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RATINGS: 758   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5479) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2011
Cask at The White Horse, London. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Dry with a bit salty bitterness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
On tap at Little Woodrows. Pours transparent gold. Very light and drinkable, crisp carbonation and weakly citrus flavors. Easy to drink, but seems watery to this IPA fan. Still, a great session ale if you want a light pale ale with some citrus flavor.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1535) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Strength is bitter after-taste. Clear blond color with modest head and body. Low ABV makes it a decent session brew.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle… Florida Craft Beer and Wing Fest 2012… Pours clear and golden with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. The aroma offers mild grapefruit and other citrus fruit essences. Light to medium-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and jovial carbonation. The flavor is mainly well-balanced with grapefruit bitterness backed up by biscuit malt sweetness. Finishes crisp and mildly bitter.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9940) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, cat piss and light pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine and a hint of grapefruit with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6077) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grassy, citrus. Taste is malt, grassy, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting bitter finish. 120312

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Shared with Pat. Poured clean copper. With good head and decent retention. Nose very oniony with sweet malt and light citrus aroma. Sweet malty taste with hops, onion and a little citrus coming through. Good mouth feel. I do not believe this bottle was that fresh. I’ve had this before with more floral aroma and taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - APR 14, 2012
Draft pours a golden color fair head tastes smells of hay lemon citrus hops bit spicey bit from the hops. Over all crisp not bad not great seems might be good on hot afternoon cook out or paired with salmon dish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2566) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light amber, cloudy yellow. Aromas floral hops with some grass. Tastes were from the malt and balanced by some nice floral, citrus and grassy notes. Body is lighter and the finish is nice and hoppy with a dry edge. Overall a great pale

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Changed (360) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2012
12 oz bottle from FLBC. Pours like an American pale ale, has enough hops to make it pretty much enjoyable. Went down in about 5 minutes on a 95* day, so I’d say this is sessionable. A Victory indeed.


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