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RATINGS: 920   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. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (1370) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
bottled - pale amber color. Great flavor. Slightly sweet and hoppy. A very good drinkable pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (475) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2015
For a Pale, it’s really pretty good. Aroma is nice and more than one would expect... notes of citrus and toasty malt. Flavor is a smooth but medium maltiness with plenty of citrusy hop bite. Finish is only slightly bitting but refreshing. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Copper pour with a thick white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma with a light malt backbone. Flavor is really well balanced. Good bitter and fruity hops with a light sweet malt end. Mildly bitter finish. [9/27/15]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2438) - GREECE - OCT 17, 2015
355ml bottle. Light hazy golden orange color with off white head. Maly and hoppy aroma, caramel, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, pine. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3864) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2015
Bottled. Pours clear amber with an average off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel notes of flowery and piney hops. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and decent bitter. Light to medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice Pale Ale indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rentonj7 (188) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2015
I’m not sure I would have enjoyed it as much without the backstory. This beer really does seem like a celebration of the source water. Very lively mouthfeel, nice deep amber with a rolling head. Strong floral aroma with lighter notes of pine and lemon. Very, very clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosskyle (496) - - OCT 9, 2015
Served on tap at first draft. Amber red clear color with a light white head. Hops citrus aroma. Light body. Flavor is consistent but lacking. Smooth but needs more character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (1159) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Aroma of tropical citrus hops with piney resin. Taste is a malty base beer with a primarily piney bitter hop balance and finish. Tastes like a piney bitter ipa. Not a bad beer, but a bit light palate for the amount of hops and a bit too piney bitter for my liking. Maybe some medicinal hops in there as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (7721) - ITALY - OCT 6, 2015
bottle lieve ambrato buona schiuma persistenten naso un po stanco cartone medicinale discreto agrume non credo sia così all’origine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (5888) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 3, 2015
12 oz. can from Prost Beer and Wine. Mostly clear gold with steady level of carbonation. Aroma has a mild bready pale malt, weak citrus.

The flavor is that of a classic APA. But really feels dated, like this would rock if it was 2004. Just very ordinary by today’s standards. Bready malt base with light notes of citrus and mellow pine that leads into a dry texture. Body is on the lighter side of medium. Drinkable enough and it has no issues.... I maybe overly critical with this but just very plain to me.

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