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RATINGS: 726   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7098) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottled. Poured clear lighter orange with a short, dense cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweet, lightly toasty pale and bready malts with lemon and floral accents.. a touch of honeyed backing.. well-balanced and pleasant. The flavor found honey and bready malts at the core, a touch tangy along with grassy bitterness on the edges.. more bitter, picking up some lemon on the finish. Lighter-bodied and a tad sharp on the palate.. too many sugars to be really refreshing.. a decent drinker overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle courtesy of jcb890. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass. Pour yields a copper-orange beer with a thin white head that doesn’t stick around too long and really doesn’t leave much lacing behind. The nose brings forward some citrus and floral notes. They are certainly faint, but come out more as the beer warms up and are quite noticeable with a good, hard sniff. Taste is a bit on the light side, though enjoyable. There’s a generic "hop character" but nothing really pops out. Feel is slightly bitter with good carbonation on a medium body. Quite drinkable. Not a huge standout, but with this ABV and overall profile, I could see myself coming back for more of this. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-15-2011

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
poured clear amber with a nice frothy head. sweet hop aroma. faint hop flavour with citrus. my bottle said it expired in August so maybe it was a older bottle, still a very good APA

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3570) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Smooth pale ale, very very light. Alsmost fuckin in the pilsner region. Om nom nom

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Poured with thin white head that faded quickly smelled of hops hay and grass. Tasted about the same with a weak aftertase decent beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Tap. Clear golden pour. Thin white head. Grassy aroma. Taste is grassy earthy hop. Very nice pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (2526) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2011
On tap at Momo’s. Muted pale and caramel malts in aroma. Taste is floral, grain, juicy citrus, pine. Grainy in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 26, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a bright amber color with a nice off white head and some light lacing. Aroma is lemon citrus, some orange and grapefruit, grassy and floral hops, bread & biscuit malt. Flavor is lemon, orange, grapefruit hops, some grass, hint of pine, caramel and bready malt, good bitterness for an APA, touch of sweetness in the middle but finishes dry. A refreshing, medium-bodied pale ale with a noticeable hop presence.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanytide (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Poured golden in color with a half finger, white head. Aroma is floral, biscuity. Taste is rather plain, but not bland. Bread and grass dominated the tasting. I could see this complementing a variety of summer foods.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (3880) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Pours clear copper with a dense off-white head that’s sudsy on the top. The aroma has toasty malt with light caramel, some spicy hops and there is an earthy / woody aspect. Medium body with quite gentle carb. Starts with crackery and caramel malt traits along with mild spicy hoppiness. The finish has a bit of pine and a hint of grapefruit, but it seems like a good amount of hops have fallen out of this even though its a ways from the "best by" date. Decent beer, but I’d like to try it fresher.


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