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RATINGS: 738   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. Weíll 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, weíve had a fair amount of latitude in paying homage to water in our beer. So, weíve 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4370) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Pours deep amber into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to pancake surface. Sour feet aromas. Soft with upfront caramel turning to marshmallow before the lasting pine finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2768) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Clear straw yellow pour with an aroma of hops, citrus, and funk. Lots of hops in the flavor with a citrus backdrop. Just the right carbonation. Nice new offering from Victory.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 26, 2011
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Blazingly clear, filtered pale orange, with a nice foamy head. Aromas bring flinty, minerally cirtus and pine up. Crisp, juicy and nicely bitter. A reasonable balance of well-constructed malt sugar and C-hop bitterness. Itís good, not crazy and on pace for a mass-produced American Pale Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle from Canalís Hainesport. Pours out a clear, amber color with a very small lacing white head. Aroma is of cereal grains, light citrus hops, grass and biscuit. Taste is biscuit, toasted malts, some light citrus and grassy hops and maybe a slight caramel sweetness in there also. Nice, drinkable pale, this almost leans more towards a British pale, solid and very drinkable none the less...I could throw these back all night.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
355mL thanks to tastybeer. Please upload photos of actual bottles and not label artwork. The pour is a clear light amber with a rocky, off-white, fluffy head with pretty good retention and baby lace. Aroma is quickly fresh hoppy, grassy, thick malty, honey, florals. Overall very muted. Taste up front is nicely malt, doughy, rich, with honey and sweet rolls and then ends heavy on grassy hops and dry bitterness. Very simple, easy to enjoy, and relatively malt-forward.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocK (11) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Very bitter for pale ale. Light and drinkable. Malt: cereal, toast Hops: orange, citrus Color: golden Liquid: clear Head: minimal, white Initial: medium bitterness, light sweetness Finish: medium bitterness, medium sweetness Finish Duration: average Body: medium Texture: thin Carbonation: average, lively Finish: bitter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1349) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2011
On tap at Mad mex. Nice golden color, nice head not much lacing. Comes across more like a german hopped lager, just a tad thin and a bit too much carbonation. Balanced for malts and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
The aroma has some heavy hop action going on. Pours with a thin head and leaves little lacing. The taste is clean and slight. It doesnít linger very long either. I canít say Iím a big fan of the style but this was better than most.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8009) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Cask version at Winking Lizardís 3rd Annual Real Ale Fest (03/26/11): Pours a hazy orange color with a thin off-white head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of herbal hops and citrus. Medium body with a fruity character and notes of hops and spices as well as sweet malt. The finish is mildly hoppy up front with a fruity finish. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (1998) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Clear, very pale amberish orange color with a nice, lasting, cream colored head. Aroma of flowers, herbs, grass cuttings and caramel malt. The flavor is very herbal, with some sort of spiciness. Itís right at the back of the palate, and I canít quite put a finger on it. A little musty and earthy as well. Slightly sweet with a very subdued bitterness. Medium bodied and smooth. Good, and very refreshing.


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