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Happy Heron Pale Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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81
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195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2002)
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

zekeman17, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

hoppymcgee, Jun 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

sami, Jun 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

EdTheEdge, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

BYOFB, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Kubrickx, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

cadaugherty, May 08, 2013
Photo of pmcadamis
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Marigold-copper colored brew with a small off-white head (with a slightly yellow tint) and lots of really finely-bubbled lace.

S - Pineapple, mango, and grapefruit over a biscuity base note. Caramel and honey.

T - Sweet and bready at first, moving towards grapefruity dryness at the finish.

M - Light-medium in body with a lingering dry and tangy finish that I really like.

A very sessionable and summery pale ale. Fruity and somewhat light for the style. Tasty stuff.

pmcadamis, May 02, 2013
Photo of enelson
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

enelson, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a sam lager glass, color is golden to copper; head is off white and presented at about 1/4 inch thick, light lacing.

Smell is mild caramel malt, some biscuit, light toast flavor, light bitterness no noted hop flavors.

Taste is clean, crisp, malt is not over sweet, light biscuit, hops are crisp and bitter, maybe more pine than citrus.

Mouthfeel is a little drying and over crisp for a pale ale, could be the age of the brew and bottle conditioning.

Overall, a nice drinkable pale ale, nothing out of the ordinary, but a little harsh in the mouthfeel

mvanaskie13, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

DMB, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

MarshMan71, Mar 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

timc100, Mar 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Zachtheporter, Mar 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

TX-Badger, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus and pine.

T - It had a toasty flavor with some citrusy bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied beer.

O - This is an okay pale ale.

zeff80, Feb 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

muddyh2oblues, Jan 27, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Greeted with a 1/2 inch of fluffy white foam and little sediment guess this held up well since the bottle is at least 4 months old. Beer is a bright orange yellow with a mild haze.

S +T - Seems pretty mild in the smell department. Pale malts and mild pine or citrus. Taste is also not very exciting just a regular pale ale with a touch more piney hops. Drinks pretty good though.

M - Light to medium, kind of skunky but easy to drink.

Overall a step down from the craze of dry hopped pale ales but this one holds it own by being very on par with the style. Tasty.

DrDemento456, Jan 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

brandoman63, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

MCain04, Jan 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jan 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Chokobo, Jan 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

teamwiggum, Dec 29, 2012
Happy Heron Pale Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.