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RATINGS: 960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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. 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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3.9
Ericular (1019) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours amber with good head and good lacing. Aroma is very good and complex, with citrus hops, cereal, sweet malts, and yeast. Something different every time you inhale. Taste is mild sweet malt, followed by refreshing hops that fade into a lasting bitterness, which is accompanied late with a good dose of yeast. An interesting contrast to the hop-centric west coast IPA style. Much more balanced. Palate is medium bodied, pretty smooth and moderate carbonation. Overall a very nice APA.

3.6
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a light amber with a small head, Mild aroma of malt and possibly tropical fruits. Hop-forward, but not as much as an IPA. Notes of spruce and a sharper taste of something that is not in west coast pale ales. Full bodied, but not a long finish. All in all, a good ale.

3.3
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2013
draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY. golden orange pour, nice lacing. Mild aroma, caramel malts, bready, some grass & spruce. Medium bitterness in flavor, spruce, cereal notes. Decent APA

4.4
Lemke10 (981) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a semi-clear copper color with a slight head but not much of one leaving a little lacing in the middle of the glass. the scent smells great with its bitter hops and blend of grains and malts. The taste isn’t anything new but it is great. It has just the right volume to it as well as flavors. There’s just enough hops to make the beer great without going too far overboard. Some nice citrus and wheat hints as well. A very well made beer that I definitely suggest trying!

3.8
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JAN 24, 2013
It pours a clear golden amber and leaves the same color body. A one centimeter white head forms and lasts for a half a minute. Some spider web lacing is left around the sides of the pint glass. The smell has the hops up front, spicy hops that is with a bit citrus in the background. The taste has the spicy hops up front leaving a strong bitterness through the taste. The palate is light with nothing harsh on the tongue and a dry finish. Overall, this is a very drinkable beer that I would have again.

4.8
b000111 (10) - - JAN 22, 2013
Aroma: A huge amount of cirtus hop aroma with lots of complex fruitiness. Orange, grapefruit, lemon. The malt comes though just a little bit in the aroma. Appearance. Beautiful golden orange color, thick rocky head which lingers nicely. Flavor: Some caramel, but really this beer is about the hops. A very much easy drinking heavy hopped pale ale. The hop flavor in this beer is out of this world, they probably throw a huge amount in late in the process to get such a wonderful flavor out of it. Palate: Medium body, no off flavors, perfect amount of carbonation. Lower bitterness. Overall: If you love hops, but don’t love IPAs and the bitterness, this beer is worth a try. The late hopping they do gives it a huge hop flavor with less bitterness and allows you to get a lot of the malt out of it. Overall I think this the perfect american pale ale session beer if you are a hop head.

3.5
hainer (20) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Sierra Nevada called: they want their recipe back. Nearly identical in all aspects, from the color to the head, to the mouthfeel. Maybe a touch more intriguing with its hops.

2.8
Holy (837) - GERMANY - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle shared somewhere in the middle of Florida. Smells really weird - taste is not much better.

4
drsordr (2658) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Clear golden with hint of copper color. Sweet fruit and citrus hops aroma. Nice hop, grapefruit, citrus followed by some metallic. Finish not too long, but pleasing bitterness. Solid drinking ipa

3.9
Patrickctenchi (6586) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Pours hazy, yellow-brown with a frothy, off-white head. Scent is grapefruit, orange. Taste is soft, citrus bitter hops, Thin malt, grapefruit peel. A nice, even bitter throughout.


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