PaperKnife (82) - - MAR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Rich O's. Orange, thin wispy white head. Grassy, resinous, like fresh cascade or centennial, toasty malt aroma. Dry, bitter, some citrus.
NewBelgium5 (80) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice golden color and is clear. Aroma has a slightly sweet malty smell along with nice hop aroma. The taste is a slight bit bready, but is very crisp. The hops balance the maltiness very well. Smooth finish which leaves a pleasant malty aftertaste.
Mastelefish (80) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a lighter copper with a thin white head. Aroma is strong upfront, consisting of strong, grassy notes. Body is light with a bitterness to match. Finishes quickly leaving not much on the tongue. A refreshing pallette cleanser. Would drink again.
jmad (72) - - MAR 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass...
The liquid was a light, copper, orange color with a thin, bubbly, white head that dissipated quickly. It smells amazing for a pale ale, there are hints of lime, grapefruit and sweet malt. The taste consists lemon and lime with a hint of bready sweet malt and a piney, hoppy aftertaste. The beer is light, with stinging carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Headwaters pale ale is highly drinkable, it’s perfect for a hop-head that wants to have a nice drinking session.
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pouring into my nonic pint glass it arrives a clear orange color. A thin bubbly white head sits on top for a few seconds and then is gone.
The nose is filled with citrus, piney and earthy hops. Not overpowering but enough to give a great scent.
This brew is smooth! Nice citrus and piney hop flavor. A slight bit of malt backing. Crisp and clean finish.
Claymeister (69) - USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Victory Xfinity Live. Pours a clear orange. Aroma is strong citrus hops and very inviting. Love the strong flavor. This is a good APA. Delicious.
sickboy79 (66) - USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good solid Pale Ale but, not what I"m used to from Victory. It’s almost too clean for my tastes. Nice crisp start with a little malt and little hops. Fniishes with a nice citrus flavor. Very clean tasting Pale Ale. It feels like it’s missing something to my taste. That said - I’m a Hop Devil fan so take it for what it’s worth. Solid Pale.
grundsow (61) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 So different that initially unsure of how I felt, but now I can’t get enough of the fantastic taste. Tremendous aroma, super-crisp, pale & uncomplicated with a very unusual hops flavor. The right amount of alcohol., reasonably priced at $32 a case, an all- around perfect beer.
Ironicmedic (59) - New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank from bottle , fruity smell, hoppy taste for a pale ale, seems closer to ipa. Really tasty.
TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Headwaters pours out a clear golden color, with light and fluffy foam on top. Aromas are slightly hoppy, but heavy on the sweet side of things.
Just a touch of hops balance nicely with a substantial amount of malts. The hops are slightly bitter, but more citrus and piney than a sticky/bitter style. The malts are sweet, but not candy/sugary sweet. Very nice balance and a very clean smooth finish.