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RATINGS: 793   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (8035) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8006) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7779) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
12oz bottle, shared with my cousin. Clear orange color, thin off-white head, fading to minimal. Spotty lacing. Very good hop taste, but not overwhelming or bitter. The water does seem to make a difference, has that good-water feel. E: "Mint."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7369) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Tap. Clear golden pour. Thin white head. Grassy aroma. Taste is grassy earthy hop. Very nice pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2011
On tap at Holy Smoke. Pours an orange amber with a medium sized white head. Pine and citrus, clean caramel. Crisp and hoppy, nice earth notes, caramel and malt. Crisp earthy bitterness. Long lingering grapefruit on the finish. Great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (7270) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7260) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12oz bottle pours copper with weak off white head. The modest aroma offers up some sweet malts mixing with lemon and grapefruit like citrus hop notes. The taste is similar with a fairly pleasing level of somewhat acidic citrus hop bitterness with much lesser amounts of sweet malts and a touch of caramel like malts. Nice Pale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7249) - 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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