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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%

BonusCantos, Sep 07, 2014
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2.4/5  rDev -38.8%

Kyle1986, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of mdagnew
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

330ml bottle bought from Light House Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a clear amber colour. Light tan head poured quite loose and faded quickly to almost nothing... barely any carbonation and very little lacing...

Aroma - Grassy hops, good caramel maltiness, faint nuttiness, some light buttery traces, ground pepper, floral honey notes, some herbal hints, some saltiness, grapefruit and citrus fruitiness...

Taste - Quite malty first then grassy hops come to the fore... some sweet honey traces, grapefruit and orange fruitiness, toasted bread traces, quite floral, some saltiness, the faintest of metallic notes..

M&D - Quite crisp and dry... light / medium bodied... Very refreshing and drinkable and pretty sessionable...

Overall - A pretty decent APA - nothing groundbreaking just a good, clean well made APA... recommended...

09-03-2010 10:14:08 | More by mdagnew

mdagnew, Sep 05, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +1%

MoreIPAs, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

ComatoseGI, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Jenstrom, Sep 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

DPCJR, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of mdfb79
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

From 08/31/14 notes. 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a bright amber-gold color with one to two inched of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Some light citrus hops, followed by a lot of bready malts, dough, some caramel malts, and light oranges and floral hops. More malty than hoppy. Medium body and low carbonation, no bitterness and easy to drink.

Overall a decent APA. Not too hoppy but tastes good and easy to drink. Would have it again and easy to drink a few of.

mdfb79, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

ralphw56, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

EmptyPockets, Sep 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

BriAri, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

trxxpaxxs, Sep 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

This ale is a one-of-a-kind. Wonderful! Haven't yet tried anything that is close to it. You've got to try it - it defies description. But you definitely have to like dry…very dry.

DuaneL, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

jimpyle48, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

beerhast, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

malfunxion, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

BAsbill, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

carlmoberg, Aug 31, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -2%

cfadams17, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

whojim, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of leantom
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Most certainly an APA. Here goes:

A: Quite good. Orange with a large head and a ton of lacing. Thoroughly enjoyed the beer's appearance. 4.5/5.0

S: Just hops, son. Don't smell any malt whatsoever. Grapefruit, citrus and pine. However, these smells aren't as robust as in other APA's. Overall, somewhat underwhelming: 3.75/5.00

T: Good, but somewhat light for my palate. A slight inkling of lightly-kilned caramel malt, but the hops immediately take over the beer's flavor profile. Grapefruit, lemon, pine and grass (very grassy-tasting beer, actually). OK, but the light, watery taste somewhat impairs the flavor. 3.90/5.00

M: Very mixed review. Good carbonation, but the beer is too light. 3.5/5.0

O: A good beer with major flaws. Hops mitigate the lightness somewhat, though. 3.75/5.00

leantom, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Bright orange gold with a head that starts nice and thick then settles to a fine layer of bubbles. The smell is clean citrus hops with a strong malt backbone that is primarily bread and biscuit. The hops come right out front in the taste. Hop flavor seems to be a mix of grapefruit and more herbal grassy varieties. The body is light to medium and relatively dry with a bitterness that falls off sharply inviting the next sip. A highly sessionable beer not overly complicated but crisp and clean with a good shot of bitterness that is well balanced by the malts.

fank2788, Aug 31, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +11.2%

AbiWeise, Aug 30, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%

A great example of what a pale ale should be. Golden color, good hop aroma and a great balance between the hops and rich malt backbone. Very refreshing. Good carbonation level and smooth mouth feel with a sweet finish.

Retroman40, Aug 30, 2014
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,053 ratings.