1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Glacial Trail IPA - Central Waters Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Glacial Trail IPAGlacial Trail IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

468 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 468
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 15
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WJVII on 04-17-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 468 | Reviews: 182 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of thatdirtymick
thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +39.7%

12-28-2011 19:08:02 | More by thatdirtymick
Photo of wiscotim
wiscotim

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

10-30-2013 02:27:56 | More by wiscotim
Photo of MarshMan71
MarshMan71

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

04-02-2013 22:35:30 | More by MarshMan71
Photo of rscott91
rscott91


4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

12-21-2012 03:43:13 | More by rscott91
Photo of mfl620ks
mfl620ks

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

02-15-2014 23:09:44 | More by mfl620ks
Photo of hotdogtornados
hotdogtornados

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

03-20-2014 01:16:20 | More by hotdogtornados
Photo of SurlyDisciple
SurlyDisciple

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

07-06-2013 00:04:58 | More by SurlyDisciple
Photo of beerwolf77
beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +23.7%

Poured into my pint glass the beer is golden orange hued. A huge amount of off white head that nearly goes over the edge of my glass. After a moment to settle the head leaves a thick coating of white lace all around my glass. The aroma is wonderful. Orange,grapfruit, and lemon intertwined with pungent pine sap hoppy goodness. Malt can be picked out as well. The flavor is very balanced. There's a nice sour fruit, piney hoppiness and a smooth, bready maltiness that play well together. Fairly dry on the finish. Medium body with light carbonation. Overall a great IPA from CW. So far everything out of this brewery has been very good. I've got to make the trek up north to visit these guys in person.

08-26-2009 22:40:34 | More by beerwolf77
Photo of JLeege
JLeege

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +22.3%

Bottle into a pint, bottled in April

Appearance- Pours a deep golden to orange color, with a nice foamy two fingers of white head. Good retention and lace. Looks pretty perfect actually.

Smell- A nice hop presence on the nose. Mostly pine and floral, a splash of citrus. A hint of bready malts.

Taste- Nice complex hop bill right up front. Citrus is what is noticed first, followed by a very floral and dank earthy presence. A little pine resin on the linger. Nicely balanced by slightly doughy malts. Fairly bitter on the finish. Tasty indeed.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and carbonation, creamy.

Overall- This is the first time I have had this beer and I am impressed, from the perfect appearance on, it doesn’t really let up at any point. Going to have to try to squeeze this into the rotation. I am shocked by the “low” scores for this one.

Extra- 2nd highest review overall for this beer, can that be? I suppose this works just right for my palate!

06-02-2011 02:14:09 | More by JLeege
Photo of LJArsenal
LJArsenal

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +20.9%

My first review. Decided to tackle a local brew from the fantastic Central Waters Brewery in Amherst, WI. Great packaging that clearly states the date the beer was bottled on: 11/18/08. Why this information isn't mandatory for all brewers is beyond me.

Pours a light amber almost orange hue with a one-finger head. Leaves considerable lacing on the glass. Smell is of hops and, as other reviewers have noted, pine. While it doesn't have the same intense hop flavor I've experienced in other IPA's, it's a clean brew that is quite sessionable - left me wanting another.

While not my favorite from Central Waters, a strong IPA that represents the style well.

02-16-2009 01:11:54 | More by LJArsenal
Photo of pmcadamis
pmcadamis

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +20.1%

A - Cloudy. Orange juice color. Thin khaki cap with finely bubbled lace. Looks thick.

S - Gooey Hawaiian roll notes (sweet bready biscuits), slightly buttery, mango hops.

T - Caramel malts with butterscotch. Lots of really green and minty hop flavors. Green candy cane.

M - Medium bodied, chewy. Nice long minty finish. Outstandingly drinkable.

I really like this one. It steps away from the "biscuity malt, piney/grapefruit hop" standard of American IPAs. This one is more refreshing. Fresh mint leaves and Worther's Original candy flavors. Nice!

