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RATINGS: 887   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (772) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a clear, light, golden amber, with a thin, slightly off white head. Aroma has caramel, herbal hops, grapefruit, honey, and hints of bread. The taste is sharp in pine and grapefruit, still with a good deal of herbal tones, along with caramel undertones. It has a fresh, almost minty flavor that is noticeable throughout. Dry and pretty bitter, with a short aftertaste of pine and hops. More light in body, with a thin texture, with above average carbonation. Its alright, but I’m not very impressed.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
samsmith33 (772) - - APR 13, 2014
On tap at blend. Look is Dark gold,clear. No head. Aroma Is vegetable,cedar,. Taste is crisp ,ash and wood. More veggie. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
Cask at Get Real NY. Nice hoppy aroma, fruit and citrus, light bodied, bit of hoppy bitterness, easy drinking, solid session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (760) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2015
Ale bionda ed erbacea, speziata e luppolata al naso, amarognola al palato. Poco intensa e di corpo lieve, ma per nulla spiacevole. Dissetante.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (759) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (746) - 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...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2011
12oz bottled Feb 8, 2011. Pours clear amber with a one finger white head that leaves webs of lacing and holds a small cap. Aroma is lemon citrus, some orange and grapefruit, grassy and floral hops, bread & biscuit malt. Good to very good strength. Flavor is lemon, orange, grapefruit hops, some grass, hint of pine, caramel and bready malt, good bitterness for an APA, touch of sweetness in the middle but finishes dry. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, slick, medium carbonation. Crisp, hoppy, refreshing APA. Very nicely done, Victory!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (744) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Fruit aroma/flavor+long-lasting hoppiness made this the type of beer that has me anxious for it to get warm outside. Another flavor loaded and very approachable beer from Victory has me impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Tap. Clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, slight pine, and citrus. Taste is slightly bitter. Some caramel and light amounts of fruit. Medium bodied. Pretty solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (737) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2015
DATE TASTED: August 6, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: watching the Fox faux Republican debate with a giddy anticipation... APPEARANCE: clear, light amber body; bubble sparsely populate the glass; fluffy, white head leaves intricate coral lacing that is attractive ... AROMA: the given citric appropriateness of a pale ale--lemon grass, grapefruit, and soft floral hints--an overall soft suggestion... PALATE: strong carbonation livens the mouth, with a medium-bodied, reasonable finish--easy drinking and sessionable... TASTE: a sessionable, apologetic pale ale, one that does not distinguish itself in profile--no outstanding or detrimental characteristics...light bitterness with a maltiness that balances this beer nicely... OVERALL: after reading the label, I got the sense that this beer would be an ale far short of Hop Devil or Dirt Wolf...instead, it is more of an about-face or 180, softening the genre and rounding its edges... agreeable but not distinguishable...the citrus is light, there is no resin, and enough malt holds the beer in place...a lesser, yet still worthwhile beer in a Victory sampler...


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