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RATINGS: 759   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (354) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
Decent head with body. Nice golden color. Nice citrus aroma. Strong citrus taste but a little more carbonation than expected that takes away from the taste. Overall a quality brew.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2473) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle. Pale amber with a large white head that lasts well. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, pine, peach, a little toast. Slight cat. Light bodied. Fruity sweet with oranges and peach, sharper citrus and some pine coming through as the fairly strong bitterness kicks in. Not much to the malt side of things after that toasty hint in the aroma which leaves the nice hops feeling too like dish soap.

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Overall fairly good nothing that I go out of my way tohttps://twitter.com/andy_staples/status/52103179

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mackeon (55) - - OCT 9, 2014
Well-hopped, light lemony sourness, a good palate well in harmony with good carbonation make this a very fine beer overall. The label has a slight social-realistic effect, very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Good looking ale, pours out clear golden with a high rocky head. Piney, citrus hoppy nose, sharp hops rule the taste. Crisp, and tangy. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10616) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy mango aroma. Moderate bitter flavior. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1449) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Pours a clear pale amber with a decent small bead, white head. Aroma is malt and straw. Taste is sweet caramel malt, bread dough and a grassiness from the hops. Medium bitterness as well. Smooth, balanced and flavorful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
"is this a new beer? i don’t remember ever seeing it/hearing about it before May or June. anyway...it’s a pretty nice pale ale. a little tropical fruit and bitterness well balanced with a malty backbone. flavorful, but light and refreshing."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (994) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
12oz bottle
5.0% ABV
The Beerbistro (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
August 22, 2013
The beer poured a hazed dark golden orange with a light tan head that lasted a while. Aroma is honey, grass, citrus and weak caramel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is light grapefruit, grainy malt, and notes of light sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fsbw21086 (334) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2014
simple, clean, quality. Fresh clean hop flavor profile with a bit of nice lingering sediment on the bottom of your pint. A++++

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (294) - - SEP 27, 2014
Juicy, citrus hops, caramel and pine finish. Moderate hop bitterness. Bread and grain aftertaste. Medium body.


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