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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

1,937 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,937
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 56
Gots: 139 | 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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thampel09

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-19-2014 03:51:29 | More by thampel09
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful copper color with a foamy, frothy, white head. No lace or retention.

S: Good balance of hops and malt but the hops stand out with a bite that I like to equate to East Coast hops. Not intense but great hop characteristics. Very pale, indeed.

T: Fresh, fruity, hoppy. Fantastic. Right amount of dryness. Malt hits the palate at the end of each sip to make this one balanced PA...from PA. (lame)

M: Smooth, refreshing, and delicious. Thinner body than I would like but the drinkability is very high.

O: A killer PA from Victory. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 03:46:57 | More by Gatch
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denver10

Kentucky

3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A deep golden color with a little of an amber hue to it with a white bubbly head. A fruity, floral, sweet aroma. Flavor wise this is quite malt forward and relatively sweet for an APA. First thing that hit me was the malts, the hops kicked in mid stream, grassy, floral, and a touch fruity, and they carried through into the finish. Mild and balanced bitterness. A medium plus body that is aided by the carbonation. A little heavier than the style dictates for my taste buds. Overall, a its a nice sessionable pale ale (surprisingly given the heavier mouthfeel). The more of it I drank, the more it grew on me.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 22:23:31 | More by denver10
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought a single 12oz bottle of this in Summer 2011.

Pours a semi-clear copper color with a slight head but not much of one leaving a little lacing in the middle of the glass. the scent smells great with its bitter hops and blend of grains and malts. The taste isn't anything new but it is great. It has just the right volume to it as well as flavors. There's just enough hops to make the beer great without going too far overboard. Some nice citrus and wheat hints as well. A very well made beer that I definetly suggest trying!

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 05:39:19 | More by Lemke10
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coz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-24-2011 05:52:53 | More by coz
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-02-2011 02:30:59 | More by kbuzz
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-29-2013 08:57:17 | More by jimmah120
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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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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-18-2014 05:45:52 | More by rudabegga9
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-18-2013 20:31:57 | More by jplopez21
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-22-2014 21:24:20 | More by TwelveOunces
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larryi86

Delaware

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A clear bright copper/orange with a white one finger head.

S- Floral, spicy, and earthy hops with a nice biscuity malt backbone.

T- A slightly muted version of the nose, nice balance of malts and hops.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A nice, easy drink beer. Have had it on-tap a few times, it is a nice go to Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 18:42:33 | More by larryi86
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-19-2012 03:22:37 | More by HumanParaquat
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-20-2012 20:40:29 | More by HarmonMW
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-17-2012 21:41:16 | More by redfox405
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-29-2013 10:13:17 | More by ChrisMon02
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -30%

01-04-2013 01:57:34 | More by jaswilson2
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-06-2013 14:07:35 | More by RobertColianni
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NateMac13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-25-2014 00:34:32 | More by NateMac13
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-12-2013 18:21:05 | More by Kubrickx
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Proclarush

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-30-2013 01:59:42 | More by Proclarush
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nzerbe

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-05-2013 02:26:14 | More by nzerbe
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-08-2014 09:25:35 | More by gillagorilla
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-22-2012 20:04:10 | More by bluckbeyes
Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,937 ratings.