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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

2,178 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,178
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 61
Gots: 220 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

whartontallboy, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Mjmoon15, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Rob315, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

joeyrvv, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

kjb32812, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

SvenLehman, Jan 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

wdarcy77, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of CHickman
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear copper orange color with a 2 finger very thick foamy beige head that faded very slowly, leaving good lacing.

Smells of big hops up front, with floral hops, orange peel, citrus hops, grapefruit, caramel, sweet malt, grains, herbs and sweet candy or brown sugar; floral hops, citrus and sweetness dominate the nose and make this smell like an nice IPA. A great nose for an APA and one that I really enjoyed.

Tastes of floral hops, flowers, orange peel, lemon, citrus hops, grapefruit, grape or apple, caramel, sweet malt, grains, herbs, piney hops, wheat, brown sugar, coriander and bread or biscuit; the hops dominate most of the taste, but then give way to the sweet malts which adds nice balance and flavor.

Mouthfeel is creamy and velvety smooth, with a medium body, very low carbonation and an easy smooth feel.

Drinkability is high, this is a very hoppy pale ale and to me it was very tasty and went down quite easy. Right in my wheelhouse, this was very well done and a beer that I recommend. A definite session beer for me.

CHickman, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

InspectorBob, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Sinewave, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of BeerDawgs
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Amber, with 1/2 inch of head and a slight head retention

S - Sweet malts, rye. Smells excellent

T - Sweet up front, and piny hops at the end

M - Medium carbonated, light bodied

O - Not as good as it smells. But not bad for a Pale Ale, which is not one of my favorite styles

BeerDawgs, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

dejrrma, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

GrabMeAnAbbey, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

jordanmiller, Dec 31, 2011
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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
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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

brez8791, Dec 27, 2011
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

rxthree, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

kmwilson76, Dec 26, 2011
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,178 ratings.