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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Pours a clear golden amber with a pale off white head, head fades kinda quickly leaving excellent lacing, minimally viscous... Aroma is distinctly victory, anyone who has spent significant time knows the aroma of the brewery/brewpub, and this beer captures that aroma in the bottle... Mild toasty malts under some light citrus fruits and a distinct fruity pebbles aroma, lots of aroma for 5%... Hops are a bit more grassy than citrusy in the taste though some distinct citrus fruits are present, some mild toasty malts, no real sweetness... Friends of mine referred to this a Hop Wallop Light, but i didnt find it to be as citrusy or sweet, though the aroma and dry finish are similar... Exceptionally drinkable on cask, and very drinkable from the bottle, very lively out of the bottle, quite dry in the finish, medium to medium light body... I was impressed by this... If only we could get a couple varietal pilseners in a bottle from time to time now...

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARMed (598) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
This beer must receive the maximum score for aroma. It has an excellent hoppy aroma with a spearmint finish. The color is a clear copper color with a great bubbly pillowy creamy head. the flavor is hoppy and minty fresh. Overall, one of my favorites from VIctory!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle pours a clear deep gold with thin off white head. Scent of pine and grass. Taste is hoppy and bready. Very good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eaglefan538 (2886) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2011
Bottle at a company function, good job company! The pour was amber orange in color (they even had glassware to pour the beer into!!!), decent initial off-white colored head and lacing. The aroma was pine and citrus hops, light floral too. The flavor added some light caramel malts, herbal notes, to go along with the nice and assertive citrus and pine hops, much like a west coast pale ale, a more refined version of SNPA, which I like without refinement anyway! Mouthfeel was moderate in body, well carbonated, clean finish. A good drinkable pale ale to chill with. Nice job, Victory!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
Amber gold with modest, creamy, white head / Big nose of weed and pine, with underlying citrus notes / Medium body, soft carbonation, a touch watery, with good, lightly biting, finish / Flavors of fresh cut pine, weed, orange, and grapefruit / Spectular nose, but the flabby body detracts.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matthewjk (901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2012 Hazy Yellow pours from 12oz bottle. Clean, crisp, hoppy, and twinged with citrus. Taste like an IPA to me because of its assertiveness. Excellent.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3215) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2011
UPDATED: APR 27, 2011 12 oz bottle purchased at TC Craft Brew in New Hope, Minnesota. Enjoy by Jul 8 2011 printed on label. Pour is golden copper with a full two inch slightly off white head. Nice unfiltered look. Head is quite lasting, eventually falls with nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit citrus, resin and nice toasted malt. Fresh bright nose, nice. Taste is bright grapefruit bitter light tart along with the resin on the nose, cracker toast malt and finishing back with the grapefruit, crisp and dry in the end. Palate is medium to light bodied, lower carbonation level, unfiltered mouth fell, moves to a bit thin the end. The thinness did not detract, made it quite drinkable. Really excellent beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2011
On tap at the Petrol Station. Pours a orange color with a small white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a floral hops and weed. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet hop and citrus with a nice resin finish. Easy to drink, really enjoyed this American pale ale from Victory.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4362) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2011
12 ounce bottle - $1.89 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. Enjoy by August 17, 2011. Appearance: Pours a golden-orange body with clear, consistent clarity and crowned with a layer of just off-white suds. Some spotty lacing on the way down. Smell: Citrus peelings and sun-dried grasses in the nose with some underlying, milder hints of sweetish malt. Taste: Adequate base of pale maltiness with light streaks of grainy bread and mildly sweet toffee. Citrusy tastes of zested lemons and tangerines. Moderately bitter, though it builds a bit as you go along. Grows a bit pithier and resinous as you approach the dry, crisp finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Overall: A nice, pleasant pale with a little bit of potency going on.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
Very pale golden-straw colour. The aroma is very citrusy and orangey. A bit of light resin and a bit of light lemongrass and pepper as well. A little bit of zestiness and sweet citrus. Fairly assertive bitterness. A little bit of lemon peel and some white pepper. Well-balanced and quite tasty.


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