Illumination - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
From the bottle, the beer pours a copper color that is typical of a DIPA. Only a slight head was present, which was a nice white color. The aroma screams of a sweat maltiness. It reminded me of the smell of a chocolate malt from the local ice cream shop. The initial taste was a strong peach note, accented with citrus tang on the edges. One can almost taste the fuzziness of peaches in the first sip of the beer. There is a greater degree of malt in this beer than most DIPAs, which gives this beer a great sense of balance. In the aftertaste, the citrus tang of the hops becomes more potent and resembles grapefruit. The texture of the beer allows this beer to linger on the back of the tongue for a while.
I believe this beer would be excellent with spicy food, though one can certainly enjoy it without food. It is among the better DIPAs available in the Great Lakes region.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2012 01:07:14 | More by JohnnyHopps
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Illumination from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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