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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5797) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2011
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a bubbly, slightly hazy, deep orange with an average size semi-lasting frothy of-white head. Lovely aroma of hops and citrus fruit along and some biscuity malt. Flavour of resiny hops, citrus fruit, lightly toasted malt and a medium bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. A pleasant, easy-drinking APA, I really liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (5740) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Pours a clean golden hue with a fading fizzy head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of ... SUMMER LOVE, same hop profile, same malt profile with the addition of some caramel malts.. yet Summer Love is called a Blond Ale and this an APA? Really there is almost no difference! The taste is actually LESS HOPPY in this beer than either the aforementioned Summer Love or the NB Hoptober. While you get some grassy and resiny hops, the malt seems more noticeable and a tad sweeter. Additionally the brew tastes more flabby and unfocused. The mouth feel is sprite and sharp, medium-bodied and a tad minerally. Overall a nice brew but perhaps a bit too casual and basic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle is clear orange with thin white head, aroma has notes of lemon, grass, spice, touch of grain, hints of earth, touch of nice orange peel in there as well, pretty nice and spicy notes. Taste is a nice mix of crackery biscuit, grain, some nice spicy notes, a fair husky note, touch of lemon, hints of orange, finishing fairly grainy. Decent, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2011
5pack and this .. . enjoy by sept 10 2011 .. Pours a light tan gold, great head, medium lacing .. . nice stuff, feels fresh and light .. . light young pinecone, wet dog molly, and flowers .. . reminds me of thats all and judy at sweet mesquites .. . . avb is a crazy basil fawlty..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5646) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Hoppy aroma, with catty, earthy, and light dankness. The flavor has earthy hops, some catty notes, marijuana, sweet malts, and toffee. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5606) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Tap. Clear golden pour. Thin white head. Grassy aroma. Taste is grassy earthy hop. Very nice pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (5553) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. A sweet honey and herbal hop nose. The flavor is a clean and crisp PA: honey, lemons, biscuit. Very dry. Extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Nice cat spray, floral, grassy aromas with some pale malt. Medium bodied. Nice floral, pine hoppy flavors with an average pale malt sweetness, nicely bitter finish--good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Draft. Pours a copper body with a white head and light retention. Mild herbal and grass tones. Light soft hoppiness that victory is just know for in these parts. Soft and clean with a mild herbal green spiciness. A hint of spruce and juniper. Solid APA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5485) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2011
Bottle. Nice pour ... copper, shiny and well-topped. Wow, the aroma literally peeled some of the sunburned skin off my nose -- pure oily, hoppy aromatics. The resin pops thru right away in the quaff -- but where’s the big malty undertow, the big earthy body? Could use more balance. (#4101, 4/27/2011)

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