Pale Ale happens to be my preferred style of beer, so I was excited to try Pennsylvania’s own Victory Brewing Company’s Headwaters Pale Ale. The claim to fame here is the purity of the water utilized to brew this beer. It pours a glorious orange/copper cloudy glow into a pint glass. It settled to barely an inch of head that was a bit on the weak side, that did not really stick to the sides of the glass well.
The initial aroma hits you with a more of sweet flowery hoppy aroma, but you can initially taste the malts of mocha/toffee notes. It follows with a dry spicy hoppy finish that falls somewhat flat in a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Overall, this beer hits all of the characteristics of a classic American Pale Ale to perfection. Although, the malt & hop combination may not be my favorite as compared to others, it may hit the sweet spot for you!
Enjoy one ASAP. 5.1% ABV