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RATINGS: 736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2011
Nice easy drinking but hoppy beer. Pours a pale yellow with a slight orange tint and thin White carbonated head. Good retention. Hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit. Moderately sweet/malt flavor with earthy, herbal hops. Balanced. Almost an IPA. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachrymalisis (387) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
This is a groovy pale ale. I’m not a huge IPA nerd myself, so I generally tend to gravitate towards the pale ales and appreciate their mellow bitterness and great aromatics more than harshly hopped IPA. It’s got a great clear, light-amber body with two fingers of marshmallow-white head. Good retention and a spotty lace. Smells like floral, citrussy, piney hops on top of dry biscuity malt. Straightforward and damn good. Hop flavor hits up front, but quickly give way to bready malt and a bit of implied grapefruit from the olfactory. Clean, bitter finish. Impressive malt presence without becoming sweet and juicy or losing the bitter dryness. Full and prickly carbonation feels just right for this refresher.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAR 9, 2011
Very light in color, alcohol, and aroma. Slight citrusy characters similar to the Hop Wallop. Nice bitter grapefruit flavor that is very very crisp. As soon the bitter flavor hits the tongue it virtually disappears. Very nice drinkable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malaclemys (372) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle, aroma is citrus, resin, nut, and a bit of grain. Taste is citrus, resin, slight but and malt. Nice dry bitter finish. A quite hoppy pale but very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (371) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
12oz bottle. Hazy dark golden with a thin foamy white head. Flavors are bread, biscuit, caramel, lemon and grapefruit with spicy notes. Significant bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily and chalky texture.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
samsmith33 (369) - - APR 13, 2014
On tap at blend. Look is Dark gold,clear. No head. Aroma Is vegetable,cedar,. Taste is crisp ,ash and wood. More veggie. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cakes (362) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Amber with a foamy cream head. A satisfying dry bitterness to finish. A pleasantly drinkable APA. Well done.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Pours with a mild head. The hops were dominant in this beer, but it was refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Changed (359) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2012
12 oz bottle from FLBC. Pours like an American pale ale, has enough hops to make it pretty much enjoyable. Went down in about 5 minutes on a 95* day, so I’d say this is sessionable. A Victory indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badwhale (356) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a nice clear copper / amber color with a medium off white head. Good lacing. Lots of nice crisp hop flavors. Medium body, but heavy enough to avoid the dreaded "watery" tag. Really nice summer beer.


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