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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilligoose (3132) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 12, 2011
dkachur- who happens to be quite nice- sent this little treat of a beer for dominating the pick a number between 1 and 10 contest. thanks! Pours a clear golden orange with a huge, cratering, long lasting, housing insulation shaped offwhite head. aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit hops. fresh. juicy. touch of fresh cut herbs. nice earthiness to it. taste is doughy, toasted, caramel with some light tangerine fruitiness. leaves a burnt earth taste on the back of the tongue. nice body. pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scarletfire65 (869) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Aroma is grainy, with some light citrus hops. Flavor is very simple, some sweet malt and finishes with piney hop bitterness. Overall it is watery and light bodied, also light on flavor. Simple and easy drinking, but boring.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (apricot, grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Light, watery, simple, and citric. Boring, basically a SNPA clone.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JediMindTricks (445) - Remington, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2011
This was a very crisp pale ale and i say that in a very good way. The pour was beautiful with a very nice head and hoppy aroma. The taste was smooth and the water was really the star.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Pours a light orange color. great head and lacing on the glass. light with a lemony bitterness. Super easy to drink and nicely done. Good grain aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Light amber/golden yellow with a thin white head. Low carbonation and light lacing. Aroma is of grapefruit, light pine needles, and a touch of sweetness. Flavor is of sweet citrus and first but ends in a bitter pine needle finish. Light /medium bodied and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Malt and grapefruit/tangerine aroma. Malt and grapefruit flavor with light pine and light earth. Medium bodied. Malt and grapefruit lingers with light earth and light pine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3284) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2011
I’m told it is brewed with Citra and Simcoe. The beer pours to a clear amber body with a tall white head and great lacing. The aroma is juicy hops, but isn’t quite a West Coast IPA. But, that’s where this beer is amazing. It’s a delicious APA that doesn’t have the traditional catty hops. The flavor was malty but really clean and sessionable. Hops filled in to balance the malt. This was a definite APA and not an IPA. Clean sessionable palate and "low" ABV. This beer was a pleasure to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9944) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
A: The pour is amber in color with a couple fingers of white head that leaves some mild lacing on the glass. S: A solid hoppy aroma right away. Juicy citrus with plenty of oranges and tangerines, perhaps some hints of grapefruit, too. A moderate amount of malt in there. Nicely balanced. T: The citrus hop flavors open things up quite pleasantly. Plenty of tangerine and mild grapefruit along with some hints of pine which provide a little bitterness. Balanced with sweetness of bready malts. M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation. O: This is very much along the lines of how I like my pale ales. Nice hoppy character without being overly bitter or malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
12 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a 1/2 finger thick off white head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is pine and citrus hops. Flavor is mostly the fore mentioned hops with some lightly sweetened malt. Finish is slightly astringent. Medium body. A nice beer. Thanks Jason.


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