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Illumination - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

788 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 788
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 86
Gots: 60 | FT: 3
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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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.

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Illumination from Central Waters Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 788 ratings.