HHG APA
Central Waters Brewing Co.

HHG APAHHG APA
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From:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #174
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,684
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 8.35%
Ratings:
311
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 04, 2022
Added:
Apr 01, 2015
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  58
SCORE
91
Outstanding
HHG APAHHG APA
Notes: Inspired by the music of Wisconsin band Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, this American Pale Ale is best enjoyed with friends old and new while playing or dancing to your favorite tunes. Let's make some memories today!
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3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Jun 04, 2022
 
3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 17, 2022
 
4.16 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Mar 14, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by barnzy78 from Illinois

12oz can
canned on 01/03/20
L: hazed copper colored pale with a foamy ivory head
S: pine, grapefruity citrus, grain, caramel malt
T: grainy caramel malt backbone meets bitter pine and grapefruit & orange zest
M: medium body, moderate carbonation, resinous hop oils stick to the palate creating a bitter and dry finish
O: I like my APAs to have a malt backbone; this one has a nice malt presence that holds up well to the bitter hops

Aug 16, 2020
 
3.77 by ahuey333 from Wisconsin on Mar 19, 2020
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3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

Poured from a can into a tulip.

Pours honey-gold with a nice lasting head.

Aromas of pineapple, soap, grass, floral and earthy hops.

Caramel and honey-kissed malts forward with citrus and tropical fruit flavors in midstream. Some solid well-balanced grassy and earthy hops at the finish.

The brew is medium light, well carbonated, and very drinkable.

Very well-balanced.

Jan 19, 2020
 
3.5 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 04, 2019
 
4.19 by Nunya from Ohio on Nov 17, 2019
 
4 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin on Oct 25, 2019
 
4.31 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Sep 01, 2019
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4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Creevo from Michigan

8/29/19...12oz can. Excellent and excellent! The citra hops really comes out and resonates. Well done CW Brewing. Very palatable and light with a minuscule alcohol aftertaste. 5.3% feels like a session but since it’s not titled as such, I’d suggest trying to bump it up to 6.0%. Jai Lai from Cigar City Brewing is VERY comparable. Nice brew, definitely buy again.

Aug 30, 2019
 
4.21 by ian_graf from Minnesota on Jul 28, 2019
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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

HHG APA pours a bronze color, with not much head. Nice bold hoppy aroma, lots of malts as well, with lots of earth. Flavor is a bit earthy, lots of malts, and lots of hops, with a slightly dry finish. Good body and feel. Overall, a very full, full bodied and flavored pale ale.

Jul 01, 2019
 
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jun 30, 2019
 
2.71 by Ichoosefiction from Belgium on Jun 15, 2019
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3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Pours rustic orange with a thin, white head. Good carbonation.
Smells of candied citrus and melon.
Good taste of citrus Hop with not much malt balance makes the hop stand out with a dry finish.

May 07, 2019
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4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by wheatyweiss from Wisconsin

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a chalice.

Pours a medium straw/honey with a decent fluffy head that recedes to a thick cap with sticky lacing.

Aroma is of resinous hops and slight malt. Quite a juicy hop aroma

Flavor opens with bitterness and yeilds to hops with a tropical profile. This is straight up grapefruit and pineapple. Lacking in malt backing but with the lower ABV it's excusable. The hop flavor is juicy, sweet and tart, amazing.

Mouthfeel is crisp and thin. Carbonation bites the tongue.

Overall, the hops shine like a mf'er here. This is one of the freshest hop flavors I've tasted in a while, like since Hopslam 2012. Very recommended.

Mar 16, 2019
 
4.09 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota on Feb 26, 2019
 
4 by rking1226 from Wisconsin on Feb 25, 2019
 
4.27 by jasadewi from Tennessee on Feb 23, 2019
 
3.94 by NodakEric from Minnesota on Feb 23, 2019
 
4.15 by Hegs55 from Wisconsin on Jan 12, 2019
 
3.89 by SpaethJam from New York on Jan 04, 2019
 
4 by tittyfish from Minnesota on Nov 29, 2018
 
4 by mwade5 from Indiana on Nov 19, 2018
 
4.24 by jdbigsky from Montana on Nov 12, 2018
 
3.49 by newcastlemike from Connecticut on Oct 28, 2018
 
3.85 by JeffSK from Wisconsin on Sep 15, 2018
 
4 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin on Sep 02, 2018
 
4.15 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Jul 06, 2018
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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by jamesbunning14 from Kentucky

Great nose, not enough hops for me.

Jun 21, 2018
 
3.37 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 24, 2018
 
4.1 by Half-full from Illinois on Apr 10, 2018
 
4.06 by tcbro023 from Wisconsin on Feb 26, 2018
 
4.06 by Bstoeckel from Wisconsin on Feb 25, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I got a bottle of this off the single shelf at a grocery store outside of Milwaukee whilst there for a hockey tournaments. It poured a slightly hazy golden with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of citrus peel. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

Feb 24, 2018
 
4.09 by boogerisu from Iowa on Feb 09, 2018
 
3.87 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Jan 28, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It smelled of citrus, grapefruit and toasted caramel. It tasted sweet and citrusy with some caramel, toffee and piney bitterness.

Jan 19, 2018
 
4.16 by vol4life88 from Tennessee on Jan 14, 2018
HHG APA from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 311 ratings