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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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3.6
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Aroma of nice citrus and floral. Pours orange with a big sudsy head. Taste is light but hoppy with the same citrus and resin with just a hint of brown sugar. Delicious and sessionable.

3.9
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a bright copper color with a small white foamy head. Nose is sweet honey, biscuits and floral and piney hops. Palate is full and smooth with an end of tongue sting and a very full swallow. Flavor is toasted honey biscuits piney hops with some light spiciness and a nice refreshing feeling

3.7
SG111 (1980) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottled. Best by 12/17/14, so this is quite old, oh well. Pours slightly hazy orange golden honey color, white head. Aroma is lots of citrus notes; orange, lemon, sort of floral resinous pine character as well, Flavor is still got quite a bit of a hop kick for such an old beer. Slightly glassy bottle taste to it, but otherwise, held up really well. Citrus hops, biscuit malt backbone. Very solid. Very solid APA.

3.3
Mjp12 (1974) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2017
From a can , a rather bland aroma, just light grassy hops. On the tongue , there is a nice level of carbonation, with a bitter hop finish

3.2
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours bright amber and a little hazy with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel malts. Flavor strong of the oily pine hops for an APA. Definitely worth trying.

4
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
Amber gold with modest, creamy, white head / Big nose of weed and pine, with underlying citrus notes / Medium body, soft carbonation, a touch watery, with good, lightly biting, finish / Flavors of fresh cut pine, weed, orange, and grapefruit / Spectular nose, but the flabby body detracts.

3.4
nealblind (1965) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Orange clear pour slight white head. Aroma of tangerine citrus piney hops. Tastes mostly of fresh green hops with a significant wheaty malty background with moderate hop bitterness. Buttery mouthfeel.

3.5
kajser27 (1963) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 10, 2015
Copper colored, medium- off white head. Aroma is of malt, caramel biscuit and herbal hops with some citrus notes. Taste is low to medium sweet malt, caramel, quite biscuity, herbal, grassy hops with some citrus. Low+ bitterness and a dry finish. Low to medium bodied and carbonation. Easy drinking and nice. (0,355l bottle at Beerightback, Nova Gorica, SLO)

3.5
zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2012
Pours amber-orange with a white head and aroma of hops and pine. Taste is subtle, of hops, pine, citrus, and floral notes with a dry, bitter finish. Very drinkable, lighter brew, not bad.

2.9
Lunkie (1956) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2016
Hop herbal spice aroma. Clear Amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt soapy hop herbal flavour. Smooth lingering palate.


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