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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
81
good

444 Ratings
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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 19 | 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)
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Ratings: 444 | Reviews: 181 | Display Reviews Only:
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SirRyanFsu

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-03-2012 17:37:56 | More by SirRyanFsu
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-01-2012 23:56:15 | More by whartontallboy
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MerkurKing16

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-31-2011 15:48:20 | More by MerkurKing16
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a chance to try thr Glacial IPA at "The Bank" in Wheaton. The beer poured a very nice copper in color, with thin white head that left spotty lacing. The smell was citrus with a subtle pine balanced by malt. The mouthfeel was a medium to light body with average carbontation. Overall....I would session with this one.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 00:37:45 | More by WoodBrew
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sidetracked

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a light cream head. Head lingers as a thin film. Some lacing.

Aroma is a citrusy mix of bitter grapefruit, lemon, and sweet orange. Little pine. Some biscruity, slightly caramelized malts.

Taste follows the smell. Upfront bitter pine and citrus hops. Biscuity malts in the middle. Lemon and grapefruit finish with a light bitterness. Slight sweetness of caramel, orange, and pine at the finish too. Lingering citrus flavor.

Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy.

Reminds me a bit of Finest Kind. Nice citrusy hop presence that is only slightly bitter, but still very appealing. Easy to drink. Light with a lot of punch.

7/25/2011

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 23:13:46 | More by sidetracked
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +39.3%

12-28-2011 19:08:02 | More by thatdirtymick
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shlars1936

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.3%

12-25-2011 20:03:32 | More by shlars1936
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scootercrabb

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-20-2011 02:58:55 | More by scootercrabb
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-12-2011 18:13:23 | More by tbeq00
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-05-2011 01:55:01 | More by nmann08
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augustgarage

California

3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in either August or September, 2011 (the notch is right on the line in between the two). Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Liquid is a cloudy dark amber topped by a hesitant layer of papaya-whip snow which recedes to a light dusting and a two-tier collar. Thin lacing, shimmering light tears, average-at-best retention.

Unusual aroma suggests cinnamon, floral hops, and maybe a little candy corn or buttered caramel along with pine.

Woody palate entry suggest varnish, cedar, and evergreen - again, quite unusual. Some brighter grapefruit pith notes mingle with hints of autumn leaves into the medium-dry very earthy (almost dusty) forest-floor finish. Bitterness is present but mild throughout.

A touch oily and occasionally astringent all at once with slightly low carbonation.

A different deep-in-the-woods take on an IPA - evocative but not entirely successful for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 00:14:29 | More by augustgarage
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brandoman63

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-29-2011 02:53:18 | More by brandoman63
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jbphoto88

Texas

3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A hazed golden brew that looks more like an unfiltered cider then an IPA.  The head is a pillow of soft cream colored fluff that barely sticks to the glass.  I've seen better.

The nose is weak, leaning towards a brittish ale rather then an IPA.  Not much in the way of hops or grain.  The disappointing smell is a little metallic and sour.

Taste is in the same realm of sour and weak.  It's not as bad as the nose with a rebound of hop flavor and malt lingering in the finish.

I find myself bored with this brew.  The flavor isn't enough to keep me really interested and the mouthfeel is a little soft too.  Mild carbonation and touch of hop bitterness is about all that's interesting in this brew.  Very middle of the road and in the land of ipa's that's not good enough. 

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 03:42:17 | More by jbphoto88
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-26-2011 04:28:18 | More by Exiled
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doughanson78

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to storminspank for this.

A: Darker amber color with a medium haze. One finger rocky white head with great retention and lacing.

S: A tad light in the nose. Light orange and tangerine citrus hop aroma. Has a buttery biscuit malt backbone.

T: Caramel and buttery biscuit up front. More of an earthy and floral hop flavor and very light citrus. Bitterness is very light also. Finishes slightly grassy.

M: Medium light body. Medium light carbonation. Slightly slick and oily. A touch dry.

O: Nothing special. The malts are a little strange, since most IPA's have big caramel. Nothing wrong with it. Could use much more bitterness tho.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 01:10:34 | More by doughanson78
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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-25-2011 04:22:29 | More by barnzy78
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wallrock

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-23-2011 17:03:46 | More by wallrock
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-23-2011 02:23:31 | More by jenray
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-19-2011 20:14:35 | More by VikeMan
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tmarq9

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-18-2011 02:37:01 | More by tmarq9
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-17-2011 00:51:39 | More by doucmehu
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy orange color. Head is one finger white and lasts fairly decently.
S- Aroma is a bit sweet with an orange/tangerine citrus hop aroma.
T- There's two aspects to this, one I like one I don't. I'm not such a fan of the sugar cookie overload up front. It's just got this sugary bready character up front. Thankfully it gives way to a very pleasant orange zest flavor in the finish, that brings flavor without being too bitter.
M- The sugaryness makes it sit a bit heavier on the tongue than I would like, and not as dry as I'd like. Low carb.
O- It's an ok IPA but it doesn't stand out from the crowd.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 03:59:50 | More by jsprain1
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hu5om

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-14-2011 20:00:27 | More by hu5om
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A tad hazey copper, caramel, toasted orange peel color. Good head and great foam. The bubbling is OK.

Orange peel that is just a little toasted, thanks to the toasted white bread and caramel malt aromas mixing well with the hops.

Toasty malts that offers biscuit and toast flavors combine with bitter, yet just a little sweet orange peel hop. These flavors combine to form an orange marmalade on a toasted biscuit sort of flavor. Pretty good in my book. Worth picking this IPA up again.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 16:04:16 | More by scruffwhor
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beagle75

Iowa

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with over one finger of off-white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and diffuse solitary bubbles rise in the column.

S: Bready malt is found to be in balance with citrusy hop aromas. The hops tend to be one-note but relatively intense, even with the presence of carbon dioxide erasing some.

T: Begins dry, with peppery herbaceous and grapefruit citrus hop aromatics. Malt is understated early, with pale qualities showing a touch of caramel. Moderate acidity provides continuity into the middle, where bready malt and lingering hop flavors are balanced and clean, if a little papery. The finish is green-herbaceous, with intense bitterness of long duration.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, acidic and slightly sticky on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This IPA seems appropriate to the Midwestern scene, sharing a profile of sensory qualities similar to Bell's Two-Hearted. The hop bill seems to call repeatedly upon the Cascade cultivar, which makes this beer seem similar to many others. It is well-executed but fairly safe, re-emphasizing the classic features of the American IPA style rather than expanding into new territory.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 15:27:37 | More by beagle75
Glacial Trail IPA from Central Waters Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.