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RATINGS: 812   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rohash (47) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2012
This is the finest pale ale I’ve ever had. Excellent hop aroma and flavor with citrus and pine. Clean, crisp and very drinkable. Hoppy enough to be an IPA with only a light touch of malt sweetnesss. Excellent. I was a bit surprised by this beer because I’m not a big fan of Hopdevil.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2928) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Keg at Draft House. Orange, slight haze, sparkling, big foamy off-white head, thick lacing. Aroma is tangerine forward, quite a lot of rose. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is dry and flowery, pungent caramel, straw, grapefruit, fairly bitter which offsets the caramel nicely. Dry tonic water finish. Rock solid pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (311) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass, pours clear amber, one finger off white head. Some lacing and retention. Aroma of citrus fruits. Taste is nicely balanced sweet caramel malts and bitter citrusy hops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes slightly bitter. Tasting notes of caramel, light pine, mango, grapefruit, lemon peel and tree nuts. A very nice American Pale Ale!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (52) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
from non-existent notes. Another pleasant American Pale Ale. Aroma was pleasing. Would try this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
growler6 (46) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Toasted malt and a little smokiness. Nutmeg and stone fruit. Not overly bitter. A solid pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
klk343 (106) - - MAY 14, 2015
Sweet smell. Slight grapefruit. Nice carbonation. Definitely citrus hops but balanced nicely with bready malts.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (767) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours a clear that orange. Has a nice floral and light fruit aroma. Has a malty, floral, fruits and some grains. A slight lingering bitter malt aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (439) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottled. Best by 12/17/14, so this is quite old, oh well. Pours slightly hazy orange golden honey color, white head. Aroma is lots of citrus notes; orange, lemon, sort of floral resinous pine character as well, Flavor is still got quite a bit of a hop kick for such an old beer. Slightly glassy bottle taste to it, but otherwise, held up really well. Citrus hops, biscuit malt backbone. Very solid. Very solid APA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madquacker (1069) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
Big hoppy brew and nutty flavours. Chewy to the end. Sweetish and good to the last drop.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2015
Draught @ OT. Pours hazy deep golden with a rather small frothy white head that leaves some sparse sticky lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and slightly fruity with caramel, grapefruit, grass, pine, resin and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, slightly malty and tiny fruity with bread, caramel, grapefruit, mango, grass, pine, resin and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, slightly sticky, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with bread, grapefruit, grass, pine and lemon peal. Solid old stale PA...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wolfbass (954) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 1, 2015
Alla mi moglie garba da morire, e io gliela compro volentieri perchè penso che il rapporto qualità prezzo è ottimo; bella agrumata e amarognola il giusto.


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