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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. Weíll 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, weíve had a fair amount of latitude in paying homage to water in our beer. So, weíve 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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Creamy, sweet but with a crisp, dry finish. Hoppy finish. Only slightly bitter at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2013
From tap. Pours a amber/ orange color with a haze. Small head. Aroma was musty with a hint of spice and orange. Taste follows and is mild in the palate and finishes clean.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (431) - - APR 10, 2012
Orange in color with mild haze. This APA is rather unique in that in addition to the standard Floral Hops, Caramel, Yeasts and Malts that we expect, there is also a rather sweet butterscotch flavor in here. At the same time, it manages to balance out the APA and Butterscotch flavors out quite well. Itís light in body and the carbonation is stronger than I would like, but it feels crisp and refreshing on the palate. Much like Prima Pils, itís simple in flavor but itís does exceptionally well with whatever flavors it contains.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (427) - Madison, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pours a clear golden brown with a minimal amount of head. Theres a burst of citrus combined with a bit of sweet toffee on the nose to make for a balanced overall aroma. Taste is very crisp with a bit of bitterness and balanced by a bit of malty sweetness. Overall, definitiely a beer that I would recommend to others but not the best Victory that Iíve ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkie (427) - New York, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Pours clear golden amber with a scant head of bone white foam that fell fast to a cap and ring. Left nice lace and constantly refreshed. In the right light has an orange hue.

Nose is out of this world. Citrus, lemon and orange with apple behind that. Light malt sweetness, grains and light bread. Generous spice, sweetly floral and herbal.

Taste follows the nose all the way. Citrus twang greets you first followed by a light sweet malt. Cereal grains carry it to the back with an earthly presence and a healthy helping of spice to tingle on the tongue. Ample carbonation lightens the body. Mouthfeel is sticky, creamy, crisp and light. The apple is sweet and tart like a good apple should be. Lingers whole in the aftertaste with no one characteristic able to be separated from the others. Terrific balance and the aftertaste has a slight mineral quality.

This is one of the best pale ales you will have. Itís refreshing, itís delicious, itís well made and you want to have it always in your refrigerator. Itís confident and brisk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pretty impressive APA from Victory. Had on tap at Local Option in Chicago. Very floral aroma, with some citrus to pack in the extra punch. Resin, grass, and spritzy carbonation send this one home.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pours a clear copper body with a thin white head. Floral, fruity hops with a mild bitterness and some caramel to balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
Pour is golden/copper with white head and little lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, very light citrus and light malts. Taste is grassy and earthy hops, light malts, a bit fruity, dry finish. Low body and medium carb. Honest pale ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopTsing (401) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2012
From the tap came a pale yellow brew with a white head. Aromas of malt and honey. Flavors of malt, honey, and butter. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2011
Nice easy drinking but hoppy beer. Pours a pale yellow with a slight orange tint and thin White carbonated head. Good retention. Hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit. Moderately sweet/malt flavor with earthy, herbal hops. Balanced. Almost an IPA. Not bad.


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