Horicon Session IPA | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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3.7/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Hop Rise Session Ale

Added by Duff27 on 05-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
344
pDev:
10.81%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
53
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 344 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of Bammer21
3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I like Central Waters most of the time. But this is not an ale that I can have more than one in a session. I guess I'm just not a hoppy guy.

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Photo of tigg924
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy, orange-gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is citrus hops, orange, tangerine, slight grapefruit as well as some earthiness. Light bodied, tasty, and one I could have several of. I like other IPAs more, but this is certainly worth a shot.

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Photo of sgttibbs
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Emersonio
3.22/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pour: On draft at The Jeffery in NYC. Poured into a nonic pint. Appearance: Dark amber and clear. Medium white head with excellent lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma: Subtle hops and elements of pine. Taste: Real subtle on the hop flavors on the first sip. Very earthy and somewhat bitter. Kind of strange for a lower IBU (35). Aftertaste: The earthy, tangy and bitter notes last throughout. Really great mouthfeel. Overall: Easy drinking and crushable. Good. 3.22 out of 5.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YalovaIA
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Peepskp
3.22/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KYGunner
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

As always, a Session IPA has no malt back and resembles hoppy water. This is a watery combination of bitter, floral hops and a resiny bitterness. There's a bit of barley malt but it's overwhelmed by a wateriness. It's not Central Waters fault, it's a hard style to succeed with.

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Photo of SixPack6
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davidhoff
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jusstin02
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fritzparker
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/13/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice rings of soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon/orange rind, pine, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance with minimal hop astringency after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and slightly creamy/bready mouthful that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good session IPA. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. Even with the labeled age of this bottle, the hop flavors still had good vibrancy, and it was still very enjoyable.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
2.85/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

"Horicon Nitro. On nitro @ Howells & Hood. Brief notes below:

A: Gorgeous head, with ample creaminess and froth. Soft in appearance, with great even consistency and good complexion. White colour. Heavy coating lacing. Retention is stellar - about 8-10 minutes, wow.

Body is a clear copper of good vibrance. Clean and yeast free, with obvious filtration.

Appears well-carbonated. It's a nice looking IPA.

AROMA: Clean grain, pale malts, floral notes, fragrant citrus, nitro-induced cream.

No yeast, off-notes, or booze.

TASTE & TEXTURE: The nitro cream does mute the flavour profile somewhat, with repressed hop notes of flowers, herb, and vague citrus along with a blip of chamomile tea. Pale malts and clean barley tame any hop bitterness.

Ultimately, it comes off shallow and simple, with subpar depth of flavour. I do like it generally speaking, but it leaves much to be desired in terms of intricacy. Not a gestalt build, but cohesive and decently balanced.

Texture is creamy, smooth, wet, and surprisingly light-bodied. I think nitro doesn't serve the flavour profile well at all. Well-carbonated and somewhat refreshing. This texture doesn't accentuate specific notes or elevate the beer as a whole.

OVERALL: Drinkable but forgettable. I hoped for better given the brewery behind it, but the nitro-draught dispense is holding the beer back - so maybe I ought to try it on-draught. Not worth trying - especially not @ $7 a glass. But of fair quality.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zatch90
4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Homebrew
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of liamt07
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Horicon Session IPA from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 344 ratings