RATINGS: 946   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
Amber gold with modest, creamy, white head / Big nose of weed and pine, with underlying citrus notes / Medium body, soft carbonation, a touch watery, with good, lightly biting, finish / Flavors of fresh cut pine, weed, orange, and grapefruit / Spectular nose, but the flabby body detracts.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matthewjk (1089) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2012 Hazy Yellow pours from 12oz bottle. Clean, crisp, hoppy, and twinged with citrus. Taste like an IPA to me because of its assertiveness. Excellent.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (4015) - Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2011
UPDATED: APR 27, 2011 12 oz bottle purchased at TC Craft Brew in New Hope, Minnesota. Enjoy by Jul 8 2011 printed on label. Pour is golden copper with a full two inch slightly off white head. Nice unfiltered look. Head is quite lasting, eventually falls with nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit citrus, resin and nice toasted malt. Fresh bright nose, nice. Taste is bright grapefruit bitter light tart along with the resin on the nose, cracker toast malt and finishing back with the grapefruit, crisp and dry in the end. Palate is medium to light bodied, lower carbonation level, unfiltered mouth fell, moves to a bit thin the end. The thinness did not detract, made it quite drinkable. Really excellent beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (13186) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2011
On tap at the Petrol Station. Pours a orange color with a small white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a floral hops and weed. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet hop and citrus with a nice resin finish. Easy to drink, really enjoyed this American pale ale from Victory.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4872) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2011
12 ounce bottle - $1.89 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. Enjoy by August 17, 2011. Appearance: Pours a golden-orange body with clear, consistent clarity and crowned with a layer of just off-white suds. Some spotty lacing on the way down. Smell: Citrus peelings and sun-dried grasses in the nose with some underlying, milder hints of sweetish malt. Taste: Adequate base of pale maltiness with light streaks of grainy bread and mildly sweet toffee. Citrusy tastes of zested lemons and tangerines. Moderately bitter, though it builds a bit as you go along. Grows a bit pithier and resinous as you approach the dry, crisp finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Overall: A nice, pleasant pale with a little bit of potency going on.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
Very pale golden-straw colour. The aroma is very citrusy and orangey. A bit of light resin and a bit of light lemongrass and pepper as well. A little bit of zestiness and sweet citrus. Fairly assertive bitterness. A little bit of lemon peel and some white pepper. Well-balanced and quite tasty.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle: Pours a clear copper orange with a thin white head, light grapefruit and watermelon in the aroma, light bodied with mild carbonation, starts and ends bitter with a touch of fruit in the ending. Very enjoyable and drinkable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Appearance is a rich gold with a finely bubbled 1 finger head. Aroma is stony/mineral-y, slight citrus, and a hint of toasted grain. Really nice balance, smells enticing and highly drinkable. Taste is limestone, light crystal malt and finishes with a nice citrus punch. Light to medium bodied, this brew is slick on the palate with crisp carbonation and a dry citrusy finish; a bit light-bodied for my taste but more body would diminish this beers refreshing quality. Overall, this is a fantastic example of beer terroir---the true centerpiece of this brew is the water; you can smell it, see it, and taste it. The unique minerality of this beverage is perhaps the most remarkable example of a "water-forward" beer as opposed to a hop- malt- or yeast-forward beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (11011) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle. Floral orange and grapefruit peel/pine hops aroma. Clear amber color with moderate head. Sweet malt and moderate grapefruit peel hops flavor. Very nice.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (2042) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2011
An unmistakeably American-styled pale ale, Headwaters is rife with grapefruit aroma hops. Solid toffee malt backbone carries the floral flavoring hops through to a balanced finish. A hop bomb with dialed down bitterness. Fantastic.


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