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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

1,939 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,939
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 57
Gots: 141 | 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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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%

10-10-2013 00:20:47 | More by Giggy
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cestlavie

New York

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

10-09-2013 03:27:15 | More by cestlavie
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-09-2013 00:14:04 | More by hemorhoidzz
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-08-2013 22:20:44 | More by scottwurst
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Dools9

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-06-2013 03:48:14 | More by Dools9
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Turbo

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-06-2013 00:53:42 | More by Turbo
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Beer_lover89

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-05-2013 22:55:13 | More by Beer_lover89
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

10-05-2013 00:33:09 | More by Syracuse12
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-03-2013 19:06:18 | More by Kmlund
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Johnny_Duck

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-02-2013 03:13:53 | More by Johnny_Duck
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dankjohn

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-01-2013 23:01:53 | More by dankjohn
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kemkempalace

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

09-30-2013 16:40:49 | More by kemkempalace
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-29-2013 08:57:17 | More by jimmah120
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-29-2013 01:00:12 | More by BColton1
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Bill69

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-27-2013 18:09:01 | More by Bill69
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ChrisMyhre

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from the 12 oz. bottle. Best by December 2013.

a: Light copper color,billowy head with some lacing.

s: Hoppier than expected. Very little malt.

t: Hoppy, light malt but very flavorful.

m: Heavier than expected, nice smooth, easy drinking beer.

o: Great drinkable beer, very non-pretentious but flavorful. Great APA.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 23:26:19 | More by ChrisMyhre
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jds8411

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-26-2013 04:06:23 | More by jds8411
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,939 ratings.