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RATINGS: 831   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (3641) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Tap@Taphouse, CPH - amber pour with white head. Fruity and malty aroma and taste, light citrus tropical notes, slight watery overall. Ok ---Sent via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Draft at Kraftwerk on 2/17/11. Pours a clear dark golden orange color with burnt orange hues when held to a light and a half finger white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind. Slightly earthy aroma that’s also a bit perfume like with hintsof crisp light fruit, grass and straw. Pale malt with a bit of apple, pear and phenol. Lighter end of medium bodied with crisp, dry, earthy hops that linger throughout into a dry finish. Slightly earthy with hints of grass, sweet alcohol and light fruits, notably apricot and apple. Slightly watered down but with enough complexity to make it interesting. More hop forward than I expected but the malt presence becomes more prominent as it warms. Not a bad beer but nothing out of the ordinary. Usually Victory makes above average beers for the style but I wasn’t terribly impressed with this one.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Yay! A new Victory beer! 12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear golden copper color with a medium sized bubbly tan head. Good head retention and decent lacing. Aroma of earthy and peppery hop notes, along with some floral and citrus notes as well, and faint caramel malts. The taste is pale biscuity malts, bitter herbal hop notes and a caramel finish. Medium bodied. Not my favorite Victory beer, but still solid.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bronze w. a light covering. Simple floral character with a pleasant cleanness to it. Moderately hoppy flavor with the feeling of being a bit watered down. Floral character throughout with a grainy finish on the palate.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle from Dr. Jeckyll’s. Light orange pour with a white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, kinda earthy, and grapefruit. Taste is bread, almost nutty, a little fruit, and bitter. Finish is a little thin.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2011
This was a very crisp pale ale and i say that in a very good way. The pour was beautiful with a very nice head and hoppy aroma. The taste was smooth and the water was really the star.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Draft pour at Laser Wolf. Amber/gold color with a thick bubbly head. Slight lacing left behind. Aroma is pungent with hints of hops and citrus. Flavor is hoppy with a nice solid malt backing. No tricks, just a straight forward pale ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2011
The Biscuit malt tone meets abundant hops but I sense an imbalance here. Our American micros seem to do a fine job at producing bitter pales with coppery like tones but I wish they would focus on overall quality instead of appeasing the hopheads (yes I love IPAs). As for the water, the palate is rather wet to showcase their local watershed.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2011
Pours a clear deep golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with some grassy piny hops. Starts with a light malty sweetness and some drier herbal hops before a bittersweet finish. Could be a little more clean and drinkable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (1956) - Kingstowne, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Tap. Fluffy off-white head and a coppery brown hue. Floral and light citrus hops in the aroma. Bit of a grainy note in the flavor with some pine and grapefruit hops, but very tame and a slightly odd sourish/yeasty finish. Bit messy. Thinner body with soft carbonation.


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