Headwaters Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,600 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
Ratings:
2,600
Reviews:
611
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
508
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,600 |  Reviews: 611
Photo of bobvogs
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a golden orange color.

Overall: Headwaters has a fresh hoppy aroma of pine and floral. This beer has a surprising taste of bitter citrus hops, that are slightly restrained, perfectly mixed with sweet caramel malts. Yet another winner from Victory! Headwaters has more character than other Pale ales. Very Good!

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Photo of dzb5359
2.82/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MJ64
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Stevedore
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. No bottling date. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a medium copper body, one finger white head, medium collar, good retention, bits of lacing. Smells bready, herbal, floral, cereal grain, a bit of biscuit, touch of honey. Nice balanced malt and hop aromas. The hint of sweet caramel comes out. Flavour is a very nice biscuit, mild caramel, a fair bit of floral, grassy hop bite to accompany things. Balanced pale ale. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp and slightly drying, good grassy bite on the finish. Very drinkable. An overall balanced pale ale, nice combination of hop bite, just the right amount of sweet caramel to back it up.

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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheOakKing
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.16/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a light orange color with a light thin head. Smells like a typical IPA as well. Taste is good, pleasant, crisp with a bitter finish

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

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

Photo of msp88
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foley67
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of treyaxx
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of midpack
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stompilator
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of firkingroovin
2.95/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IckyT2012
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WEBBEER
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tomasher
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.91 out of 5 based on 2,600 ratings.
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