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RATINGS: 771   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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. We’ll 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, we’ve had a fair amount of latitude in paying homage to water in our beer. So, we’ve 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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Moderate hop aroma. Clear dark orange color with a medium white head. Sweet beginning with light bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber-gold with a medium white head. Aroma of hops, and a bit of fruit (apple?). The flavor is surprisingly hoppy for a pale ale, quite reminiscent of the excellent Three Floyds Alpha King. The finish has faint bready and metallic notes that mar the beer slightly, but it’s still a first-rate pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
transparent orange, frothy large bubbled cream head. Dank, resinous pine nose, bit of orange and mango freshness, light bitterness to keep free of any sweetness. Flavor a bit sweet, cheesy, toasted grain and light orange and mango, lightly resinous and sticky through finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2740) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2012
12 oz.bottle. Pours a thin, short duration white head, over a clear, light amber (SRM7) body....nose is citrus, pine, toffee....taste is pine, grapefruit peel, light toffee.caramel, touch of cereal, finishing with a medium resin layer....mouth feel medium, carbonation high. This is a fairly typical APA. It has a nice hop bite, balanced by the malts, finishing clean and crisp. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1343) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Beautiful fresh hop aroma. Lots of pine and citrus in the aromatic profile. Bright golden color and very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmongoose (1400) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2011
12oz bottle pours out hazy orangish/yellow color with off white head and lacing that clings. the aroma of citrus hops is prevelant. you also get a bit of biscuity malt. the flavor is smoooooth...the citrus of the hops is there but not really any type of bitterness. a very good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aromas of sweet malts, orange and a little bit of biscuit. Flavors of sugary malts, faint hop bitterness, and some citrus. Basically a malty mess at this point. I am guessing this is old at this point.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
eli723 (20) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Overall poorly balanced. More malty than hoppy. Not a refreshing finish. Could be drier.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: February 18, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: robust floral hop aroma, dry pale malt with a touch of sweetness
Flavor: dry malt flavor with lots of floral hops, well balanced bitterness, light earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5097) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel and mild citrus hops. It pours a slightly hazy amber with a two finger orange tinged off-white head that quickly fades to a ring around the edges of the glass. There’s a decent amount of sticky webbing left on the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate caramel with a hint of fruit. The finish has some light pine and grapefruit hops with a touch of peach. Medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall...as soon as a smelled this I knew it wasn’t fresh. I had never seen this on shelves before and assumed it was. The best buy date is September 19, 2011. It says it’s in anniversary beer, but if it’s ever brewed again, I’d love to give another go at it.


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