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RATINGS: 889   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2012
A coworker brought a 6er of this to our recent beer club meeting. Poured a slightly hazy dark gold with foamy white head. Aroma is extremely floral and lemony. Flavor totally reflects aroma. To me it tasted like someone literally took rose petals and soaked them in a keg of a very light apa. Almost a soapy lavender flavor to it. Overall, not really my thing. Very different from your typical apa.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (538) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Amber, very slight hop haze, with small non-persistent white head. Grassy and piney hop aromas, with some orange marmalade notes. The deScription of yhe flavour on the can is quite apt - "...integrates a supportive malt base with herbal hop complexity, offering lemon notes and tea-like earthiness". Pretty much sums it up. Very light bodied, dry and highly drinkable. Really refreshing and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rustbucket0873 (349) - Krikville, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Pours golden amber with nice fluffy white head. The aroma strikes quite fast, even when pouring. Aroma pine, citrus, bread, bisket, oranges. The flavor is bisket, caramel, grassy, earthy, pine at the end. Body is medium with typicall german beer aftertaste. Overall very different, smells dif from what it taste, kinda like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobman006 (332) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
12oz Bottle. App: Clear orange-gold with persistent white head. Ar: grass, biscuit, floral, pine. T: Biscuit, pine, citrus, herb. P: Thin with prickly carbonation. Uninteresting but pleasant to be around.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (834) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2016
Orange-gold pour with a thin white head. Malty, biscuity, orange and lemon aromas. Taste is light sweetness, herbal and citrusy, light bitterness, fairly light flavours

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
migwell (211) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Can into Lagunitas jar. Orange color, some quickly vanishing head, lemony aroma. This is a thin bodied ale, crisp and clean, and it manages to have a complex, piney, citrusy, hoppy orange flavor which is all its own. Not my favorite style, but something I will return to come summer. Assuming I’m reading the date correctly, this is a pretty old can. Have to try a fresher one!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mircoas (268) - ITALY - FEB 4, 2016
33cl @ bottle. Apa della victory. Non mi ha esaltato come altre birre del birrificio americano ma comunque una bevibilissima apa ambrata.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2545) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2016
Pours amber with a large, lasting head. Nose shows grainy cereal-like malt along with grassy hops. Biscuity malt too. Flavours include more biscuity and bready malt along with some earthy, herbal and spicy hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (957) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2016
For a pale ale it’s done really well. Nice heavy hops, but not ipa. Aroma is hoppy, and a tiny citrus lemon. Taste is grassy hops. Nice orange color. Good carbonation. Palate is even and smooth. Great representation of a pale. Tap.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2781) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2016
May 6, 2015. On tap at Oliver Twist.
Cloudy orange with a creamy white head. Aroma is orange zest, pine, grass, toffee and a touch of gooseberries. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter. A light to medium grassy bitterness in the finish with some grapefruit and pine as well, toffee sweetness. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.
A bit too old but still decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (1928) - - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle at Burgermania. Classic caramel malt and citrus/pine hop bouquet, light bitter finish. Fairly basic and probably a bit oxidized, but would love to taste it fresh at the source.


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