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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

1,927 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,927
Reviews: 527
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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Kevin_Young

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-04-2013 16:55:19 | More by Kevin_Young
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RichH55

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-03-2013 00:48:44 | More by RichH55
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goldrodent

Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice friendly beer that lets the malts run the show, intimidating the hops up front, letting in a little spicy bitterness at the end. Tastes very good. Looks very, very pretty. Date it. See where it goes.

Epilogue: It is probably unfair to force a reviewer to write a review longer than 250 words when a beer is this proudly simple.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 21:32:39 | More by goldrodent
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Steff_Wantz

Maryland

4.8/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 03:15:10 | More by Steff_Wantz
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WreckedPalate

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-01-2013 15:53:42 | More by WreckedPalate
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Genx

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-01-2013 00:58:58 | More by Genx
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Marko84

New York

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a variety pack I recently purchased
Victory Headwaters pale ale
I like this. I like this a lot. As with Hop Devil, it doesn't smell as good as it tastes. A musty smell is forgotten the moment it hits your tongue. This was my favorite among the Victory taster pack I bought. I don't mean to draw a parallel, but it feels and tastes more like a wheat beer. Either way, I enjoyed the heck out of it.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 03:32:11 | More by Marko84
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Hoperator

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clarity and the amber glow was exceptional. Carbonated perfectly. Dense tan head laced the glass and retention was there to the last ounce. Against the APA style this is way too hoppy, however, is more in line with an IPA standard. There is certainly a good amount of Citra Hops pushing an incredible citrusy aroma with some piney, lemony notes. The taste is the same as the aroma with a well balanced overall experience. Has a good level of bitterness, certainly more than present in APAs. This is the beer your want to have when an traditional IPA is to big but when you want all the nose and flavors. One of my favorites and is my go to beer when people like hoppy without the extreme bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 01:12:00 | More by Hoperator
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Hearneator

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-28-2013 17:34:59 | More by Hearneator
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-28-2013 05:21:04 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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bigaltemple

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-28-2013 04:39:06 | More by bigaltemple
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-27-2013 21:08:17 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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ChayDudeBrew

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-27-2013 14:45:33 | More by ChayDudeBrew
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mercysbane

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

11-26-2013 23:59:07 | More by mercysbane
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bbrown12

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-26-2013 17:05:52 | More by bbrown12
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-26-2013 13:18:00 | More by waddellc2
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TYLY22

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-26-2013 05:57:30 | More by TYLY22
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New_Northerner

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-25-2013 04:18:03 | More by New_Northerner
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DaveOB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-23-2013 23:38:34 | More by DaveOB
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misscritta

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-22-2013 20:20:47 | More by misscritta
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Jmerc23

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

11-22-2013 07:51:25 | More by Jmerc23
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-21-2013 03:16:04 | More by xbrettfavrex
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-19-2013 19:39:45 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Jakep2021

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -30%

11-19-2013 17:43:03 | More by Jakep2021
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equinox1

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-19-2013 00:00:25 | More by equinox1
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,927 ratings.