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RATINGS: 920   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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. Well 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, weve had a fair amount of latitude in paying homage to water in our beer. So, weve 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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Pours clear golden amber with a scant head of bone white foam that fell fast to a cap and ring. Left nice lace and constantly refreshed. In the right light has an orange hue.

Nose is out of this world. Citrus, lemon and orange with apple behind that. Light malt sweetness, grains and light bread. Generous spice, sweetly floral and herbal.

Taste follows the nose all the way. Citrus twang greets you first followed by a light sweet malt. Cereal grains carry it to the back with an earthly presence and a healthy helping of spice to tingle on the tongue. Ample carbonation lightens the body. Mouthfeel is sticky, creamy, crisp and light. The apple is sweet and tart like a good apple should be. Lingers whole in the aftertaste with no one characteristic able to be separated from the others. Terrific balance and the aftertaste has a slight mineral quality.

This is one of the best pale ales you will have. Its refreshing, its delicious, its well made and you want to have it always in your refrigerator. Its confident and brisk.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bengibbs6 (64) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Nice pale color - perfect for pale ale. Decent off white head. Citrus and pine aroma, flavor surprises with some biscuit notes up front into the piney/citrusy aroma. Very nice pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4705) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 26, 2015
Tap at RJ. Aroma mostly hoppy, fruity, exotic. Clear amber colour. Stable white head. Taste has high bitterness and quite lots of hoppy flavour. Fruity, berries, grassy. Light biscuity caramelly malty backbone. Overall remains rather dry, thin bodied, easily drinkable, long hoppy finish. Very good. Well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1997) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 10, 2015
Hazy golden colour, moderate sized off-white head; aroma of resiny notes, some bread, fruitiness and floral notes; taste of resiny bitterness, fruity and caramel notes; really good APA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2489) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Can from Meditrina. Bright clear copper with lasting head and lace. Pine and spice aroma with a touch of caramel and grains. Toasted caramel sweetness roasted nuts cereal mild fruit with piney spicy bitterness that lingers. Medium body medium carbo. Classic American pale ale and definitely not to be confused with an IPA. Excellent.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onslow (1361) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Copper-gold brew with two fingers of head. Nice hoppy aroma. Taste is crisp and clean - relatively light malts at the start quickly giving way to complex hops. Finish is clean and bitter with a short lingering afertaste. Hops on par or better than many IPAs, but definately a Pale Ale in style - light, crisp, refreshing, complex, great character. A worl class pale ale.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4726) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2011
12 oz. Clear bronze with a large spongy head. Orange, flowery honey, light resin and metallic aromas. Tastes of Orange Creamsicle, spicy resin, and earthy honeycomb. Peppery wood and oily resin finish is a nice counter to the malt and flowery hops. Light body is soft, slightly oily, well-balanced and crisp on the finish. Excellent session ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopher (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2011 does not count
Tastes more like a bitter to me but what do I know? Great buy.....................................

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Great session ale. Aromas of citrus, pine, and grass. Taste is hoppy, bitter. Easy drinking, smooth, with huge white head on top of an orangish pour.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (1032) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2012
(bottle). This a really nice APA. Clear golden-amber with enough carbonation to enhance the palate. The favor is a mild balanced malt with subtle sweetness. Perfect to session or enjoy just one for fun. I really enjoyed this on a hot spring day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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