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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

1,885 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,885
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 55
Gots: 121 | 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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seplo

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-30-2012 18:28:05 | More by seplo
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EvanM

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is very beer-like. It has the color of beer and has a foam that appears when poured. Smells good and tastes great - not sour or bitter or sweet. Ask me if I like it....yes, tons! Beer is about the circumstance - not the provenance. Not too much hops and not too dry. Well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 22:53:03 | More by EvanM
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mikeg67

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with a long lasting white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, orange marmalade caramel and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy, earthy hops dominate the palate while caramel and biscuit malt and ripe fruit provide support. Finish is long, grapefruity. Delicious brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 20:41:09 | More by mikeg67
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Tumble

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-27-2012 00:11:06 | More by Tumble
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

10-26-2012 14:14:08 | More by Envelopes
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.9%

10-24-2012 03:21:17 | More by akttr
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scootsmal

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

10-22-2012 16:50:20 | More by scootsmal
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marshmeli

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-21-2012 14:31:42 | More by marshmeli
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-18-2012 00:19:20 | More by ncaudle
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Beer Authority in New York, NY

A: Pours a crystal clear medium to dark golden yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the entire the surface of the beer and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit/citrus hops with lighter hints of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of malts followed by moderate flavors of grapefruit/citrus and grassy hops. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Enjoyable and quite easy to drink - good flavors and the lower ABV make this quite sessionable. Well balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2012 21:04:20 | More by dbrauneis
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KevieJames

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-15-2012 12:54:36 | More by KevieJames
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-15-2012 07:56:56 | More by Beeradelphia
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-15-2012 04:36:02 | More by JeffTheJuice
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-15-2012 00:37:29 | More by ChrisL24481
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csmullen


4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-14-2012 23:05:27 | More by csmullen
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-13-2012 18:15:44 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Victory pint glass.

A - Light copper brown with a dense white head.

S - Citrus hops, grapefruit, caramel malt, light grains.

T - Mildly bitter citrus hops up front with some pine. Light, sweet bready malts and caramel lend nice balance. Finish brings in earthy hops and toasted grains.

M - Smooth and creamy, medium bodied, crisp carbonation.

O - An impressive, easy drinking pale ale. One of the better examples I've had - great flavor and balance.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 03:18:56 | More by mooseo
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JacobMutberg

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-09-2012 16:22:29 | More by JacobMutberg
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-08-2012 18:58:08 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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PoolFishGolf

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-08-2012 01:14:30 | More by PoolFishGolf
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-08-2012 00:23:59 | More by Peyton5410
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Kisejohn


3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Victory - Headwaters Pale Ale

Appearance: Honey color. Slight chill haze. Half finger of head with great lacing.

Aroma: Grapefruit and citrus hop aroma, fades quickly. Just a hint of malt sweetness.

Taste: Grapefruit hop flavor and moderate bitterness to start, mixed with a pleasant malt sweetness. Finishes dry with some lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: Very enjoyable pale ale. At 5 percent ABV this beer is easily sessionable. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 20:13:16 | More by Kisejohn
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-04-2012 18:02:54 | More by anteater
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-03-2012 13:23:47 | More by shockrocker65
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-01-2012 17:32:42 | More by MikeCactusGordon
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,885 ratings.