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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3433) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Clear orange pour with thin white head. Aroma of grassy, leafy hops, light caramel. Flavor is dry, strong, bitter. Lots of strong, leafy hops in this one. Very nice leafy grassy hop forward. Medium bodied, carbonation is on the low side. Pretty nice pale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours bright amber and a little hazy with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel malts. Flavor strong of the oily pine hops for an APA. Definitely worth trying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3140) - Montana, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle pours a clear deep gold with thin off white head. Scent of pine and grass. Taste is hoppy and bready. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2011
12 oz bottle, pale amber color with little head. Lacing prominent on sides of glass. Aroma is fresh and floral with some sweet citrus but not too overpowering with the hops. Taste is fairly bitter but really well balanced out by the sweetness. Palate is full with a crisp, fresh, aftertaste. As bitter as the taste is, the aftertaste is very smooth with no bitterness. Very enjoyable beer. Really lives up to its name with a clean, pure taste with tons of flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear amber with an average frothy white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonatio. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1372) - Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Mild aroma, with just a couple of hop notes, more of a caramel aroma. Pours a clear amber, with a dusting of head. Nice hop bite in the start with this beer, with a fairly short finish. This isn’t a bad beer, but there’s very little out of the ordinary about it. Solid and enjoyable, but there are better in the style that are available.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2182) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2011
bottle. pours a light orange with a 1 finger white head. floral hop aroma with a touch of malt. medium creamy body with more floral bitterness coupled with some pleasing caramel malts. semi bitter finish with a crisp malt presence.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmad (72) - - MAR 15, 2011
I poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass... The liquid was a light, copper, orange color with a thin, bubbly, white head that dissipated quickly. It smells amazing for a pale ale, there are hints of lime, grapefruit and sweet malt. The taste consists lemon and lime with a hint of bready sweet malt and a piney, hoppy aftertaste. The beer is light, with stinging carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Headwaters pale ale is highly drinkable, it’s perfect for a hop-head that wants to have a nice drinking session.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2011
20110314 12oz bottle from State Line. Light amber color with small khaki head. Aroma is mildly citrus with grapefruit and dried orange rind, some slight fresh fennel, dandelion, light crackery malts. Light-medium body, grassy dryness, mineral hints, about zero sweetness. Really clean, easy quaff. Oh boy, a sixtel of this is definitely in my future.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1290) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Poured a dark golden color with medium head. Aroma of fresh, citrus hops. Taste is light to medium-light bitter, Lighter body, slick texture, average carbonation. Easy drinkin, session type beer. Crisp and refreshing. Nice balance of bitter hops and malts.


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