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Lac Du Bay IPA - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Lac Du Bay IPALac Du Bay IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-09-2002)
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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 61 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by HopHeadKen:
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HopHeadKen

Iowa

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle conditioned ? with a thin layer of sediment in the bottom of the bottle;
this beer pours rich copper amber with a creamy ivory head that fades to an archipeligo of thin lace islands and a ring around the edge.

Smell is hoppy, (Cascade ?) and sweet malt;
First taste is sweet followed by citrus hop flavor then carmel malts.

The aftertaste is a well balanced hop bitterness; mouthfeel is good;
nothing thin about this beer.

Very nice ! In my opinion this is better than most IPA's

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2005 16:51:51 | More by HopHeadKen
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New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-21-2014 18:02:14 | More by SkinniePost
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-06-2013 05:51:40 | More by derkfromwi
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-08-2013 23:01:23 | More by enelson
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wyatt13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-04-2013 01:08:51 | More by wyatt13
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-05-2012 23:34:54 | More by 1Nrwyscotch
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

orange tinted honey colored amber being presented in front of me. Very hazy, with the cloudiness no doubt due to the unfiltered nature of it. A nice white head of foam, perhaps two fingers high then came over the top and settled down gradually to just a thin film of lace. Very nice appearance I would have to say. Some decent carbonation could be seen trickling up from the bottom and a good amount of side glass lace was involved as well.

The aroma was pleasant, not as strong as I would have liked, but still pretty decent. There was a nice floral hoppiness, somewhat muted hints of orange and lemongrass with a touch of pine. Decent malt base was apparent as the aroma of bread came through nicely. The flavor followed much of the same, owing that nice light floral hoppiness, but never having enough of it to really push it all the way forward.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 19:18:32 | More by mikesgroove
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Enemy (thanks!).

Poured a dark copper color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, floral, spices, and citrus. Tastes of oranges, caramel, floral hops, and almost a toasted nuttiness to it as well. Lots of lacing left on the glass.

Notes from: 2/4/06

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 19:57:44 | More by hopdog
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

got this one as a bonus in a trade with EliteDigger. thanks scott!

12oz bottle. sampled nov 22/08.

pours hazy reddish brown with a wisp of dense off-white head. a few spots of lace cling to the edges. a bit dark for the style.

aroma is wacky - not quite what i expected from an english ipa. burnt caramel. toasted multi-grain bread. hint of nutty character. touch of dark chocolate. feels like a bit of raw oak too. earthy.

taste is nice. just over medium bitterness level. earthy. touch of burnt caramel again. multi-grain bread and biscuit. definitely some nutty character here too. there's a bit of raw oaky tannin too. bit of alcohol.

mouthfeel is ok. some astringency that kind of takes away from things. medium-low carbonation level. medium-light body.

drinkability is ok. sort of an odd one here. malty, slightly unbalanced bitterness, with little noticeable alcohol. the astringency and clinging bitterness is the biggest detractor from the drinkability. though it's been in my fridge, i can't help but think it's a bit past its prime and i should re-evaluate with a fresh bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2008 00:18:54 | More by grub
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, thanks to grub!

Pours a hazy dark reddish orange, bit of brown, thin off white head, quickly settles to a thin ring around the glass, drops a bit of lacing on the glass, funny colour for an IPA though. Smell is interesting, very heavy fruits, cherries mixed with butterscotch, a bit of woody sourness, sugar and candies, oranges, pretty interesting. Taste is very bready, almost sourdough like, butterscotch, oak, fruity, candy like, heavy burnt caramel finish, strawberries, herbal bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, a little rough. Pretty interesting, a bit minerally, lots of fruit and butterscotch, but neat stuff. Thanks Russ!

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2008 00:07:06 | More by Viggo
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kdog630

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in New Glarus, WI. I know, but there wasn't a NG IPA on tap...

Nice amber color with half inch head that left lacing throughout. Hop aroma was pretty good, nice citrus but you could still get the malt with it.

The malt really comes through in the initial taste, leading to a crisp hop finish. Mouthfeel was pretty average, not too strong but definitely better than others I've had lately.

Over all, a very drinkable beer. A good one to have after a nice ride on the Sugar River Trail.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2008 16:01:47 | More by kdog630
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clearish, dark amber body with a foamy, off-white head.

Smell: Cinnamon sticks and sugar blended into a scent of grainy malts with a faroff hint of lemon.

Taste: A flavor of toasted grains, but with no real sweetness present. Instead, you're treated to a fresh spice component tasting of cinnamon and maybe even nutmeg. Again, there's those grains. Medium-high bitterness. Neutrally flavored finish that just sorta ends.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Okay, at best. Those IPA just didn't do for me one bit.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2008 19:59:46 | More by ChainGangGuy
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SkinnyElvis

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Atron67 for a bottle as part of a trade. Cheers!

Pours with a real nice & thick head. Dark amber in color. Real yeasty smell with a bit of sweetness. Taste is a classic English IPA with sweet carmel blended with the hops. Mouthfeel is smooth & this is very drinkable. A fine example of the style. Recommended.

Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2008 01:30:16 | More by SkinnyElvis
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Atron67

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours an dark copper red IPA. has a big foamy off white head. fell down slowly but left no lacing on the glass.

S- has a decent maltiness that starts out, but there is a nice strong citrussy hop aroma for the rest of the nose. a little grapefruit in there as well.

T- has a really nice maltiness which turns into a heavy bitterness that goes really well with the maltiness. the hops shine but the malts is always there to keep it in the english style.

M- creamy body, light carbonation, sticky on the tongue

D- pretty damn good

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2008 22:32:45 | More by Atron67
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CaptainIPA

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vigorously poured (splashed my keyboard in the process) from a 12 oz., brown bottle into a pint glass.

Rusty amber color with a gorgeous, two-finger head that lasts forever. Generous lacing.

Sweet, caramel malt and toffee nose. Hints of butterscotch and grapefruit.

Taste mirrors the aroma: toasted caramel malt upfront followed by a brief metallic note, before yielding to hints of butterscotch and toffee. British hops help balance the taste profile by making it moderately bitter at best. Crisp, thin mouthfeel.

Irrepressibly drinkable. Much more so than an American IPA hopbomb.

To quote the brewery, "as smooth as a sunset paddle on the glassy waters of Lac du Bay."

Listen closely and you can hear the loons.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2008 20:13:56 | More by CaptainIPA
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drpimento

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Which hophead would that be? Poured with a great frothy, foamy head and some lace. Head lasted for a while. Interesting dark amber clear color. Picked up some bitterness in the nose and flavor, but not really so hoppy. Big burnt sugar characteristics. Good beer but not so much as an IPA. Wonder why they went with this as an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2008 22:56:40 | More by drpimento
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Alchemy in Madison, WI.

Impressive. This beer has really improved since I last had it...that or this is just an exceptionally fresh batch.

Clear copper body with visible carbonation and a healthy but short-lived khaki head that leaves only minimal skim.

Big malt aroma of caramel, raisons, bread, and biscuits as well as fruity yeast notes, and citric hops.

Taste offers a wonderful bready/caramel base with truly fresh citrus fruit flavors throughout. Finishes with a moderate bitterness and a touch of British tasting hops.

Mouthfeel is fresh and lively with average carbonation. Fairly smooth. Bitterness is not overly aggressive but is present. Finish is fairly dry. Very well balanced.

I never cared much for this beer in the past. It always tasted powdery and muddled to me on tap but this last batch is wonderful. I will be revisting often.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2008 19:53:24 | More by DaPeculierDane
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Lac Du Bay IPA from Central Waters Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.