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RATINGS: 754   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8149) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (8055) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2011
2011-04-17. Crisp orange body, modest white head. 3+ Modest hoppy aroma highlighted by mild but pleasant citrus character. Flavour is similar, with pleasant citrusy hops, very light resin character and modest bitterness throughout. Average palate. Not as assertive as my preference but this is quite pleasant and eminently drinkable. Bottle shared by Radek

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7876) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7864) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
On tap. Pours with a clear, pale yellow body with a white head. Aromas are grassy, grainy, lime and citrus. Flavors are grainy, cornbread and light citrus. Grain is the dominating flavor, not hops (and this is fresh). Lively and dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7860) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
My Bottom Line:
A spicy hop flash rides this Pale Ale’s clear pale malts as bright citrus fruit slowly morph into herbal bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam lays atop the amber-tinged golden.
-Malts also develop mild honey and caramel notes.
-The mouthfeel is appropriately lean and the flavor profile is balanced.
-This is a Pale Ale that knows how to share loads of character without turning the volume up near maximum levels.

Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7646) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7484) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
On tap at The White Horse, Parsons Green, London, 05.08.11 Golden with a white head, very slight haziness. Easy drinking pale ale, lightly hoppy, some biscuity malt, light citrus, it’s fine. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov13 3.1

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7443) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7147) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottled. Poured clear lighter orange with a short, dense cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweet, lightly toasty pale and bready malts with lemon and floral accents.. a touch of honeyed backing.. well-balanced and pleasant. The flavor found honey and bready malts at the core, a touch tangy along with grassy bitterness on the edges.. more bitter, picking up some lemon on the finish. Lighter-bodied and a tad sharp on the palate.. too many sugars to be really refreshing.. a decent drinker overall.


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