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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

1,988 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,988
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 59
Gots: 154 | 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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batfireman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-22-2014 14:53:25 | More by batfireman
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emergency_beef

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -30%

01-22-2014 05:41:06 | More by emergency_beef
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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-22-2014 01:56:55 | More by NHbeerfishing
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aakerman

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-21-2014 17:40:54 | More by aakerman
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Kerrie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.7%

01-21-2014 00:35:36 | More by Kerrie
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mnrider

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

A: Bright somewhat clear amber color. The medium sized white head leaves little lacing and just a thin layer of retention. The color is outstanding.

S: Floral hops. Sweet fruity notes. Grains. Overall fresh and cool, but somewhat confined.

T/M: Bitter citric hops, mostly floral. Fruity flavors. Malt sweetness. Grains. Crisp with a creamy feel. The finish is hoppy and little gritty. Flavors linger on the palate.

O: This is a terrific pale ale. Victory continues to impress with every entry I try. The drinkability with all their beers are excellent and this one is no different. The citric hoppy flavors are solid but don't go overboard.

Cheers!!!

01-20-2014 21:28:47 | More by mnrider
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mattreitz49

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-20-2014 04:01:46 | More by mattreitz49
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mrp2323

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-19-2014 07:17:28 | More by mrp2323
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rodemey2

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-18-2014 05:17:51 | More by rodemey2
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-15-2014 22:38:26 | More by HeyYoMar
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mlefebvre7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-14-2014 23:42:37 | More by mlefebvre7
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bkaj21

Georgia

2/5  rDev -49.1%

01-13-2014 06:01:45 | More by bkaj21
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jschott75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-13-2014 00:37:14 | More by jschott75
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-12-2014 15:00:24 | More by superdoopersauce
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staaaaalin

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-12-2014 07:30:23 | More by staaaaalin
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BeerMo36

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-12-2014 07:13:06 | More by BeerMo36
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

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
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RussBeercier

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-11-2014 22:47:44 | More by RussBeercier
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MeganPhillips

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-11-2014 02:19:33 | More by MeganPhillips
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

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
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kemoarps

Washington

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
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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-07-2014 23:38:00 | More by Holland
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MarkSansone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-07-2014 01:16:51 | More by MarkSansone
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Skillz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-06-2014 23:31:37 | More by Skillz
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barflybastard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-05-2014 02:56:08 | More by barflybastard
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,988 ratings.