Hop Harvest - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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3.98/5 rDev +12.4%
a beautiful clean amber pour with 2 fingers of sticky off white head which caused great lacing. smells of pine, soap, caramel, grapefruit, peaches. a bitter piney hop flavor up front, changing into a floral hoppy taste, more piney bitterness follows and a sweet malty flavor/bitterness lingers in the back. medium body, creamy mouthfeel, nicely carbonated.
a very nice wet hopped ale. very piny, and bitter yet sweet and tasty! not bad by any means!
12-21-2012 01:32:25 | More by facundoCNB
4/5 rDev +13%
Central Waters is using fresh hops from Wsiconsin and the Midwest Hops and Barley Co-op. Glad to see that.
The pour is light amber to golden. Thick head has staying power. Provided some nice lace.
Nose is bit understated for style - grassy, a bit of carmel malt.
Entry is fairly full and builds out nicely. Flavor of carmel malts, floral, perfumey hops, grass. Snappy bitterness, but balanced beer. Biscuit flavor midmouth. I like the flavor profile of the hops. It is not a northwest "C" hop blast, but a unique Wisconsin indiginous flavor. Spicy and floral.
We need more of this type of beer! It is local and fresh. It brings local flavor to the market, delivered well. Nice effort.
12-12-2012 05:01:47 | More by sweethome
3.53/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured from 22oz bottle into CBS snifter. Served chilled...
A) A deeper amber with a little haze. This had 2 fingers of foam, which settled quickly to a thin dusting. Good amount of lacing.
S) Mild aroma of grass, light flower petal, orange peel shavings. Faint sweetness in the background.
T) A very grassy flavor, earthy hops, lots of citrus bite, light malt sweetness attempts to balance this one out.
M) A lighter medium body, with moderate carbonation. The citrus zest lingers on the palate. It's a crisp brew with a slightly dry finish.
O) I was looking forward to trying this one out, and while it wasn't a total disappointment, it was not up to snuff in comparison to several other wet hop brews I've had the pleasure of drinking recently. On the plus side, there's nothing offensive about this beer, and it is pretty easy drinking. It was worth a try...
12-03-2012 04:33:17 | More by RoamingGnome
3.63/5 rDev +2.5%
A: light copper color. Ever so slight haze. Forms a moderate bright white head. Very light lacing.
S: light, but bright. Light aroma of caramel malts, followed by bright citrus aroma. Grapefruit, with a little touch of lemon.
T: light toasty malts. Citrus hops,mostly grapefruit. A pleasant flavor, but very light.
M: on the lighter side of medium. Good, sparkly carbonation. Mild, but persistent bitterness comes across stronger than it is on the light body.
O: a nice beer. Very drinkable.
12-03-2012 03:16:09 | More by Florida9
District of Columbia
3.05/5 rDev -13.8%
22 oz. bottle shared by nuplastikk. Thanks Greg!
The beer is mostly clear, with only a slight haziness, appearing orange to maber hued with a small white head. The aroma offers some tangy citrus, namely grapefruit amd orange. Lightly floral with an odd bitterness in the finish. Flavors don't work in tandem with one another. Light to medium in body. Overal, this was just eh...not a repeat for me.
11-27-2012 02:43:34 | More by Huhzubendah
3.23/5 rDev -8.8%
Pours out a hazy golden-amber color with two fingers of soapy head on top with remarkable stability for about three minutes and some very pretty patterns of lace left behind on the inside of the glass. Lighter body and crisp, sharp carbonation, perhaps a tad spritzy.
Smells and tastes of fresh, green, leafy hops with mostly herbal and grassy qualities, but not very much in terms of resinous or citric hopping, which makes the spectrum feel slightly unfinished overall. The malt backbone is a pretty standard pale / cracker combo. I would have preferred somewhat more complexity than this. It's a really good looker in the glass, though!
11-17-2012 02:20:29 | More by WastingFreetime
3.15/5 rDev -11%
Poured from bomber into Duvel tulip. Two separate pours, one out of fridge and one after sitting out for about a half hour. No real difference between the two in my eyes and palette.
A: Dark orange with a small white halo of head. Decent amount of particles in the pour. Not offputting, but nothing extraordinary here either.
S: For a wet hop, where are the hops? Trying really hard to find it, but I'm smelling a lot of earth and malt. No citrus, no pine. Disappointing based on expectations.
T: Same as smell. This may be a solid pale ale, but I'm picking up really nothing from the hops. I really had hoped for more, but it's certainly not a bad beer by any means.
M: May be the most solid part of the beer. Very easy drinking and palatable. If this wasn't in bomber form, I could see putting a number of these back without thinking twice about it.
O: I need to stop going into new beers with high expectations. No other way of putting it...I'm let down with this one.
11-14-2012 02:00:58 | More by Andrew61923
3.73/5 rDev +5.4%
22 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass
A - pale amber, half inch of white head dissipates quickly, leaves some decent lacing
S - citrus and mango are predominant, a slight whiff of caramel and spearmint
T - clean, very clean, lemon zest along with more tropical flavors (mangoish), a bit of toasty malt, green apple and piney bitterness on the back end, caramel is more intense as it warms and apricot shows up too, really fun to keep sipping at
M - moderate carbonation, fairly light bodied, a little bit resinous in the finish
O - I like it, very drinkable and well balanced but I get the impression that CW is just trying to show off how restrained it can be using wet hops. I really wasn't expecting the subtlety of the flavors here, it takes a lot of mulling over. I'm sure it will leave a lot of hopheads disappointed and the nose was too subdued for me but still a great beer.
11-12-2012 05:44:22 | More by johnkale
4.15/5 rDev +17.2%
22 oz bottle poured into a Central Waters tulip.
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A - Hazed through and through, light trickles into the beer shining it's deep golden orange color. A modest ivory head caps the beer briefly before retiring to a sudsy ring of foam with tiny fingers of lace creeping up the glass.
S - Central Waters' Hop Harvest has a juicy hop nose with ripe mango and pineapple, light notes of green apple, and a smooth trace of lemon citrus on the back end. Stiff caramel malt and grainy pale base build a sturdy foundation for the hoppy aroma.
T - The ripe mango and pineapple exotic fruitiness follows through to the flavor with a touch of resin and woodsy pine appearing along the finish. The beer's great balance can be attributed to the underlying sweet malty caramel and grainy pale flavors.
M - This Wisconsin wet-hop brew is quite smooth and medium-light bodied, evenly distributing balance with moderate bitterness and crisp carbonation finish for a complete wet-hop experience without additions of "green" impurities.
O - It's always exciting when Wisconsin brewers release beers brewed with Wisconsin ingredients. It gives me a sense of pride to drink such wonderful brews, and Central Waters' Hop Harvest is no different. This hop-forward-yet-balanced pale ale showcases some of the west-coast style hop characteristics while maintaining a beer that can be easily drank all the way through.
11-06-2012 00:48:08 | More by BeerFMAndy
4/5 rDev +13%
amber liquid quickly overcame the glass and made a huge head of white foam that quickly came down the sides of the glass. rich lacing covering everything in sight without an issue,
the aroma was classic nw pale with a deep resin filled hop profile that filled the air. deep piney hops and hints of biscuit filled malts are all over the place here, really just leaving a tremdously big profile in its wake. incredible feel as it was nearly full bodied but with huge carbonation. nice bite of hops up front melts into a smooth and even malt profile and a sublimly dry finish
12-04-2011 06:08:50 | More by mikesgroove
Hop Harvest from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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