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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16417) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2012
Cask, handpull. Hazy orange amber, thick white head. Aroma of straw and light citrus. Taste is nicely balanced grass, straw, hay, lemon.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1746) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2012
Pours an orange rusty yellow, with a small dissipating head. Nose is citrusy but light. Taste is citrusy but on the light side, bit of a thirst quuencher for an APA. Finish is dry and bitter, very drinkable. Nothing special, but good. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1674) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2012
Pours amber-orange with a white head and aroma of hops and pine. Taste is subtle, of hops, pine, citrus, and floral notes with a dry, bitter finish. Very drinkable, lighter brew, not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marheb (3284) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
Ma première impression est vraiment positive, l’arôme est une combinaison délicate de sapin et de végétaux. En bouche, tout va bien, belle rondeur avec un côté végétal, fruité mais derrière l’arrière-goût, loin derrière, une présence terreuse qui empêche la buvabilité morbide. Correct.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1665) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
Purchased at Binnys in Chicago, IL, enjoyed after a long work week. Appearance is a pretty clear amber with a rich frothy white head that laces to the glass. Aroma is very rich in hops with lemon notes, a bit of grapefruit as well, also beady malt. Taste is pretty hoppy for a pale ale with a really nice bitter finish that also goes down pretty smooth. Pretty tasty stuff, I’m using the word pretty a lot in this review. It’s pretty good!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Pour is a clear golden color with a small white head, rather lively carbonation. Nose is of light fruits mostly. Taste is similar, light hops and fruits throughout, no bitter bite anywhere which is nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Got a fresh bottle, and the aroma most certainly said so - like fresh spring water, fresh bread, tangerine and hops! The flavor was crisp, with grassy notes and light malts before a delicate hop finish. At 5.2% this is incredibly drinkable, I should have gotten more than one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Draught pours a light amber, cloudy yellow. Aromas are cereal and floral with some grass. Tastes were some cereal from the malt, balance by some nice floral, citrus and grassy notes. Body is lighter and the finish is nice and hoppy with a dry edge. Overall a great pale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattH (660) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle. Pretty transparent amber pour. Aroma is sweet malt, pine, and pineapple. Taste is a lot of pine and a little malt. Finish is bitter. Light to medium level of carbonation. Body is also light to medium.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Shared with Pat. Poured clean copper. With good head and decent retention. Nose very oniony with sweet malt and light citrus aroma. Sweet malty taste with hops, onion and a little citrus coming through. Good mouth feel. I do not believe this bottle was that fresh. I’ve had this before with more floral aroma and taste.


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