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RATINGS: 924   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. 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyScallywag (297) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Interesting...starts with an unexpected amount of bitterness but is then relieved by sweet, roasted malts. The palate is left with just a light bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1909) - Phuket, THAILAND - APR 6, 2016
Very good punch for a 5% PA. Hops are sharp and clean, think bitter cut grass, and good buzzy length. Lots of presence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1932) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016
Gyllengul öl med vitt skum. Doft av frukter, framförallt persika och citrus. I smaken tillkommer en gräsig beska.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3152) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Bottle from the Hop Hideout in Sheffield. pours clear golden with an off white head. Mild citrus hop aroma. The taste is light grapefruit and citrus. Some pine too. A little thin bodied. Nice, but I was hoping for a little more.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TedE (932) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2016
355 ml bottle into shaker. Slightly hazy bronze beer with thin white sudsy head. A few tiny bubbles ascend. A slight zinginess, lingering finish. A bit fruity, a touch of malt, some subtle hop touchs. This is a beer that develops with every swallow. As it warms more flavours appear. But it’s so easy drinking I’ve finished it! Should’ve bought two........

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12693) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
(12oz bottle, BB Jul 8 2011, courtesy of Dixonian) Pours clear golden body with a medium odd-white head. Aroma of nuts, grass, light pine, florals, and weed. Flavor of dank, grass, grain, restrained citrus, florals, and earthiness with a dry, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5261) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2011
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of floral hops and light malts. Flavor about the same. Pretty hoppy for a pale ale. Average texture. A nice brew, but nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle from Sam’s. Pours clear amber with minimal head. Nose of bitter hops and a solid malt profile showing some biscuit. A bit more bitter than expected on the taste, and not in a way that I really dig. Not very impressed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (2114) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Clear gold with a bit of white head. Aroma is sweet, citrusy and a bit spicy with a hit of grass. Taste is the same, and pretty clean with a peak of hop bitterness halfway in that fades into breadiness in the finish. $2/12oz

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2794) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Medium sized offwhite head with fair retention and a little spotty lace. Clear, light amber color. Juicey hop nose, fruity, grapey, citrus is light. Medium bodied with a gentle carbonation, lightly oily on the palate. Gentle hops nad malts, grapefruit, grass with some dry toasty malts backin them. Light fruity, grapey notes. Dry finish, light bite. easy quaffer, enjoyable.


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