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RATINGS: 802   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JRock72 (605) - - APR 19, 2011
Bottle. Not sure of the age. Poured clear golden brown with small head that faded. Light aroma and flavour. Kind of watery but still really good. I’m really glad I tried this and I recommend a taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoppyAlesToYou (163) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2011
Tangerine, dank stank, grapefruit, and slight mango aromas filled my nostrils. A soapy white head settled atop the orange gold ale. Sweetness followed by medium bitterness rolled across my tongue. Soft creaminess followed by a rather thin finish, this was pleasant but somewhere between Moon Man and Michelob Pale Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2011
Nice hoppy aroma, citrus smell.good taste, taste of malts and hops. Very similar to other victory beers. Nice sweet taste as well. good offering, would have again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6596) - Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2011
4/18/11. 12oz bottle the wifey picked up randomly! Score! Clear apple-juice colored pour with a fluffy tan head that fades fast. Big aroma of hops and caramel maltiness supporting it nicely. A forward hop presence in the flavor with a lingering almost chocolately malt backbone. Nice!

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3447) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
16 oz sample on tap at The Ale and the Witch in St. Pete, FL. Really nice orange-citrus-hempy aroma present. Nice sweetness present, too, and pleasantly aromatic. Transparent orange-copper body with a smallish off-white head and fair lacing. Starts with a really strange chewy, dusty, wet cardboardy maltiness. Has moderately bitter herbal hop flavors to finish. Very papery and awkwardly dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2011
2011-04-17. Crisp orange body, modest white head. 3+ Modest hoppy aroma highlighted by mild but pleasant citrus character. Flavour is similar, with pleasant citrusy hops, very light resin character and modest bitterness throughout. Average palate. Not as assertive as my preference but this is quite pleasant and eminently drinkable. Bottle shared by Radek

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2011
The Biscuit malt tone meets abundant hops but I sense an imbalance here. Our American micros seem to do a fine job at producing bitter pales with coppery like tones but I wish they would focus on overall quality instead of appeasing the hopheads (yes I love IPAs). As for the water, the palate is rather wet to showcase their local watershed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertommy (1) - bath, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2011 does not count
Nice american pale ale. Citris nose. crisp mouth feel, nice hop balance, remember its an american pale ale. Overall victory hit the mark. This rating is for draft

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (4373) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2011
Orange and lime peel nose, moderate strength, with grassy hints. Clear amber, thin head. Watery and thin, no malt presence. Hop flavor is there but less strong than the aroma. Disappointing for such a reputable brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4414) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2011
Draft @ capones. Clear copper pour with some white head. Light spice, and earthy tones, aroma notes. Flavor has earthy, herbal and spice hop tones, nice session brew.


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