Illumination - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
3.74/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Peg's snifter glass.
A: Deep gold to a caramel/apricot, with lots of haze. Thin white head and carbonation on the low side.
S: Not bad, though not a lot of layers to work through. Caramel malt sweetness, booze, and hops (citrus and pine) all hit the nose about simultaneously.
T: Follows the nose pretty closely. There's some light tropical fruitiness too. It isn't quite as caramel-dominant as I thought it might be from the aroma. Moderate bitterness in the hang.
M: Medium body, significant alcohol presence, and average carbonation sensation.
O: Not bad, though it's boozy and more malt-forward that expected. I think this may be a little old - would be curious to try a very-fresh example. Still pretty decent as it is.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2013 03:22:14 | More by macrosmatic
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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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