1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Headwaters Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Headwaters Pale AleHeadwaters Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

2,115 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,115
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 59
Gots: 202 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Headwaters Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,115 | Reviews: 540 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Hophead717
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Hophead717, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of magine
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

magine, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of thatdirtymick
5/5  rDev +27.6%

thatdirtymick, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of brez8791
4/5  rDev +2%

brez8791, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of verdict603
4/5  rDev +2%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of kirok1999
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

kirok1999, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of BelJen
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

BelJen, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of rxthree
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

rxthree, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of kmwilson76
4/5  rDev +2%

kmwilson76, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of Shilt
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Shilt, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of coz
4/5  rDev +2%

coz, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of felixljr
5/5  rDev +27.6%

felixljr, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of dinojrbtom
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

dinojrbtom, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4/5  rDev +2%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of KMcG
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

KMcG, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of gcare02
4/5  rDev +2%

gcare02, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of webb534
4/5  rDev +2%

webb534, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of SawDog505
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

SawDog505, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of hyprlt
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

hyprlt, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of dowen44
4/5  rDev +2%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of joshlara
4/5  rDev +2%

joshlara, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of NoProblem
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

NoProblem, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of pajeff
4/5  rDev +2%

pajeff, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +2%

Beertracker, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BeardedBoffin, Dec 19, 2011
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,115 ratings.