Illumination - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jwinship83:
4.03/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
this just came into chicagoland. cant wait to try it. the label says it was bottled in march. drank from my samuel adams perfect pint glass.
A- the pour yields a translucent light copper colored body with the slightest haze to it. there is a finger of off white head on top that takes its time falling. small rings of lacing are left behind. very nice.
S- the nose is very heavy on the hops. lots of grapefruit and pineapple. there is some pine in here as well. some sweet caramel malts move in towards the end that attempt to add some balance here, but fails. a little bit of alcohol sneaks in to finish this off.
T- the taste starts out with the sweet caramel malts that i could smell. they function as a sweet backbone for the following barrage of hops. very heavy on the citrus. pineapple and grapefruit galore. there is also a lesser amount of piny hops. a little bit of alcohol at the end.
M- the body is on the upper end of full. the carbonation is just right for the style. nice and bitter. leaves my mouth feeling dry. there is also a little warming from the alcohol.
O- this beer reasserts my feeling greatfull that central waters is finally in illinois. if this was year round, i would love to add it to my regular rotation. this beer is also already almost 3 months old...i cant wait to try it again fresh off the bottling line.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2011 04:45:30 | More by jwinship83
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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.
91 out of 100 based on 718 ratings.