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RATINGS: 875   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (947) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pours a dark orange color with a decent sized off-white head that leaves some lacing. Really nice pine and citrus aromas. Flavors are not as strong as the aromas but consist of the same, along with caramel malt. Mouthfeel is a bit light and watery with a bitter finish. Overall a very good APA, but not one of the best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OrthoDoc (53) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Ok not great. Malt is the main flavor with hint of citrus. Easy drinking but not much hop punch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (364) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 25, 2015
Draught. Pours a hazy amber with a mostly fading off white head. Aroma of orange, biscuits, pine, caramel. Taste is of pine, earthy, woody, bread. Oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
climberbob (315) - Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle. Nice floral piney aroma. Amber. Thin head. Surprisingly balanced, though noticeable hop not too overpowering which is good. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1971) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2015
12oz can from Binnys in Highland Park. Best by 1/19/16 date. Orange pour. Almost no head. Aroma has sweet oranges, light pine, light grapefruit. Taste is sweet malts, grapefruit, pine, maybe some peach when squinting. Light to medium bodied. Finishes sweetly malty with some tangy fruit. Shrug? Victory seldom impresses, and did not here (although like that they are canning). 13.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (1167) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
bottled - pale amber color. Great flavor. Slightly sweet and hoppy. A very good drinkable pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (472) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2015
For a Pale, it’s really pretty good. Aroma is nice and more than one would expect... notes of citrus and toasty malt. Flavor is a smooth but medium maltiness with plenty of citrusy hop bite. Finish is only slightly bitting but refreshing. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Copper pour with a thick white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma with a light malt backbone. Flavor is really well balanced. Good bitter and fruity hops with a light sweet malt end. Mildly bitter finish. [9/27/15]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1759) - GREECE - OCT 17, 2015
355ml bottle. Light hazy golden orange color with off white head. Maly and hoppy aroma, caramel, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, pine. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3437) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2015
Bottled. Pours clear amber with an average off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel notes of flowery and piney hops. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and decent bitter. Light to medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice Pale Ale indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rentonj7 (93) - Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2015
I’m not sure I would have enjoyed it as much without the backstory. This beer really does seem like a celebration of the source water. Very lively mouthfeel, nice deep amber with a rolling head. Strong floral aroma with lighter notes of pine and lemon. Very, very clean and refreshing.

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