,056 ratings.