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RATINGS: 948   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
JFGrind (2057) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2011
Lighter, friendlier, dare say session APA from Victory. As the description states ingredients in harmony Headwaters is an everyday drinker from Victory.

3.4
Stew41 (2055) - Phuket, THAILAND - APR 6, 2016
Very good punch for a 5% PA. Hops are sharp and clean, think bitter cut grass, and good buzzy length. Lots of presence.

3.8
pinkzambia (2050) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle: Clear gold cider look with a small fuzzy white ring head. Wonderful aromas of apricot, grapefruit and toastiness. Great hoppy flavor for a pale ale. Crisp and dry in the finish.

3.5
Goodgrief (2048) - 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.

3.4
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
closey22 (2026) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Orange with thin rimming offwhite head; aroma is hoppydecentmfloral/woody notes ; flava is hoppy spicy slightly roasty malty dry; feels medium with nice fizz; finishes dry hoppy

3.6
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
medium gold pour with a thin white head. aroma is floral and grapefruit citrus Flavour is biscuity maltiness with more of the floral/citrus hoppiness. More floral bitterness in the flavour than on the nose. Dry finish.

3.4
Yorker (2021) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear golden with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are flowers, caramel, grains, and citrus - with a slightly bitter finish.

3.1
DocJitsu (2013) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2014
Pours a clear, classic golden color with a one-finger, creamy, antique white head. The head dissipates too quickly, or I would’ve scored its appearance a 4. A well, balanced malt/floral hop bouquet is noted. A relatively rich mouthfeel yields to some mild astringency late. There’s something peculiar lying a the flavor’s foundation that disrupts the malt and hop characters. Almost like petroleum jelly. Nearly flavorless, yet has a distinctive flavor. It’s not off putting. Just disrupts what would otherwise be the natural flavors of the ale. It takes on the hop character and bitterness of a session IPA, but with a smidgeon better malt backbone.

3.4
RSRIZZO (2009) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a Lager glass at 43°. Color is bright gold with active carbonation and a small tight head. Aroma is hoppy giving notes of pine and citrus. It has a medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor comes in slightly sweet with corn and citrus then ends with a mild bitterness. After taste is a lingering bitterness, a bit of the citrus and a note of pine. Overall its a nice Pale, not a stand out, just an easy drinking brew.


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