Central Waters Brewing Co.

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New England IPA
Ranked #1,756
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Ranked #20,412
4.01 | pDev: 9.23%
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at Central Waters in June. Great trip. Was my 3rd beer that day.

Poured a color similar to the belinni beer before it, tangerine, peach and copper mixture of color. 1/3" off white head. Aroma was pushing tangerine, it was nice, but for having Mosaic hops, it did kind of let the fruit push beyond the hops a little bit. Not like Amarillo or Citra aren't some heavy aroma bangers either. It was a good smell that leaned on the fruit more than the hops. 6.1% abv.

Taste was nice, similar to some Deschutes and New Belgium fruited ipa offerings. Lots of tangerine. Plenty of citrus acidity to fight scurvy. Mouth feel kept leaning lightly sweet, not problematic, but I think you could make this beer even better with a recipe tweak of less fruit, more hops. I think the brut ipa base did well in the other beer, drying this out might do it good as well. If your preferences lean towards "juicy" this might be the ipa for you. For me, it could get "4"s if it dried out a little.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This looks like pure pulpy and thick OJ, with a short bubbly white blanket fading to a thin ring.

An acidic bitterness of aspirin underlies some orange rind and zest as some odd green hops accent through the thin body that has a firm, crisp carbonation and finishes semi-dry with some straight up OJ-flavored burps.

This could be better and does have potential, but a lot of early attempts at fruited NEIPAs seem to turn out this way.

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Photo of Ocalafox
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good lord, CW nailed the NEIPA style in tangerine format! As soon as the can popped open the awesome aroma filled the air. Taste is a great tangerine hop bomb, super light on the palate with nice mouthfeel! If I was in WI or that area this would be a staple along with Jai Alai in my fridge.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, CW snifter. Cloudy golden yellow body, one finger white head, good retention, bit of lacing. Smell is tangerine, grapefruit, light tropical fruit, mild grainy sweetness, touch of sugar. Fair bit of hops, the tangerine is unmistakably present but doesn't dominate or turn this into fruit juice. It's cleanly hop-forward with a big dash of tangerine, mild sugary sweetness from the malt. Medium bodied, good carbonation, easy drinking.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Unknown vintage; drank 3/11/19 @ the Palace.

Opaque bright orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice, bubbly eggshell head; minimal lace.

Tangerine & mild dry grass notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Sharp tangerine & cane sugar flavors up front; dry grass notes on the finish.

A bit too much like a tangerine soda for my taste, but overall it's not bad.

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Photo of MNAle
3.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Strong citrus juice aroma - orange, grapefruit, tangerine, smells slightly tart/acidic. Nice orange color, just marginally brownish, so hazy as to be opaque. No visible carbonation. 1/2 inch white head from a vigorous pour fades to a very thin cap quickly, leaving some sparse lacing behind. Very, very juicy flavor - very ... as with the aroma, tangerine, orange, grapefruit. Thin body. Some bite in the finish and aftertaste, which actually seems more like citric acid bite than hops bittering. Overall taste is pretty much just a slightly tart/acidic juice drink. Very little malt flavor or body in there anywhere. I know it is de rigueur to go ga ga over beers like this, but it is very one dimensional. All juice. No beer.

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Photo of Ri0
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz can into a snifter. Hazy orange color with a nice 2 finger white head that fades slowly and leaves a good amount of lacing on my glass. Aromas of tangerine, orange, citrus hops mingle with sweet malt to round it out. The flavor builds on these bright fruity notes showcasing the tangy tangerine, citrus hops and lightly sweet malts. A balance of sweet and bitter and the body is light-medium, with a more than sufficient carbonation and juicy finish. The addition of tangerines was a nice touch.

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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 12 ratings