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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1646) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
pour a amber orange with small white head with little lacing. Aroma is of toasty malts, bread, grass, pine, and some citrus. Taste is of toasty breaded malts, grass, pine, caramel, and some grapefruit citrus. Has a medium body with a oily mouthfeel and a semi dry, refreshing finish. overall, a nice pale ale that makes a great session ale in the summer.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
strongpieman (1644) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Draft. Clear, pale straw color. No head. Musty aroma. Taste is off, bitter but not right. I love strong hoppy beers... This is not for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1627) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Mild aroma, with just a couple of hop notes, more of a caramel aroma. Pours a clear amber, with a dusting of head. Nice hop bite in the start with this beer, with a fairly short finish. This isn’t a bad beer, but there’s very little out of the ordinary about it. Solid and enjoyable, but there are better in the style that are available.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Draft at beggar's banquet. Smells citrusy with a bit of BO. Tart tang with a very grassy and hay finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear orange, white head. Smells very malty, bready. Tastes bitter, dirty, slight grapefruit. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1598) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12oz bottle, enjoy by 4/29/12. Pours a clear yellow gold with a smallish rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet bready malts and piney hops.

The flavor is sweet, slightly vegetal, malts and a little fruit with a good sized resiny grassy hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some prickly carbonation.

Overall, a decent pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1598) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Orange clear pour slight white head. Aroma of tangerine citrus piney hops. Tastes mostly of fresh green hops with a significant wheaty malty background with moderate hop bitterness. Buttery mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (1597) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle from Bierkompass.de. Amber, clear body, with a medum, creamy, slightly yellow head. Aroma of flowers, citrus, tangerine, some ropical fruits, grass, herbs, some candy. Taste with about the same aromas. Mouthfeel is light, slick, with a moderate carbonation and it finishes medium bitter, slightly dry, with lemon zest, grass, slight pine and some sweet malts. Nice one. A lighter version of their HopDevil, also with lots of grassy notes. Refreshing and easy to drink, but overall nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sebilinz (1591) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle. Golden body white head. Aroma is fruity with citrus and hints of pine. Taste is some caramel with fruits and herbs. Aftertaste is medium bitter balanced by nice malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zeswaft (1589) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Recently I’ve been searching high and low for an awesome pale ale but living in seattle everything is a damn 7% IPA and a quality pale ale has been shunned. Now low abv "session" IPA’s are all the rage but they are usually just bitter hop water. What happened to a normal goddamn pale ale? Finally! Not surprised that this comes from one of my favorite east coast breweries. Handedly hopped with flowery and earthy hops. Light bodied but a enough malt to perfectly balance it. I’ve been moving away from IPA’s because they have become too syrupy and heavy and then bittered to hell. This beer is well crafted and proves you can get a flavorful hoppy beer without all the alcohol and malt. Please tell me this will be an all-year offering.


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