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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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RyanK (275) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Pours a murky amber with a white foamy head that is slow to dissipate. Smells strongly of cascade hops (grassy) as well as orange and biscuit. Until reading reviews of this I didnt notice the taste of orange but pouring this in a glass I get more of that and the biscuit taste for the malt. Usually I drink this from the bottle and notice how its probably one of the most hoppy pale ales out their. Gives it more character than other Pale ales and makes an interesting and easily drinkable brew. Delicious

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Great session ale. Aromas of citrus, pine, and grass. Taste is hoppy, bitter. Easy drinking, smooth, with huge white head on top of an orangish pour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1415) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Pours an orange-gold with a minimal pale beige head. Nose is a lot of grassy noble hops up front, a fruity-piney perfume, some bready, biscuity malt, and lightest citrus. Taste is mostly bitter, without a lot of sweetness, though some develops with a little warmth. Palate is softer but slightly tingly carbonation, light bodied, with a bitter tea-like finish. This was a nice refreshing beer on another record heat day in the deadzone. A solid session beer with plenty of character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2827) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of light bread and roasted, dried herbs and pine for the hops, faint soap for the yeast, with hints of apple juice, melon and light dried fruit like apricot. Head is average size, frothy, slightly off-white with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear light amber/orange, Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, a little slick with a lively carbonation. This is a very good American Pale Ale with a nice fruity aspect to it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (763) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAR 17, 2012
A really good and refreshing American pale ale. Up front profile is of sharp and fresh hops, perhaps mostly Cascade. The beginning will remind you of a beer that will be either much heavier or sharper, or more alcoholic. But the finish is very smooth and clean, surprisingly so considering the rich complexity up front. And it is only 5.2%, somewhat weak for most IPAs or PAs. A very fine and quaffable session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PaperKnife (82) - - MAR 17, 2012
Draft. Rich O's. Orange, thin wispy white head. Grassy, resinous, like fresh cascade or centennial, toasty malt aroma. Dry, bitter, some citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shonobiwan (219) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Long Island, NY - 12 oz bottle poured a wonderful slightly hazy golden color with moderate head an very nice lacing. Aroma was of pine, slight citrus and hops. As a witbier lover I have slowly been easing myself into hoppier brews. Victory is usually solid and so was this brew. By FAR the best pale ale I've ever had. Taste was completely balanced with hops and malt and a slight tang. Yes, I want more! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (5113) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle purchased at Sicilianos in Grand Rapids, MI. Pours a medium sized white head that mostly diminished, hazy body, fair amount of lacing, fizzy, fast-rising carbonation, and a golden hue. The aroma is malty, hint of caramel, pine, earthy and grapefruit hops. The flavor is mildly bitter, malty, pine and earthy. The mouthfeel is lightly tingly and this is a medium bodied APA. Overall, this beer is very quaffable, worthy of a try, and not overly hoppy tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
golden color, aroma of grass, pine, citrus fruits, taste of pine, citrus fruits, light malt, bread, nice amount of bitterness, slightly dry finish, very good APA

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (11962) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grassy, citrus. Taste is malt, grassy, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting bitter finish. 120312


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