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RATINGS: 793   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2011
Pours a clear deep golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with some grassy piny hops. Starts with a light malty sweetness and some drier herbal hops before a bittersweet finish. Could be a little more clean and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Malt and grapefruit/tangerine aroma. Malt and grapefruit flavor with light pine and light earth. Medium bodied. Malt and grapefruit lingers with light earth and light pine.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Draft at Lavomatic, served in a pint glass. Pours a clear orange-gold with a finger of eggshell white head. Aroma of herbal and floral hops, citrus, pine, and caramel malts. The flavor starts fairly straightforward, with grainy and caramel malts, leafy hops, and mild citrus, but finishes on a long, fresh herbal note that I loved, and that redeemed it from being a forgettable APA. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Solid APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7095) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours orange copper with a fluffy off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor that is well-balanced with subtle hopping. Easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2011 [3680-20110416] 12floz bottle. Sweaty spruce evergreen hops aroma has a hint of toasted flower petals. Clear, orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Oily spruce resin hops flavour has a lingering tree needle-like tea aftertaste. Medium body is just a little bitter. Lovely balance but has some strange burnt vegetable oil characteristics. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7-
(c/o RadekKliber, w/ him, jerc, JoeMcPhee)

[3893B-20110819] Tap. Minty citrus aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter citrus grapefruit peel flavour. Medium body is fairly bitter. Tasty. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Mr. Goodbar, Buffalo, NY)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6914) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2013
355 ml bottle. Enjoy by 03.12.2013.
Pours clear copper color with a large head. Aroma is very malty and nutty, some wet hay and faint hops with mild fruity notes. Flavor is also malty and nutty, resinous hops, caramel malts and grape fruits. Soft carbonation, bitter malty palate. A little past it’s prime it seems.
4413

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6818) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grassy, citrus. Taste is malt, grassy, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting bitter finish. 120312

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (6810) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Draught at Taphouse. Clear amber colour with a whiye head. Aroma and flavour of hops, citrus, grass and a nice bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6738) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper amber colour with a small head. Aroma of strong floral hops, citrus and pale malts. Flavour of strong floral hops, citrus, rather strong herbal notes, marmalade, biscuit, pine needles and white grapes. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes bitter, dry and citrusy. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 7 March 2014) Pale amber colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of apricots, orange and toast. Malty, fruity taste with orange, apricots, crystal malt, a touch of toast and a balanced floral bitterness. Medium body, with a light sweetness. Fresh and tasty. Quite nice.


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