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RATINGS: 736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: February 18, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: robust floral hop aroma, dry pale malt with a touch of sweetness
Flavor: dry malt flavor with lots of floral hops, well balanced bitterness, light earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (10875) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
Tap @ Euston Tap. Clear amber with small creamy tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, caramel, little citrus and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, hop, citrus, grapefruit, pine, little sweet and medium bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10842) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Tap @ Euston Tap, London. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 041013

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10744) - Orange County, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle at home in NH, shared with Charlie. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a small, white head. Woody, toasty malt aroma, some light grain and earthy hops. Medium sweet flavor, biscuits, toast, slight floral hops. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good balance in the finish, some dirt and woody bitterness lingers. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2012
Cask, handpull. Hazy orange amber, thick white head. Aroma of straw and light citrus. Taste is nicely balanced grass, straw, hay, lemon.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear amber with an average frothy white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonatio. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10475) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
Leicht hopfiger, sehr süffiger Antrunk. Vollmundig bitter, angenehm fruchtig. Süffiges gutes Pale Ale! 11/11/10/11//11

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10257) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Draught at The White Horse.Golden beer with a creamy offwhite head. Hoppy grassy aroma, hay and some malty notes. Hoppy floral flavor, rassy, hay, some swimmingpool notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9871) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2011
A beautiful golden ale with a thin white head. A good classy Citra hops aroma, with light biscuitty malts, chardonnay white wine, resinous character. In mouth, a smooth biscuitty malt with good citrus pulp, citra and simcoe hop action, resinous and floral, green hops, a bit lighter than expected but very good. On tap ate ROC Empire Brewfest, Feb. 19 2011.


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