Headwaters Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Headwaters Pale AleHeadwaters Pale Ale
BA SCORE
77.1%
Liked This Beer
3.91 w/ 2,607 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:
#6,084
Reviews:
614
Ratings:
2,607
Liked:
2,011
Avg:
3.91/5
pDev:
11.25%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
510
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,607 |  Reviews: 614
Photo of Phoodcritic
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msondel
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeMans
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of reptile3141
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep gold/ medium amber, nice thick head to begin. Filtered.
S: Almost garlicky hop smell with sweet orange citrus.
T: Wow. Light and crisp with the perfect amount of subtle sweet and floral/fruity flavors. Just the right amount of bitterness that doesn't linger.
M: Again, very clean and crisp. Light and easy to drink.
O: Very impressed; easily one of the best Pales I've had. This would be dangerously drinkable in the summer. One of the best hoppy beers I've had from Victory which includes almost all of their IPAs and fresh-hop series.

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Photo of Act25
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Try 6.
Up there with Dales Pale Ale - for me the gold standard APA.

A: Pours a clear amber color with a one finger head; moderate retention and lacing.

S: Grass, hay, earth, springtime, and citrus on a biscuit base.

T: Follows smell but gets better. On the malt biscuit base, is spread spring time earth, grass and grapefruit with a mineral character. Very fulfilling balanced taste.

F: Medium to light body with moderate carbonation, nice finish.

O: Well tuned balance in this beer. Cannot go wrong APA. Try 6 or more.

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Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DevWand
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Odysseyalien
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopphead31415
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Victory Brewing is awesome. This one is a 5.2% ABV, but it paradoxically drinks like a 7% which is awesome.

Look-It pours a pale amber golden color with a white head that diminishes into a thin film.

Smell-I smell citrus hops and honey malts.

Taste-It tastes brilliant with a clean and crisp citrus, floral, pine, and then some more citrus hop flavor. It is juicy and bright and leans on apricot, pear, and grapefruit rind. Some toasty and honey malts play with the hops, but it isn’t hop-forward. It is a fair beer to both the malts and the hops, and both do a great job of expressing themselves in a very pleasant fashion.

Mouthfeel-It is crisp, bright, smooth, and on the lighter side of medium-bodied. The carbonation is sufficient yet not overpowering and the alcohol seems stronger than it really is.

Overall-I would say that this beer has done something absolutely amazing and all should try this one and all should give Victory a try in general.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tastes like lemon poppyseed bread

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Photo of nwhittin
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConorGolden
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Meh. Not that great, not that bad. Getting something off from these cans, not sure what it is but it there is some sort of stale lager thing going on. Probably just my cans

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Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DASA10
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NHSTEVE
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesBAR145
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Resuin
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 77.1% out of 100 with 2,607 ratings
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