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RATINGS: 771   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6830) - 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)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6787) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6570) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6530) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 21, 2011
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: round fruity funky hop character. Slight citrus behind. Hoppy but not my favourite set up here.
Appearance: clear amber-gold with medium top. Beige white in colour. Sparse lace. 3+
Palate / Taste: Medium bodied. Crisp flavor with lemon like accents, citrus like hops. Refreshing and drinkable. Pleasant sweet notes at finish. Easy going.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6410) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6358) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6354) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (apricot, grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Light, watery, simple, and citric. Boring, basically a SNPA clone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Hazy golden. Hoppy aroma, citric, fruity and slightly stale. Flavor has a bit of graininess and a bitter hoppy finish, a bit citric, with light stale notes. Medium-bodied. Seems slightly past its prime, but still decent and refreshing.


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