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Headwaters Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Headwaters Pale AleHeadwaters Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,235 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,235
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 63
Gots: 267 | 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:
Beer added by: thagr81us on 02-14-2011

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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: it pours a golden copper with a mild amount of head

S: very mild pine, citrus and hoppy smell.

T: not overly bitter and very smooth. great aftertaste.

M: decent amount of carbonation

O: a very drinkable apa that is true to the style. Extremely well balanced.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.7%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

best before March 10, 2012

A: Solid lacing.

S: Bitter grapefruit and piney hops.

T: Slightly sweet grain and the same hops. The hops are definitely prominent, but there is still some modicum of balance.

M: Just about right.

O: Very good, hoppy APA. I have no problem drinking several.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by 3/21/12

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic.

A: Pours a hazy pale copper colour. 1.5 fingers of pillowy white head with decent retention and lacing.

S: Nice balance between piney earthy hops and bready malts.

T: The taste is true to the nose. Nicely balanced with a good hop profile. A touch of bitterness and a good amount of breadiness in the finish.

M: Crisp and prickly feeling in the mouth. Moderate body with high carbonation.

Overall this a solid example of an APA. Crisp and refreshing with some nice hop character.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this one into a pint glass, it has a nice golden straw color body to it with no head but just a thin lace around the edge. The smell is citrus with some nice invinting hops. The taste is a nice bitter, stinging hop taste with some citrus coming through, The mouth feel is nice well balanced and carbonated. Overall this is a great tasting beer.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Headwaters pours out a clear golden color, with light and fluffy foam on top. Aromas are slightly hoppy, but heavy on the sweet side of things.

Just a touch of hops balance nicely with a substantial amount of malts. The hops are slightly bitter, but more citrus and piney than a sticky/bitter style. The malts are sweet, but not candy/sugary sweet. Very nice balance and a very clean smooth finish.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,235 ratings.