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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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. Well 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, weve had a fair amount of latitude in paying homage to water in our beer. So, weve 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brontebeach (149) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Reasonable pale ale but lacks a bit in the finesse stakes. Rather malty, quite carbonated lacks breath of palate but good bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2013
355ml bottle from Beerhive. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - lemon and honey. Taste - grapefruit pith perhaps some honey sweetness but not much. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry cleaning finish. Overall - well not exciting but the sum of the parts is decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Haslinger (853) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
12 ounce pour, yellowish beige color, some wet hops and fresh socks aroma, solid crisp metalish fresh taste, good but not great would not search out and drink again

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2014
On tap at Oliver Twist. A fresh and fine pale ale that feels almost like an IPA. Clear golden, off-white head. Nice citric aroma with grapefruit and lemon in combination with malt. Flavor has a fine balance between sweet, smooth malt, refreshing citric fruit and nice bitterness. Medium body and pleasant aftertaste. Nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Keg at Tap East Anniversary Party. Pours clear amber with minimal head. Nose of bitter hops and a solid malt profile showing some biscuit. A bit more bitter than expected on the taste. Ok

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4694) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light copper body under a one finger frothy off-white head. The nose is lightly hoppy with some floral notes and some light caramel and toasty malts. The hops are fairly muted in the flavor, just lightly bitter with a fairly up front maltiness. Lighter bodied with fizzy carbonation. Im pretty ho-hum about this offering, the bottle is slightly beyond the enjoy by date, but not terribly so. Ill have to try this one at the source and re-rate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Hazy orange amber pore with thin head. Grassy orange aroma. Orange rind, grass and subtle sweetness. Nice dry hoppy finish. Very competent pale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikesaum (592) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours a darker gold with a short lived eggshell head that leaves some lace. Aroma is a mix of citrus and herbal hops with some caramel malt undertones. Taste has good bitter herbal hop punch with a bit of minty/pine linger. Not too bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (156) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2013
At a party so forced to drink from bottle. A clear beer, true colors were unable to be seen. Hoppy but not a huge grapefruit bite. It is there but malt flavors also come through. More bitter than I expected. There is a bitter bite in the finish. Aroma is a light citrus with biscut. Not bad but not my favorite Victory.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On cask at Commercial Taphouse on 03/31/2011. Mostly clear copper body with a large rocky off-white head. Dry floral and catty hop aroma. Dry floral flavor with some grainy notes and a mild bitter finish. Medium body with low carbonation.


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