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RATINGS: 921   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3503) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light amber, cloudy yellow. Aromas floral hops with some grass. Tastes were from the malt and balanced by some nice floral, citrus and grassy notes. Body is lighter and the finish is nice and hoppy with a dry edge. Overall a great pale

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2012
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a thick 1.5 finger off-white head. Really good head retention. Aroma is full of citrus hops backed up by a little bit of malt underneath. Hops really overpower everything, though and are very inviting. The flavor really pulls the malt and hops together with lots of citrus up front carried by some toasted caramel underneath. A little bready malt as well. Bitterness ends up being on the light to moderate side and I really wish there was a little more malt. The beer finishes relatively clean and slightly sticky. Overall, another great beer from Victory. A great summer beer and one that is highly sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Golden-brown/amberish color topped by a thin white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, grapefruit zest and orange peel with a little doughy malt beneath. Crisp earthy bitterness, not much malt presence. Finishes nice and dry. A solid straight forward APA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hivemind (885) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2012
12oz bottle in Delaware by myself. Pours dark golden with a great big white head and plenty of bubbles. Almost the color of dehydrated piss. Aroma is fresh, woody hops and a touch of citrus. Palate is filled with pine hop and there is a touch of apricot. Almost perfect bitterness. Really fresh. Delicious pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1701) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
pour a amber orange with small white head with little lacing. Aroma is of toasty malts, bread, grass, pine, and some citrus. Taste is of toasty breaded malts, grass, pine, caramel, and some grapefruit citrus. Has a medium body with a oily mouthfeel and a semi dry, refreshing finish. overall, a nice pale ale that makes a great session ale in the summer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3395) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Slightly hazy deep orange color. A bit more of a peppery hop presence than most straight up apas. Pepper spice and grassy punch to the aroma. Flavor is smooth and slightly caramel malt. Finish is spicey and a little bit of citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Kinda grassy aroma some older hops and malt. Golden color with a thin white head. Grassy piney flavors that are a bit cloying against the pale malts. Bitter cloying finish. ok

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pkgpusher (2) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2012 does not count
Very clean and refreshing. A great summer beer with gentle pine and citrus hints. An overall bright finish makes for a very pleasing drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (4910) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy copper with thick, frothy off-white heqd; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, grassy and floral hops, citrus fruit, and faint pine. Flavor is malt forward with some supporting hops (light bitterness) and fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pours a clear orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and floral hops. Flavor of caramel & light toasted malts and citrus hops. Pretty good APA.


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