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RATINGS: 956   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (2389) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Victory Headwaters Pale ale is a light copper pour which is almost clear. The head is mostly tiny bubbles which is disappearing faster than I can type this. nose is faintly of pine needles. Taste is at first a bit restrained but broadens greatly in the midswallow. Full Pine needle hops with just a touch of malt. Not overpowering, but a very nice full flavor. Body is just slightly fizzy. Finish is just a bit warming with good bitters. A nice beer, less strong than some, but very solid with good flavor.


3.3
Davros IX (534) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2017
Can at home in Beer Hawk advent calendar. Very American with the shouty hops and sweetness and although pleasant enough the abv is too strong for it to be sessionable.

3.8
Benters (98) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2017
Pours a clear golden colour with thin white head and average carbonation. Big New World hop aromas, lemons and oranges and a slight spiciness. Taste is medium bodied, big citrus fruity flavours with a lemony tartness, caramel from the malt and grapefruit and piney flavours coming from the hops. Really crisp and refreshing with a clean, bitter hop linger. Enjoyable American IPA.

3.5
lokis333 (597) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - DEC 10, 2017
Clear deep amber colour with medium white foam. Aromas sweet of honey, hops with tropical fruit notes and slight hints of orange peel and peppers. Palate, medium body with smooth texture leaving dry finish. Taste, little watery, peppery and soily with herbal bitter hop notes. Overall, interesting brew not too hoppy but still has bit of a punch.

2.4
darrylswift (10) - - DEC 9, 2017
Appearance was good, with a nice creamy head. Aroma was good too, citrusy (seems to be the case for many ales!). However, it was quite bitter! Not sure I could handle more than a couple. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
sam_uk93 (72) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2017
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is grass, malt, bread. Taste is lemon, malt, leading to an earthy, slightly bitter finish that lingers for a good while. Thin bodied, low carbonation. Pretty nice!

3.6
hellrunner (14) - - DEC 7, 2017
Very nice looker, Fairly nice taste. Jen preferred it to Andy but we’d both have again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
prawlie (1684) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2017
Can. A well hopped ale, but with a good biscuit malt base to balance it. This comes across more as an English than American ale to me. Quite earthy, but with hints of citrus fruit too.

3.4
Gary (2088) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
330ml can. in a Duvel tulip : Golden beer with a decent creamy head. Hoppy lemon grapefruit and crackers nose : Drinks with an assertive bitterness that's fruity , dry and crisp. A light malt backdrop with an ok feature . a bit thin . This would be best sank down on a hot july morning doing redneck things .

3
jonas (8161) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2017
Bottle, slightly over BB. Deep amber, low head. Light resinny aroma, honey, oldschool. Crystal malt sweet base, light paper/oxidized. grassy, light cheesy, resinny. Ok despite its age.

3.5
tranzzik (71) - 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.


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