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RATINGS: 947   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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3.1
willisread (3554) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Can from Tanakaya. Faint grassy hop nose with fruity esters and some malt aromas. Taste is well-balanced but boring. Quite malty mid palate with a dry, grassy hop finish. Maybe some light citrus. Fairly bitter. Pretty average.

3.3
ByTheirLimpin (321) - New York, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle to pilsner. Honey golden in the glass. Head comes and goes. Nose is light hop wang. Palate is thin hops up front, body is a little lacking in the middle. Finish is clean.

3.2
minutemat (5957) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2016
330ml can @ The Vaults, Shrewsbury. Pours clear gold, white head. Aroma is tropical hop juice. Taste is balanced with a persistent sweet hoppy leaning.

3.4
k0mpsa (3043) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle at o’haras, tampere. Reddish orange color, white head. Malts and hops on nose, mainly malty. Malty body, fruity hops. Like bitter but more hoppy.

3.5
sm89walt (2080) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2016
330ml bottle from Beer Cartel, Sydney. A clear copper-amber with a fading off-white, one-finger head. Malty sweet aromas of caramel combine with tea notes and a core of zesty citrus, orange and tropical hops. Medium bodied with a gently sparkling texture. Finishes drop and mostly hoppy - marmalade and lemon pith - but with a sweeter-edged pale malt quality to balance.

3.7
Shark_Pants (764) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Amber, very slight hop haze, with small non-persistent white head. Grassy and piney hop aromas, with some orange marmalade notes. The deScription of yhe flavour on the can is quite apt - "...integrates a supportive malt base with herbal hop complexity, offering lemon notes and tea-like earthiness". Pretty much sums it up. Very light bodied, dry and highly drinkable. Really refreshing and enjoyable.

3.5
rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Pours golden amber with nice fluffy white head. The aroma strikes quite fast, even when pouring. Aroma pine, citrus, bread, bisket, oranges. The flavor is bisket, caramel, grassy, earthy, pine at the end. Body is medium with typicall german beer aftertaste. Overall very different, smells dif from what it taste, kinda like it.

3.4
bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
12oz Bottle. App: Clear orange-gold with persistent white head. Ar: grass, biscuit, floral, pine. T: Biscuit, pine, citrus, herb. P: Thin with prickly carbonation. Uninteresting but pleasant to be around.

3.4
varanid99 (1317) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2016
Orange-gold pour with a thin white head. Malty, biscuity, orange and lemon aromas. Taste is light sweetness, herbal and citrusy, light bitterness, fairly light flavours

3.4
migwell (366) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Can into Lagunitas jar. Orange color, some quickly vanishing head, lemony aroma. This is a thin bodied ale, crisp and clean, and it manages to have a complex, piney, citrusy, hoppy orange flavor which is all its own. Not my favorite style, but something I will return to come summer. Assuming I’m reading the date correctly, this is a pretty old can. Have to try a fresher one!


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