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Hop Harvest - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-26-2009)
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-17-2013 22:51:33 | More by zonker17
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crossovert

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

650ml bomber.

It pours a nice clear gold with a bright white head.

The nose is subtle, mild and grassy.

The flavor is malty with a hint of citrusy and grassy hops.

The mouthfeel is smooth and it goes down easy.

It is a basic, basic beer, a good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 05:22:18 | More by crossovert
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, really cool that this is brewed with all Wisconsin barley and hops!

Pours into my glass a sunrise yellow/orange with a creamy white head and good clarity throughout. Aromas start with a crisp, slightly toasted grain along with some earthy, herbal hops. Fruity with a touch of pine as well.

First sip brings a smooth, semi-sweet crisp grain malt body upfront that cavorts with fruity notes and a nice kick of herbal, earthy hop tones. Pine swirls along with a well balanced bitterness on the way down. Solid.

Mouthfeel is smooth and easy drinking. Good carbonation makes this a thirst quencher. Overall, a solid, well balanced brew that uses all local ingredients. Cheers to Cental Waters and their push for sustainability, I wish them only continued success.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 01:06:01 | More by orbitalr0x
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured from a 22oz bomber..it has a light gold color with very little head and minimal lacing really sub par in this area ..the smell is pine and grapefruit some malt and hops ..the taste is really just average for one of my top WI breweries the hops the malt the balance is just not here for a special release series.will not buy this one again and really did not feel like finishing the bomber so many other fresh hop offerings this fall ..this one comes up short

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2009 22:45:48 | More by gatornation
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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!

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 01:32:25 | More by facundoCNB
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my pint glass the beer is cloudy golden yellow. The thick white head reaches two fingers before settling slowly. A rather substantial lace ring remains coating the rim.

The aroma is mild hops along with plenty of malt. The malt is sweeter and more dominant then I expected. Some citrus fruit can be picked out with deep whiffs but not much.

The flavor is a touch more hoppy then the nose but not exactly what I was looking for in wet hopped ale. The malt sweetness is bordering on cloying. There's oranges and grapefruit but the sweet versions. Not much sour bite.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall this one sort of missed the mark for me. I love CW and had high hopes for this one. I look forward to trying this fresh at the brewery. Maybe it will change my mind.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2010 03:06:19 | More by beerwolf77
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-18-2013 14:13:23 | More by Kunstman
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ystazi

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

09-04-2012 21:18:34 | More by ystazi
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-14-2012 23:10:28 | More by thebigredone
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold, almost dried hay body with sticky and lasting khaki head. An odd one to review...as a wet hopped beer, I expected my nostrils to be pounded a little bit more by alpha acids but on the other hand, I appreciated the mellowness and sessionability of this largely subdued wet hopped brew... Aroma is about ¾ grassy hops with just touches of lemon and about ¼ toasty and caramel malts. The flavor is a nice balance of roasty/toasty malt, caramel, toasted nuts, and grassy/floral hop notes. Somewhat resinous. Very nice, but again not what I would have expected in a wet hopped beet. Bitterness is strong but not over the top. Body is smooth and light. Drinkability is superb. Ultimately, this beer compares to something like a really fresh bottle of Ale Asylum's Hopolicious more than it does to the typical wet hopped brew. But...I don't mind. This is a very well done beer, it's balanced with plenty to offer and no downside and at its price point I will be drinking a rather lot of it this month.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2009 16:41:09 | More by DaPeculierDane
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +13%

11-21-2013 06:55:52 | More by Localdrinklax
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-26-2014 14:21:11 | More by ryanpj
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-09-2012 23:35:01 | More by TonyTalon
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-11-2012 01:21:23 | More by Soneast
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 02:20:29 | More by WastingFreetime
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +13%

11-23-2013 03:38:55 | More by derkfromwi
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KeefD

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright golden orange color with a 1 inch white head that left lovely sheets of lacing down the glass. Aroma is surprisingly more malty-sweet than hoppy, but there is some light pine and grapefruit mixed with some herbal grassiness and some bready malts. Taste is slightly muted, notes of bread and light toast, with a good balance of citric and herbal hops. The flavors don't real "pop" but it is well balanced and doesn't get too bitter or too sweet. Medium body, good carbonation. Not a bad beer by any means and can't really understand the low scores.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 23:26:38 | More by KeefD
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-03-2013 17:20:02 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale coper colored body with a decent hea. It leaves a nice subtle lacing as well.

S - I'm not all that conviced that this brew is gonna knock my socks off just by the aroma. While the name, Hop Harvest implies to me this is gonna be a well hopped brew, the scent doesn't reflect that thought. It has a slight aroma of leafy, grassy and floral hops.

T - The flavor here is good. Mainly malt with hints of leafy and grassy hops. The sweet malt flavor supercedes the hops but doesn't kill them.

M - Watery and crisp, just as I would expect from a ripe American Pale Ale.

~ This is a sessionable brew. One I would certainly suggest to friends. It would be nice to see the Central Waters original on tap throughout Wisconsin. But only if Happy Heron can't be.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2010 15:22:21 | More by cdkrenz
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

12-04-2013 15:18:54 | More by Gotti311
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a 22oz. bottle from Star Liquor Store in Ashland, WI in Spring 2011. for $4.99.

Pours a mostly clear golden yellow color with a fluffy head. Has a mild scent of hops and other grassy scents. Flavor is crisp and mildly hoppy. They don't go overkill with the hops, just enough to give a crisp refreshing taste. Texture is smooth but just a tad too thin for me. The use of Wisconsin grown hops and barley give this APA a different type of taste not easily duplicate with other beers. Finishes crisp with a slight dryness. Something to try once for the Fall season, but that's about it.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 05:57:12 | More by Lemke10
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botham

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber poured into an oversized wine glass. pours a rich golden color with two fingers of slowly settling head that has great retention and leaves moderate lacings.

aroma is of light grain and a hearty citrus hop presence that has a bit of spice mixed in after some swirling.

taste is more of the same with a nice, soft hop character that is assertive but not bitter at all. an odd characteristic for a hoppy beer, but it works quite well.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a semi-dry texture and a clean finish of little residual.

drinkability is solid. a soft and easy going pale with a pleasant hop quality. all in all a solid beer that is drinkable and flavorful. cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2009 02:28:02 | More by botham
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +41.2%

11-20-2011 17:34:26 | More by Rempo
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-02-2012 06:19:16 | More by BYOFB
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Strix

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden, weak head.

Smell is grainy, verging on grassy/buttery.

Taste is mild. Subtle grain flavor with a slight slow piney finish. Pleasant enough but comes off strangely lacking in hops.

Mouthfeel on the thin side.

This is nothing like I expected from a wet hop beer. If I come at it thinking this is a tame regular version of a pale ale, it's passable but quite bland. Certainly anything your average homebrewer could come up with. I like the concept, but in the execution perhaps more hops were needed?

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 04:16:32 | More by Strix
Hop Harvest from Central Waters Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.