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RATINGS: 803   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.


3.9
   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 (1985) - 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 (5234) - 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 (648) - 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 (3655) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours bright amber and a little hazy with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel malts. Flavor strong of the oily pine hops for an APA. Definitely worth trying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3228) - Montana, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle pours a clear deep gold with thin off white head. Scent of pine and grass. Taste is hoppy and bready. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2011
12 oz bottle, pale amber color with little head. Lacing prominent on sides of glass. Aroma is fresh and floral with some sweet citrus but not too overpowering with the hops. Taste is fairly bitter but really well balanced out by the sweetness. Palate is full with a crisp, fresh, aftertaste. As bitter as the taste is, the aftertaste is very smooth with no bitterness. Very enjoyable beer. Really lives up to its name with a clean, pure taste with tons of flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11623) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear amber with an average frothy white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonatio. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1463) - Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Mild aroma, with just a couple of hop notes, more of a caramel aroma. Pours a clear amber, with a dusting of head. Nice hop bite in the start with this beer, with a fairly short finish. This isn’t a bad beer, but there’s very little out of the ordinary about it. Solid and enjoyable, but there are better in the style that are available.


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