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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Pouring into my nonic pint glass it arrives a clear orange color. A thin bubbly white head sits on top for a few seconds and then is gone. The nose is filled with citrus, piney and earthy hops. Not overpowering but enough to give a great scent. This brew is smooth! Nice citrus and piney hop flavor. A slight bit of malt backing. Crisp and clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SanfordBrewer (1390) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Translucent copper with a lasting beige head,

Aroma: sweet pale and caramel malt, fresh juicy citrus piney hops.

Taste: citrus piney hops, some caramel malt, and a bit of bready yeast.

Nicely balanced but hop-forward APA, showcasing american ingredients.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle: Pours a clear copper orange with a thin white head, light grapefruit and watermelon in the aroma, light bodied with mild carbonation, starts and ends bitter with a touch of fruit in the ending. Very enjoyable and drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2192) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2011
NICE golden copper look to the brew with a fading off white head. moderate and quenching body with lines of slow forming bubbles. beautiful sweet young pine aroma that is full in the taste with a dash of flower,ivy and wood stem. flavor initially seems to come in under the body, this brew has a lingering sweetish bitter finish with a dash of wood and grapefruit rind. a great brew probably more due to superior brewmanship.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1161) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2011
This belongs in a good group of Pale Ales. Victory has made a solid beer here. Copper pour with an average white head. Balanced grassy hops combined with caramel malts. Simple, but well executed.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (1809) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Tap. Fluffy off-white head and a coppery brown hue. Floral and light citrus hops in the aroma. Bit of a grainy note in the flavor with some pine and grapefruit hops, but very tame and a slightly odd sourish/yeasty finish. Bit messy. Thinner body with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Smooth pale ale, very very light. Alsmost fuckin in the pilsner region. Om nom nom

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a bright copper color with a small white foamy head. Nose is sweet honey, biscuits and floral and piney hops. Palate is full and smooth with an end of tongue sting and a very full swallow. Flavor is toasted honey biscuits piney hops with some light spiciness and a nice refreshing feeling

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Cask at Commercial Tap House. Light hazy yellowish orange appearance, nice head. Aroma is grapefruit and a touch of grassy hops. Flavor is a match. Light sweetness from slightly crackery malts balances the bitterness of the hops well. Nice beer. Fairly delicate, glad I got to try it on cask.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1061) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark gold with a cream-colored, large-grained head. Nose is lime, ruby red grapefruit, and rosemary. Drinks astringent, with strong hops notes underpinned with some roast malt. Definite floral notes on the close, along with a clean finish. An excellent example of the style.


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