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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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARMed (598) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
This beer must receive the maximum score for aroma. It has an excellent hoppy aroma with a spearmint finish. The color is a clear copper color with a great bubbly pillowy creamy head. the flavor is hoppy and minty fresh. Overall, one of my favorites from VIctory!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5299) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of light pine, floral hops, citrus fruits, toasted malts, and faint toffee. Taste of citrus fruits, some grass, tropical fruits, light toffee sweetness, and a bitter, grapefruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5295) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle split with Brendan and Streets. Pours a light amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is nice fresh hop. Mouthfeel is smooth, thin, and carbonated with nice pine and grass hop flavors

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
This was a very crisp pale ale and i say that in a very good way. The pour was beautiful with a very nice head and hoppy aroma. The taste was smooth and the water was really the star.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1262) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2011 This was purchased to taste from The Caboose in Ashland. Victory is an excelllent brewery. The ale poured a clear golden to light amber color with a some orange. No lacing while head that dissapated. The bitter flavors are balanced with some a flinty or piny taste. The hops could be greener than I am used to. Not a difficult APA to drink but unusual. Smooth finish with some bitterness remaining. My second was purchased at Total Wine and More in June. An overall good APA for anytime.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle from Henrys: Created a delicate layer of foamed head while the liquid was a golden copper color. The nose is dominated by green fresh hop pellets that surprise since this was only a pale ale, but then again it’s from Victory. The flavor is bitter with an upfront taste of grapefruit or other citrus like juice that has a harsh and bitter bite from the hops in the finish. This is strong and above average pale ale but why does Victory charge so much money for their beers?

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle from Dr. Jeckyll’s. Light orange pour with a white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, kinda earthy, and grapefruit. Taste is bread, almost nutty, a little fruit, and bitter. Finish is a little thin.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Deep amber pour with a moderate white head. Citrusy aroma with some hops. Flavor is exceptionally smooth, but a bit thin for my taste. A fine beer for having a few.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bronze w. a light covering. Simple floral character with a pleasant cleanness to it. Moderately hoppy flavor with the feeling of being a bit watered down. Floral character throughout with a grainy finish on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle from Whole Foods, Fair Lakes. Nice easy drinking but hoppy beer. Pours a pale yellow with a slight orange tint and thing tan head. Good head retention. Hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit. Moderately sweet flavor with earthy, herbal hops. Lots of citrus and bit of onion.


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