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RATINGS: 765   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle @ home. Very clear, light orange appearance with a light brown head. Cat piss, floral, a touch piney hoppy aroma. Very toasty pale malty, organic, floral, a bit piney hoppy flavor. The litter box pale ale? Huh?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2012
On tap at the victory hall in philadelphia. Clear copper. Muted aroma of citrus, orange, spicy hops. Zesty, coriander, piney, grassy. Spicy to the point of being a saison. Mildly bitter aftertaste, mostly the zesty spice lingers. strange enough that I’m not even sure I got the right beer. The spiciness is overpowering the more I have. Quite off putting, almost feels like a mistake.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (3829) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle courtesy Dixonian. Pours a clear golden orange color with a bubbly ring of head. Aroma is musty hops with spice and moist wood. Leafy nose. Some dusty notes as well. Flavor is nutty and grains, with some dry touches and light hops. Finishes a bit dry.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scarletfire65 (976) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Aroma is grainy, with some light citrus hops. Flavor is very simple, some sweet malt and finishes with piney hop bitterness. Overall it is watery and light bodied, also light on flavor. Simple and easy drinking, but boring.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2011
On draught.Clear copper in color with light lacing. Citrusy hoppy aroma, weak body slightly watery with light carbonation. Light bitterness in finish with notes of tangerine. Overall refreshing and lightt all the way around.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aromas of sweet malts, orange and a little bit of biscuit. Flavors of sugary malts, faint hop bitterness, and some citrus. Basically a malty mess at this point. I am guessing this is old at this point.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Pours with a mild head. The hops were dominant in this beer, but it was refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle shared somewhere in the middle of Florida. Smells really weird - taste is not much better.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
4th November 2013
Almost clear amber beer with a small pale cream coloured head. Palate is slightly dry with mild minerally carbonation. Dry malt with a touch of cream. Mellow hops. Mild orange peel. Finishes dry with moderate bitterness. Okay but I wonder if this is a little ’grey market’ aged tiredness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (1228) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
$1.95 bottle, Wine Warehouse. Amber, large fluffy off-white head. Smells sweet & sour, citrus. Taste is lightly sour citrus, bread, pepper.


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