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RATINGS: 819   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9265) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
355mL thanks to tastybeer. Please upload photos of actual bottles and not label artwork. The pour is a clear light amber with a rocky, off-white, fluffy head with pretty good retention and baby lace. Aroma is quickly fresh hoppy, grassy, thick malty, honey, florals. Overall very muted. Taste up front is nicely malt, doughy, rich, with honey and sweet rolls and then ends heavy on grassy hops and dry bitterness. Very simple, easy to enjoy, and relatively malt-forward.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9183) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 3rd Annual Real Ale Fest (03/26/11): Pours a hazy orange color with a thin off-white head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of herbal hops and citrus. Medium body with a fruity character and notes of hops and spices as well as sweet malt. The finish is mildly hoppy up front with a fruity finish. Decent overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8910) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2013
Great pale ale, the hops rage from floral to herbal to citrusy and it is an all-encompassing hoppy pale ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
Very pale golden-straw colour. The aroma is very citrusy and orangey. A bit of light resin and a bit of light lemongrass and pepper as well. A little bit of zestiness and sweet citrus. Fairly assertive bitterness. A little bit of lemon peel and some white pepper. Well-balanced and quite tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8787) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle. Floral orange and grapefruit peel/pine hops aroma. Clear amber color with moderate head. Sweet malt and moderate grapefruit peel hops flavor. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8676) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (8544) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from Bottledog. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is soft, toasty, brown bread, wood and earth. The taste is smooth, toasty, grain, decent bitterness, light grapefruit peel and pepper with a crisp, dry finish. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. A bit watery if truth be told. Fairly inoffensive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8514) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle is clear orange with thin white head, aroma has notes of lemon, grass, spice, touch of grain, hints of earth, touch of nice orange peel in there as well, pretty nice and spicy notes. Taste is a nice mix of crackery biscuit, grain, some nice spicy notes, a fair husky note, touch of lemon, hints of orange, finishing fairly grainy. Decent, but not great.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (8499) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2011
draft. clear caramel colored body. somewhat sweaty nose of bread crust dark malts and buttered vegetable hops. sour and woody flavor with notes of moldy bread and soggy asparagus. unclean yeast and harsh malt edges late - unpleasant throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Capone’s. Pours dark straw with 3-finger white head. Nose is pale malt, spicy yeasty notes, and funky resiny hops. Tastes hoppy, resiny, with an overabundance of IBUs relative to the malt. Like a souped up Hop Devil with less malt and more hops. Stays resiny throughout.


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