RATINGS: 945   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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. Well 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, weve had a fair amount of latitude in paying homage to water in our beer. So, weve 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Draft at The Happy Gnome. Pours clear honey-gold, thin white head, great lacing. Nose is tea-like, perfumed hops, very sweet malt, grass, earth. Flavours of mandarin and navel oranges; very mellow, grassy and sweet. Like a glass of melonade; a bit of spice to off-set the melon-rush. A really tasty little brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zeswaft (1702) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Recently Ive been searching high and low for an awesome pale ale but living in seattle everything is a damn 7% IPA and a quality pale ale has been shunned. Now low abv "session" IPAs are all the rage but they are usually just bitter hop water. What happened to a normal goddamn pale ale? Finally! Not surprised that this comes from one of my favorite east coast breweries. Handedly hopped with flowery and earthy hops. Light bodied but a enough malt to perfectly balance it. Ive been moving away from IPAs because they have become too syrupy and heavy and then bittered to hell. This beer is well crafted and proves you can get a flavorful hoppy beer without all the alcohol and malt. Please tell me this will be an all-year offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Draft at Momos Tennessee street. Pours a pale clear gold and a sudsy white head. Nose is citrus fruit, pine hops, bready malts and light sweetness. Pine hops on the front end, light malt mid palate and finishing bitter. Clean drinking and crisp pale ale. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1673) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Deep amber appearance with a large, off white head and light lacing. Citrus and floral hop aromas set the stage for a nicely balanced taste. Caramel malts provide a modicum of sweetness but the hop bill helps distinguish this one from many run of the mill APAs. In fact, if the alc was a bit lower it could be mistaken for a session IPA. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1671) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Shared with Pat. Poured clean copper. With good head and decent retention. Nose very oniony with sweet malt and light citrus aroma. Sweet malty taste with hops, onion and a little citrus coming through. Good mouth feel. I do not believe this bottle was that fresh. Ive had this before with more floral aroma and taste.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Draft. Clear, pale straw color. No head. Musty aroma. Taste is off, bitter but not right. I love strong hoppy beers... This is not for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (1616) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2016
For a pale ale its done really well. Nice heavy hops, but not ipa. Aroma is hoppy, and a tiny citrus lemon. Taste is grassy hops. Nice orange color. Good carbonation. Palate is even and smooth. Great representation of a pale. Tap.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Draft at beggar's banquet. Smells citrusy with a bit of BO. Tart tang with a very grassy and hay finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1610) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle. Best before: 07/15/11. A crystal clear amber pour with a two finger-thick beige head. A pleasantly pungent aroma of pine trees, grapefruits, citrus rinds, and plenty of spiciness. Goes down relatively thin, crisp, and refreshing. Some semi-sweet caramel upfront in the taste along with a little biscuity maltiness. Lots of grapefruity and grassy hoppiness in the mildly drying finish. Some light spiciness throughout. Very nice. Very sessionable.


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