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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gachupines (1248) - USA - APR 7, 2011
Golden appearance with a thin white head. Aroma is mostly hops, very piney. Flavor is strong piney hops with a very clean finish. Slight malt sweetness on the tongue, but overall just a very strong pale ale. One of the better examples that I’ve found recently.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Peter_L (1244) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Tap@OT. Bärnsten, nästa orangefärgad vätska. Lätta dofter av citrus och tallbarr. Låg beska med beskedlig maltkropp. Lättdrucken.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnurda (1241) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Bottled sample. Very citrusy. Lots of hops. Can taste the brandy wine water. Thanks to Knappster for the sample ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle. 12 oz. Pours a light, clear tan with a rich, frothy white head. Decent amount of lacing throughout the session. Aroma of fresh hops, grapefruit, soft, earthy notes, wet grass, and slight hints of tangerine. Very hoppy and agressive at first, but the middle is dominated by a juicy citrus and sweet maltiness that fades as the beer washes back and finishes with a dry, bitter hoppy bit. Superbly drinkable, with a robust, yet crisp and well-rounded mouthfeel. Excellent session ale, and one of the best American pales I’ve ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1233) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Poured from bottle. Grapefruit hop aroma. Nice looking amber, lacing. Same grapefruit hop in flavor dominates. Sweet malt flavor in front, dry in back. Crisp, clean feel. Just right amount of carbonation. Good finish. Great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Orangy color with little foam. Hoppy smell. The taste is a bit earthy, lightly carbonated and a little oily in the aftertaste. Not bad, but a little tart.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 Pours clear amber with small white head. Aroma is pine, resin. Taste is super crisp with a slight bitter back end. Nice pale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1220) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle poured a rich golden hue w/ a fizzy white head w/ minor sticky lacing. Moderate citrus hop aroma. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are grapefruit, lemon, orange, and straw. Light to medium bodied, watery texture, lively carbonation, and a light astringent feel to the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JUN 26, 2011
Excellent pale ale. Knock the edge off the hop devil and you have this one. Great color and flavor, grape fruity hop, a little citrusy and floral, but not to the point where it gets annoying, good session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (1197) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours a clear that orange. Has a nice floral and light fruit aroma. Has a malty, floral, fruits and some grains. A slight lingering bitter malt aftertaste.


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