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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
wxman (1840) - 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
Beaver (1828) - 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.

3.8
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
pour a amber orange with small white head with little lacing. Aroma is of toasty malts, bread, grass, pine, and some citrus. Taste is of toasty breaded malts, grass, pine, caramel, and some grapefruit citrus. Has a medium body with a oily mouthfeel and a semi dry, refreshing finish. overall, a nice pale ale that makes a great session ale in the summer.

3.2
Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Mild aroma, with just a couple of hop notes, more of a caramel aroma. Pours a clear amber, with a dusting of head. Nice hop bite in the start with this beer, with a fairly short finish. This isn’t a bad beer, but there’s very little out of the ordinary about it. Solid and enjoyable, but there are better in the style that are available.

3.9
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle beers of europe. Slightly earthy, with a peach & melon aroma and taste. The finish has a nice sharp orangey bite but softens at the last minute.

3.9
beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours a crisp amber color with a white head. Hop, caramel, citrus, biscuit and malt aroma. Hop, citrus, pine, caramel, biscuit and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation and decent bitterness. A clean caramel and hop finish.

3.1
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2013
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: There’s a slight haze in the light amber body with a creamy white head that has average retention.
Aroma: Caramel malts and hints of orange battle for the nose with a hint of spice. Pretty mild.
Taste: Light floral bitterness is accompanied by a light malt base with a hint of spice. Not big on this.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I do not enjoy this very much. The flavor profile simply doesn’t appeal to me.

3.6
Finhead (1795) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Clear gold with a frothy, white head. The aroma is light with some citrus. It has a light, slightly oily texture with lively carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a quick finish.

3.4
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2015
Middle of the road, perfectly fine pale ale. Good gateway beer for those beginning to experiment with hops on their palate.

2.6
tnkw01 (1788) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Just an average tasting pale ale. Not all that great. Golden color. Some head. More hops then not but not the greatest.


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