Headwaters Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev +1.3%
Orange to tan and slightly hazy, decent head and lace.
Aroma and flavor are full of fruity, floral notes with some sweet, caramel malts, and earthy malt notes.
Body is very drinkable with a lightly sweet, lightly malty, somewhat floral hops finish.
While my favorite from Victory remains Prima Pils, this one is definitely a winner too. Good job on this beer, Victory!
01-12-2014 01:00:12 | More by AlCaponeJunior
3.63/5 rDev -7.6%
12 oz. bottle, with enjoy by date of March 14, 2014 printed on the bottleneck. Another new beer to me from Victory that just arrived in my area. Victory really seems to be cranking them out lately. Expectations are decent.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Pours a nice bright coppery orange with excellent clarity, and just over a finger of soapy bubbly off-white head. Some thin strings of lacing. Looks very prime.
S - Very floral hops really shine here. Flowers, grass, lemons, pine, and some crisp leafy earthiness / yeast presence. A touch of grainy pilsner malt sort of smell.
T - Taste follows the nose with the addition of woodsy caramel malt. Grainy pilsner malts, leafy herbal earthiness, floral hops, resinous pine / spruce, and some bitter grapefruit. Nice and all, but I feel like it falls a bit short somewhere.
M - Feel is crisp, clean, and even refreshing. Light grainy malt and some resinous hops chilling on the palate.
Overall, a nice pale ale, but hardly distinguishable from many others in the pack. It is bright and floral with excellent balance, and a solid sipper with a moderately low 5.10% abv. I would have it again if the occasion was right.
Victory Headwaters Pale Ale ---3.5/5
01-09-2014 20:16:30 | More by mfnmbvp
3.55/5 rDev -9.7%
This is a beautiful beer no doubt about that. That rich, clear amber that you want your beer to look like. Decent little white head, sticks around a little bit, decent lacing.
Subdued aroma. Decent little hops presence, bready malts, and a mild yeastiness that could be partly my imagination.
The taste is much more pronounced than the aroma. This is a good thing. It starts out with an abrupt bitterness: pine, yes, but a lot of cooled grapefruit and pith as well. The malts are merely strings holding the hops afloat, and it fades into a bitter aftertaste with a kind of generic bitter and crackers aftertaste.
It's a decent brew. Not one I'd necessarily look for again, but I don't regret having tried it?
01-08-2014 00:41:02 | More by kemoarps
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,005 ratings.