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RATINGS: 921   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (5970) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (546) - Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2015
How: bottle. Where: Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits, & Bistro. Appearance: Looks like a watered down porter, with light beige head. Aroma: Pungent earthy hop smell, very English to me. Taste: Very woody, pines, bitter to start off with. Then malts kick in. Palate: Medium body with below average carbonation. Overall: Kind of just middle to middle-high of the road pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3652) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Can from The Drinkery Derry Brilliantly clear deep golden color with a good sized long lasting frothy off white head. Lemony citrus, light sulfur, light bready maltiness. Old school, a bit bland for my hop toasted taste buds.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nijstrom (280) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Tap at Oliver Twist. Herbs, grass, hay, bread and caramel. Mild bitterness and sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
phillybass (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2015
This is a good beer and a decent pale ale. There seems to be more hops aftertaste than aroma but it isn’t bad. I would gladly drink this again but it isn’t my favorite of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sblsimone85 (379) - USA - SEP 26, 2015
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 ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mallons72 (205) - livonia, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Malt...hay, Hops...floral, grass, Other...raisin, woody, banana, Beer is OK. Was hoping for more hops. Tastes like a lightly hopped pilsner.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (5215) - FINLAND - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle@gallows. Orange amber, clear. Malty caramelly, slight nutty foresty piney nose. Med bodied, super smooth, almost silky. Green forest in the finish. Really like the texture, served just at a good fridge++ temp to keep it soft. Clean, victory- malty, bit boring flavourwise.

-- bb

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (602) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle in pint glass from Downtown Discount Beverage. Aroma is strong bready malt with floral, herbal, musky-resinous hops. Appearance is clear gold with orange tinge, nice sparkle with virtually no head and mild lacing. Taste is nice mix of bitter and sweet, slightly citrusy, metallic, with corn chip finish which is long. Palate is light bodied with thin texture and slightly overcarbonated. Overall, a lot of positives here and very enjoyable to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malvrich (218) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2015
12 oz. bottle into a tulip. Best by 10/29/15. A: Dark gold almost brown pour. Looks like a watered down porter ( in a good way) Small coarse beige head. Streaming bubbles quickly die down. Low retention and average lacing. S: Pungent earthy hop smell dominates. Smells English. T: Stiff piney/woody bitterness at the start, balancing toward the finish with a faint malt sweetness. Lots of character. Tastes a bit more American. M: Medium body with maybe a bit below average carbonation. Light resin on the medium short finish. O: Good pale ale that seems to straddle the fence between English and American styles. Widely available in NC and priced at $9/6 means this is well worth an occasional buy.


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