dwm1034 (635) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz / recommended by beer guy at Binnys...compared it to Half Acre Daisy Cutter........well, close but no DC.....but pretty good. Nice color...light amber; nose...hoppy....and taste...also hoppy but with a decent malt for balance....not boozy but is only 5% so that makes sense....a good to little better than good APA.....another good beer from Victory
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a slight head. Aroma is mild pine hops. Taste is slightly coppery with pine hops. Creamy-ish finish.
joeyplush (628) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2011 Victory’s made a fine entry into the mediocrity-laden style of Pale Ale. Headwaters is one hoppy beast, yet keeps the texture nice and light. Add this feel to such a manageable ABV and Headwaters kinda rules the roost of normal ol’ Pale Ales. Should of known a solid brewery like Victory could make a fine Pale; unfortunately, I’ve been let down by the style many a time before. Even Stone screwed up their Pale Ale. But Headwaters is pretty damn awesome, a lovely small beer.
PhatB420 (623) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very organic taste. Fresh, yet subsided by the stuff that makes things organic. It seems this brew was a solid pale ale at first but then went through a clarifying process that dumbed it down some. Its still solid, yet lacks the hop bite and forcefullness that would make it a super pale ale. Bronzed copper in color, a head the digs deep at first and then simmers down to a flat striaght while always there. Organic wheat and soli mix the smell with tangerine and citrus running in the background. Very fresh taste, very likeable brew. A solid, though less than stellar, pale ale. 12oz bottle poured into a Cabin 2011 Pilsner glass.
rob6239 (621) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden with good head from bottle. Aroma is sweet with citrus hops. Taste is smooth with grapefruit . a great pale ale. Like another reviewer commented its like a mini-IPA
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sharp aroma. Floral hops. Crisp golden pour. Citrus hops hit hard on every sip. Great ipa. Identifying with a lot of character
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wmubronco1992 (611) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark honey. Pillowy white head. Fresh grapefruit aroma. Small lacing. Classic PA bitterness with a crisp dry finish. Bitter dry mouthfeel. I’m more of an IPA fan then the PA however this one is very well done and tastes very fresh even though the bottle was not new.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Poured into glass. Deep golden Amber pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is grassy, earthy, wheat, some sweetness. Taste is savory with bitter hops, a little rubber band, wheaty body. High carbonation with an earthy finish/slight aftertaste.
JRock72 (605) - - APR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Not sure of the age. Poured clear golden brown with small head that faded. Light aroma and flavour. Kind of watery but still really good. I’m really glad I tried this and I recommend a taste.