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Happy Heron Pale Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Happy Heron Pale AleHappy Heron Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

192 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 192
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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dirtylou

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

split with some asshole, who I believe goes by blackie on this site

appearance: pours a pale amber with a bubbly beige head and significant lacing...beer is see through, a little pale for the style in my opinion

smell: quite earthy, mildy floral hops, kind of grainy aromas, slightly biscuity

taste: not that great, a little chalky, malts are more prominent than the hops, which is not too my liking...a little grassy, slightly biscuit like

mouthfeel: a dry hoppy finish, moderate body

drinkability: drinkable but not that great

01-02-2006 04:49:28 | More by dirtylou
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-18-2012 03:51:10 | More by Kunstman
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MrTana

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-07-2012 03:49:54 | More by MrTana
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troyvar

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-03-2012 21:42:22 | More by troyvar
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mdimeglio

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-31-2012 00:21:08 | More by mdimeglio
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-12-2013 18:34:14 | More by Kubrickx
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-29-2012 05:53:14 | More by teamwiggum
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Thanks to Wasatch for including this in a trade.

Pours slightly hazed (murky?) orange amber with a thin off-white head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel, dough and slight citrus.

The taste is of caramel, doughy yeast and a tangy citric zest. A bit of tea-leaf (tannic-like) dryness in the sharp finish.

It is almost medium-bodied with a touch of creaminess to the body.

Hops add bitterness, though not much to the overall flavor, and a bit too caramelish for my taste (personal preference, I suppose) but sharp. All-in-all though it's a decent pale ale.

04-13-2008 20:01:28 | More by jwc215
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-30-2012 04:14:22 | More by slimntubbs
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MCain04

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-04-2013 23:09:37 | More by MCain04
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-16-2013 23:23:07 | More by brandoman63
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-08-2013 00:07:34 | More by cadaugherty
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-17-2014 19:37:21 | More by MattSharpless
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-10-2013 16:23:09 | More by twenty5
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Crstumpf

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-11-2012 05:59:38 | More by Crstumpf
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-10-2013 18:21:03 | More by spycow
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sobapan

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-19-2012 04:31:16 | More by sobapan
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-25-2012 02:21:05 | More by HoistinBrews
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esullivan880


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-20-2012 06:24:12 | More by esullivan880
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-14-2013 01:07:24 | More by BYOFB
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

I found this APA to be a bit thin in mouthfeel for my tastes, but it had a rather pleasant floral quality that I enjoyed and found to be somewhat unique among APAs.

The appearance of this beer was ugly. Head was nice, white, fluffy, and plentiful. However, the body of this beer was an inconsistent color from top to bottom (sort of gold on bottom, sort of rust on top). Aroma was hoppy, but rather rosey floral more than it was piney, citrus, or grassy. Flavor was pretty decent...a perfume-y floral taste with a mild amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel was a bit thin I thought.

It seems like everyone in the world makes an IPA/APA/DIPA, and as a result, there are many bad ones. This beer is not one of those, and offers a somewhat unique floral character that makes it worth recommending.

12-09-2007 21:12:51 | More by BeerBelcher
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-27-2013 01:24:28 | More by muddyh2oblues
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1Nrwyscotch

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-26-2012 21:11:00 | More by 1Nrwyscotch
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-10-2012 01:45:05 | More by t0rin0
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-17-2014 21:44:07 | More by jzlyo
Happy Heron Pale Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.