01-04-2013 06:07:47 | More by pmcadamis
Photo of drpimento
drpimento

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +20.1%

Great beer! Jes the way I like it. Poured with a smallish fine foamy off white head and some lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is malty, yeasty, earthy hop. Flavor's the same and very nicely balanced for an IPA. Finish is great and balanced as well. Body is goood and ditto carbonation. Easy session beer.

02-23-2010 04:54:01 | More by drpimento
Photo of JohnQVegas
JohnQVegas

Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +20.1%

Bottle into Sam Adams Lager glass. Thank again Jason (MBABJJ) for more great midwestern goodness!

Pours a very hazy dark copper, tons of floaties, with a very dense light-khaki head that has epic retention. A bit clearer and get rid of the floaties and it jumps two scores, but no matter how great the head, no way can I justify higher than a 3.5 for those kind of floaties.

Nose is a nice mix of piney hops and caramel malt, just a bit toasty. Not bad at all, very balanced.

Up front we have a nice hop bite, moderately bitter without being overly so, met instantly by an equally big, rich malt body that leaves the bitter hops just swimming in bready caramel. This is all about balance - not at all dry, but not overly sweet either. Fruity esters make things interesting. I'm going against the grain on this one - I love it, and think it's fantastic. It's not all about the hops with this one, and I don't think that's a bad thing. Judged on its own, I'm pretty impressed.

Mouthfeel is nice - full with a moderate/light carbonation, no weak points.

Drinkability is up there. Bitterness is kept in check sufficiently to allow for a nice hoppy bite without wearing on the palate. Very nice.

08-01-2009 21:02:17 | More by JohnQVegas
Photo of OliverBlaze
OliverBlaze

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +19.6%

My buddy is an Amherst local and introduced this beer to me while on a ski trip in Colorado. I was a bit skeptical knowing that this beer was basically from the middle of nowhere, but as soon as I tasted it I was in love. From the bottle, it had a beautiful floral taste. Just the right amount of hops with a delicious malty backside. Quite fruity as well. Crisp finish that isn't too dry. A super easy drinking IPA that has somehow slipped under the radar for far too long in my life. Give this IPA a shot, you wont be disappointed.

03-13-2013 00:19:38 | More by OliverBlaze
Photo of Adkins1203
Adkins1203

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

03-04-2013 00:52:55 | More by Adkins1203
Photo of bigbeers84
bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

06-19-2013 03:31:47 | More by bigbeers84
Photo of Drucifer
Drucifer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

06-27-2013 13:45:49 | More by Drucifer
Photo of ptx2718
ptx2718

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

10-04-2013 05:54:24 | More by ptx2718
Photo of johunnic
johunnic

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

07-29-2012 00:57:46 | More by johunnic
Photo of Kevin79
Kevin79

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

07-15-2012 14:56:13 | More by Kevin79
Photo of KeefD
KeefD

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Pours a very hazy amber color with a big three finger off-white head that fell slowly, becoming rocky, and leaving several large rings of lacing down the glass. Nice piney and citrus hop aroma, a bit of alcohol, and some caramel malts. Taste is nice and bitter, pine and citrus, orange and grapefruit, resiny, and maybe a little bit of medicinal character. Malt backbone is solid, but never becomes sweet. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slick, smooth, easy to drink. A very good IPA. I've been enjoying everything by Central Waters as of late. Good stuff.

02-24-2009 18:22:58 | More by KeefD
Photo of frank12
frank12

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

04-15-2012 05:33:27 | More by frank12
Photo of yergermeister
yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

04-18-2012 15:02:44 | More by yergermeister
Photo of KimbarkBrewCrew
KimbarkBrewCrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

05-19-2012 22:48:16 | More by KimbarkBrewCrew
Photo of kickapoodude
kickapoodude

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

They had to discontinue the Lac Du Bay becaue of the hops shortage...although they do make it from time to time at the brewery for the tasting room, and the came out with this less hoppy IPA. She's smooth and wonderful...the Lac Du Bay is far superior, but I'm a hopaholic. It is a little more malty, but shares the heaviness and boldness of all of thier other brews. The high alc. makes the trip out to Amherst well wroth while.

01-07-2009 22:02:55 | More by kickapoodude
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Glacial Trail IPA from Central Waters Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.