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RATINGS: 954   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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vanvenlo (1913) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Bottle(1-May-16)Grapefruit herb aroma.Amber,low head&suds lace.Grapefruit malt flavour.Grape herbal soap finish&sweet malt aftertaste.

2.5
aleksander9 (1910) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2017
-On tap Røør, Oslo- Tea, malty and herbal. Light dry finish. Nothing really stands out.

3.7
beer-yum (1900) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2014 An alluring aroma is backed up by the hop-forward full bodied flavour. An excellent beer that is closer to an IPA than a Pale Ale (to my taste at least).

3.9
andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
Purchased at Binnys in Chicago, IL, enjoyed after a long work week. Appearance is a pretty clear amber with a rich frothy white head that laces to the glass. Aroma is very rich in hops with lemon notes, a bit of grapefruit as well, also beady malt. Taste is pretty hoppy for a pale ale with a really nice bitter finish that also goes down pretty smooth. Pretty tasty stuff, I’m using the word pretty a lot in this review. It’s pretty good!

3.6
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Poured into a perfect pint.

3.0 A: Faintly hazed light orange color. Just half a finger of frothy off-white head with average retention, but no lacing.

4.5 S: Lot of aroma in this. Jam packed action for the nose. Quite hoppy with floral and dank resiny, cat pissy hops. Maybe some citrus and pine underneath. Grainy with a light caramel and a light toastiness. Solid neutral malt aroma. Not entirely complex, but powerful and more importantly, exceedingly pleasant.

4.0 T: Good balance betweent the hops and the malts. Hops are again floral, resiny, and dank with just slight cat notes. Grainy malts with light toast and caramel. Solid flavors that are big and bold. Well done.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess and could use some more, but good enough overall.

4.0 D: Tasty, well rounded pale ale. Super drinkable and easily classified as an "anytime beer."

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 05:16:45

3.6
GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Light caramael pour withan off-white head. Aroma is pine hops. Taste is piney hops wll balanced with a malt backbone.Very tasty beer. Nice piney aftertaste.

3.5
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours coper with an off-white head. Aroma is biscuit, grass, pine, and a bit of citrus. Flavor is light with a nice hop bite and good malt sweetness. Finishes clean. A very respectable APA.

3
Beaver (1853) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12oz bottle, enjoy by 4/29/12. Pours a clear yellow gold with a smallish rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass some.



The aroma is sweet bready malts and piney hops.



The flavor is sweet, slightly vegetal, malts and a little fruit with a good sized resiny grassy hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some prickly carbonation.



Overall, a decent pale ale.

3.6
wxman (1853) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Pours a clear pale amber with a decent small bead, white head. Aroma is malt and straw. Taste is sweet caramel malt, bread dough and a grassiness from the hops. Medium bitterness as well. Smooth, balanced and flavorful.

3.5
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2015
Pours an orange colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, citrus, toasted, fruit, caramel and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hop finish.


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