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RATINGS: 863   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2011
The aroma is like a well balanced with a fair amount of hops and malt. The appearance is light amber/gold with a clumpy head. The taste is like the aroma with a bread like malt and a robust hoppy finish that is not that bitter. The palate is smooth. Overall a well crafted beer that resembles an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2011
Poured a very clear orange with a half finger’s worth of head. Aroma is very herbal, with a bit of resin. The taste is very crisp, bitter, herbal with a clear finish. This is almost like a wet hop beer, minus any malty backbone that one might expect from an ipa. Body is very light. An excellent pale with a lot of attitude.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (2091) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2011
Crisp and balanced. The hops are there, but certainly not too bitter. A good session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1919) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2011
Pours amber with small white quickly dissipating white head. Aroma of caramel, pine and citrus. Taste is sweet with very fine bitters. The mouthfeel is almost silky. This is a solid session brew that is perfect for the spring and summer seasons.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gachupines (1107) - USA - APR 7, 2011
Golden appearance with a thin white head. Aroma is mostly hops, very piney. Flavor is strong piney hops with a very clean finish. Slight malt sweetness on the tongue, but overall just a very strong pale ale. One of the better examples that I’ve found recently.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
raphael (1045) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2011
On tap at Pizza Daddy. Very pleasant surprise. If I lived here in PA would be a great session beer. Hoppier than many pales, a little thin with moments of hoppy edge at first. Light in body for a pale ale. almost no head.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
Amber gold with modest, creamy, white head / Big nose of weed and pine, with underlying citrus notes / Medium body, soft carbonation, a touch watery, with good, lightly biting, finish / Flavors of fresh cut pine, weed, orange, and grapefruit / Spectular nose, but the flabby body detracts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3716) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
12oz bottle from K&L Redwood City. Clear bright copper appearance with a one finger whitish head. Nice hoppy aroma - but not too hoppy. Rather piney with some sweet malt presence. The flavor is good and balanced. Good malt base, mostly pilsener with some caramel presence. Pine and grapefruit hop notes. Pretty tasty. Medium body with some resins on the mouthfeel and carbonation on the softer side. A solid pale ale overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (5739) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2011
On cask at the Winking Lizard 3rd Annual Real Ale Fest 3/26/11. Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Dank and floral aroma with some tropical fruit and grassy hop. Dank malt flavor with a crisp grassy hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (790) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2011
Light copper in the glass with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and spruce. Decent balance between the malt (with light caramel notes) and hop bitterness.

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