RATINGS: 940   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (2469) - 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 (1827) - Baden Wrttemberg, 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 (971) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (5909) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Tap at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Pine, some caramel, some fruits, some hops and malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2887) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 2, 2016
Can from ales by mail. Light hazy orange color. Thin white head. Medium body. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Dry finish. Aroma and flavour is herby, hops, malt, flowers, pine, resin.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2483) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 29, 2016
Can. Slightly cloudy dark orange with large foamy off-white head, faint floral aroma, medium carbonation, lightly bitter hops taste with malt in the background, smooth body, abrupt finish, little hops aftertaste. Quite tasty and smooth.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (1380) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2016 Medium smell of honey and flowers, flowery on front end but too hoppy and pilsnery on finish...unique but not in a good way... luckily it smoothes out with time...at Andys wedding reception Greer,sc

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4941) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2016
355ml can at home on 11 Sep 2016, from Good Spirits Company, West Nile Street, Glasgow (bb 9 Mar 2017), grassy, nettle aroma, amber with a foamy cream head, floral, caramel, grassy flavour, creamy, sweet floral finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fules (908) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - OCT 6, 2016
Kicsi, gyorsan eltűnő hab, borostyn szn. Nem tl markns, mangs, barackos, citrusos illat. Dligymlcss, citrusos, barackos zvilg, pici gyantval. Knnyed test, kzepes sznsavtartalom, enyhe keserű. Frisstő, nem vaduls sr.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielst (371) - AUSTRIA - SEP 23, 2016
On tap: Orange amber color. Ligh caramel and toffee maltiness balanced with grassy and citrussy hops. A nice, mild and easy going beer.


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