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RATINGS: 845   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3430) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
12oz Central Market bottle. Pretty fresh I think because the enjoy by date was 15 July; 3 months from now! This was really pleasant. Enough fruity hops and mellow bitterness to make it tasty and not overpowering. Nice to have the 5.2 ABV too. Well done and thanks!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2451) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2012
Nice strong bright white head of dense bubbles. Bit o cream on top. Initial slight skunkiness which dissipates to a plethora of citrus aromas, lemon, grapefruit and light grassy malts. Color is a mdium brownish orange. Substantial bitterness up front along with some light roasted grains and grapefruit pith. Little bit of dry chalkyness late swallow and lingering full on bitterness. A pretty good APA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevd193213 (937) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - APR 21, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Light copper pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and crisp earthy hops. Smooth taste with a nice hoppy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2012
A coworker brought a 6er of this to our recent beer club meeting. Poured a slightly hazy dark gold with foamy white head. Aroma is extremely floral and lemony. Flavor totally reflects aroma. To me it tasted like someone literally took rose petals and soaked them in a keg of a very light apa. Almost a soapy lavender flavor to it. Overall, not really my thing. Very different from your typical apa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (937) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2012
(bottle). This a really nice APA. Clear golden-amber with enough carbonation to enhance the palate. The favor is a mild balanced malt with subtle sweetness. Perfect to session or enjoy just one for fun. I really enjoyed this on a hot spring day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - APR 14, 2012
Draft pours a golden color fair head tastes smells of hay lemon citrus hops bit spicey bit from the hops. Over all crisp not bad not great seems might be good on hot afternoon cook out or paired with salmon dish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (518) - - APR 10, 2012
Orange in color with mild haze. This APA is rather unique in that in addition to the standard Floral Hops, Caramel, Yeasts and Malts that we expect, there is also a rather sweet butterscotch flavor in here. At the same time, it manages to balance out the APA and Butterscotch flavors out quite well. It’s light in body and the carbonation is stronger than I would like, but it feels crisp and refreshing on the palate. Much like Prima Pils, it’s simple in flavor but it’s does exceptionally well with whatever flavors it contains.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopTsing (463) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2012
From the tap came a pale yellow brew with a white head. Aromas of malt and honey. Flavors of malt, honey, and butter. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1319) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2012
Cask. Yellowy amber.with foamy head. Grapefruit and perfume. Sweet then lightly bitter. Light finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NikkTwist (2048) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2012 On beer engine at Khyber Pass. Still presented with a large pillowy head. Smooth APA. Well blended mix of hops. Grassy citrus flavors. Worth drinking but not for going out of your way.


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