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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2011
Poured a very clear orange with a half finger’s worth of head. Aroma is very herbal, with a bit of resin. The taste is very crisp, bitter, herbal with a clear finish. This is almost like a wet hop beer, minus any malty backbone that one might expect from an ipa. Body is very light. An excellent pale with a lot of attitude.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (307) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
A very crisp, refreshing beer. Aroma and flavor are both dominated by grassy hops, with a subtle hay, almost Pilsner flavor behind the main grassy taste. Some mild hop bitterness as well. Basically, it tastes the way a freshly mowed lawn smells. I’m a fan.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (305) - - SEP 13, 2014
Limpid, ale amber, tall and persisting white head, almost no lace. Subtle nose. Medium body, well carbonated, moderately flavored, good length, Bitter, dry, rather flat in acidity, Hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Deep amber pour with a moderate white head. Citrusy aroma with some hops. Flavor is exceptionally smooth, but a bit thin for my taste. A fine beer for having a few.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
(12 ounce bottle - tumbler glass) Appearance has a translucent copper color. Fantastic spruce citrus hoppy aroma. Taste is similar. Awsome pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2011
I poured a 12 oz bottle into my DFH snifter. This sat reddish-orange and gave off a soft aroma of simcoe hops. The flavor nicely balanced hops and sweetness, but was much subtler than advertised. That’s not all bad, though. Combine restrained but tasty flavors with typical Victory drinkability, and you get an ideal lawnmower or session ale. Yet another nice offering from the folks in PA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconch (290) - - APR 26, 2012
Nose is bright citrus. Really nice smell here. Taste is nicely muted hops with some carbonation. Finish is clean. Very good pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2013
12oz from the bottle. Aromas of light citrus rind, light pine, and a touch of toasted grain. The flavor follows the aroma, but is super refreshing! Damn drinkable and right in par. Bring this brew on

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Lovely little beer. Light and grainy, leads onto a slight wet hop finish with a dash of vanilla on the tongue. Intetesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (282) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2014
On tap..poured into a pint glass..yellow/orange pour..white head..malty, piney, floral aroma..tastes same..but drier than most pale ales..not bad.


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