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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
stunetii (90) - Bergen, NORWAY, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2011
A few bottles purchased at brewery back in March 2011. Overall, this was an excellent brew, although it was as hoppy as quite a few of the IPAs out there. Pours with a copper-colored body and a respectable two-finger head. The lacing is fairly tight and sticky. The aroma is surprisingly powerful and florally, with hints to citrus fruits and pine. The taste is simply awesome and relatively bitter, yet the bitterness dissolves quickly in the finish. Flavors like pine and grapefruit accompany the dry mouth feel. Overall, this is a remarkably tasty, aromatic and refreshing pale ale and one that I will certainly enjoy drinking over and over again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PaperKnife (82) - - MAR 17, 2012
Draft. Rich O's. Orange, thin wispy white head. Grassy, resinous, like fresh cascade or centennial, toasty malt aroma. Dry, bitter, some citrus.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mastelefish (81) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours a lighter copper with a thin white head. Aroma is strong upfront, consisting of strong, grassy notes. Body is light with a bitterness to match. Finishes quickly leaving not much on the tongue. A refreshing pallette cleanser. Would drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NewBelgium5 (80) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Pours a nice golden color and is clear. Aroma has a slightly sweet malty smell along with nice hop aroma. The taste is a slight bit bready, but is very crisp. The hops balance the maltiness very well. Smooth finish which leaves a pleasant malty aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmad (72) - - MAR 15, 2011
I poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass... The liquid was a light, copper, orange color with a thin, bubbly, white head that dissipated quickly. It smells amazing for a pale ale, there are hints of lime, grapefruit and sweet malt. The taste consists lemon and lime with a hint of bready sweet malt and a piney, hoppy aftertaste. The beer is light, with stinging carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Headwaters pale ale is highly drinkable, it’s perfect for a hop-head that wants to have a nice drinking session.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Pouring into my nonic pint glass it arrives a clear orange color. A thin bubbly white head sits on top for a few seconds and then is gone. The nose is filled with citrus, piney and earthy hops. Not overpowering but enough to give a great scent. This brew is smooth! Nice citrus and piney hop flavor. A slight bit of malt backing. Crisp and clean finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Claymeister (69) - USA - JUL 7, 2012
Draft at Victory Xfinity Live. Pours a clear orange. Aroma is strong citrus hops and very inviting. Love the strong flavor. This is a good APA. Delicious.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
grundsow (68) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 So different that initially unsure of how I felt, but now I can’t get enough of the fantastic taste. Tremendous aroma, super-crisp, pale & uncomplicated with a very unusual hops flavor. The right amount of alcohol., reasonably priced at $32 a case, an all- around perfect beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sickboy79 (66) - USA - MAR 2, 2012
Good solid Pale Ale but, not what I"m used to from Victory. It’s almost too clean for my tastes. Nice crisp start with a little malt and little hops. Fniishes with a nice citrus flavor. Very clean tasting Pale Ale. It feels like it’s missing something to my taste. That said - I’m a Hop Devil fan so take it for what it’s worth. Solid Pale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ironicmedic (59) - New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2014
Drank from bottle , fruity smell, hoppy taste for a pale ale, seems closer to ipa. Really tasty.


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