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Headwaters Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Headwaters Pale AleHeadwaters Pale Ale

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very good

2,114 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,114
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 59
Gots: 201 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Rossnicolini, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

7springv, Jul 08, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well Victory has finally done it! They have created the NJ/NY Hop Lover's dream in a "session" style interms of alcohol level beer. Picked up a case of this as well as $1200 more of beer and wine for our annual sales meeting. As soon as I had one I knew I was headed back to my store hoping they had not sold the last case as I needed to have at least a case in my frig! Not a big fan of Victory but I LOVE this beer and plan to purchase/consume as long as it is for sale in Northern NJ!

Gooball201, Jun 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

bigjohnn, Sep 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

tstinz01, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

BeerMo36, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Mcroft25, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of mjmbeer
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

there are very few if any beers by Victory that I do not like. this one is one of the better beers in the batch though. As a Pale Ale its pretty Hoppy.. more so than I thought it would be. Not that this is a bad thing. Wonderful amber color with a bone white creamy head that stuck around nicely. the mouth feel was not as smooth as i had hoped it would be. Might be just the bottle serving I am not sure. A bit too biting of a feel to it. Almost as if it had to much carbonation in it. I will have another try at it and see how things go. Overall a great tasting beer.

It is nice to see the APA out there still getting respect and at least this not like the run of the mill. Any one can ad hops and call it a pale but giving the beer that nice biscuit taste goes a long way in my book. This beer does it quiet well.

mjmbeer, Jul 26, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

FireEmt37, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

JKelleyLBI, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

jimcivis, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, light orange hue with thick cottony head, small bits of lacing.

Citrus & floral hop aromas with sweet malt undertones.

Tastes like....VICTORY. No big surprises here...citrus hops are bitter but balanced nicely with sweet & crisp malts. Medium body & avg carbonation...just enough, not too much.

Well done & enjoyable pale ale...think I'll pour myself another. ;)

BLove, Jul 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Kaetea, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.56/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Prological, Dec 19, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Hoperator, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Hurkie70, Aug 19, 2013
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,114 ratings.