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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

2,053 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,053
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 60
Gots: 179 | 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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4.83/5  rDev +23.2%

This is my favorite beer.

Has a nice amber color and is not cloudy. Good white head that lasts for a while.

Aroma is of fresh hops and not overpowering.

Delicious hoppy taste and well balanced.

The mouthfeel is medium and full-bodied, and very refreshing.

I think the secret to its great taste is Victory's wet-milling process. It permits the barley husk to be removed from the kernel with less breakage. A more intact husk means less tannic bitterness imparted in the sweet wort. Not too many brewers do wet-milling because it is a slower process and takes more time than dry-milling.

GSX1250FA, Jul 25, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +22.4%

mdw0110, Aug 23, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +22.4%

A: amber colored with clear carbonation

S: delicious hoppy, crisp aroma

T: refreshingly smooth, citrus hints, not bitter at all

M: very pleasant, does not linger after

O: Overall I love this beer! It is super refreshing and light. I really would like to try this beer on tap.

Steff_Wantz, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of masemase
4.78/5  rDev +21.9%

Appearance was not notable

S - general mix of pleasant hops...citrus, pine, floral

T - bitter then sweet then floral then resinous bitter with clean finish

M - Solid carbonation, the reason this beer rates so high is that it is full of delicious hoppiness, yet without an overwhelming bitterness that accumulates on the palate

O - an extremely drinkable pale ale

masemase, Jan 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

dcbeers, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

dji43466, Nov 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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erikl48, Dec 15, 2012
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v161, Jul 17, 2012
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,053 ratings.