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RATINGS: 848   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 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (517) - - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Says to drink by June 23 2013, so I figure this is beer’s likely not more than a couple months old. Poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Appearance: Almost crystal clear with a very slight haze; orange in color. There’s about a two finger head after the pour, but it isn’t long before it’s just a film on top. Lacing is pretty spotty from top to bottom. Smell: I first thought it really smelled like woman’s shampoo with spices in it. That sounds odd, but it really did -- and not in a bad way at all. It smells great. As it warms up a tad, I find that it smells a lot more like a quality pale ale with a valiant blend of hops and malt. Probably the high light of this beer. Taste/feel: Sweetness with the hops up front, that develops into more hops... and then more hops... and then finishes with the bitterness, with the flavor of caramel malts coming in to balance the hops. It’s odd to me, because the hops seem sweet, and the malts seem bitter. Hey, I’m not complaining. The Citra (I believe they’re Citra) hops, as usual, provide a very juicy quality to this beer, and the slight malty and spicy aftertaste on this beer makes it all the more satisfying. This is a great pale ale that has the bitterness of an IPA, but more overall qualities of an APA. Definitely a tasty pale ale worth seeking out. For the best flavor, I say take it out of the fridge five minutes before drinking it -- it’s when it’s at its best, I think.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (504) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBlueSky93 (503) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Review for thebeerguy. Expect early fruity flavours made of Strawberry, Raspberry, Lychee and summer fruits. This is then taken on by a biscuity caramel malt with touches of hay too. Then the hops fight back with their bitterness and bring back the fruit flavours from before. This mixes with the malty flavours and blasts around your mouth.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2013
So good and refreshing. Pour is like a blood orange with a foamy white head. Smell of fruity hops and pine. Taste is awesome with grapefruit and pineapple notes with fresh pine and small bitterness. Mouth feel is about perfect. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (496) - GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
Decent bubbly head, while the color has a golden yellow color. Aromas of the fruitiest orange blossom and bright lemon, balanced by biscuits and bready, sweeter malts. The nose anticipates an IPA with a dominant malt base, which will be as important as the hops in the beer. Begins with bready malts, moderate carbonation and toffeeish hints, which add a subtle sweetness to the beer. Orange and Papaya flavors come up in a gentle, enjoyable way, with just a little bitterness. Sweetness fades on the finish as sticky, bitter resins emerge and linger together with the tropical fruitiness. The palate is light bodied and well balanced between a present maltiness and fruity, mellow hop flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pours a clear golden brown with a minimal amount of head. Theres a burst of citrus combined with a bit of sweet toffee on the nose to make for a balanced overall aroma. Taste is very crisp with a bit of bitterness and balanced by a bit of malty sweetness. Overall, definitiely a beer that I would recommend to others but not the best Victory that I’ve ever had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garbageman (479) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2013
From tap. Pours a amber/ orange color with a haze. Small head. Aroma was musty with a hint of spice and orange. Taste follows and is mild in the palate and finishes clean.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2011
12 oz bottle, pale amber color with little head. Lacing prominent on sides of glass. Aroma is fresh and floral with some sweet citrus but not too overpowering with the hops. Taste is fairly bitter but really well balanced out by the sweetness. Palate is full with a crisp, fresh, aftertaste. As bitter as the taste is, the aftertaste is very smooth with no bitterness. Very enjoyable beer. Really lives up to its name with a clean, pure taste with tons of flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gpekar (477) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Poured a crystal clear copper amber with a tall lightly creamy off-white head. The head reduced to about 1/2 inch and left a light amount of lacing. The aroma was mostly grapefruit with a little bit of a roasted malt sweetness. The initial taste was a light citrus one followed almost immediately by a mild hops bite. The citrus hops flavor becomes more prominate in the middle and fades gently into the finish


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