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RATINGS: 769   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (678) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2011
Great pale ale. Good forming head and great colored ale. Love the taste of the bitter hops. Crisp.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
On tap at Little Woodrows. Pours transparent gold. Very light and drinkable, crisp carbonation and weakly citrus flavors. Easy to drink, but seems watery to this IPA fan. Still, a great session ale if you want a light pale ale with some citrus flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (665) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAR 17, 2012
A really good and refreshing American pale ale. Up front profile is of sharp and fresh hops, perhaps mostly Cascade. The beginning will remind you of a beer that will be either much heavier or sharper, or more alcoholic. But the finish is very smooth and clean, surprisingly so considering the rich complexity up front. And it is only 5.2%, somewhat weak for most IPAs or PAs. A very fine and quaffable session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daytonbeer (664) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours bronze with white head, nice bubbles, and great lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and some caramel. Taste is the same with some tropical fruit, grapes, and grapefruit. Well balance and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
osu97gp (663) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pours a clear orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and floral hops. Flavor of caramel & light toasted malts and citrus hops. Pretty good APA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (662) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2011
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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattH (653) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle. Pretty transparent amber pour. Aroma is sweet malt, pine, and pineapple. Taste is a lot of pine and a little malt. Finish is bitter. Light to medium level of carbonation. Body is also light to medium.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
Pour orange off white head. Aroma earth, caramel, pine, floral, grassy hops. Taste caramel, pine, floral and grapefruit, resiny hops, not enough malt backbone. MF medium body light fizzy carb. Pretty blah.

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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2011
On tap at Proof, advertised as Victory 15th anniversary, pour pale later, a little tan lacing, weak hoppiness, very dry, grassy, a bit gritty, not great, but spectacular for an anniversary. Boring.


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