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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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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

FightinIrish88, Mar 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Diplomat11, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

MikeThumel, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

VeganUndead, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

12oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Vivid amber hue with a creamy three-finger head that takes eons (in beer-time) to deflate to a 1/4" cap. Tons of lacing left behind as the head dissipates.

S: Some light citrusy hops—grapefruit, little bit of orange and tangerine, but mostly grapefruit. A decent amount of malty sweetness underneath to keep things mild and balanced.

T: A bit of citrus upfront with some lightly floral notes coming though. Hints of maltiness and breadiness balance everything else out to keep the profile very mild while still allowing the hops to shine.

M: Medium body with a crisp carbonation. Finishes dry and goes down super-smooth. This one is the definition of sessionable.

O: Another fantastic brew from Victory. This one is great for hopheads and non-hopheads alike. Well-balanced flavors, a bit of complexity, and wonderful sessionability. A recommended brew, no doubt.

ThePaintedGrey, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Segelstrom, Feb 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Ken_Aaron, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

jpd7374, Feb 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

dannyfayy, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Russf3181, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

shystersrule, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Nlawrence301, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

jaymo18, Feb 25, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -4.8%

Amber copper color with a thin off-white head with low retention.
Very few times I have felt such intense aroma of papaya in a beer. Also hints of sweet strawberries and white bread.
Bitter flavor with notes of tea bags, oranges, papaya, mango, peaches, caramel, grass, earth and floral and perfumy hops. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting perfumy bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation and an acid sensation.
A hoppy and earthy APA. Papaya with lemon drops and a handful of hops.

FLima, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,053 ratings.