Lac Du Bay IPA | Central Waters Brewing Co.

Lac Du Bay IPALac Du Bay IPA
81 Ratings
Lac Du Bay IPALac Du Bay IPA

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-09-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 61
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3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kkleu357
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on 4/29/14

Had a pint at the brewery. I thought it was a very solid beer. I had this one, while my GF had Illumination. Hers was by far better, but Lac Du Bay was a lot easier to drink. Also, I did drink this after a BBS, so my taste buds might have been weakened. Still, a nice floral aroma with a good citrus taste. Mild flavors of caramel sweetness.

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2/5  rDev -46.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

orange tinted honey colored amber being presented in front of me. Very hazy, with the cloudiness no doubt due to the unfiltered nature of it. A nice white head of foam, perhaps two fingers high then came over the top and settled down gradually to just a thin film of lace. Very nice appearance I would have to say. Some decent carbonation could be seen trickling up from the bottom and a good amount of side glass lace was involved as well.

The aroma was pleasant, not as strong as I would have liked, but still pretty decent. There was a nice floral hoppiness, somewhat muted hints of orange and lemongrass with a touch of pine. Decent malt base was apparent as the aroma of bread came through nicely. The flavor followed much of the same, owing that nice light floral hoppiness, but never having enough of it to really push it all the way forward.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Enemy (thanks!).

Poured a dark copper color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, floral, spices, and citrus. Tastes of oranges, caramel, floral hops, and almost a toasted nuttiness to it as well. Lots of lacing left on the glass.

Notes from: 2/4/06

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Photo of grub
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

got this one as a bonus in a trade with EliteDigger. thanks scott!

12oz bottle. sampled nov 22/08.

pours hazy reddish brown with a wisp of dense off-white head. a few spots of lace cling to the edges. a bit dark for the style.

aroma is wacky - not quite what i expected from an english ipa. burnt caramel. toasted multi-grain bread. hint of nutty character. touch of dark chocolate. feels like a bit of raw oak too. earthy.

taste is nice. just over medium bitterness level. earthy. touch of burnt caramel again. multi-grain bread and biscuit. definitely some nutty character here too. there's a bit of raw oaky tannin too. bit of alcohol.

mouthfeel is ok. some astringency that kind of takes away from things. medium-low carbonation level. medium-light body.

drinkability is ok. sort of an odd one here. malty, slightly unbalanced bitterness, with little noticeable alcohol. the astringency and clinging bitterness is the biggest detractor from the drinkability. though it's been in my fridge, i can't help but think it's a bit past its prime and i should re-evaluate with a fresh bottle.

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Photo of Viggo
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, thanks to grub!

Pours a hazy dark reddish orange, bit of brown, thin off white head, quickly settles to a thin ring around the glass, drops a bit of lacing on the glass, funny colour for an IPA though. Smell is interesting, very heavy fruits, cherries mixed with butterscotch, a bit of woody sourness, sugar and candies, oranges, pretty interesting. Taste is very bready, almost sourdough like, butterscotch, oak, fruity, candy like, heavy burnt caramel finish, strawberries, herbal bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, a little rough. Pretty interesting, a bit minerally, lots of fruit and butterscotch, but neat stuff. Thanks Russ!

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Photo of kdog630
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in New Glarus, WI. I know, but there wasn't a NG IPA on tap...

Nice amber color with half inch head that left lacing throughout. Hop aroma was pretty good, nice citrus but you could still get the malt with it.

The malt really comes through in the initial taste, leading to a crisp hop finish. Mouthfeel was pretty average, not too strong but definitely better than others I've had lately.

Over all, a very drinkable beer. A good one to have after a nice ride on the Sugar River Trail.

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Lac Du Bay IPA from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 81 ratings
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