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RATINGS: 759   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
steelhead3686 (244) - Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a dark brown/copper with a medium white head. Very fresh floral and citrus aroma with hints of leaves or something earthy. Light to medium bitter with a just a faint hint of sweetness. The body is light to medium with a slightly sticky texture and the finish is smooth with a tad bitter. This is a decent pale ale that doesn’t beat you over head with bitter and hops. I might just buy it at bar price, but 5.2% ABV is a bit lacking.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
revolution2718 (242) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 Pours a lovely, dark amber with a thin and rapidly disappearing head. Very aromatic of floral and herbal hops with quite a bit of citrus as well. The taste contains a great balance of malts.. Very lively effervescence that works with the high bitterness to give the tongue a pleasant sting.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle from craft beer outlet. Overall a really good pale ale. There’s not really anything else to say. Victory is awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Golden pour, about a finger of white head. Citric aromas coming from the glass, mostly orange. There is a good hit of bitterness on the tongue, the Citra hops really add a nice touch. Big citrus and faint tropical flavors are balanced by a light malt bill making this very session able and a very strong APA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanytide (231) - 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.

3.3
   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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (227) - 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 (223) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TOSG55 (223) - 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.


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