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
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Ratings: 2,597 |  Reviews: 610
Photo of MadScientist
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
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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Photo of Skillz
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of FightinIrish88
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of TheMarkE
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of tmm313
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looked good in the glass. Really nice lacing. The smell leaned more toward bready malts, but there was definitely some caramel and a light citrus/piney hop presence. Taste followed the nose pretty closely. Sweet and bready with notes of citrus, pine and spice. Mouthfeel was medium and lightly drying.

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Photo of TCgoalie
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of blastoderm55
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of NiceTaps
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in a stemmed tulip glass.

A- Bright copper-orange color. The head is off-white in color and measures 1-finger, it tapers to a thick film with staying power. Not much lacing. It looks good.

S-Nice blend of citra hop goodies, citrus and pine. There's strong malt, almost whiskey-like with the noticeable presence of alcohol factored in.

T-Spicy, citrus, big malt backbone. Some alcohol in those tastes. Earthy pine.

M- It loses a little here, a bit thin. The sweet malt and alcohol give the hops a run for the finish. The hop bitterness holds up, though.

O- I like it. Pale ales that push toward the IPA are all right with me.

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Photo of ChipMurray
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of superdoopersauce
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of DSlim71
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of afksports
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Having this on tap at amity hall and tagging for later review. Beautiful appearance copper base, puffy head that stays all over the brew, bubbles floating up... This is pale ale. Smell is indistinct, biscuits, bready malt, tiny touch of hops pine and citrus. Tastes good: bread, small grapefruit up front and in back, bit of grass in the front, refreshing. Pale ale taste. Good mouthfeel medium with good carbonation. Overall Ray drinker, interesting taste to repeat. I'd call it a success.

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Photo of gutbuster
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of dedbeer
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of twenteone
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shy5
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of csmartin6
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of ToddThompson
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mthomp081
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +2%

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