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Headwaters Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Headwaters Pale AleHeadwaters Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,280 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,280
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 69
Gots: 302 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: thagr81us on 02-14-2011

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Poured a 12 oz beer into a standard pint glass. BB date of 3/2015. Deep clear coppery golden color with one-finger head that dissipated fairly quickly. Medium lacing. Nose is predominantly earthy piney hops with minor touch of citrus. Taste is assertively hoppy with nice lighter maltiness in the background. Decent bitterness dries the palate at the finish. Great example of an APA and, frankly, has a bit of IPA profile to it. If you like hops, you will like this.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall decent offering from Victory, but with a few drawbacks.

Floral hoppy nose, with a medium hoppy bitterness. Definitely more hoppy than malty. This is like a half IPA, but it's solid all the way through.

What I am disappointed about tho is how Victory saturated my local NEPA market with this, yet They no longer offer their (Helles) lager, or they just don't distribute it north of Lehigh Valley.

Victory, by brewing this more as an IPL rather than a Helles Lager saves a lot money on production costs.

This is the downfall of their large expansion last year. Product quality and availibilty suffers. You as the customer pay the same, or more for an inferior product.

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Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,280 ratings.