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RATINGS: 934   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Wow, what a pleasant surprise! Pours gold with a white head. BIG citrusy nose. Taste is sweet, bitter, and dry. There’s a nice tropical fruit flavor on the back of the tongue that sticks around for a bit. I would say this rivals Zombie Dust for big, flavorful APAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
morganmaher (22) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Pours a hazy orange. Huge citrus nose. Taste follows. Tons of orange, lemon, grapefruit and mango (?). NIce bitter finish. Great APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2012
I hoppy pale ale for sure. Some dark, earthy flavors. It’s a bit dank. Could stand to be a bit more crisp. Not a pussy beer though. I love Victory for a making a pale with some real flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden amber with white head. Nose and taste of grassy hops, caramel, pine, resin, light earth and birch sap. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (2389) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2012
keeping in mind im not a hophead, or else this would have scored higher. aside from that, this is a solid pale ale. this should be a regular from Victory. it could be the gold standard of what a quality pale ale should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiddler26 (24) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bought on tap at Savemore Beverage in Clifton Park, NY. Small, off-white head with some lacing. Grapefruit, pine and resin notes. Very nice APA: easy to drink, great summer session beer. Doesn’t give you the old El Kabong over the head and palate that a lot of the IPAs do (not that it’s a bad thing, but sometimes you want something you can just drink and drink and drink), but that’s OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle is clear orange with thin white head, aroma has notes of lemon, grass, spice, touch of grain, hints of earth, touch of nice orange peel in there as well, pretty nice and spicy notes. Taste is a nice mix of crackery biscuit, grain, some nice spicy notes, a fair husky note, touch of lemon, hints of orange, finishing fairly grainy. Decent, but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Tap at Three Fires. Musty, stale cat pee hops aroma initially. Once the cat pee wore off I was able to detect some caramel and orange hops aroma. I’m not quite sure how to rate cat pee smell. Light amber with a small off-white head, nice lacing. Caramel malt and sweet orange hops flavor. Medium body, flat carbonation. Great tasting beer, too bad the cat pee smell had to give me a bad first impression. I had the guy sitting next to me smell it, and smell the same thing, so I know I wasn’t imagining it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Grapefruit-caramel aroma. The citrus aspect is the dominant flavor. Almost an India pale in that regard. Nice orange color. Smooth body with just enough kick. Looks like they are right to talk up the brewing water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy white to off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fragrant fruity, citrus, grapefruit, and pine hops, biscuit and cereal malt with tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting dry malt and fruity esters with a dry finish and a spicy character. Medium body and carbonation.

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