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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. 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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dzimm27 (136) - - NOV 9, 2011
A very good pale ale. Smooth and mild with light hoppy sharp notes. Just really solid all around.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: February 18, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: robust floral hop aroma, dry pale malt with a touch of sweetness
Flavor: dry malt flavor with lots of floral hops, well balanced bitterness, light earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1896) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Moderate hop aroma. Clear dark orange color with a medium white head. Sweet beginning with light bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1435) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2013
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: There’s a slight haze in the light amber body with a creamy white head that has average retention.
Aroma: Caramel malts and hints of orange battle for the nose with a hint of spice. Pretty mild.
Taste: Light floral bitterness is accompanied by a light malt base with a hint of spice. Not big on this.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I do not enjoy this very much. The flavor profile simply doesn’t appeal to me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
psuox (11) - - JUL 14, 2013
A decent ale. First taste is light and crisp that transitions to a hoppy taste on the palette but it leaves a malty taste Hops are pine in flavor and strong for a pale ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4663) - Utah, USA - AUG 1, 2013
12oz bottle picked up at Supermarket Liquors
Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is grassy, ripe stone fruit and bready. Flavors are fruity, earthy and pine resin
Decent

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rubbishystuff (1832) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Guest bottle at the 2Bros tap house. Rather fruity tasting pale ale. Citrus and herbal hops. This is one of those very hoppy pale ales that would have been considered a IPA back in the early days of the microbrew movement. Serving: Bottle

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Golden/amber pour with a small white head. Earthy hop aromas with notes of pine and grass. Flavor is dry and hop forward. Decent brew but not as complex as others that I have had.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (908) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2014
Pours a clear, classic golden color with a one-finger, creamy, antique white head. The head dissipates too quickly, or I would’ve scored its appearance a 4. A well, balanced malt/floral hop bouquet is noted. A relatively rich mouthfeel yields to some mild astringency late. There’s something peculiar lying a the flavor’s foundation that disrupts the malt and hop characters. Almost like petroleum jelly. Nearly flavorless, yet has a distinctive flavor. It’s not off putting. Just disrupts what would otherwise be the natural flavors of the ale. It takes on the hop character and bitterness of a session IPA, but with a smidgeon better malt backbone.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6718) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from Bottledog. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is soft, toasty, brown bread, wood and earth. The taste is smooth, toasty, grain, decent bitterness, light grapefruit peel and pepper with a crisp, dry finish. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. A bit watery if truth be told. Fairly inoffensive.


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