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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

476 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 16
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)
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Ratings: 476 | Reviews: 182 | Display Reviews Only:
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-09-2012 22:47:45 | More by SPRichard
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troyvar

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-09-2012 21:42:16 | More by troyvar
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RWNay

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-07-2012 22:37:06 | More by RWNay
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Cougar990

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-31-2012 15:07:11 | More by Cougar990
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mdimeglio

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-29-2012 01:04:19 | More by mdimeglio
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alexsergio

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-29-2012 00:50:33 | More by alexsergio
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augie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-23-2012 14:04:48 | More by augie
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ericjubeck

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-17-2012 03:02:17 | More by ericjubeck
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laymansbeerfan

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-13-2012 19:11:02 | More by laymansbeerfan
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Hopslayer88

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-13-2012 00:35:53 | More by Hopslayer88
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Holland

Illinois

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
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wibrewer

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-10-2012 15:13:48 | More by wibrewer
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

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
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-03-2012 09:28:10 | More by fuzzcherry
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-02-2012 05:42:48 | More by Zachtheporter
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engelhart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-27-2012 19:30:09 | More by engelhart
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milwaukee512

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-21-2012 08:46:43 | More by milwaukee512
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-19-2012 22:21:18 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-11-2012 20:34:58 | More by deapokid
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Crstumpf

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-11-2012 06:00:06 | More by Crstumpf
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

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
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-06-2012 04:23:29 | More by hilgart1
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Nofear048

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-05-2012 05:57:08 | More by Nofear048
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dexterk1

Illinois

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
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

01-30-2012 04:13:19 | More by slimntubbs
Glacial Trail IPA from Central Waters Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.