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RATINGS: 948   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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4.1
Bengibbs6 (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Nice pale color - perfect for pale ale. Decent off white head. Citrus and pine aroma, flavor surprises with some biscuit notes up front into the piney/citrusy aroma. Very nice pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Yonny (64) - - NOV 4, 2014
Draft pour. Moderately strong citrus first taste with hop aftertaste. Bitterness of the hops lasts.

3.5
tranzzik (61) - Sieradz, POLAND - SEP 7, 2017
355 ml bottle (BB 28.09.2017). Beer of an orange-deep gold colour, with a small head. The aroma is fruity, grainy, with some notes of something like butter or a pancake. The taste is quite fine, piney, caramel sweet with some herbs. The bitterness is moderate and pleasant. Solid beer, although I'm sure I would've enjoyed it more if it wasn't 3 weeks from expiring.

3.9
TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2012
The Headwaters pours out a clear golden color, with light and fluffy foam on top. Aromas are slightly hoppy, but heavy on the sweet side of things. Just a touch of hops balance nicely with a substantial amount of malts. The hops are slightly bitter, but more citrus and piney than a sticky/bitter style. The malts are sweet, but not candy/sugary sweet. Very nice balance and a very clean smooth finish.

3.4
dwr1962 (47) - Wellsburg, West Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2012
The appearance is like light iced tea in color. Moderate head and appropriate lacing. The aroma is pretty strong hops and citrus. The taste is fairly mild compared to the aroma. It’s medium hoppy and very drinkable- would be an excellent session beer.

4.5
rohash (47) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2012
This is the finest pale ale I’ve ever had. Excellent hop aroma and flavor with citrus and pine. Clean, crisp and very drinkable. Hoppy enough to be an IPA with only a light touch of malt sweetnesss. Excellent. I was a bit surprised by this beer because I’m not a big fan of Hopdevil.

3.6
DubCInjun (40) - - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2015 A beautifully orange-ish color with a distinct citrus taste to it. It feels clean and light on the palate and has a burst of flavors in your mouth upon tasting. It’s a fairly hoppy beer and a very good one for its style. I look forward to enjoying this for years to come. 12/26/15 - Re-rated. Pours a beautiful amber with a 1/2 inch white head. Has a faint, fruity smell. Has a full mouthfeel with a grapefruit, citrus taste and mild bitter finish. Various earthy hops can also be tasted. Paired very well with hot wings.


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