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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

2,005 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,005
Reviews: 531
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 60
Gots: 159 | 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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jsisko01

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-14-2013 00:42:43 | More by jsisko01
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jsh420

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-13-2013 05:45:31 | More by jsh420
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-13-2013 05:20:39 | More by XmnwildX12
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-13-2013 02:19:07 | More by BradMacMullin
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Dilbert65

Maryland

3/5  rDev -23.7%

12-13-2013 01:04:19 | More by Dilbert65
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jlivings757

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-13-2013 00:54:12 | More by jlivings757
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pfaucett

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-12-2013 02:32:53 | More by pfaucett
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-12-2013 00:07:43 | More by liquorpig
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

On tap at Prime 16 in Orange. Pours a translucent amber color with a 1/4 inch of head. Good amount of lacing. Aroma is citrus and spicy hops. Slightly tropical with some biscuity malts. The taste is spicy hops with some orange peel and pine hints. Lots of hop flavor with a good amount of bitterness. Biscuit towards the end with more orange peel bitterness. Light mouthfeel with a fair amount of carbonation. This is one of the hoppier Pale Ales I've had. Overall, lots of flavor that's easy to drink. This Pale Ale is worth seeking out.

12-11-2013 23:26:17 | More by PicoPapa
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Chi-fly

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-11-2013 21:59:18 | More by Chi-fly
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swierczt

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-11-2013 18:47:49 | More by swierczt
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-09-2013 16:23:04 | More by Lebzilla
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.17/5  rDev +6.1%

12-09-2013 03:09:13 | More by Doomcifer
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-06-2013 12:30:03 | More by Bjlps
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -30%

12-06-2013 00:12:38 | More by NonicPanic
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kguard

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-05-2013 15:32:13 | More by kguard
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-05-2013 03:47:35 | More by Danielr26
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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%

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.

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

Maryland

4.8/5  rDev +22.1%

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.

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%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

11-30-2013 01:12:00 | More by Hoperator
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,005 ratings.