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The pure water we receive from the East Branch of the Brandywine Creek that begins its journey to us just under 14 miles from where we brew with it. We’ll be celebrating this water (insert your lite beer joke here) with our anniversary beer, Headwaters Pale Ale, due to be released February 15, 2011. Now, considering that beer is the product of four simple ingredients and the three other than water rely on water for their existence, we’ve had a fair amount of latitude in paying homage to water in our beer. So, we’ve played all of our cards deftly, bringing the hops, malt and yeast in harmony, with our great local water as the conductor in Headwaters Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29283) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Draft. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of citrus fruits, spicy hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of spicy hops, exotic fruits, and chewy malts, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (667) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Draft at HopCat GR - pours a transparent orange thin tan head . Faint pine and mild citrus aroma . Palettes light and easy drinking . Mild piney flavor , not bad . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drostj (105) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a thin filmy head that coats the glass. Rich aroma - earthy, cut grass, a little bit funky. Very full flavor in the mouth with a nice effervescence. Hoppy with a nice pronounced bitterness. Good aftertaste. Definitely not your average pale ale. Victory puts out consistently good beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19369) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
Keg at Taylors & Jones with The Twist, Stockholm. Clear amber, minimal head. Grapefruity hop aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Fruity with mid intensity grapefruit flavour. Resinous bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a nice golden color with white head. Some Pine and citrus up front with a little malt on the back; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice amount of malt and hop combo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2416) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle, pours a sparkling clear deep orange golden with a very nice bright white dense head. Woody papery hop aroma, big fresh pithy and resinous flavors. Decent malt body for a pale, pretty big and bold all around for a pale. A bit papery and chalky at the end, but a nice big tasty pale. Glad Victory is showing up on shelves out here now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Golden pour, about a finger of white head. Citric aromas coming from the glass, mostly orange. There is a good hit of bitterness on the tongue, the Citra hops really add a nice touch. Big citrus and faint tropical flavors are balanced by a light malt bill making this very session able and a very strong APA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
themightyjag (185) - - JUN 24, 2014
330ml bottle from Brewdog shop. Small bubbly white head, some lacing. Clear amber body. Not much on the nose, grass, a little citrus. Flavour is grass, caramel, a hint of berries. Bitter finish. Light carbonation, decent mouthfeel. Not blown away by this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mastelefish (86) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours a lighter copper with a thin white head. Aroma is strong upfront, consisting of strong, grassy notes. Body is light with a bitterness to match. Finishes quickly leaving not much on the tongue. A refreshing pallette cleanser. Would drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Aroma: Pungent grassy nose with some underlying citrus character, malts tend toward semi-sweet cereal, something here almost reminds me of cheesecloth. Appearance: Pale copper, clear pour with a foamy white head that settles into a patchy, bubbly skin. Flavor: Malts come out a bit more than expected, more orange citrus than grass, though the grass still persists in the background. A bit more bitter and a touch lemony toward the finish. Palate: Light-medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: A well made pale ale, though not my favorite from their lineup.

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