Victory Brewing Company – Headwaters Ale

Victory Brewing Company - Headwaters Ale

Victory Brewing CompanyHeadwaters Ale

American Pale Ale
Brewed in: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
2015 BJCP Style: 18B – American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.2%
Malts: Vienna, Pilsner, Light Caramel Malt
Hops: Simcoe, Citra
Best By Date: 5/1/17
Tasting on: 4/15/17
Glass: Craft Pint
Notes:  A portion of the proceeds go to Victory’s Headwaters Grant.

Aroma: Overtones of moderate grapefruit and floral hops. Undertones of moderate lemon and minor light-toasted malt. 8.5/10

Appearance: Gold to amber with excellent clarity. Off-white head with excellent retention and large to small bubbles. 9.5/10

Flavor: Moderate (and slightly harsh) hop bitterness in the beginning followed by a clean middle with minor light-toasted malt and moderate hop bitterness. Low lemon and grapefruit hop flavor and a hint of berries in the end along with moderate hop bitterness. Grapefruit and hop bitterness fade quickly in the aftertaste. 17/20

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. No alcohol. 8.5/10

Overall Impression: Moderately bitter throughout with a pleasant hop profile. A refreshing and hoppy APA. 42.5/50

Final Score: 86% = B-

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