HHG APA | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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HHG APAHHG APA
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4.08/5
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HHG APAHHG APA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by NateSharpless on 04-01-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,168
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
279
pDev:
8.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
49
Trade:
1
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Photo of Half-full
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tcbro023
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bstoeckel
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of boogerisu
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of vol4life88
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Arng13b
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vidblain
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. White head with some lace. Clear golden orange color.

Orange peel, grapefruit, and mango. Floral notes. Bready malts. Really solid spa. Tons of flavor. Nice amount of bitterness.

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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OompaMentor
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deebo
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cbustard
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Central Waters consistently produces good beers. When I saw this on the shelf, it was an easy decision to invest in a 6 pack.

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint, the beer is a chill hazed copper with a sticky off-white head.

The aroma is of soft tropical fruit and bit of citrus.

The taste is balanced between hops and malts. The hops do end up with a slightly more prominent roll. They have a nice citrus and pine bite with more than a shade of tropical fruit. The malts add a bit of ritz cracker taste with just a hint of caramel.

The mouth is medium and bit coating. The carbonation is subdued.

All-in-all, another nice beer from Amherst, WI.

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4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MNAle
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Opened 3 weeks after the bottle date. Strong citrus and pine aroma. Slightly hazy golden orange, lots of bubbles, 1/2 inch off white head with large bubbles receding fairly quickly, not much lacing. Moderate mouth feel. The malts play enough of a role to keep this out of "hop water" territory, but they are very much in the background; the hops are the star of the show here. Citrus and pine/resin, almost (but not quite) moving into astringent territory. The hops hit on the initial taste and stay with you through to the finish, the pine is more dominant versus the citrus. More bittering than is typical for an APA, but that is more to my taste anyway. Clean finish. Some resiny pine lingers in the aftertaste.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice aroma. Very crisp and to the point with mild bitterness. The citrus in this one is spot on and complements the hops perfectly. Another great offering from centeral waters.

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HHG APA from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 279 ratings