Headwaters Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,597 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:
2,597
Reviews:
610
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
507
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,597 |  Reviews: 610
Photo of Wheels2532
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fairwin
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobv
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dur921
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jedk
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ericsepesy
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Good pale ale that gots some hops

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Photo of MidwestBA
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Irishbeerdrinker
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BFCarr
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Amber appearance, solid clarity, 3/4" white head. Hoppy enough, not huge, but enough substance to be obvious.

Taste was fine until the later mouthfeel kept creeping in with bitter off flavor. Old bread. Seemed a mix of noble and c hops. I wonder if they went with a non traditional malt bill here, something about that seemed off.

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Photo of Mongrel
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A softly fragrant nose from which green, floral and lightly citric aromas emerge. Delicate yet firmly hopped.

The flavor of this beer features a nutty, toasty, biscuity malt backbone that is very reminiscent of Fat Tire, but more assertively hopped. Green, herbal, lemony hop notes play throughout, but never dominate. A well balanced beer, albeit one that may be falling out of fashion due to its prominent earthy malt presence.

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Photo of JamesGrove
2.83/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
2.44/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours a slightly hazy, amber-gold with a one finger bubbly, white head. Little to no carbonation.
smells of piney butterscotch with the carmel malt coming through.
Piney citrus with much malt. funk coming through with a little hairspray taste.
Mouthfeel unpleasant. Did I get a bad one?

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Photo of Cappzilla
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khargro2
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cwbern
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mtn
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkeefe1800
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phar0s
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keene
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Headwaters offers an inviting appearance with a bright, medium amber color and a thick, fluffy collar of foam. Its aromas are pronounced and abundant: lemon tea, citrus zest, peach, nectarine, sandalwood, a whisper of herbal hops and a bready undertone arrive one after another. Overall this is an exceptionally drinkable beer with a rounded, medium body, a moderate level of carbonation, a nuanced degree of bitterness and a touch of malt sweetness. Very clean. Caramel and citrus share time in the mellow, even finish. A great American Pale Ale.

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Photo of nstygles
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,597 ratings.
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