Headwaters Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Headwaters Pale AleHeadwaters Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.91/5
2,609 Ratings
Headwaters Pale AleHeadwaters Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by thagr81us on 02-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,192
Reviews:
615
Ratings:
2,609
pDev:
11.25%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
512
Trade:
2
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3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler

A- Golden orange pour. The head is a half finger and white. Retention isn't great, but it hangs on with a little lacing.

S- Floral hop in a good battle with some grainy malt as well. A little citrus comes out of the nose as well.

T- Some grain malt, once again, in a battle with some hop. This time more earthy and piney. Some citrus peel bitterness in there, too.

M- Medium light body. A bit of some fizz. Finish is a tad bitter.

O- A very fresh and decently balanced ale. I love the simultaneous aromas and tastes of both malt and hop.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and bubbles can be seen coming up through the glass.

Smell: Grapefruit, tangerine, orange, tropical, and caramel.

Taste: Herbal, grassy, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, pineapple, caramel, and bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, lingering hop bitterness, , light bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty solid APA. Nice hop flavor and balance with caramel and bready malts.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden amber with a scant head of bone white foam that fell fast to a cap and ring. Left nice lace and constantly refreshed. In the right light has an orange hue.

Nose is out of this world. Citrus, lemon and orange with apple behind that. Light malt sweetness, grains and light bread. Generous spice, sweetly floral and herbal.

Taste follows the nose all the way. Citrus twang greets you first followed by a light sweet malt. Cereal grains carry it to the back with an earthly presence and a healthy helping of spice to tingle on the tongue. Ample carbonation lightens the body. Mouthfeel is sticky, creamy, crisp and light. The apple is sweet and tart like a good apple should be. Lingers whole in the aftertaste with no one characteristic able to be separated from the others. Terrific balance and the aftertaste has a slight mineral quality.

This is one of the best pale ales you will have. It's refreshing, it's delicious, it's well made and you want to have it always in your refrigerator. It's confident and brisk.

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Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 2,609 ratings
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