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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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3.4
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Sample poured from bottle at a Victory Brewing Company tasting at Total Wine & More in Chantilly/Fairfax, VA. Clear, orange-amber copper with off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, orange, tropical fruit and biscuit malt. Taste of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, orange, biscuit and caramel. Medium/light body and medium/low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
steez (34) - Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Needed a pale to go with some curry I got to go. Bottle. Not a big fan of the hop bombs so I figured I’d give this a go. Nice lace and an unclear gold. Not copper at all. lots of floral and a mellow grapefruit overtone. Hints of almonds or something but as I delved in became more like a cedar. Not to shabby. Would buy again.

3.4
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
A clear golden body with a nice white head that had decent retention and lacing. Aroma had a nice citrus hop profile with nice bread malts. There was a slight hint of pine hops to it. Flavor was nice and bitter, not dominating like an IPA, but still assertive. Hops were mainly citrus but there was just enough pine to balance it out. Bread malts were decent. A nice easy to drink beer, terrific session ale.

3.8
jonno (2762) - JAPAN - NOV 8, 2012
Big, bold hoppy beer - but the charming bitter, not in any way overbearing. Lots of tangerine, grapefruit, with a moderate biscuit malt body. medium length.

3.6
Mat42m (160) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 7, 2012
very floral aroma. sort of herbal citrus up front. very hoot big body beret with strong lingering finish.

2.7
Tessic (1153) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
This pale ale poured a nice golden colour with a medium sized, white, foamy head. Very small amount of lacing. To the nose there are scents of citrus hops, cut grass and pineapple. First sip was very hoppy/bitter with cirtus hops attacking the tastebuds. Finish is thin with citrus and bread flavours lingering.

3.7
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
cask. orange hue capped by a white head with good retention. Nose of pine, grapefruit, and lemon. body has a solid malt base with light caramel. Finish has amble bitterness and citrus punch. This beer went down fast.

3.1
baraciisch (3239) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Orange in color... Aroma of floral hops... Flavor is caramel malts, light hops, not as dry as I’m used to but then again, it is the east coast... Minimal hops on the palate... Okay at best

3.4
rcasta (864) - EL SALVADOR - NOV 2, 2012
hemos estado en rockefeller pub en patines, en el american museum of natty light, en el empire stout bldg y en fao schlitz

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mike67 (1198) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with a long lasting white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, orange marmalade caramel and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy, earthy hops dominate the palate while caramel and biscuit malt and ripe fruit provide support. Finish is long, grapefruity. Delicious brew.


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