Glacial Trail IPA - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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3/5 rDev -16.4%
Bottle from Nov 2011. Thanks to Treebs for this extra in a trade.
A: orange/gold color with good sized head that dissipates and gives way to a top-coating lacing.
S; smell is malty with some bitterness mixed in. I'm expecting a bitter IPA rather than a sweet, citrusy IPA.
T: it is indeed quite bitter, but it has great malt character both in the front and on the finish. It also has hints of pine.
M: good crisp feel with medium carbonation (at least) and a medium to light body. This accents the bitterness.
O: solid IPA, but I prefer something with more interesting hop characteristics. Only a slight pine taste and the blast of bitterness gave hints of the hops here.
03-12-2012 00:51:24 | More by Holland
4.18/5 rDev +16.4%
Bottle in November of 2011
A - Rocky off-white head. Hazy golden orange. Alright lacing.
S - I love the smell of this beer. A perfect marriage of citrus and pine. The freshness is outstanding, exploding with dank dry hops. Malt will not stand in the way of this hop behemoth.
T - Pale malt tries to sneak in early but quickly submits to a wave of pine flavors. The pine flavor is victorious and stays long to gloat with a lasting pleasant bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Pretty dry. Not the most refreshing but not intended to be.
O - Nears double IPA hop presence. Outstanding smell, great one-sided American IPA.
03-10-2012 01:23:43 | More by Jparker37
4.1/5 rDev +14.2%
Pours a rich orange amber with a little haze about itself. The head is a nice beige and quite tall. It's pocked with large bubbles and is quite dense. This beer is also well carbonated.
Aroma is rich and fragrant with grapefruit and orange blossoms. Malts are hidden deep in the background as the hop bouquet is the star here. The aroma doen't translate well to the taste. A moderately hoppy and bitter brew, but without the hop taste. Seems mumbled together. Malts are sweet but light in taste and have toward the end a biscuit or toast finish. Smooth and dry with like I said a fairly bitter finish. This was a good beer and definititly would drink more. I don't see the point if your going to make an IPA it should have hop flavor.
02-06-2012 12:35:10 | More by micromaniac129
3.55/5 rDev -1.1%
Into a pint glass it goes from the bottle. Pours a dark amber to red. Head is pretty thick and rich.
Odor is floral and citrus.
Taste is floral and citrus as well. Some pine notes are noticeable. It has a pretty average mouth feel however. It is not bad just kind of in the middle. Overall a good IPA.
02-01-2012 21:56:13 | More by dexterk1
Glacial Trail IPA from Central Waters Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.