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Headwaters Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Headwaters Pale AleHeadwaters Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
2,610 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

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Added by thagr81us on 02-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,432
Reviews:
616
Ratings:
2,610
pDev:
11.25%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
510
Trade:
2
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A pale amber beer with very good clarity. The head is rock, off-white with a decent retention.

S: A medium citrus hops aroma with some resinous character. A clean malt sweetness and a little bit of caramel.

T: A strong hops bitternes and medium-strong citrus hops flavor some piney character. There is a low , peach-like fruit ester. A touch of malt sweetness in middle with balance being decidedly bitter with a crisps, dry finish. Lingering citrus hops and bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: A medium bodied beer with a medium-strong level of carbonation and very crisp.

O: A straight forward, hop driven beer. A darn good pale ale.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 6/23/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy rings of lacing cling down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, light pine, bread, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of hop notes with a moderate malt balance. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, bread, light caramel, light pine, and floral earthiness. Light floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, grass, bread, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and good complexity of hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, lightly sticky, and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice pale ale. Good balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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

A - Cloudy amber color with a soapy white foam that retains well and laces the glass.

S - Has a light citrus smell and a scent of pale malt.

T - This is a refreshing beer that has a nice contrast of tartness from lemon flavors and a malty sweet taste. There is a lsight amount of bitterness in the finish, but this an easy drinking pale.

M - Good amount of balance and complexity which is hard to do with a standard pale ale. Minimal carbonation present, and light feel. Very sessionable.

O - Really no complaints as this is a solid pale ale that has plenty of flavor. Another staple beer from Victory.

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Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 2,610 ratings
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