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RATINGS: 931   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear golden/amber in color. Thin white head with good lacing. Aroma is citrus hops and a bit of malt. Crisp earthy hop bitterness, grapefruit citrus, and bready malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Finish is clean and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5049) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
Amber color. light crisp hops. Apricots and apples. Clean well balanced. Decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
(12 ounce bottle - tumbler glass) Appearance has a translucent copper color. Fantastic spruce citrus hoppy aroma. Taste is similar. Awsome pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle poured a dark golden color with a thin off white head. Aroma has some citrus, pale malts, and resins. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation strong. Flavor has light bittetness, citrus rind, a fair bit of malt for a pale, and a lingering finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (1083) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Citrus, mild caramel, floral, and fruit notes. Golden, clear, white head. Decent lacing. Full bodied, flavor like aroma, and lemon hints. Tongue zinger, dry, lasting high hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 9, 2012
Tap at the Watering Hole. Clear golden amber colour, white fluffy head. Aroma is hops, slightly resinous, but of cat pee and twigs. Taste is better, quite soft bitterness, citrus hop finish, bit of biscuity malt, but more fruity than malty. Slight funky sour creaminess at end. Quite nice taste to be honest.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a clear orange with big white head and some lacing. Aroma is full of grapefruit and pine, with some floral hops and biscuit, and just enough caramel malts to keep it balanced. Medium body with average carbonation and a slightly slick mouthfeel. Kudos to Victory for crafting another enjoyable one.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KUEric (943) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Holy flowers batman! I can’t say that I’ve ever tasted a beer quite this floral. The flavor is sweet, floral and hoppy, but not in a bitter way, not in an overpowering way, an absolutely amazingly delicious way. Flavor is a 10 (there is also some citrus), I give it a 10, I still got wood (Varsity Blues reference a decade later is fine).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6205) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
From a 12 oz bottle at home. Pours a cloudy gold with an off white head. Sweet grass aroma. Regreshing hop forward flavor with a mild bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DubCInjun (37) - - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2015 A beautifully orange-ish color with a distinct citrus taste to it. It feels clean and light on the palate and has a burst of flavors in your mouth upon tasting. It’s a fairly hoppy beer and a very good one for its style. I look forward to enjoying this for years to come. 12/26/15 - Re-rated. Pours a beautiful amber with a 1/2 inch white head. Has a faint, fruity smell. Has a full mouthfeel with a grapefruit, citrus taste and mild bitter finish. Various earthy hops can also be tasted. Paired very well with hot wings.


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