Hop Harvest - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hawks10:
3.68/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz brown bottle poured into my Central Waters pint glass...
Pours a clear golden amber with two fingers of meringue-like white head. Leaves some nice lacing behind...
Rather muted aroma of grain and some earthy hops. Not that bright citrus or piny hop aroma you expect from most other Harvest Ales...Although there is a shortage of hops in the nose, the beer smells crisp and fresh...
Smooth, crisp, grainy with some grassy, earthy bitterness. A touch of sweetness up front cuts into the mild hop presence, there is a slight lingering bitterness...
Light to medium bodied with decent carbonation. Highly drinkable, smooth and crisp. Taste is fresh, clean and simple. There is a slight lingering bitter aftertaste...
Not what I have come to expect from Harvest Ales (especially if looked at next to Broo Doo or Founders Harvest). The beer actually resembles a Pilsner to me more than an APA, what the beer lacks in up front hop presence, it makes up for with simplicity, freshness and is an overall clean and easy drinking beer...
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2010 22:29:19 | More by hawks10
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3.96/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
despite what the folks here say, this beer is wonderful. label must have changed this year, and maybe with it the recipe, because the critiques i read here do not seem at all valid to me. maybe i just got a really fresh one, i dont know, but i liked it a lot. pours clear golden color with a lacey and sticky white head with perfect retention. the smell is fresh hops, floral and oily, very little bitterness presents itelf. malt bill is light, pale and crystal malts, barely a crutch for the hops to lean on. flavor lines up with the nose, hoppy all the way through, but more it a light grassy to fruity way, rather than bitter at all. clean and bright in the finish, sessionable forever. this may be a little light for some american pale drinkers, but i found its fresh pep and light malt complex just right for a sunday afternoon of football. light light body, but big on flavor. strong but not overkill on the carbonation, and overall an impressive introduction to central waters brewing for me. wish i had more than one of these.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2013 21:11:08 | More by StonedTrippin
Hop Harvest from Central Waters Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.