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RATINGS: 719   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Deep amber pour with a moderate white head. Citrusy aroma with some hops. Flavor is exceptionally smooth, but a bit thin for my taste. A fine beer for having a few.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bronze w. a light covering. Simple floral character with a pleasant cleanness to it. Moderately hoppy flavor with the feeling of being a bit watered down. Floral character throughout with a grainy finish on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle from Whole Foods, Fair Lakes. Nice easy drinking but hoppy beer. Pours a pale yellow with a slight orange tint and thing tan head. Good head retention. Hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit. Moderately sweet flavor with earthy, herbal hops. Lots of citrus and bit of onion.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (365) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAR 9, 2011
Very light in color, alcohol, and aroma. Slight citrusy characters similar to the Hop Wallop. Nice bitter grapefruit flavor that is very very crisp. As soon the bitter flavor hits the tongue it virtually disappears. Very nice drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2011
On tap at Mad mex. Nice golden color, nice head not much lacing. Comes across more like a german hopped lager, just a tad thin and a bit too much carbonation. Balanced for malts and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle:   Vibrant golden, very clear, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing, light carbonation.   Soft hop nose, slight bit of shrub brush and a smidgen of musty earth.   Nice pale hoppiness, with a nice balance of semi-sweet malts.   Touch of earthy citrus zest, a little candied and sweet.   This is good!   Not overly bitter, a real easy to drink Pale Ale.   Body and mouthfeel are fairly full, even for a Pale Ale.   Clean finish.   Hard to put down.   Seems like a great example to me, and much better than the overly bitter examples I find locally.   Ultimately balance and body won this one.   Thanks Keith for this treat!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours copper with a off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, spice, earthy hops, a bit of biscuit and dull pine. Flavors of light sweet caramel/biscuity malt, bitter tinges here and there, toasty throughout. Even carbonation and a nice balance of sweet/malty/bitter throughout with a malty finish that holds a nice creeping bitter end. Overall, a pretty nice session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2590) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2011
on tap at Tylers Apex. good aroma. sweet. citrus, little breadiness, caramel. clean orangy bronze. Bittersweet flavor. medium body, smooth creamymouthfeel, bittersweet dryish finish...pretty tasty...aroma was best cold, lost a little something as warmed. good borderline session...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours coper with an off-white head. Aroma is biscuit, grass, pine, and a bit of citrus. Flavor is light with a nice hop bite and good malt sweetness. Finishes clean. A very respectable APA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (1871) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2011
. Draft. Very easy drinking.copper colored pale ale. Very well balanced with bright fresh hop clean flavors and a crisp malt backbone


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