bb (6734) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Malt and grapefruit/tangerine aroma. Malt and grapefruit flavor with light pine and light earth. Medium bodied. Malt and grapefruit lingers with light earth and light pine.
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m told it is brewed with Citra and Simcoe. The beer pours to a clear amber body with a tall white head and great lacing. The aroma is juicy hops, but isn’t quite a West Coast IPA. But, that’s where this beer is amazing. It’s a delicious APA that doesn’t have the traditional catty hops. The flavor was malty but really clean and sessionable. Hops filled in to balance the malt. This was a definite APA and not an IPA. Clean sessionable palate and "low" ABV. This beer was a pleasure to drink.
brokensail (10596) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is amber in color with a couple fingers of white head that leaves some mild lacing on the glass.
S: A solid hoppy aroma right away. Juicy citrus with plenty of oranges and tangerines, perhaps some hints of grapefruit, too. A moderate amount of malt in there. Nicely balanced.
T: The citrus hop flavors open things up quite pleasantly. Plenty of tangerine and mild grapefruit along with some hints of pine which provide a little bitterness. Balanced with sweetness of bready malts.
M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: This is very much along the lines of how I like my pale ales. Nice hoppy character without being overly bitter or malty.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a 1/2 finger thick off white head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is pine and citrus hops. Flavor is mostly the fore mentioned hops with some lightly sweetened malt. Finish is slightly astringent. Medium body. A nice beer. Thanks Jason.
JFGrind (1834) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lighter, friendlier, dare say session APA from Victory. As the description states ingredients in harmony Headwaters is an everyday drinker from Victory.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice easy drinking but hoppy beer. Pours a pale yellow with a slight orange tint and thin White carbonated head. Good retention. Hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit. Moderately sweet/malt flavor with earthy, herbal hops. Balanced. Almost an IPA. Not bad.
Hangover (1056) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with a thin white head. Aoma is malty with a bit of citrusy hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. This one is primarly malty with a bready/grainy flavor with the hops with a subtle citrus hop flavor. Slightly bitter finish but short. Clean, crisp flavor and finish but nothing here is blowing my mind.
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured a 12 oz bottle into my DFH snifter. This sat reddish-orange and gave off a soft aroma of simcoe hops. The flavor nicely balanced hops and sweetness, but was much subtler than advertised. That’s not all bad, though. Combine restrained but tasty flavors with typical Victory drinkability, and you get an ideal lawnmower or session ale. Yet another nice offering from the folks in PA.
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark golden color with a white head. Aroma contains pine, lemons, and oranges. The flavor is rather bitter with more citrus and some pine. The palate is a little thin but they keep going on about the quality of water in this beer, and there might be something to it. It sacrfices full body for a damn fine splash of water at end. Crazy I know. Overall a nice session APA
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, $1.70 loose @ Binny’s. The closest thing in my cellar to a beer from Scranton while watching Michael Scott leave "The Office." Nice American hop smell when I pop the cap. Yellow with a tinge of brown body, big bubbles to a bubbly head. I guess the usual Cascade and Centennial, maybe our pal the Amarillo hop. Light malts with a dry finish to let the hops do their work. Very easy drinking and enjoyable for its assertive hop profile.