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RATINGS: 874   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Pours a light orange color. great head and lacing on the glass. light with a lemony bitterness. Super easy to drink and nicely done. Good grain aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1749) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Light amber/golden yellow with a thin white head. Low carbonation and light lacing. Aroma is of grapefruit, light pine needles, and a touch of sweetness. Flavor is of sweet citrus and first but ends in a bitter pine needle finish. Light /medium bodied and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Malt and grapefruit/tangerine aroma. Malt and grapefruit flavor with light pine and light earth. Medium bodied. Malt and grapefruit lingers with light earth and light pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2011
I’m told it is brewed with Citra and Simcoe. The beer pours to a clear amber body with a tall white head and great lacing. The aroma is juicy hops, but isn’t quite a West Coast IPA. But, that’s where this beer is amazing. It’s a delicious APA that doesn’t have the traditional catty hops. The flavor was malty but really clean and sessionable. Hops filled in to balance the malt. This was a definite APA and not an IPA. Clean sessionable palate and "low" ABV. This beer was a pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
A: The pour is amber in color with a couple fingers of white head that leaves some mild lacing on the glass. S: A solid hoppy aroma right away. Juicy citrus with plenty of oranges and tangerines, perhaps some hints of grapefruit, too. A moderate amount of malt in there. Nicely balanced. T: The citrus hop flavors open things up quite pleasantly. Plenty of tangerine and mild grapefruit along with some hints of pine which provide a little bitterness. Balanced with sweetness of bready malts. M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation. O: This is very much along the lines of how I like my pale ales. Nice hoppy character without being overly bitter or malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
12 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a 1/2 finger thick off white head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is pine and citrus hops. Flavor is mostly the fore mentioned hops with some lightly sweetened malt. Finish is slightly astringent. Medium body. A nice beer. Thanks Jason.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1935) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2011
Lighter, friendlier, dare say session APA from Victory. As the deScription states ingredients in harmony Headwaters is an everyday drinker from Victory.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2011
Nice easy drinking but hoppy beer. Pours a pale yellow with a slight orange tint and thin White carbonated head. Good retention. Hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit. Moderately sweet/malt flavor with earthy, herbal hops. Balanced. Almost an IPA. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1094) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 29, 2011
Copper pour with a thin white head. Aoma is malty with a bit of citrusy hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. This one is primarly malty with a bready/grainy flavor with the hops with a subtle citrus hop flavor. Slightly bitter finish but short. Clean, crisp flavor and finish but nothing here is blowing my mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2011
I poured a 12 oz bottle into my DFH snifter. This sat reddish-orange and gave off a soft aroma of simcoe hops. The flavor nicely balanced hops and sweetness, but was much subtler than advertised. That’s not all bad, though. Combine restrained but tasty flavors with typical Victory drinkability, and you get an ideal lawnmower or session ale. Yet another nice offering from the folks in PA.

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