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RATINGS: 837   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.


3.7
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b33r (718) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Light orange color with small white head and minimal lacing. Aroma and flavor are all malt, amber, light caramels, with grapefruity hops. Okay overall

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (705) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (699) - Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2015
Clear yellow/gold pour with off white head. Aroma of light lemon citrus pine hop. Light grainy malt character with piney hop finish. Nice pale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (697) - 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 (692) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Poured with thin white head that faded quickly smelled of hops hay and grass. Tasted about the same with a weak aftertase decent beer

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Draught pours a light amber, cloudy yellow. Aromas are cereal and floral with some grass. Tastes were some cereal from the malt, balance by some nice floral, citrus and grassy notes. Body is lighter and the finish is nice and hoppy with a dry edge. Overall a great pale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (683) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear orange colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is toasted malt, orange, caramel. Taste is sweet. Pretty good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
osu97gp (677) - 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.


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