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RATINGS: 810   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3286) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2015
Mandag i annen feb-15, en kveld med bare gode (og til dels fremragende øl), og den andre av i alt fire øl fra Victory: klar gylden med hvitt gardinskum. Nydelig aroma og smak med grapefrukt, citrus, appelsinmarmelade og en knivsodd pepper. Meget tørr, så det er ikke bare jeg som griper etter glasset for en ny slurk og påfyll.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (1652) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 09.02.15. Clear golden. White head. Aroma of American hops, bitter grape fruit and pine. Taste of dried fruits, marmelade, pepper and wet cardboard. Dry mouthfeel and dry, almost dusty, bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (497) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours deep golden, clear, little head. Aroma of bread. Some sweetness, but well hidden by a bitter, long lasting aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6193) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of fruity exotic hops. Taste is light sweet malty, light thick and oily mouthfeel, dry spicy hops in the long finish. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5606) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2015
355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.1%. Clear golden colour, moderate to low white head. Sweetish aroma with hints of orange marmalade, notes of earthy hops and wood, even a hint of smoke. Fairly hoppy and peppery flavour, with a distinct bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1409) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2015
355mL bottle from Beer Cartel Enjoy By 22/07/2015 Pale orange gold body, bit of haze, creamy white head. Nice nose; grapefruit, pine, peach, some toasty, grainy malt underneath. Medium-to-full body, nice slickness to the texture, moderate carbonation. Palate bursts with lots of citrusy, woody, spicy American hops. Good toasty malt backbone provides good balance to a full bitterness. Very decent APA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - JAN 22, 2015
Look: pours an orange color. Bright white. Smell: dank. Cat piss. Grapefruit. Orange.sweet caramel. Taste: cat piss. Dank. Orange. Lemon. Tangerine. Feel: dry. Leaves a thin film on the mouth. Medium carbonation. Overall: ok beer. More bitterness than I expected for a pale ale. First drank: home 1/21/15 Vintage: enjoy by 7 Apr 2015

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2015
The head is good, body orange. It smells hoppy, aromatic, fruity, refreshing. The taste is bitter, citrus, fruity, refrehing, tasty, nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
This one pours clear and golden with a moderate white head and strong grassy and musky aromas. Hops are noticeable up front with a taste of citrus, spicy, herbal, and lemon peel. There is a mild malt presence that provides some balance but lets the hops stand out. The hop bitterness lingers long after each sip. This is another excellent offering from Victory that is both true to the style and very drinkable with an enjoyable complex hop profile that surprises.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours from 12 oz bottle a clear, pale yellow body with a white head. Aroma of citrusy and lightly spicy hop notes, great malt profile. Flavour of citrus fruits, some grass, tropical fruits, light toffee sweetness, and a bitter, grapefruit finish. Overall decent.


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