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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On cask at Commercial Taphouse on 03/31/2011. Mostly clear copper body with a large rocky off-white head. Dry floral and catty hop aroma. Dry floral flavor with some grainy notes and a mild bitter finish. Medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (200) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2013
At a party so forced to drink from bottle. A clear beer, true colors were unable to be seen. Hoppy but not a huge grapefruit bite. It is there but malt flavors also come through. More bitter than I expected. There is a bitter bite in the finish. Aroma is a light citrus with biscut. Not bad but not my favorite Victory.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2013
355ml bottle from Beerhive. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - lemon and honey. Taste - grapefruit pith perhaps some honey sweetness but not much. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry cleaning finish. Overall - well not exciting but the sum of the parts is decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Keg at Tap East Anniversary Party. 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. Ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1782) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2013
@Weiland’s Market, Columbus. Hazy medium orange-amber, cirrus cloud head cover, fine streaks of lace. Nice looking. Rather strong for an American Pale Ale, starts with malt, but it soon succumbs to grapefruit hops that never let go. A little malt is there near the finish, but never is able to assert. For hop lovers, this is probably a good "go-to," for the rest of us, not enough to go with the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1448) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle beers of europe. Slightly earthy, with a peach & melon aroma and taste. The finish has a nice sharp orangey bite but softens at the last minute.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2013
Draught at Rover cons 2013-12-12 Göteborg Courtsey of packaging Peter AP: dark reddish body, frothy white head AR: peppery, pine, grape fruit F: bitter grape, soap, pine, pineapple

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 24, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 23, ’12. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip. A: Overpowering grapefruit scented hops. A: Pours a bright copper color with a one finger off white head. Decent retention and some nice lacing throughout. T: Bready caramel malts with a substantial grapefruit bitterness. Again, some resin, but this really seemed to aim for the grapefruit aspect of Citra hops. P: Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation. O: Above average pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
4th November 2013
Almost clear amber beer with a small pale cream coloured head. Palate is slightly dry with mild minerally carbonation. Dry malt with a touch of cream. Mellow hops. Mild orange peel. Finishes dry with moderate bitterness. Okay but I wonder if this is a little ’grey market’ aged tiredness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
On keg, golden brown with a white head, aroma is light caramel & biscuit malt, floral and mild citrus hops coming through, finish moderate bitter. Pretty good.

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