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RATINGS: 923   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Nice and crisp, the way a pale ale should be. They are pushing the water and it may very well play a factor. Very clean finish in which the hops predominate.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (1081) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Citrus, mild caramel, floral, and fruit notes. Golden, clear, white head. Decent lacing. Full bodied, flavor like aroma, and lemon hints. Tongue zinger, dry, lasting high hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2011
The Biscuit malt tone meets abundant hops but I sense an imbalance here. Our American micros seem to do a fine job at producing bitter pales with coppery like tones but I wish they would focus on overall quality instead of appeasing the hopheads (yes I love IPAs). As for the water, the palate is rather wet to showcase their local watershed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1077) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with a long lasting white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, orange marmalade caramel and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy, earthy hops dominate the palate while caramel and biscuit malt and ripe fruit provide support. Finish is long, grapefruity. Delicious brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1075) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
Decent head with body. Nice golden color. Nice citrus aroma. Strong citrus taste but a little more carbonation than expected that takes away from the taste. Overall a quality brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Golden/amber pour with a small white head. Earthy hop aromas with notes of pine and grass. Flavor is dry and hop forward. Decent brew but not as complex as others that I have had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2012 On cask at porter. Pours amber with thin white head. Aromas of grass & manure (not pejorative). Medium-bodied with a lot of green notes & dirt. Good, dirt qualities are ones I like in wine & rarely find in beer. Interesting, good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (1059) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours deep golden, clear, little head. Aroma of bread. Some sweetness, but well hidden by a bitter, long lasting aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matthewjk (1053) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2012 Hazy Yellow pours from 12oz bottle. Clean, crisp, hoppy, and twinged with citrus. Taste like an IPA to me because of its assertiveness. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2012
I hoppy pale ale for sure. Some dark, earthy flavors. It’s a bit dank. Could stand to be a bit more crisp. Not a pussy beer though. I love Victory for a making a pale with some real flavor.


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