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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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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TommyFi (109) - Firenze, ITALY - FEB 26, 2015
Buon esempio di american pale ale, limpida con una schiuma che tiene e compatta. Si beve bene e non stanca.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4161) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
Pours a bit unclear blonde. Smell is sweet ( honey style) with some bityer undertone. Taste is rathet sharp, sweet malts ( again a mild honey aspect) with only a hint of hoppy bitterness underneath.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3252) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle (12 oz) bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse.

Appearance: Clear golden/amber with a medium off-white head and good lacing.

Aroma: Massive spruce presence, earthy notes, caramel, citrus and light toasted malt.

Taste: Spruce, earthy notes, caramel, citrus and toasted malt. Light bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Lingering earthy finish.

Overall: Not sure of the bottling date, but considering many other ratings have a lot of citrus in this one, I guess the aromatic hops in the bottles I had might be gone. Surprisingly spruce forward with a lenghy (a bit too much) earthy bitterness. Less clean than usual for a Victory quenching beer. I will have to revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fashawn (251) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Birra equilibrata ma che non da emozioni, monotematica come sapore, niente di eccezionale anche se il bilanciamenro è notrvole ed anche la facilità di beva. Però, si può fare di più oltre a mettere un po’ di luppolo sparso ed una base di crackers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3021) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2015
Mandag i annen feb-15, en kveld med bare gode (og til dels fremragende øl), og den andre av i alt fire øl fra Victory: klar gylden med hvitt gardinskum. Nydelig aroma og smak med grapefrukt, citrus, appelsinmarmelade og en knivsodd pepper. Meget tørr, så det er ikke bare jeg som griper etter glasset for en ny slurk og påfyll.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (1406) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 09.02.15. Clear golden. White head. Aroma of American hops, bitter grape fruit and pine. Taste of dried fruits, marmelade, pepper and wet cardboard. Dry mouthfeel and dry, almost dusty, bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (374) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours deep golden, clear, little head. Aroma of bread. Some sweetness, but well hidden by a bitter, long lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5867) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of fruity exotic hops. Taste is light sweet malty, light thick and oily mouthfeel, dry spicy hops in the long finish. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5421) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2015
355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.1%. Clear golden colour, moderate to low white head. Sweetish aroma with hints of orange marmalade, notes of earthy hops and wood, even a hint of smoke. Fairly hoppy and peppery flavour, with a distinct bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1345) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2015
355mL bottle from Beer Cartel Enjoy By 22/07/2015 Pale orange gold body, bit of haze, creamy white head. Nice nose; grapefruit, pine, peach, some toasty, grainy malt underneath. Medium-to-full body, nice slickness to the texture, moderate carbonation. Palate bursts with lots of citrusy, woody, spicy American hops. Good toasty malt backbone provides good balance to a full bitterness. Very decent APA.

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