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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tortman18 (187) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours a clear golden with a Small white head. Decent lacing. Slight carbonation. Aroma is very sweet and hoppy. Floral and citrus mainly grapefruit and orange peel. A decent yeast presence. Mouth is very bitter and hoppy. Yeast is strong up front. The citrus hops are present, but a pine/resinous quality takes over here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (183) - West Hartford, USA - APR 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2012 20 oz mug pour off tap. golden copper in the glass, scant head. Hoppy nose. Assertive hops on the tongue balanced with a good malt backbone. Hops become more prominent on the finish but not IPAish. Nicely balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
themightyjag (180) - - JUN 24, 2014
330ml bottle from Brewdog shop. Small bubbly white head, some lacing. Clear amber body. Not much on the nose, grass, a little citrus. Flavour is grass, caramel, a hint of berries. Bitter finish. Light carbonation, decent mouthfeel. Not blown away by this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (178) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle pours golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, spice. Nice crisp and smooth palate. Taste is grapefruit hops, slightly creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophaze (172) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden brown with medium head and lacing. Nose is citrus and floral. Very well balanced pale ale. Refreshing citrus hop taste with crisp finish. ----Hophaze out

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
geeklimit (169) - USA - JUN 24, 2012
Ports a dark translucent amber with a minimal foamy head. Strong floral hops aroma with a strong hops taste with bite. Sharp taste with a most clean, slightly sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a clear amber slightly orange tinged with a 2 finger off-white head. Smells of some bready malt, citrus, pine and some grass. Very malt forward at first, but rounds into a pine/grass hop flavor finishing a bit bitter and dry. More bitter than your average APA and a bit sweeter than I prefer. Mouthfeel and carbonation are both at good levels. Very easy sessionable brew. Not the best I’ve ever had, but in the mood for something a bit lighter with dinner it did the trick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2012
very floral aroma. sort of herbal citrus up front. very hoot big body beret with strong lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkitty (158) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Fruity hop aroma evident immediately from the newly opened bottle. Moderate head with lingering lacing. Crystal clear amber. Nice complex hop aroma from the glass with malty undertones. Body is good for a pale. Mouthful of fruity resinous hops with an adequately malty base. Finishes with a pleasant lingering bitterness. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoppyAlesToYou (156) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2011
Tangerine, dank stank, grapefruit, and slight mango aromas filled my nostrils. A soapy white head settled atop the orange gold ale. Sweetness followed by medium bitterness rolled across my tongue. Soft creaminess followed by a rather thin finish, this was pleasant but somewhere between Moon Man and Michelob Pale Ale.

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