Victory Headwaters Pale Ale

Victory Headwaters Pale Ale

Rated 3.452 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Victory Brewing Company

Downingtown, PA, United States

Style:  American Pale Ale

5.1% Alcohol by Volume

45 International Bittering Units

This beer is available all year

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This firmly crisp and aromatically arousing pale ale integrates a softly supportive malt base with underlies streams of herbal hop complexity. COMPOSITION Malts: Imported, 2 row German malts Hops: Whole flower American hops

ID: 42740 Last updated 7 months ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank4088
Overall Percentile92.3
Style Rank99 of 2188
Style Percentile95.5
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.514
Weighted Score3.452
Standard Deviation0.438

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  • SIGMUND 6200 reviews
    rated 3.3 7 months ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Feb. 2015: 355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.1%. Clear golden colour, moderate to low white head. Sweetish aroma with hints of orange marmalade, notes of earthy hops and wood, even a hint of smoke. Fairly hoppy and peppery flavour, with a distinct bitterness in the aftertaste.

  • HANTRAN 543 reviews
    rated 3.6 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Some floral notes in the nose,some vanilla,maybe some anise, and some cotton candy. Pours a slightly clouded pale (bit more pale than expected) copper body with a moderate but long lasting head and decent lace. Mouth on the thin side yet somehow a bit creamy. Tasting this after some imply IPA's is a mistake on my part but; flavor profile is mild mild did I say MILD? So maybe it'sOK for an AMERICAN Pale to be lacking in the malt backbone department but frankly, I think not. Finish is neutral, its like drinking one of those relatively new "session" IPA's but more balanced (the sessions tending to taste ore like hop water than beer.) That said its VERY drinkable, just wish it had more body to it.

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 2.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Pours out clear and gold with a white head that quickly disappears. The aroma is very light malt sneaking out from under the balanced hop smell. The mouthfeel is a little thin and so is the flavor there is a strong flavor of hops.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I picked this beer up from the Wine Gourmet in Roanoke, Virginia. This beer wasn't bad but it wasn't anything really outr of the ordinary. A slightly better than average IPA. An overall very nice beer to drink.

  • CYRENAICA 2408 reviews
    rated 3.7 1 year ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    August 22, 2013
    Beerbistro, The (Toronto, Ontario, Canada – 18 King Street East)
    12oz bottle
    5.0% ABV
    The beer poured a hazed dark golden orange with a light tan head that lasted a while. Aroma is honey, grass, citrus and weak caramel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is light grapefruit, grainy malt, and notes of light sweetness.

  • RICHSBEER 1871 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a bronze pale ale with an off-white small head with an average retention with below average lacing. The aroma was funk, citrus, grapefruit, hops and pale malts. The taste was a nice hop profile for a pale ale with a subtle blend of citrus and pine atop slightly bitter and sweet notes. The mouthfeel is a light/medium body with moderate carbonation.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 2.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Surprisingly grassy and corny for Victory. Not impressed by the aroma, they can, and usually do, do better. Almost a pils type ale, not really a pale ale so far as I've tried. Really grainy, a little sweet and only a bit bitter, but a stale bitter, not clean.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 2.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    12oz bottle, enjoy by 4/29/12. Pours a clear yellow gold with a smallish rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

    The aroma is sweet bready malts and piney hops.

    The flavor is sweet, slightly vegetal, malts and a little fruit with a good sized resiny grassy hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some prickly carbonation.

    Overall, a decent pale ale.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours a light and bubbly copper and burnt-orange with a thick and foamy white head and some surrounding lacing. An aroma of rich barley malts, hops, wild grasses, oranges and citrus, bitterness, and light spiciness. The mouthfeel is smooth and fairly rich. Flavors of caramel malts, hops, breads, bitterness, citrusy, some grassiness and spices. Excellent and very mild..

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    5pack and this .. . enjoy by sept 10 2011 .. Pours a light tan gold, great head, medium lacing .. . nice stuff, feels fresh and light .. . light young pinecone, wet dog molly, and flowers .. . reminds me of thats all and judy at sweet mesquites .. . . avb is a crazy basil fawlty..

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