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RATINGS: 948   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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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flatmatt (1593) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2011
12 oz bottle that says "enjoy by Sept 19 2011." Hmm. Pours a clouded light amber with a white head. Aroma is honeyish at first, some stale floral hop aroma, stale biscuit. Flavor is biscuit, again rather stale, light honey, stale herbal and citrus hops. This doesn’t seem to have held up that well.

4.1
oobawa (1586) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2011
UPDATED: APR 11, 2011 Victory’s made a fine entry into the mediocrity-laden style of Pale Ale. Headwaters is one hoppy beast, yet keeps the texture nice and light. Add this feel to such a manageable ABV and Headwaters kinda rules the roost of normal ol’ Pale Ales. Should of known a solid brewery like Victory could make a fine Pale; unfortunately, I’ve been let down by the style many a time before. Even Stone screwed up their Pale Ale. But Headwaters is pretty damn awesome, a lovely small beer.

3.9
SanfordBrewer (1585) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Translucent copper with a lasting beige head,

Aroma: sweet pale and caramel malt, fresh juicy citrus piney hops.

Taste: citrus piney hops, some caramel malt, and a bit of bready yeast.

Nicely balanced but hop-forward APA, showcasing american ingredients.

3.8
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2011
Pours a copper/amber with a manilla head. Really nice mix of PacNW hops and herbal noble hops along with some toastiness. Flavor has notes of caramel, noble hops, grapefruiit/pine, lemon, grass and toasty malts. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nothing you haven’t had before, but man, this is a pleasure to drink.

4
HerrBierkoenig (1579) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 28, 2015
From 0,355l bottle, BBD: 20/02/2016 Pours clear rich golden liquid, medium frothy white head, Aroma: tangerines, grapefruit, exotic fruits, malty, light diacetyl, balanced, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour, tangerines, hopy, orange, citrus, exotic fruits, litchi, Palate: light body, slick texture, average carbonation, long bitter aftertaste, high drinkability, Overall: perfect APA, enjoyed, very drinkable, full flavored.

3.6
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 12oz bottle.Dark golden with very little head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, and malt - flavors of citrus with lots of bready malt.

3.7
can8ianben (1561) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Beautiful fresh hop aroma. Lots of pine and citrus in the aromatic profile. Bright golden color and very drinkable.

3.3
bubblehouse (1561) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2015
A good pale ale. Little light on the aroma. Good hoppy flavor. I like victory quite a bit.

4
Maris (1553) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2015
From a 355ml bottle on 26/3/2015. Pours a clear golden with a smallish head. Has a pleasant light fruity aroma with some honey in the mix. In the mouth, there’s some sweet biscuity malt and citrus fruit (sweet orange, tart/sour lemon) but it’s the big, dry, piney, herbal bitterness that defines this. Hop wise, this is very much in IPA territory. Medium bodied with average carbonation. This is a cracking, very flavoursome hop forward APA.

3.4
redders1974 (1549) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2017
Gold with a fine head taste caramel grassy hop dry and well carbonated. Can picked up in asda.


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