jmad (72) - - MAR 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bth122 (1324) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DiarmaidBHK (3650) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma has some heavy hop action going on. Pours with a thin head and leaves little lacing. The taste is clean and slight. It doesn’t linger very long either. I can’t say I’m a big fan of the style but this was better than most.
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep golden body with a frothy, off-white head, mostly diminishing. Bitter grapefruit in the aroma along with notes of pine, flowers and toasted grain. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Taste of raw grain and leafy hops with some resiny notes. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. OK, but not as clean and refined as better APAs.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sam’s. Pours clear amber with minimal head. Nose of bitter hops and a solid malt profile showing some biscuit. A bit more bitter than expected on the taste, and not in a way that I really dig. Not very impressed.
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer must receive the maximum score for aroma. It has an excellent hoppy aroma with a spearmint finish. The color is a clear copper color with a great bubbly pillowy creamy head. the flavor is hoppy and minty fresh. Overall, one of my favorites from VIctory!
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of light pine, floral hops, citrus fruits, toasted malts, and faint toffee. Taste of citrus fruits, some grass, tropical fruits, light toffee sweetness, and a bitter, grapefruit finish.
jredmond (5903) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with Brendan and Streets. Pours a light amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is nice fresh hop. Mouthfeel is smooth, thin, and carbonated with nice pine and grass hop flavors
gsmitty80 (1939) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a very crisp pale ale and i say that in a very good way. The pour was beautiful with a very nice head and hoppy aroma. The taste was smooth and the water was really the star.