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Glacial Trail IPA - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Glacial Trail IPAGlacial Trail IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

528 Ratings
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Ratings: 528
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 16
Gots: 33 | 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:
Beer added by: WJVII on 04-17-2008

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 528 | Reviews: 189 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ZepHead80
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigTravor
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreenMind
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djura
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got it from USA.
A - Creamy foam, one finger. Bourbon like color, low carbonation.
S - Very fresh, floral, green apple with some elder aroma. Beautiful.
T/M - Very nice, balanced, refreshing bitter in the back. Mint aroma with some candy taste. A bit sweeter.

O - There is some unusual ingredients in it. Maybe a bit more sweetness, but overall, very refreshing.

Photo of bagit
4.55/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smoorh flavor, great after taste.

Photo of jarrgal
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMitch
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeK
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MNishCT77
3.11/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle obtained on trade (thanks, Dr. Samisar!), unknown brewing/bottling dates, poured into my large bottom The Bruery "Rue the Day" snifter glass, drank over 30 minutes

Photo of cmwilliq
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of twb0392
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of TheArtOfWort
2.88/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Brodie
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of RJB66
4.68/5  rDev +30%

Photo of kplooki
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Ardeer
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of huntley101888
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%

Aroma - The first thing that strikes me is that it has an "old hop" smell that is typically with pale ales. Full disclaimer: I'm not a fan of that. The aroma would be classified as malty and floral. I'd say it isn't a clean smell that is easily discernable. 5/12

Appearance - Two finger off white head dissapates to a thin film of head. Excellent lacing on the glass. Color is dark golden with a haze of either suspended particulate or carbonation that is just hanging out. 3/3

Flavor - Some hop bitterness up front that lingers to the back of the tongue. I'm not getting a lot of discernable flavors similar to the aroma. Definitely a healthy malt backbone. Hop bitterness really lingering in the back of my mouth - likely clinging to the malt. 13/20

Mouthfeel - Good carbonation level. Slightly more malty than I would expect. 4/5

Overall - I was turned off by the aroma, but was not as disappointed by the flavor. This is still not going to get a great score, but it's not terrible. That being said, I will not buy this again unless I forget that I have already had it. If it's the only IPA option you have at the time, go for it. If there are other options, you probably want to go for one of those. 6/10

Total score - 31/50

Photo of Jerm2401
3.32/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of dheldman
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

A nutty, earthy nose evokes moist, mature deciduous floor one might find along the glacial trail on a cool morning in late May or early June. It pours hazy burnt amber under a light tan 1” head that produces thick lace. The nutty beer lightly sweetened by pale caramel rolls over the tongue with a very creamy texture leading to an assertive but not harsh bitter finish with a light fruit flavor somewhere between pineapple and peach. A very fine soft texture gives the beer an airy feel.

Photo of TPiwaron
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jshusc
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of DRBiser
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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Glacial Trail IPA from Central Waters Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.