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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. Well 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, weve had a fair amount of latitude in paying homage to water in our beer. So, weve 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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfontain (824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2014
12 oz bottles (several). Lovely reddish orange-golden-amber pour, super huge frothy head dissipates slowly into a thin covering, leaving strong lacing and is easily livened up by swirling. Aroma is so open and pleasant; fruity, floral, caramel, slight yeast and biscuit. Flavor malt-forward, bread, grapefruit; rather long, medium bitter finish. Mouthfeel is full, frothy, slick and oily. Man, what a great APA.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8677) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2015
(bottle, 35.5cl, 5.1% abv) Clear, deep golden colour with a firm, medium-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Fresh hoppy nose with resiny accents, as well as fruity notes of grapefruit, lemon and a whiff of passion fruit, backed by a hint of biscuity malt and toffee. Moderately bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Delicately biscuity (cara-)malty base with present resiny and grapefruity hops; dry and moderately hop bitter finish with a mildly malty backbone and a resiny and slightly fruity hoppy aftertaste. A decent Ale of reliable quality but also nothing groundbreakingly new. 28.I.15

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TommyFi (109) - Firenze, ITALY - FEB 26, 2015
Buon esempio di american pale ale, limpida con una schiuma che tiene e compatta. Si beve bene e non stanca.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4185) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
Pours a bit unclear blonde. Smell is sweet ( honey style) with some bityer undertone. Taste is rathet sharp, sweet malts ( again a mild honey aspect) with only a hint of hoppy bitterness underneath.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3279) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle (12 oz) bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse.

Appearance: Clear golden/amber with a medium off-white head and good lacing.

Aroma: Massive spruce presence, earthy notes, caramel, citrus and light toasted malt.

Taste: Spruce, earthy notes, caramel, citrus and toasted malt. Light bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Lingering earthy finish.

Overall: Not sure of the bottling date, but considering many other ratings have a lot of citrus in this one, I guess the aromatic hops in the bottles I had might be gone. Surprisingly spruce forward with a lenghy (a bit too much) earthy bitterness. Less clean than usual for a Victory quenching beer. I will have to revisit.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fashawn (255) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Birra equilibrata ma che non da emozioni, monotematica come sapore, niente di eccezionale anche se il bilanciamenro notrvole ed anche la facilit di beva. Per, si pu fare di pi oltre a mettere un po di luppolo sparso ed una base di crackers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3050) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2015
Mandag i annen feb-15, en kveld med bare gode (og til dels fremragende l), og den andre av i alt fire l fra Victory: klar gylden med hvitt gardinskum. Nydelig aroma og smak med grapefrukt, citrus, appelsinmarmelade og en knivsodd pepper. Meget trr, s det er ikke bare jeg som griper etter glasset for en ny slurk og pfyll.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (1437) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 09.02.15. Clear golden. White head. Aroma of American hops, bitter grape fruit and pine. Taste of dried fruits, marmelade, pepper and wet cardboard. Dry mouthfeel and dry, almost dusty, bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (380) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours deep golden, clear, little head. Aroma of bread. Some sweetness, but well hidden by a bitter, long lasting aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5906) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of fruity exotic hops. Taste is light sweet malty, light thick and oily mouthfeel, dry spicy hops in the long finish. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5449) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2015
355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.1%. Clear golden colour, moderate to low white head. Sweetish aroma with hints of orange marmalade, notes of earthy hops and wood, even a hint of smoke. Fairly hoppy and peppery flavour, with a distinct bitterness in the aftertaste.


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