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RATINGS: 889   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiddler26 (24) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bought on tap at Savemore Beverage in Clifton Park, NY. Small, off-white head with some lacing. Grapefruit, pine and resin notes. Very nice APA: easy to drink, great summer session beer. Doesn’t give you the old El Kabong over the head and palate that a lot of the IPAs do (not that it’s a bad thing, but sometimes you want something you can just drink and drink and drink), but that’s OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9169) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle is clear orange with thin white head, aroma has notes of lemon, grass, spice, touch of grain, hints of earth, touch of nice orange peel in there as well, pretty nice and spicy notes. Taste is a nice mix of crackery biscuit, grain, some nice spicy notes, a fair husky note, touch of lemon, hints of orange, finishing fairly grainy. Decent, but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3607) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Tap at Three Fires. Musty, stale cat pee hops aroma initially. Once the cat pee wore off I was able to detect some caramel and orange hops aroma. I’m not quite sure how to rate cat pee smell. Light amber with a small off-white head, nice lacing. Caramel malt and sweet orange hops flavor. Medium body, flat carbonation. Great tasting beer, too bad the cat pee smell had to give me a bad first impression. I had the guy sitting next to me smell it, and smell the same thing, so I know I wasn’t imagining it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Grapefruit-caramel aroma. The citrus aspect is the dominant flavor. Almost an India pale in that regard. Nice orange color. Smooth body with just enough kick. Looks like they are right to talk up the brewing water.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy white to off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fragrant fruity, citrus, grapefruit, and pine hops, biscuit and cereal malt with tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting dry malt and fruity esters with a dry finish and a spicy character. Medium body and carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4272) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Pours a dark gold with a moderate head to it. Nice hoppiness to it in both aroma and taste. Easy drink, yet very flavorful. Great example of an APA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Cloudy yellow pour with a disappearing white head. Aroma is strong grapefruit and hops. Flavor is extreme hops with some grapefruit and other citrus. Finish is dry, mild alcohol presence and, again, strong hops throughout. ---Rated via @jxray76 on Twitter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4504) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2012
golden with small head. nicely executed APA. hoppy and crisp and very easy to drink. basically a mild IPA with a pretty substantial malt base.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5282) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 18, 2012
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a small sized head of finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent orange colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of crisp && clean and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rob6239 (678) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
Pours clear golden with good head from bottle. Aroma is sweet with citrus hops. Taste is smooth with grapefruit . a great pale ale. Like another reviewer commented its like a mini-IPA


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