Illumination - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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3.4/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with two fingers of diminishing off-white foam head that collapses to a lofty half-dollar-sized pad. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.
S: Sticky sweet and resinous, with interesting dark citrus that is more intense than the toffee, butterscotch, and carbon dioxide that are also present. No alcohol is detected.
T: Begins off-dry, with piney hops and substantial caramel malt that features a woody flavor. Carbonic acid is unruly here, causing other flavors to seem diluted when they should be rich. The middle is faintly plant-like--reedy--entirely too thin compared to the smell and the early taste. Bitterness in the finish is bracing, tasting of resinous pine with lesser umami. No alcohol is detected.
M: Medium viscosity, acidity is felt fairly strongly on the palate--even in the teeth--with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This is a fair attempt at a DIPA, fairly malty but still balanced, that is undermined by the unappreciated effort of the acidity that is more tasted than felt. It redeems itself late, reminding the drinker that this is a DIPA with some appropriate and appealing qualities to showcase.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2011 17:23:41 | More by beagle75
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Illumination from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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