Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Victory Brewing Co. - Headwaters Pale Ale

Purchased From: Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a Mark Twain pint glass

The Headwaters Pale Ale from Pennsylvania-based Victory pours a deep gold with a suffused, but understated tawny warmth. The slightly yellowed head is airy and light with moderate retention and modest lacing throughout the glass. The nose has a hoppy and dusty aroma with a slightly sweet and malty edge.

The texture is a coarse graininess with a healthy dose of carbonation. The apple juice sweetness of the malts are balanced by a pronounced, but well-contained hopping. The hops are lightly piney in character and provide a nice round of bittering, suitable for an American Pale Ale. The finish is clean and crisp making for a highly drinkable beer.

Final Verdict: B-

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