Illumination - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by boralyl:
4.65/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A - Bottled in March 2011. Pours an inch of off-white head into a tulip glass. The retention is great and leaves lots of the sticky stuff. The beer is clear and has a golden orange hue.
S - The aroma reminds me of a delicious west coast IPA. Citrus, grapefruit, pine and a light caramel malt presence is what comprises the nose.
M - Medium to full in body with moderate carbonation. The hops resin coats the inside of your mouth and clings for dear life.
T - The beer does a number on your taste buds. It begins a tiny malt sweetness before attacking your taste buds with hops. Orange makes an appearance first followed by citrus and then a strong pine bitterness that lasts long after you swallow and continues obliterating your taste buds.
A palette wrecker, but in the best way possible. This is an excellent double IPA, that is very reminiscent of a west coast hop bomb.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2011 01:33:28 | More by boralyl
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Served from tap in a tulip.
The beer is a dark amber color, slightly cloudy and was served to me with about a one-finger foamy head.
The aroma is grapefruit and citrus with a hint of underlying bready malt.
The taste is big-time grapefruit with maybe a hit of pine resin and a bit of booziness. There is a lingering grapefruit pith bitterness that stays on the tongue for some time. It's quite a potent mouthful.
The beer is medium in mouthfeel and a bit sticky.
This is an excellent brew that I would happily drink again. A big IPA that delivers big flavor.
Serving type: on-tap
07-27-2014 03:15:48 | More by SD-Alefan
3.8/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, hint of pine, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a strong bitterness level. Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, strong pine, and alcohol. Overall, strong and fresh flavors, good appearance, aroma, and body.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 14:10:24 | More by Tone
Illumination from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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