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RATINGS: 738   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTStiles (743) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2011
pours clear amber with a thin white head and some bubbly, wet lacing. aroma has notes of citrus and cheese. body is medium thin, taste is mildly bitter with some grapefruit and apricot. finish is dry. A nice APA, and quite refreshing but nothing overly special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Fruit aroma/flavor+long-lasting hoppiness made this the type of beer that has me anxious for it to get warm outside. Another flavor loaded and very approachable beer from Victory has me impressed.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (741) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Solid pale ale, fluffy white head, pine hops with some citrus. A liitle bit of dirty socks in the aroma. Aftertaste is pretty short but overall a lot of nice flavors. However by the end just wasn’t too excited to keep drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (740) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12oz bottle pours an amber color without much head. Mild hop flavors that linger.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Tap. Clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, slight pine, and citrus. Taste is slightly bitter. Some caramel and light amounts of fruit. Medium bodied. Pretty solid.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (735) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Copper color with white head. Citrus and pIne aroma. Sweet caramel flavor followed by citrus and floral flavors. Citrus finish but not real bitter. Very good pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
On tap at the Pourhouse in Westmont, NJ. Slightly hazy mid-amber pour and a 2 finger dusky white head. Equal amounts of lemony citrus and biscuity malt in the nose. Same follows through to the flavors with a nice helping of citrus, a little butterscotch, caramel and cereal. Light, refreshing texture and a clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into tall glass. Appearance: Bright amber with nice off-white head and some lacing rings. Aroma: Mostly citrus (orange and grapefruit), with some spiciness, pine and a hint of metal. Light dried malts underneath. Taste: Mix of dry hops and dry malts. Grapefruit, spice, herbs, pine, caramel and biscuit all play a role, and are so heavily integrated that it is hard for anything to stand out - this is both a strength and a weakness. Herbal and slightly bitter & metallic on the finish. Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body, dry finish (actually dry throughout). Overall: Very drinkable and refreshing APA - not surprisingly coming from the always solid (and often great) Victory. However, I have to admit that when a 15 year old respected craft brewery releases their first APA, I expect a little more. Maybe it is just a wee bit too herbal for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (721) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2012
Kind of creamy, malty, and hoppy. Some spiced and roasted malts. Enjoyable. Slightly bland but a good brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (717) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
from notes: Pours hazy golden-amber, with a 1-finger off-white head. Lemony aroma with a touch of bready yeast. Body is light, with a mildly dry finish. Flavor is lemony, with a grainy note beneath.


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