RATINGS: 947   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Says to drink by June 23 2013, so I figure this is beers likely not more than a couple months old. Poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Appearance: Almost crystal clear with a very slight haze; orange in color. Theres about a two finger head after the pour, but it isnt long before its just a film on top. Lacing is pretty spotty from top to bottom. Smell: I first thought it really smelled like womans shampoo with spices in it. That sounds odd, but it really did -- and not in a bad way at all. It smells great. As it warms up a tad, I find that it smells a lot more like a quality pale ale with a valiant blend of hops and malt. Probably the high light of this beer. Taste/feel: Sweetness with the hops up front, that develops into more hops... and then more hops... and then finishes with the bitterness, with the flavor of caramel malts coming in to balance the hops. Its odd to me, because the hops seem sweet, and the malts seem bitter. Hey, Im not complaining. The Citra (I believe theyre Citra) hops, as usual, provide a very juicy quality to this beer, and the slight malty and spicy aftertaste on this beer makes it all the more satisfying. This is a great pale ale that has the bitterness of an IPA, but more overall qualities of an APA. Definitely a tasty pale ale worth seeking out. For the best flavor, I say take it out of the fridge five minutes before drinking it -- its when its at its best, I think.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radassace (177) - SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2017
355ml can from Asda. Pours a tangerine amber with a lively white head. Nose is caramel, zesty lemon, pine and some tea leaves. Soft on the palate, light carbonation. Sweet malt first leading into a lemon zesty ice tea flavour, and finishing with some medium pine/grapefruit bitterness. Finished the can in 10 mins, so must have been good !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2017
From can. Pours clear orange/gold. Nose of mango, lychee, pine resin. Taste is forest floor, more tropical fruit, citrus peel, dry foosty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2897) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle. Clear Amber Gold in colour. Small white head. Fruity; grapefruit and orange citrus. Hoppy; grassy hops. Spicy; peppery. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Well balanced. Bittersweet citrus fruity hoppy and spicy. Quite dry. Very drinkable. (2015-09-22)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EmanuLele (6) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 2, 2017 does not count
Bottle 0.33 l, with a clear medium to deep amber, small foamy off-white head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (3058) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Can from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Amber pour with a white head. Apricot jam and citrus nose. Vanilla and sweet citrus flavour. Nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (11259) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2016
12 oz can. BB 09/03/2017. From beerrepublic.eu.
Clear deep golden color with a small white head. Lively. Mild sweet soda aroma. The flavor is dry resiny and fruity hops, mild bitterness, woody dryness, strong maltiness and licorice. Easy.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamVimes21 (401) - - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle at home, pale amber with awhite head with a hops, some malt, pine and caramel taste leaving a light refreshing aftertaste, not a bad drink

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (2620) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 21, 2016
0,1l from tap at Craft Bier Fest Wien shared through 3. golden clear color, small white head. smells of light pines, spices, light bread, spices, decent smell. medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of pines, clorophyl, bitter herbs. finishes quite light with a light bitterness and notes of herbs. decent but hop notes are not very present, also lacks a bit on the taste especially towards the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (2026) - Wrttemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2016
12oz Flasche. Klares orangefarbenes Bier mit flchtigem Schaum. Es duftet nach Hopfen mit einer ungewhnlichen Tee Note. Dazu berreife Wassermelone. Wirkt wie ein leichter Fehlton. Kanntig im Antrunk. Deutlich das Malz und Hopfenbittere. Im Abgang ein Hauch Lakritze.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MBlessing (1096) - Wrttemberg, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2016
Danke an DrNosha, schne Farbe schaum is ok, auergewhnlicher geruch der etwas berrascht aber auch einen kleinen fehlton hat, charaktervoller antrunk herb etwas pelzig auf der Zunge, ganz nett aber nicht ganz mein Geschmack


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