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RATINGS: 803   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2011
The beer pours a golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma is very hoppy for a pale ale. I get a lot of piney hops, as well as some resin and grass notes. There is also a little bit of cattyness in the hop aroma. The flavor is a little milder than the aroma. I get some resinous and grass-like hops, but they are balanced somewhat nicely by the biscuit malt. The bitterness is low, as expected in the style. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 12oz bottle.Dark golden with very little head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, and malt - flavors of citrus with lots of bready malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicowv (471) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
12 oz bottle: Pours a light orange with a small white head. CO2 release is decent and lasts throughout. Taste is bitter with a nice grapefruit citrus flavor. Nice and balanced and an easy drinker. The palate is smooth, bitter and a bit oily. Very nice Pale, bordering on an IPA or a bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopher (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2011 does not count
Tastes more like a bitter to me but what do I know? Great buy.....................................

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1839) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Strong grapefruit aroma. Light colored. Lots of grapefruit and resin. Oily mouthfeel. Moderate level of bitterness. Should be good, but didn’t speak that much to me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle at home in NH, shared with Charlie. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a small, white head. Woody, toasty malt aroma, some light grain and earthy hops. Medium sweet flavor, biscuits, toast, slight floral hops. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good balance in the finish, some dirt and woody bitterness lingers. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Victory headwaters pale bb7/8/11 from sharpshooters g-burg on 6/15/11 Orange color w/ a drippy white head. 3/5 A= lots of grassy skunky noble hops, mild pine, orange/lemon/citrus/gf and pale malty caramell. 7/10 Tastes the same... Malty yet hoppy dry...nobles and a little onion. Sessionable. Noble notes. 7/10. Crystal/caramel malt? Crisp yet med body3/5 7/3/7/3/15+

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
On tap at Little Woodrows. Pours transparent gold. Very light and drinkable, crisp carbonation and weakly citrus flavors. Easy to drink, but seems watery to this IPA fan. Still, a great session ale if you want a light pale ale with some citrus flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4026) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2011
12 oz. Clear bronze with a large spongy head. Orange, flowery honey, light resin and metallic aromas. Tastes of Orange Creamsicle, spicy resin, and earthy honeycomb. Peppery wood and oily resin finish is a nice counter to the malt and flowery hops. Light body is soft, slightly oily, well-balanced and crisp on the finish. Excellent session ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6844) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. A sweet honey and herbal hop nose. The flavor is a clean and crisp PA: honey, lemons, biscuit. Very dry. Extremely drinkable.


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