Hop Harvest | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-26-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 48
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
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!

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of sweethome
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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...

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3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Hop Harvest from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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