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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (1028) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Citrus, mild caramel, floral, and fruit notes. Golden, clear, white head. Decent lacing. Full bodied, flavor like aroma, and lemon hints. Tongue zinger, dry, lasting high hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (1028) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Pours a clear orange. Citrus forward with notes of grapefruit and grass. Other aroma consists of bread and cereal. Great session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1027) - Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle into pint glass, typical clear amberish golden color with white head. Aroma of piney/citrus hops and caramel-leaning malt sweetness. Taste adds almost herbal note to the nice balance of caramel malt and hop bitterness. Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp, dry with lingering bitter finish. Good above average APA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Pours a deep gold with a moderate white head. Aroma of parsley, pine, light citrus, lightly toasted bread, and some caramel. Flavor of citrus, grass, herbs, toasted bread, and moderate bitterness. Finishes with an earthy bitterness and some lingering grass and citrus hop qualities. Medium to light bodied and quite dry. Decent pale ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1022) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a clear orange with big white head and some lacing. Aroma is full of grapefruit and pine, with some floral hops and biscuit, and just enough caramel malts to keep it balanced. Medium body with average carbonation and a slightly slick mouthfeel. Kudos to Victory for crafting another enjoyable one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2011
aroma is excellent balance of near caramel malts and lightly grassy hops. nice toasty malt character to boot. appearance is well polished deeper gold with active carb and filmy head, no legs. flavor is excellent toast near butterscotch with pleasant vegetative note tangled in. excellent balances abounds with unique character to both sides.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (1019) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Stone pint glass From: Holiday Wine Cellar Price: $19.99 for the 6-pack Misc.: Box said enjoy by March 10, 2013; Also a long and uninformative spiel about water on the bottle and not as much (really nothing) about the beer. Poured a honey golden, pale, clear color with two fingers of snowy, frothy white head. Healthy amount of thick, foamy white lacing on the sides. Good thick retention on the top as well that lasted throughout the pour. Smelled a sharp whiff of hops up front, somewhere between resin and citrus (grapefruit). The bitterness comes through unambiguously. Also lemon grass, hay and honey. Tasted the hops first like the smell. Got that mix of resin and grapefruit. Also some lemon in there. Cereal and light bread. Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish. Just a really good pale ale. Will savor my other two in the Victory variety pack.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Pours a medium-dark orange with slightly off white head. Head fades too quickly for top marks, but the color is very nice. Aroma is very nice, with an orangey citrus note from the hops. Flavor is drier than I expected. The citrus aroma of the hops takes a background role in the flavor, giving the hoppiness a more bitter character. Overall, a very nice APA.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1012) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle poured a rich golden hue w/ a fizzy white head w/ minor sticky lacing. Moderate citrus hop aroma. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are grapefruit, lemon, orange, and straw. Light to medium bodied, watery texture, lively carbonation, and a light astringent feel to the finish.


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