Glacial Trail IPA | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Glacial Trail IPAGlacial Trail IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by WJVII on 04-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
607
Reviews:
203
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.22%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
72
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +38.9%

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4.84/5  rDev +34.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

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4.68/5  rDev +30%

Photo of bagit
4.56/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smoorh flavor, great after taste.

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Photo of EnthusiastNotExpert
4.55/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of las19c
4.44/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerwolf77
4.42/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my pint glass the beer is golden orange hued. A huge amount of off white head that nearly goes over the edge of my glass. After a moment to settle the head leaves a thick coating of white lace all around my glass. The aroma is wonderful. Orange,grapfruit, and lemon intertwined with pungent pine sap hoppy goodness. Malt can be picked out as well. The flavor is very balanced. There's a nice sour fruit, piney hoppiness and a smooth, bready maltiness that play well together. Fairly dry on the finish. Medium body with light carbonation. Overall a great IPA from CW. So far everything out of this brewery has been very good. I've got to make the trek up north to visit these guys in person.

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Photo of DaneBramage
4.41/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very smooth American IPA, the hops balance nicely with the citrus and malt. Central Waters has yet to let me down and this is one easy-drinking IPA on a warm fall afternoon.

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4.36/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a pint, bottled in April

Appearance- Pours a deep golden to orange color, with a nice foamy two fingers of white head. Good retention and lace. Looks pretty perfect actually.

Smell- A nice hop presence on the nose. Mostly pine and floral, a splash of citrus. A hint of bready malts.

Taste- Nice complex hop bill right up front. Citrus is what is noticed first, followed by a very floral and dank earthy presence. A little pine resin on the linger. Nicely balanced by slightly doughy malts. Fairly bitter on the finish. Tasty indeed.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and carbonation, creamy.

Overall- This is the first time I have had this beer and I am impressed, from the perfect appearance on, it doesn’t really let up at any point. Going to have to try to squeeze this into the rotation. I am shocked by the “low” scores for this one.

Extra- 2nd highest review overall for this beer, can that be? I suppose this works just right for my palate!

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4.31/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LJArsenal
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first review. Decided to tackle a local brew from the fantastic Central Waters Brewery in Amherst, WI. Great packaging that clearly states the date the beer was bottled on: 11/18/08. Why this information isn't mandatory for all brewers is beyond me.

Pours a light amber almost orange hue with a one-finger head. Leaves considerable lacing on the glass. Smell is of hops and, as other reviewers have noted, pine. While it doesn't have the same intense hop flavor I've experienced in other IPA's, it's a clean brew that is quite sessionable - left me wanting another.

While not my favorite from Central Waters, a strong IPA that represents the style well.

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4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! Jes the way I like it. Poured with a smallish fine foamy off white head and some lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is malty, yeasty, earthy hop. Flavor's the same and very nicely balanced for an IPA. Finish is great and balanced as well. Body is goood and ditto carbonation. Easy session beer.

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4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Sam Adams Lager glass. Thank again Jason (MBABJJ) for more great midwestern goodness!

Pours a very hazy dark copper, tons of floaties, with a very dense light-khaki head that has epic retention. A bit clearer and get rid of the floaties and it jumps two scores, but no matter how great the head, no way can I justify higher than a 3.5 for those kind of floaties.

Nose is a nice mix of piney hops and caramel malt, just a bit toasty. Not bad at all, very balanced.

Up front we have a nice hop bite, moderately bitter without being overly so, met instantly by an equally big, rich malt body that leaves the bitter hops just swimming in bready caramel. This is all about balance - not at all dry, but not overly sweet either. Fruity esters make things interesting. I'm going against the grain on this one - I love it, and think it's fantastic. It's not all about the hops with this one, and I don't think that's a bad thing. Judged on its own, I'm pretty impressed.

Mouthfeel is nice - full with a moderate/light carbonation, no weak points.

Drinkability is up there. Bitterness is kept in check sufficiently to allow for a nice hoppy bite without wearing on the palate. Very nice.

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4.26/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A mildly citrus and floral aroma that tones down the hops. The taste matches the aroma, although the floral touches are more prominent than the citrus. A little bit of pine adds a nice touch, and it's far from being considered one of your average hops-heavy IPAs.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

A nutty, earthy nose evokes moist, mature deciduous floor one might find along the glacial trail on a cool morning in late May or early June. It pours hazy burnt amber under a light tan 1” head that produces thick lace. The nutty beer lightly sweetened by pale caramel rolls over the tongue with a very creamy texture leading to an assertive but not harsh bitter finish with a light fruit flavor somewhere between pineapple and peach. A very fine soft texture gives the beer an airy feel.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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Glacial Trail IPA from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.6 out of 5 based on 607 ratings.
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