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RATINGS: 830   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10998) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy white to off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fragrant fruity, citrus, grapefruit, and pine hops, biscuit and cereal malt with tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting dry malt and fruity esters with a dry finish and a spicy character. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10627) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden amber with white head. Nose and taste of grassy hops, caramel, pine, resin, light earth and birch sap. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Yay! A new Victory beer! 12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear golden copper color with a medium sized bubbly tan head. Good head retention and decent lacing. Aroma of earthy and peppery hop notes, along with some floral and citrus notes as well, and faint caramel malts. The taste is pale biscuity malts, bitter herbal hop notes and a caramel finish. Medium bodied. Not my favorite Victory beer, but still solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10306) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2014
Helles bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch angenehm fruchtig hopfig, etwas tropische Früchte, Aprikosen. Geschmack bitter fruchtig gehopft, grasig, Citrusfrüchte, ok!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle… Florida Craft Beer and Wing Fest 2012… Pours clear and golden with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. The aroma offers mild grapefruit and other citrus fruit essences. Light to medium-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and jovial carbonation. The flavor is mainly well-balanced with grapefruit bitterness backed up by biscuit malt sweetness. Finishes crisp and mildly bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle @ home. Very clear, light orange appearance with a light brown head. Cat piss, floral, a touch piney hoppy aroma. Very toasty pale malty, organic, floral, a bit piney hoppy flavor. The litter box pale ale? Huh?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2011
On tap. Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of grains, floral and some citrus. Tastes of toasted grains and bready.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9442) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
Bang-on APA style, good citrus bitterness. Golden, good head, good hop aromas. A bitterness in the 60 range, years ago what would be called by many an IPA. Above average mouthfeel, satisfying. A bit of a palate shredder in bitterness, so not for everybody. Very flavourful; very drinkable.


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