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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

1,928 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,928
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 56
Gots: 137 | 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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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-25-2013 17:04:02 | More by Bouder32
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Chegui

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-23-2013 23:35:13 | More by Chegui
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-23-2013 23:17:32 | More by ZEB89
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mfunk9786

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-23-2013 16:08:11 | More by mfunk9786
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illidurit

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

10-23-2013 03:27:08 | More by illidurit
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-23-2013 01:09:29 | More by thinwhiteduke
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aengleman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-22-2013 22:30:50 | More by aengleman
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MO5290

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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MisterFuzz

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-21-2013 00:29:13 | More by MisterFuzz
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dopelaugh

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-20-2013 22:39:46 | More by dopelaugh
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greyghost86

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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dcguitar

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-19-2013 17:13:15 | More by dcguitar
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-16-2013 18:21:52 | More by GratefulEdd
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-16-2013 15:50:34 | More by ToddThompson
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zookerman182

Alabama

3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gorgeous amber orange color in the glass with a one finger head that vanished quickly.
Aroma is hoppy and yeasty with no malt and maybe A hint of metallic.
Flavor is piney and a little bitter and still yeasty. Very lightly carbonated almost like a light beer but with a hoppy flavor. Not a complex beer at all and doesn't get better as it warms. But a simple solid version of a pale ale. Not my favorite frm victory but its a sessionable ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 21:02:54 | More by zookerman182
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hopkrid

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-14-2013 09:26:25 | More by hopkrid
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Erice78

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-13-2013 20:48:24 | More by Erice78
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baklo

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-13-2013 19:02:26 | More by baklo
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ejwright02

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-13-2013 03:02:01 | More by ejwright02
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-13-2013 01:09:14 | More by Boone757
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-12-2013 23:16:46 | More by pheelingIt
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Innis & Gunn flute from the 12 oz. bottle.

a: Clear amber with a finger thick head which dissipated quickly and almost completely. Little carbonation evident, appears flat.

t: Sharp metallic up front, reminds me of early craft beer which often seemed to taste of the metal tanks. Brief floral follow up is nice, but then the taste flattens out to just bitter beer. Not flat though, some carbonation.

m: Moderate.

o: Not much going for this other than being somewhat darker colored with some evident hop presence. The initial metallic tinge leaves a poor first impression. Thought it might be an old bottle, but the only possible information are numbers on the bottom, 30610-B1-1731, which are not in the format which Dating Beer reports. .

In any event I still love their IPAs.

UPDATE 11.11.13 Had another from the same sixpack, which seemed to lack the offending metallic tinge of the first. Still finding it rather undistinguished, but then by now I am spoiled by so many good brews. Reminded me somewhat of Sam Adams Vienna Lager, which is generally available for less money, although the Victory may have had a bit more hops presence than Sam's. Did not see much reason to upgrade my ratings enough to make a very significant difference.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 03:10:03 | More by scotorum
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Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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cestlavie

New York

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-09-2013 00:14:04 | More by hemorhoidzz
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,928 ratings.