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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1171) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2015 Light orange pour, thin tight head. Grapefruit in the nose. Lightly bitter on the tongue. Toasted malt plays second fiddle to hop bitterness on the way out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1161) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Poured from bottle. Grapefruit hop aroma. Nice looking amber, lacing. Same grapefruit hop in flavor dominates. Sweet malt flavor in front, dry in back. Crisp, clean feel. Just right amount of carbonation. Good finish. Great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (1160) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2015
A good pale ale. Little light on the aroma. Good hoppy flavor. I like victory quite a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (1155) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Rated from notes taken 5 Jan 2013 and 6 Aug 2011 -- A very nice Pale Ale, that I would not mind drinking on a regular basis. Enough to make you want to drink it, restrained enough to allow you to drink several.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2012
The pour is a clear, orangey-amber color with a moderately full, white, pillowy, frothy head which settled to a very thin froth and leaves tight, lace rings. The nose is toasted grain and caramel, very floral, faint citrus, and slight resins. The flavor is slightly better with more toasted caramel, toasted grains still, slightly resinous, still floral, and some citrus. The palate is lively, light to moderate, and a bit watery. The finish is moderately bitter, resinous, and full of lasting grain notes. Fairly generic APA, drinkable and just enough sweetness to balance to the prominent bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle marked "enjoy by 7.8.11." Pours clear bright orange and lively with a medium foamy eggshell head. The aromas are sweet papaya and guava, moco moco (a Bolivian fruit), sugar, and grass. NIce tropical fruity notes here. The flavor is sweet funky malt and fruit, mild bitter grass, and pine; a touch one-dimensional. Very smooth and drinkable. A nice, sessionable beer with great aroma, but whose flavor didn’t quite live up. Still, a solid brew. [624]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Fantastic APA! Pours a clean, orange color with thin white head that fades quickly. Aroma is light citrus, grassy notes, and cereal malts. Taste is floral, honey, citrusy, with light grassiness. This is very fresh hop forward APA that is simply terrific. Finishes clean and provides a full bodied mouthfeel. Definitely a solid offering from Victory.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1141) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 [firkin] Pleasant, smooth. Could have used just a tad more carbonation from the gravity pour, would like to try it in bottle or draft. A somewhat less aggressive APA hopwise, a nice change from some of the APA/IPA blurring that goes on. Nice looking in the glass, very quaffable. [update 5/28/13] I like the flavor of this beer and I really should try it with normal carbonation. But this time around it was on the hand pump and I just thought it didn’t stand up. Too thin, downing the palate...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (1141) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours golden thin-ish white head. Grapefruit nose, some sweet malty hints on the nose as well. Quite bitter straight away (lemon/bitter lemon) a sharp fruity-ness, nice enough just a little thin on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (1138) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
12oz bottle. Hazy dark golden with a thin foamy white head. Flavors are bread, biscuit, caramel, lemon and grapefruit with spicy notes. Significant bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily and chalky texture.


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