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RATINGS: 955   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. Well 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, weve had a fair amount of latitude in paying homage to water in our beer. So, weve 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (226) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Slight copper color, small head. Nice orange/ hop flavors on the nose. Great hop forward flavor. Slightly bitter taste on the back end. Great pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
12oz bottle. Orange color, great head, lots of lace up the sides of the pint glass. Aroma is very floral hops, perfume-like and reminiscent of the floral/perfume aspect I get from Sierra Nevada amped up to 10. Flavor is more of the same. Overall a solid pale ale but it is also sort of one-dimensional and becomes overwhelming. Serving type: bottle 01-06-2013 17:15:42

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Draft at beggar's banquet. Smells citrusy with a bit of BO. Tart tang with a very grassy and hay finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Draft at beggars banquet. Mediocre aroma and not a great finish. Dont feel the need to try it again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bagalagalaga (161) - Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Had it as part of a sampler pack, and although it was the worst of the 4 beers its still a 4/5 for me, gonna be looking for more Victory beers in the future. Its like a restrained version of an IPA, where they stop dumping in hops when youve established a nice smooth, tasty beverage.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (10017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Draft at Lavomatic, served in a pint glass. Pours a clear orange-gold with a finger of eggshell white head. Aroma of herbal and floral hops, citrus, pine, and caramel malts. The flavor starts fairly straightforward, with grainy and caramel malts, leafy hops, and mild citrus, but finishes on a long, fresh herbal note that I loved, and that redeemed it from being a forgettable APA. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Solid APA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours light amber with a thin white head. Good clarity. Aroma is citrus hops, caramel, toffee. Taste is nice and crisp with notes of citrus hops, lemon, pine, and biscuit. Clean finish. Medium light body. Medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 Pours clear amber with small white head. Aroma is pine, resin. Taste is super crisp with a slight bitter back end. Nice pale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a slight head. Aroma is mild pine hops. Taste is slightly coppery with pine hops. Creamy-ish finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1434) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2015 Light orange pour, thin tight head. Grapefruit in the nose. Lightly bitter on the tongue. Toasted malt plays second fiddle to hop bitterness on the way out.


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