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RATINGS: 800   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
poured clear amber with a nice frothy head. sweet hop aroma. faint hop flavour with citrus. my bottle said it expired in August so maybe it was a older bottle, still a very good APA

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Pours a deep golden color with foamy white head. Aroma of grassy hops. Flavor was deep and balanced with sweet malts and earthy, citrus hops. Very well done pale ale, refreshing and easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicowv (471) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
12 oz bottle: Pours a light orange with a small white head. CO2 release is decent and lasts throughout. Taste is bitter with a nice grapefruit citrus flavor. Nice and balanced and an easy drinker. The palate is smooth, bitter and a bit oily. Very nice Pale, bordering on an IPA or a bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkie (470) - 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. It’s refreshing, it’s delicious, it’s well made and you want to have it always in your refrigerator. It’s confident and brisk.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - APR 14, 2012
Draft pours a golden color fair head tastes smells of hay lemon citrus hops bit spicey bit from the hops. Over all crisp not bad not great seems might be good on hot afternoon cook out or paired with salmon dish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (462) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Nice beer for the style....lots of malt....really enjoyed this one....low abv put perfect for my mood tonight...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Not one of my favorite offerings from Victory. It was way too hoppy for a pale ale. The only thing pale about this was the ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewbie (458) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2011
12oz bottle. cloudy gold fluffy white head. caramel sweet aroma. pine. piney hops taste, light. sweet caramel malt. well balanced. nice beer

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Pour is a clear golden color with a small white head, rather lively carbonation. Nose is of light fruits mostly. Taste is similar, light hops and fruits throughout, no bitter bite anywhere which is nice.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Creamy, sweet but with a crisp, dry finish. Hoppy finish. Only slightly bitter at the end.


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