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RATINGS: 946   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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3.6
chicowv (478) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
12 oz bottle: Pours a light orange with a small white head. CO2 release is decent and lasts throughout. Taste is bitter with a nice grapefruit citrus flavor. Nice and balanced and an easy drinker. The palate is smooth, bitter and a bit oily. Very nice Pale, bordering on an IPA or a bitter.

4
gopher (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2011 does not count
Tastes more like a bitter to me but what do I know? Great buy.....................................

3.5
Goodgrief (2039) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Strong grapefruit aroma. Light colored. Lots of grapefruit and resin. Oily mouthfeel. Moderate level of bitterness. Should be good, but didn’t speak that much to me.

3.7
Leighton (21463) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle at home in NH, shared with Charlie. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a small, white head. Woody, toasty malt aroma, some light grain and earthy hops. Medium sweet flavor, biscuits, toast, slight floral hops. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good balance in the finish, some dirt and woody bitterness lingers. Very good.

3.5
hellbilly (3248) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Victory headwaters pale bb7/8/11 from sharpshooters g-burg on 6/15/11 Orange color w/ a drippy white head. 3/5 A= lots of grassy skunky noble hops, mild pine, orange/lemon/citrus/gf and pale malty caramell. 7/10 Tastes the same... Malty yet hoppy dry...nobles and a little onion. Sessionable. Noble notes. 7/10. Crystal/caramel malt? Crisp yet med body3/5 7/3/7/3/15+

3.3
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
On tap at Little Woodrows. Pours transparent gold. Very light and drinkable, crisp carbonation and weakly citrus flavors. Easy to drink, but seems watery to this IPA fan. Still, a great session ale if you want a light pale ale with some citrus flavor.

4
nearbeer (5452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2011
12 oz. Clear bronze with a large spongy head. Orange, flowery honey, light resin and metallic aromas. Tastes of Orange Creamsicle, spicy resin, and earthy honeycomb. Peppery wood and oily resin finish is a nice counter to the malt and flowery hops. Light body is soft, slightly oily, well-balanced and crisp on the finish. Excellent session ale.

3.4
douglas88 (9408) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. A sweet honey and herbal hop nose. The flavor is a clean and crisp PA: honey, lemons, biscuit. Very dry. Extremely drinkable.

3.7
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
This is a fantastic little ol’ pale ale. Deliciously sessionable with a nice maltiness up front matched with an excellent hop finish. All you can ask for in a pale ale.

3.6
reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Pours a clear pale amber with a medium foamy white head...nice lacing. Aroma is grassy, earthy and spicy...hint of grapefruit and light roasty malt. Flavor is more citrusy than the aroma suggests but still has some earthy and spicy notes and lightly roasted malt. Mouthfeel is somewhat light and a tad watery...finish is dry with spicy hops and mild roastiness.


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