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RATINGS: 931   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Hazy golden. Hoppy aroma, citric, fruity and slightly stale. Flavor has a bit of graininess and a bitter hoppy finish, a bit citric, with light stale notes. Medium-bodied. Seems slightly past its prime, but still decent and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11527) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11480) - 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 (11345) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11173) - 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.

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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10670) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10601) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at James’s. Pours golden amber, dry, chewy toffee, bitter, some citrus.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10484) - 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?


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