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RATINGS: 960   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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3.2
ryanscourt (1475) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Solid pale ale, fluffy white head, pine hops with some citrus. A liitle bit of dirty socks in the aroma. Aftertaste is pretty short but overall a lot of nice flavors. However by the end just wasn’t too excited to keep drinking.

3.5
radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle into pint glass, typical clear amberish golden color with white head. Aroma of piney/citrus hops and caramel-leaning malt sweetness. Taste adds almost herbal note to the nice balance of caramel malt and hop bitterness. Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp, dry with lingering bitter finish. Good above average APA.

3.4
redders1974 (1472) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2017
Gold with a fine head taste caramel grassy hop dry and well carbonated. Can picked up in asda.

2.8
scarletfire65 (1466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Aroma is grainy, with some light citrus hops. Flavor is very simple, some sweet malt and finishes with piney hop bitterness. Overall it is watery and light bodied, also light on flavor. Simple and easy drinking, but boring.

3.7
tennisjoel (1460) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2011
This belongs in a good group of Pale Ales. Victory has made a solid beer here. Copper pour with an average white head. Balanced grassy hops combined with caramel malts. Simple, but well executed.

4
HerrBierkoenig (1453) - 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.

3.9
ryecatcher (1445) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2011
A Gorgeous, floral-hopped pale ale. Clean finish, good mouth feel, lots of refreshing citrus and (dare I say) geranium on the palate. A top quality ale (and easily my favorite) from the solid brewery that is Victory. Akin to similar hopped brews such as Daisy Cutter and Gumball Head.

3.5
mmmbeer (1425) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2013
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured an evenly turbid brazen copper color, extremely thin white ring around the glass for a head, next to zero carbonation, no lacing, sits very still upon the vessel. Aroma of pine and citrus hops by the gravity barrel load. Hits the mouth with a wide medium body, malt was just slightly caramelized, hops come crashing in the middle, finish is harshly acidic yet very enjoyable. Toes the line of IPA, but whatever you want to call it, it’s damn good!

3.7
574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Pours an orange-gold with a minimal pale beige head. Nose is a lot of grassy noble hops up front, a fruity-piney perfume, some bready, biscuity malt, and lightest citrus. Taste is mostly bitter, without a lot of sweetness, though some develops with a little warmth. Palate is softer but slightly tingly carbonation, light bodied, with a bitter tea-like finish. This was a nice refreshing beer on another record heat day in the deadzone. A solid session beer with plenty of character.

4
jeff789 (1408) - 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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