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RATINGS: 934   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KUEric (946) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Holy flowers batman! I cant say that Ive 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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6261) - 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.

   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. Its 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2830) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Sample poured from bottle at a Victory Brewing Company tasting at Total Wine & More in Chantilly/Fairfax, VA. Clear, orange-amber copper with off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, orange, tropical fruit and biscuit malt. Taste of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, orange, biscuit and caramel. Medium/light body and medium/low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steez (34) - Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Needed a pale to go with some curry I got to go. Bottle. Not a big fan of the hop bombs so I figured Id give this a go. Nice lace and an unclear gold. Not copper at all. lots of floral and a mellow grapefruit overtone. Hints of almonds or something but as I delved in became more like a cedar. Not to shabby. Would buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
A clear golden body with a nice white head that had decent retention and lacing. Aroma had a nice citrus hop profile with nice bread malts. There was a slight hint of pine hops to it. Flavor was nice and bitter, not dominating like an IPA, but still assertive. Hops were mainly citrus but there was just enough pine to balance it out. Bread malts were decent. A nice easy to drink beer, terrific session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - NOV 8, 2012
Big, bold hoppy beer - but the charming bitter, not in any way overbearing. Lots of tangerine, grapefruit, with a moderate biscuit malt body. medium length.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mat42m (160) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 7, 2012
very floral aroma. sort of herbal citrus up front. very hoot big body beret with strong lingering finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (1045) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
This pale ale poured a nice golden colour with a medium sized, white, foamy head. Very small amount of lacing. To the nose there are scents of citrus hops, cut grass and pineapple. First sip was very hoppy/bitter with cirtus hops attacking the tastebuds. Finish is thin with citrus and bread flavours lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2696) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
cask. orange hue capped by a white head with good retention. Nose of pine, grapefruit, and lemon. body has a solid malt base with light caramel. Finish has amble bitterness and citrus punch. This beer went down fast.

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