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Illumination - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

747 Ratings
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Ratings: 747
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 82
Gots: 59 | 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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djschnabel

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +23.2%

02-06-2012 22:56:15 | More by djschnabel
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.2%

08-07-2013 23:46:59 | More by larryarms847
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-20-2011 07:18:15 | More by Diomede
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sgoro

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-12-2011 20:24:40 | More by sgoro
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spoonhawk

Iowa

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-23-2011 22:52:07 | More by spoonhawk
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wallrock

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-23-2011 17:03:56 | More by wallrock
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marlow

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +23.2%

04-03-2013 23:40:51 | More by marlow
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-17-2011 01:10:22 | More by doucmehu
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ajzy

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +23.2%

05-10-2013 11:30:59 | More by ajzy
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MammothBrew

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-25-2011 04:54:29 | More by MammothBrew
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tclang

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +23.2%

05-11-2013 14:31:41 | More by tclang
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-20-2011 16:41:03 | More by Rempo
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loupap

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-14-2011 13:25:51 | More by loupap
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kkleu357

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +23.2%

06-11-2014 16:52:31 | More by kkleu357
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djre4orm

Virginia

5/5  rDev +23.2%

10-04-2012 16:20:35 | More by djre4orm
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-12-2011 18:13:53 | More by tbeq00
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-30-2012 04:14:28 | More by KC9LDB
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tmarq9

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-18-2011 02:36:38 | More by tmarq9
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +23.2%

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I2uss

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-18-2011 20:12:12 | More by I2uss
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SortaAmbivalent

Minnesota

4.93/5  rDev +21.4%

Picked up a couple more 4 packs at Tournament. Poured from a glass into a Sierra Nevada Hop Tulip Imperial Pint Glass

The pour produced an impressive THICK one inch or so head. The beer is a hazy golden orange with plenty of carbonation and alot of lacing.

Upon opening the bottle I could smell fresh citrus, mango, grapefruit and pine. Just awesome.

The taste pretty much follows the smell, which is right up my alley. A little malty sweetness and then the bitter taste of the hops hangs on till the bitter end.

The mouthfeel is nice. The oily hops and carbonation combine to make just an incredible beer.

Does knowing that this is only around 6 or 8 weeks a year, if that, make me love it more? I'm not sure. But as far as the season DIPA parade, this beer gets a front float ride with Hopslam.
If it was available year round that would be cool. But it's probably best it isn't.
Golf clap for Central Waters.

04-11-2012 07:49:23 | More by SortaAmbivalent
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bld81

Missouri

4.9/5  rDev +20.7%

Thanks for the bottle, kort27!
No date, bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: dusty honey yellow appearance, nice sticky head
S: fruity with peach fights alongside pine and grass, nice and fresh hop aroma
T: Amazing, mouth puckering citrus, grapefruit, lemon and hay, malt follows long behind to prove its there
M: medium dry finish, alcohol hidden by carbonation and lingering bitter notes
O: Really tasty, wish I could get this in my area, can't wait to try again.

07-08-2011 21:41:15 | More by bld81
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +19%

Appearance: Slightly hazy orange-amber, huge head.

Smell: Pretty strong citrus/grapefruit.

Taste: Pineapple and sweetened pink grapefruit. Big sweetness before a dry but not super bitter finish.

Drinkability: I really like sweeter DIPA's and this one goes down fast. Not too bad at $10-$11 a 4 pack.

A double IPA that I haven't reviewed, so picked up a 4 pack. I like my DIPA's on the sweet side and this definitely hits that target. Plenty of hop bitterness too and easy to drink, not too heavy feeling. Highly recommended!

07-03-2010 01:11:44 | More by Mdog
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DeschutesNut

North Dakota

4.8/5  rDev +18.2%

A-Pour yielded a golden amber color with an off white, two to three finger head that leaves thick lacing.

S-Smells of pineapple and mango and some light malt noted with a bit of pine.

T-Bitter and pine in the forfront with some very ripe pineapple and a slight hint of alcohol.

M-Refreashing mouth with light body and a medium to high amount of prickly carbonation.

D-Love this beer. Im gonna go out and say this. My favorite DIPA out there. Well that I have tasted. Cant wait till next year.

07-08-2011 15:18:15 | More by DeschutesNut
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.78/5  rDev +17.7%

pours a beautiful amber/orange color with a perfect 1 finger head with clingy sticky lacing..the smell is mango.peach,pineapple,grapefruit..its a tropical feast for the nose..it follows with juicy hops/malty smells..the taste is exceptional it starts with a tropical barrage of fruit then some grapefruit infused hops..all balanced out with some sweet malts..a perfectly balanced dipa of supreme creamy taste..CW has hit this style out of the park.the mouthfeel is medium/full for a 9% and finishes in the end with a bitter hop taste in the back of the mouth that tells you that you want more..the drink ability is off the chart you just want another sip or another serving..so easy to down 2 of these very fast.exceptionally smooth ,creamy and very hoppy/ flavorful..very very recommended

06-23-2010 00:02:11 | More by gatornation
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Illumination from Central Waters Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 747 ratings.