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RATINGS: 931   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.


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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
b000111 (10) - - JAN 22, 2013
Aroma: A huge amount of cirtus hop aroma with lots of complex fruitiness. Orange, grapefruit, lemon. The malt comes though just a little bit in the aroma. Appearance. Beautiful golden orange color, thick rocky head which lingers nicely. Flavor: Some caramel, but really this beer is about the hops. A very much easy drinking heavy hopped pale ale. The hop flavor in this beer is out of this world, they probably throw a huge amount in late in the process to get such a wonderful flavor out of it. Palate: Medium body, no off flavors, perfect amount of carbonation. Lower bitterness. Overall: If you love hops, but don’t love IPAs and the bitterness, this beer is worth a try. The late hopping they do gives it a huge hop flavor with less bitterness and allows you to get a lot of the malt out of it. Overall I think this the perfect american pale ale session beer if you are a hop head.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielst (341) - AUSTRIA - SEP 23, 2016
On tap: Orange amber color. Ligh caramel and toffee maltiness balanced with grassy and citrussy hops. A nice, mild and easy going beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4981) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Can. Clear bronze with a small head. Very pleasant hop flavour with herbs also floating around to produce a quite unusual and distinctive taste. A pleasant surprise and an unusual beer really worth trying.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Keza61 (17) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2016
Well made pale Ale. Not too malty or sweet, lovely upfront aroma and delicate pallet make this a super easy drinking beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (3529) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2016
Can at home. Aroma is biscuity malt, soft stone fruits, peach, buttery notes, caramel, toffee, mild hops. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium. Maltier than I expected with some buttery notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (857) - SINGAPORE - SEP 14, 2016
5.2%ABV. American Pale Ale. Poured out deep gold. 8ºSRm. Nose is resinous, spicy and a little funky. Mouthfeel is light. Palate is malty and solid to be able to enjoy the hops that follow. Not a ponderous malt base. Light and beery. Hops are resinous with epoxy but really brief! So the finish is light, beery and clean.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcnielsen (3205) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2016 Bottle. Pours an orange color with white head. Earthy, herbal, caramel aromas. Caramel, earthy, herbal, malty, slight toffee flavors. Very caramel and herbal heavy beer - maybe a touch old? Not a huge fan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1664) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Deep amber appearance with a large, off white head and light lacing. Citrus and floral hop aromas set the stage for a nicely balanced taste. Caramel malts provide a modicum of sweetness but the hop bill helps distinguish this one from many run of the mill APAs. In fact, if the alc was a bit lower it could be mistaken for a session IPA. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dandm (62) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2016
Earth and herb scent. Dark gold colour, little carbonation or head. Medium dry malt. Mild hops, slight late bitterness and fruit. Brings a hopped Pilsner to mind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1935) - Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2016
appearance: golden orange, near-white head, average lacing. aroma: orange, caramel, some grass and grapefruit. taste: graham cracker, marmalade (or apricot), some peach and orange, hint of grass. finish: lingering sweet and slightly toasty caramel with citrus hops in balance. notes: Excellent pale ale. Perfect palate. Not too complex, just right. Can from Norm’s In Vienna, Virginia.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TET (2632) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2016
An orange beer, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has fruitness of lemon, herbs and some grass. Taste has herbs, hay and some fruitness, medium bitterness. Medium bodied. Herbal and nicely bitter.


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