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RATINGS: 953   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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. 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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Tap flight. Light amber pour with no head in this glass. Lightly carbonated. Aroma of Earthy hops. Flavor tastes like chewing a mouthful of fresh hops with a teaspoon of potting soil! Aromatic, Earthy, and very tasty. Bitter flavors linger in the mouth. Moderate palate. A nice, hoppy, American pale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear orange colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is toasted malt, orange, caramel. Taste is sweet. Pretty good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (941) - Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2015
Clear yellow/gold pour with off white head. Aroma of light lemon citrus pine hop. Light grainy malt character with piney hop finish. Nice pale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours copper with a off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, spice, earthy hops, a bit of biscuit and dull pine. Flavors of light sweet caramel/biscuity malt, bitter tinges here and there, toasty throughout. Even carbonation and a nice balance of sweet/malty/bitter throughout with a malty finish that holds a nice creeping bitter end. Overall, a pretty nice session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (929) - GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
Decent bubbly head, while the color has a golden yellow color. Aromas of the fruitiest orange blossom and bright lemon, balanced by biscuits and bready, sweeter malts. The nose anticipates an IPA with a dominant malt base, which will be as important as the hops in the beer. Begins with bready malts, moderate carbonation and toffeeish hints, which add a subtle sweetness to the beer. Orange and Papaya flavors come up in a gentle, enjoyable way, with just a little bitterness. Sweetness fades on the finish as sticky, bitter resins emerge and linger together with the tropical fruitiness. The palate is light bodied and well balanced between a present maltiness and fruity, mellow hop flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (928) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2015
DATE TASTED: August 6, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: watching the Fox faux Republican debate with a giddy anticipation... APPEARANCE: clear, light amber body; bubble sparsely populate the glass; fluffy, white head leaves intricate coral lacing that is attractive ... AROMA: the given citric appropriateness of a pale ale--lemon grass, grapefruit, and soft floral hints--an overall soft suggestion... PALATE: strong carbonation livens the mouth, with a medium-bodied, reasonable finish--easy drinking and sessionable... TASTE: a sessionable, apologetic pale ale, one that does not distinguish itself in profile--no outstanding or detrimental characteristics...light bitterness with a maltiness that balances this beer nicely... OVERALL: after reading the label, I got the sense that this beer would be an ale far short of Hop Devil or Dirt Wolf...instead, it is more of an about-face or 180, softening the genre and rounding its edges... agreeable but not distinguishable...the citrus is light, there is no resin, and enough malt holds the beer in place...a lesser, yet still worthwhile beer in a Victory sampler...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arone12 (928) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Pours an orangish red color with a white head. Smells of pine trees. Taste is kinda bitter with some floral notes. I kinda really like this one for some reason. Not sure what it is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Haslinger (922) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
12 ounce pour, yellowish beige color, some wet hops and fresh socks aroma, solid crisp metalish fresh taste, good but not great would not search out and drink again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (915) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Draft at the brewpub: golden amber, nice floral hoppy aroma, mild hoppy flavor. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours from 12 oz bottle a clear, pale yellow body with a white head. Aroma of citrusy and lightly spicy hop notes, great malt profile. Flavour of citrus fruits, some grass, tropical fruits, light toffee sweetness, and a bitter, grapefruit finish. Overall decent.


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