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RATINGS: 722   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (1950) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Clear, very pale amberish orange color with a nice, lasting, cream colored head. Aroma of flowers, herbs, grass cuttings and caramel malt. The flavor is very herbal, with some sort of spiciness. It’s right at the back of the palate, and I can’t quite put a finger on it. A little musty and earthy as well. Slightly sweet with a very subdued bitterness. Medium bodied and smooth. Good, and very refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Tap. Rating #111. Medium gold pour with a nice lacing white head. Big piney hop aroma, a little soapy. Clean hoppy bite, very little aftertaste and a damn good drinker. (1538)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7586) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 3rd Annual Real Ale Fest (03/26/11): Pours a hazy orange color with a thin off-white head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of herbal hops and citrus. Medium body with a fruity character and notes of hops and spices as well as sweet malt. The finish is mildly hoppy up front with a fruity finish. Decent overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ExpendableHero (745) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2011
This was solid. Copper colored beer with a frothy, off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, and floral hops. Tastes of freshly cut grass, pine/spruce, and HUGE grapefruit notes. The finish is quite refreshing, and extremely fruity. Bitter hops are nicely balanced with the grapefruit. Easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10700) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Pours clear amber with a creamy/bubbly off-white head. Aroma is nicely floral/fruit over mild roast malt. Med body. Flavor is moderately hoppy - fruit and floral over mild roast malt. The finish is definitely on the bitter side. Hop accumulates towards a slight burn. Good stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel amber color with a large soapy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was faint floral and vaguely fruity hops that lacked complexity or any depth beyond the hops. The flavor was dry and bitter with a mild floral and perfumey hop presence and a faint touch of caramel. The finish was short, dry and perfumey. Medium body. A real disappointment from what is usually a decent brewer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1258) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Fresh, pungent citrus hop aroma; orange peel and tangerine. Really fresh and surprising. sweet and high-alpha. Flowery perfume at the end. The appearance is clear yellow-orange; scant, slushy head. Flavor is a combination of flowery rose petals and ripe tangerines. Orange blossom and juniper. Very sweet indeed, with no bitterness to speak of. Just this side of cloying, with sugary malts, but never oversteps its boundaries. The feel is a smooth, buttery texture. A sweet, highly accessible pale ale. Flower and citrus, like a spring morning. Easily drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2011
This beer is really well balanced with a bit of herbal character as well. Finishes nice and crisp, goes down easy. Very good beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2011 Bottle from whole foods in Allen. This beer pours a golden amber with a thin off white head. The aromas are natural gas, citrus, dough. The mouthfeel is dry and slightly watery with a medium body. Cheers!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Serving: Draft at Fireworks. It pours a light orange color with a decent foamy white head. The nose has a bit of earthy, citric hops, but otherwise it’s fairly light. The flavor has a lot of dank herbals in a rather light taste. Not much in the way of malt. Light in body with lower, soft carbonation leading to a dry finish. A nice light easy drinker.


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