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RATINGS: 962   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
Darkmagus82 (2303) - - JUL 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-12-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a nice copper color with a big billowy white head. The head fades slowly giving a good amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma is lighter overall, but has a nice blend of aromas. There are hints of caramel, biscuit, grapefruit citrus hop and some pine. Taste – The taste begins biscuity and smooth. There is an ever so light sweetness, but it is very light and towards the middle it is almost completely gone. With the loss of the sweetness comes good hints of hop flavors. These are a mix of pine, citrus as well as a lighter earthy hop flavor. These flavors take the taste to the end where a bitter and lightly roasted flavor are left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is a bit above average in smoothness and thickness with a carbonation level very average. Both are fitting, but are nothing really to exceptional for the style. Overall – It has a nice more bittering flavor and is quite easy to drink. Not bad, but not the best either.

3.5
ration (2291) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2013
031113. Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a nice head. Aroma light hops, citrus. Slightly sweet light body. Not Bad.

3.9
barncatmatt (2286) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
355 ml bottle from wegmans in Niagara Falls ny. Shimmering golden with a white head that lingers and laces. A spot on true to style apa, well hopped but not overly bitter. Quite nice.

3.4
GuilTTy (2264) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
On tap at the Pourhouse in Westmont, NJ. Slightly hazy mid-amber pour and a 2 finger dusky white head. Equal amounts of lemony citrus and biscuity malt in the nose. Same follows through to the flavors with a nice helping of citrus, a little butterscotch, caramel and cereal. Light, refreshing texture and a clean finish.

3.5
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2011
bottle. pours a light orange with a 1 finger white head. floral hop aroma with a touch of malt. medium creamy body with more floral bitterness coupled with some pleasing caramel malts. semi bitter finish with a crisp malt presence.

3.8
HonusWagner (2250) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Crisp clean American pale ale, a little bit of doughy yeast character, restrained grassy/piney hoppiness. Tasty beer.

2.8
msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aromas of sweet malts, orange and a little bit of biscuit. Flavors of sugary malts, faint hop bitterness, and some citrus. Basically a malty mess at this point. I am guessing this is old at this point.

3.4
That1Guy (2241) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
12 oz. bottle pours a light, very clear orange with a bit of a head. Incredibly earthy nose and flavor. Big malt backbone. Not as hoppy as I expected but still pretty nice.

3.2
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2012
Cask. Yellowy amber.with foamy head. Grapefruit and perfume. Sweet then lightly bitter. Light finish.

3.3
Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Clear gold with a bit of white head. Aroma is sweet, citrusy and a bit spicy with a hit of grass. Taste is the same, and pretty clean with a peak of hop bitterness halfway in that fades into breadiness in the finish. $2/12oz


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