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RATINGS: 728   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2011
12oz bottle poured a pale amber with bubbling head. Aromas of lightly roasted malt and some grassy notes also. Flavor is bitter with a dry feeling. Body is medium and finish is dry and roasted. I felt that it had a deeper flavor than I expected

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Victory Headwaters Pale Ale is a crystal clear, lightly sparkling golden ale with a dense, bubbly white head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a huge, fresh hoppy aroma of pine and flowers. It has a very smooth medium body with a solid, dry finish. It’s a nice, simple, hoppy flavor with perfect bitterness and perfect balance. It tastes slightly dry and piny. This is a supreme example of an American pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Coppery orange, vigorous carbonation, loose beige head. Big hop aroma up front - Pine needles and grapefruit - the usual suspects. Flavor is not quite as hoppy as the aroma, but still pretty good. Some malt flavors in the background. Long aftertaste. Nothing earth shattering, but still a welcome addition to my Pale Ale rotation...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2011 Sampled at the brewvival 2011. 50th anniversary beer? I think that is what they said in the booth. Clear golden pour with fresh clean ’C’ hop profile. Solid Pale Ale. Rerated from a bottle. sweet clean hops. good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Clear gold with a bit of white head. Aroma is sweet, citrusy and a bit spicy with a hit of grass. Taste is the same, and pretty clean with a peak of hop bitterness halfway in that fades into breadiness in the finish. $2/12oz

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Copper orange, great clarity, small white head. Aroma is decent, sweet malts mingle with a grassy hop floralness. Flavor presents an adequate hoppy bitterness for a pale ale. Not overly bitter which makes for a great session beer. Malt base is sweet with a touch of caramel but overall makes for a great balance. Body is medium light, appropriate carbonation. Victory does no wrong.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1899) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
medium gold pour with a thin white head. aroma is floral and grapefruit citrus Flavour is biscuity maltiness with more of the floral/citrus hoppiness. More floral bitterness in the flavour than on the nose. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Tap at Backcountry Pizza in Boulder - seems much mor British than it is American - lightly hazy gold - pillowy head - dry, Biscuity malt profile, complimented well by a moderately bitter, slightly acidic hop character - a tiny bit of yeastiness on the tail end, but mostly dry and crisp - well balanced and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeyplush (628) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Was informed about this one by my friend Bill Ellis. Great to see a new beer from Victory that is not > 8% alcohol. This one is extremely floral and fruity with a very crisp and slightly bitter palate. Color is extremely clear and has a unique shade of orange and gold hues. This beer is predominantly hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3280) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Clear orange pour with thin white head. Aroma of grassy, leafy hops, light caramel. Flavor is dry, strong, bitter. Lots of strong, leafy hops in this one. Very nice leafy grassy hop forward. Medium bodied, carbonation is on the low side. Pretty nice pale.


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