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RATINGS: 745   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Tried this beer on tap at the GABF in Denver, CO 2012. Smooth with a nice hoppiness and a clean crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
revolution2718 (229) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Taste is ok, citrus, bread, cereal, bitter on the tail end. Taste is ok, under carbonated in my opinion. Just an ok beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanytide (229) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Poured golden in color with a half finger, white head. Aroma is floral, biscuity. Taste is rather plain, but not bland. Bread and grass dominated the tasting. I could see this complementing a variety of summer foods.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TOSG55 (221) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber-gold with a medium white head. Aroma of hops, and a bit of fruit (apple?). The flavor is surprisingly hoppy for a pale ale, quite reminiscent of the excellent Three Floyds Alpha King. The finish has faint bready and metallic notes that mar the beer slightly, but it’s still a first-rate pale ale.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2011
Light,clear orange, with a nice half-inch of fluffy white head.Lacing is rather minimal. Sweet citrus,floral hops, combined with nice sweet malt backbone. Wow,very inviting. I love this very pleasant aroma,nice citrusy hops are there right in your nose,with the steady level of malt sweetness. Yes. Upon sip,what I experience in the nose is pleasantly repeated on the tongue. Good bitter citrus hops,yet very restrained, which is appropriate for a pale ale. Sweet caramel malts. Good medium body,with average carbonation,not too much,just the right amount of it. Yet another winner from Victory,they never cease to amaze me, and always fail to dissapoint me.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DroolYeast (220) - Odder, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle @ BrewDog Manchester. Aroma of basement, vegs, and some hops. Clear light brown with small head which quickly disappears into virtually none. Moderate dry bitterness. Some caramel sweetness. Finish is dry. Texture is watery. Carbonation is average.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (220) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
Decent bubbly head, while the color has a golden yellow color. Aromas of the fruitiest orange blossom and bright lemon, balanced by biscuits and bready, sweeter malts. The nose anticipates an IPA with a dominant malt base, which will be as important as the hops in the beer. Begins with bready malts, moderate carbonation and toffeeish hints, which add a subtle sweetness to the beer. Orange and Papaya flavors come up in a gentle, enjoyable way, with just a little bitterness. Sweetness fades on the finish as sticky, bitter resins emerge and linger together with the tropical fruitiness. The palate is light bodied and well balanced between a present maltiness and fruity, mellow hop flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (220) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear golden/amber in color. Thin white head with good lacing. Aroma is citrus hops and a bit of malt. Crisp earthy hop bitterness, grapefruit citrus, and bready malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Finish is clean and dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hartung32 (216) - Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Another good Victory beer. This isn't one I'd buy on its own though(got it in a sampler). Good and smooth with a hoppy bite, but there's a sourness I don't quite like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - APR 23, 2011
My favorite at victory! This was a nice copper color. Aroma was herbal and earthy hops, light caramel malt. Tasted of herbs and citrus, medium sweetness and bitterness. the Biterness lasts a bit. Really enjoyed this one, solid pale ale.


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