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RATINGS: 959   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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3.9
SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Translucent copper with a lasting beige head,

Aroma: sweet pale and caramel malt, fresh juicy citrus piney hops.

Taste: citrus piney hops, some caramel malt, and a bit of bready yeast.

Nicely balanced but hop-forward APA, showcasing american ingredients.

3.6
Danyel (1609) - Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear orange, white head. Smells very malty, bready. Tastes bitter, dirty, slight grapefruit. Good.

3.7
can8ianben (1603) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Beautiful fresh hop aroma. Lots of pine and citrus in the aromatic profile. Bright golden color and very drinkable.

3.8
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2011
Pours a copper/amber with a manilla head. Really nice mix of PacNW hops and herbal noble hops along with some toastiness. Flavor has notes of caramel, noble hops, grapefruiit/pine, lemon, grass and toasty malts. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nothing you haven’t had before, but man, this is a pleasure to drink.

3.2
ryanscourt (1571) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Solid pale ale, fluffy white head, pine hops with some citrus. A liitle bit of dirty socks in the aroma. Aftertaste is pretty short but overall a lot of nice flavors. However by the end just wasn’t too excited to keep drinking.

3.8
Darkover (1545) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Orange color with a small white head. Aroma of grass and resinous hops. Taste is light sweetness, medium bitterness, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter finish.

3.4
TedE (1544) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2016
355 ml bottle into shaker. Slightly hazy bronze beer with thin white sudsy head. A few tiny bubbles ascend. A slight zinginess, lingering finish. A bit fruity, a touch of malt, some subtle hop touchs. This is a beer that develops with every swallow. As it warms more flavours appear. But it’s so easy drinking I’ve finished it! Should’ve bought two........

3.6
williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Fresh, pungent citrus hop aroma; orange peel and tangerine. Really fresh and surprising. sweet and high-alpha. Flowery perfume at the end. The appearance is clear yellow-orange; scant, slushy head. Flavor is a combination of flowery rose petals and ripe tangerines. Orange blossom and juniper. Very sweet indeed, with no bitterness to speak of. Just this side of cloying, with sugary malts, but never oversteps its boundaries. The feel is a smooth, buttery texture. A sweet, highly accessible pale ale. Flower and citrus, like a spring morning. Easily drinkable.

4
Onslow (1541) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Copper-gold brew with two fingers of head. Nice hoppy aroma. Taste is crisp and clean - relatively light malts at the start quickly giving way to complex hops. Finish is clean and bitter with a short lingering afertaste. Hops on par or better than many IPA’s, but definately a Pale Ale in style - light, crisp, refreshing, complex, great character. A worl class pale ale.


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