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Illumination - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

724 Ratings
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Ratings: 724
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 82
Gots: 58 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CaptainIPA on 06-01-2010)
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazed amber with an off-white, lasting head. Plenty of lacing sticks.

The smell is hoppy - citric and tropical fruits greet the nose in a robust way. A hint of biscuit mixes in. Very pleasant!

The taste is of citric and tropical fruits with a hint of pine/resin. Hops supported by a firm, caramel-ish malty backbone. It has a spicy, refreshingly dry finish.

Very smooth. Medium-to-full-bodied, the alcohol is dangerously well-hidden.

A wonderfully hoppy DIPA. Great interpretation of the style! Also, it comes in a very reasonably priced 6-pack! Certainly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 00:39:49 | More by jwc215
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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.

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Illumination from Central Waters Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 724 ratings.