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Glacial Trail IPA | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Glacial Trail IPAGlacial Trail IPA
BA SCORE
3.61/5
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607 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WJVII on 04-17-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
203
Ratings:
607
pDev:
12.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
71
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 607 |  Reviews: 203
Photo of Krusader
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakecattleco
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blackop555
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy Amber. Thick, medium, off-white head that last a while.

Smells Citrus, malts, Pine.

Tastes Piney, Citrus and bready malt. Finish dry with bitter linger. Medium body and smooth medium carbonation.

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Photo of scream
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up today after not having it for quite awhile. On the brewery tap-list they state it is 7.1% ABV as opposed to what BA has. I had been enjoying HHG but the last sixer I bought was meh. Today this was better. Not world class but drinkable for sure. The look, taste, smell, feel are all decent just not special.

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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Schlitz74
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a very good beginner IPA, it pours a nice deep orange color with a descent head. I poured it into a tulip glass and it left a little lacing on the glass. Overall this is above average for the style, not to hoppy or bitter.

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Photo of Bieniek30
3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DaneBramage
4.41/5  rDev +22.2%
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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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.32/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Studfarm69
4.31/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joshcmn
4.17/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into a 16 oz tulip. Bottled on 06/09/16. $7.99 a six pack on sale.

A - Slightly cloudy orange color with 2 inch rapidly falling head, decent lacing in the glass
S - Floral and slightly spicy citrus fruity boozy bouquet
T - Grapefruit, lemon, orange, malt, lingering bitterness but exceptionally well balanced, Drying finish and moderate lingering bitterness make this a very crushable ale (5.5%)
F - Medium mouthfeel for IPA style, oily, resiny and pleasantly drying aftertaste.
O - This is a very enjoyable and well balanced IPA. I was very surprised how low everyone scored this beer when I logged in. This is a very crushable IPA and 5.5% you can enjoy a few. There is a very good balance between malty and hoppy in this beer and it improves as it warms. The beer is bottle conditioned so carefully decant the beer off the yeast at the bottom like you would with homebrewed beer. I was able to identify the bottling date on the a half opened case at the liquor store. Central Waters really should add a date to their bottles/labels so consumers know the age of the beer they are buying. I think old and/or light skunked beer might be a factor in so many poor reviews. This beer is delicious if you can find it fresh. This would be a perfect canned beer for stability/portability/sessionability reasons Central Waters.

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

Photo of sparx1100
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brought from Whole Foods in New York City. 300ml bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a very small white head. Aromas of citrus & caramel. Tastes of citrus, caramel, orange, biscuit & grass leading to a medium citrus bitterness finish.

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Photo of MrMustard2012
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peepskp
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brent_B
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thumperskibum
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, copper color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, caramel malt, hint of pale malt, hint of yeast, citrus hops, and pine. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of piney hops, citrus hops, slight alcohol, caramel malt, sweet malt, pale malt, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, but unbalanced aroma and body that is dominated by caramel malt and pale malt.

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Photo of taospowder
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Glacial Trail IPA from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 607 ratings
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