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RATINGS: 954   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2014
12 oz bottles (several). Lovely reddish orange-golden-amber pour, super huge frothy head dissipates slowly into a thin covering, leaving strong lacing and is easily livened up by swirling. Aroma is so open and pleasant; fruity, floral, caramel, slight yeast and biscuit. Flavor malt-forward, bread, grapefruit; rather long, medium bitter finish. Mouthfeel is full, frothy, slick and oily. Man, what a great APA.


2.9
flying_pig (1555) - SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2017
355ml Bottle from Asda, Glasgow (£1.82):
Disappointing stuff here from Victory, the beer opened well with nice tropical fruits & a lot of pine with some citrus in there as well but in both the nose & the taste these all passed quickly & left little more than a bland, basic beer that was more lager than pale ale. There was the odd touch of earthy bitterness, a faint hint of floral & some biscuit malts but none of these was overly pronounced & the beer just seemed boring & weak throughout; I’d expected much better.

3.2
mabuzzer (804) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2017
355ml can. Clear amber with a small white head. Nose is spruce, some citrus, taste is the other way round, very dry, bitter

3.8
ads135 (4587) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 15, 2017
Better than an average pale ale. Light and grassy hop character with a mild orange aroma.

2.4
ginotarugo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2017
Another average American Pale Ale - bitter with aftertaste. Like other Victory beers better. Won’t be drinking again.

3.2
rodbod (356) - Motherwell, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2017
Can from Oddbins Mitchell Street Glasgow. #trainbeer! Nose is proper beery hops, not really fruity, just a ton of malt and bittering earthy hops. Taste is equally good: dry, malty, long lasting bitterness. The palate is a let down: overly creamy, overly carbonated, sure to bloat me if I drink more than one. Nevertheless, a decent effort.

3.3
Mjp12 (1805) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2017
From a can , a rather bland aroma, just light grassy hops. On the tongue , there is a nice level of carbonation, with a bitter hop finish

3.7
gripweed57 (2308) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Amber, gold pour with a small rocky beige cap. Nose has earthy toasted malt notes. Flavor is toasted malt. Crisp and flavorful with hints of toasted bread, black tea, almond skins and herbal hops. Malty with a nice hop balance. Very drinkable.

3.4
Tide (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Draught at Hilpeä Hauki. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, resin, mango and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, floral hops, resin, mango, a bit of pine and grass. Very nice pale ale.

4.1
radassace (299) - SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2017
355ml can from Asda. Pours a tangerine amber with a lively white head. Nose is caramel, zesty lemon, pine and some tea leaves. Soft on the palate, light carbonation. Sweet malt first leading into a lemon zesty ice tea flavour, and finishing with some medium pine/grapefruit bitterness. Finished the can in 10 mins, so must have been good !

3.6
Evilkniamhel (941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2017
From can. Pours clear orange/gold. Nose of mango, lychee, pine resin. Taste is forest floor, more tropical fruit, citrus peel, dry foosty finish.


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