Glacial Trail IPA | Central Waters Brewing Co.

Glacial Trail IPAGlacial Trail IPA
BA SCORE
42.8%
Liked This Beer
3.61 w/ 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:
#36,081
Reviews:
203
Ratings:
607
Liked:
260
Avg:
3.61/5
pDev:
12.19%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
72
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 607 |  Reviews: 203
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of jeremy13586
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very nice hazy amber color. Formed two fingers of a very light khaki head that left some pretty nice lacing.

Grapefruit and other citrus led the way, with piney and earth hops that followed. Bitter throughout. A basic sweeter malt backbone was detected underneath the hops.

A piney hoppiness hits the palate first, then changes to some more fruity notes. There is a generic bitterness throughout, but not incredibly prevalent. The malt really does come through, but a little bit too much.

Medium bodied and kind of slick. Mild carbonation. It's kind of messy.

Not too bad of an IPA. All of the flavors were there, but the tastes weren't incredibly clean. Other than that, it was incredibly drinkable and smooth.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Pours a mostly clear amber color with a decent amount of white foam.

Smell is slightly sweet with more pine than citrus.

Taste has a piney oily with a little of the malt sweetness. Finish has oily sweetness.

A middle of the road IPA. Prefer some of their other beers more.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, poured into a pint glass.

This IPA has an appearance that is amber in color, nearly two fingers of white head. Smells of tangerine, hops, flowers. It tastes a bit resiny with carmel and more hops, bitter. Mouthfeel is medium, a dry, bitter finish. A pretty good IPA, but would not pick this up too often with so many other options out there (that is if I had regular access to it in CT).

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into shaker pint
Two finger head
amber color

Smells: piney, herbal, citrus! I think I smelled Cascade Hops!

Taste: Grapefruit, apricot, and booze...with a hoppy finish

Mouthfeel: thick, but not too thick

Overall, this is a beer that feels like how an IPA should be.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: two fingers of creamy colored, bubbly head that descends down to thick film, decent (white) lacing. Dark orange or yellowy brown color. Color thins to yellow at thin levels. Maintained a decent film of head and lacing until the end.

S: Some fruitiness here, citrus or something gentler. Currants. Piney wood, perhaps hints of moss. Overall, a soft, unremarkable scent.

T: Great hoppy, woody, musky taste. Some Italian seasoning or oregano notes. This beer's taste calls upon the verdant abundance of the plant kingdom, a friend of the trees, ferns and sticks. Would be perfect for a camp out in the forest. Modestly or sufficiently hoppy, but never too bitter to overcome the various flavors. On the nasal exhale, a fun, zingy tartness comes out, though not of a fruity sort.

M: Smooth, plays on the larynx like an IPA should.

O: A smooth and respectable IPA from a brewery that can do little wrong. The taste to me is a well-tempered sonnet to nature's green things, though this might not be to everyone's IPA liking. Many people feel more hops must = better, and those folks might want to look elsewhere. Fittingly, the label is dark green.

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Glacial Trail IPA from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 42.8% out of 100 with 607 ratings
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