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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by WJVII on 04-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
604
Reviews:
203
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.22%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
72
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 604 |  Reviews: 203
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of taospowder
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seeswo
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Next blind beer in the sequence, 12oz poured into my lost abbey stem.

Pours golden brown with a fizzy whitish head. Looks good. - 4.0

The nose is very lightly hoppy and a touch malty. Yes I know how lame that is, but it doesn't really smell like much at all. An intense swirl gives off some very lightly citrus hops, which are nice. - 3.0

A strong maltiness merges with a burst of relatively generic hop bitterness. It tastes somewhat familiar, as a pretty stereotypical Midwest IPA. It almost tastes like a hoppy amber in the degree to which the malt plays emerges - similar to ambergeddon from ale asylum (bottle shape is different though). - 3.5

The mouthfeel is a bit heavy with above average carbonation that teams up with a burst of hop bitterness to prickle the tongue. - 3.5

Overall, this beer drinks easy. I keep thinking that I am sitting at the Old Fashioned in Madison, WI drinking this brew, which is a nice memory. The hop flavor and the maltiness are a bit one note in their presentation, but I could definitely drink a few pints of this in a bar, and I feel like I have had this or something close to it. - 3.5

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Photo of oglmcdgl
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pint on tap at the hulmeville inn.

A- comes my way with a good finger of off white head that settles after the first sip leaving sweet lines and a thin skin on top. Copper orange in color with a slight haze.

S- wet grass and a light citrus touch. Mild sweetness coming off with some light caramel and bread.

T- light bitterness with a bit of grapefruit and orange peel. Grassy and a touch dank. Malts are bready and a little sweet but the balance is good. Clean if slightly bitter finish.

M- medium body and a bit higher in carb.

D- tis a good ipa but not a great one. Very drinkable and refreshing but not one that will keep you up at night wanting more.

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Photo of twenty5
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigbeers84
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of josephwa
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Bieniek30
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Arbitrator
2.48/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Chilled bottle into a glass. A generous extra from beerwolf77. Thanks, Todd!

A: Pours a cloudy orange-amber body with a finger of off-white head. It collapses pretty quickly, leaving a ring in its wake. A brief wash of lacing during each sip.

S: Very malty... Lots of crystal malt, caramel, biscuit. Hops are herbal and grassy in the nose.

T: Starts off pretty malty, but they're only just overtaken by lemon, herbal, and grass flavors, as detected in the nose. Hops are much stronger in the dry finish, where they contribute a lingering bitterness (not any specific flavors). It's passable for an IPA, but doesn't do a lot for me.

M: Light-bodied, with appropriate carbonation.

D: I'm not really feeling this one. As far as IPAs go (and I've had a TON of IPAs), I'd peg this one right in the middle of the pack, if not slightly lower.

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Photo of jshusc
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of portia99
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Portsmouth goblet. No signs of any freshness date on the bottle.

A - Pours a hazy orange amber color with a 1 finger head of thick, tight, cream colored bubbles. Head lingers a while before reducing to an uneven coating on the surface of the beer. Some thin, uneven lacing on left on the sides of the glass.

S - Some nice, spicy hops and a thick underpinning of malt - caramel dominates here. Smells sweet and balanced on the malt side of things.

T - Sweet, toffee and caramel flavors...some bitterness, but not as much as I would expect out of an IPA (bottle freshness?). Not much hop flavor here either. Expecting a little more out of this one.

M - Medium body...average carbonation. Nothing special here.

D - Just ok for me...balanced too far to the malt side of things for my tastes. Difficult to determine freshness since there is not any date code on the bottle, so may be a factor? No indication of alcohol level either, but not really detecting it as I'm drinking. Goes down pretty easily, but just not my preference for an IPA.

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Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- pours a dark shade of yellow with a one finger white head that fades pretty quickly. Lacing is averageish

S- some sweet citrus, and that's really all...aroma is a little weak

T- there really isn't a lot going on here. A little bitterness, a little sweetness...whatever

M- watery. Thin.

D- drinkable just because...its really nonoffensive. Not the best IPA I've had by a longshot

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Photo of NateMac13
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of sholland119
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear, dark copper amber with a huge, frothy off white head and some good lacing.

S-Earthy hops with a bit of malt.

T-Nice malt base with a moderate amount of earthy hops.

M-Medium bodied with good carbonation.

D-Nice enough. If I had my Midwest trip to do again, I would probably not get a six pack of this but one is nice.

HV

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Photo of sparx1100
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

poured 22oz bottle into snifter. Bottle dated 27613, which I assume is 10/3/13.

A - Clearish light coppercolor and a good 2 finger white head. Fades into a collar that leaves behind webbed lacing.

S - Earthy and floral hops with light bitter notes. There is some odd smell for the malt sweetness. Not quite what I expect for an IPA.

T - Um what? I really wanted to like this, but I am getting some odd flavors. You think of caramel malt or honey sweetness in IPAs, but I am getting, sweet corn flavor. I'm not joking. The hops are medium bitter, with some floral and earthy notes.

M - Light bodied and easy to drink. Not a big biter presence on the palate.

O - Sigh, I was hoping that this would be an IPA I could drink regularly, but it just did not work for me. CW, you do make some amazing beer, this just wasn't one of them.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
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 JDV
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle in trade from wisrarebeer. Thanks man!

Pours a orangish amber color with a lasting offwhite head and lots of floaties suspended throughout. Smell is earthy and citrusy with some orange sweetness and some nice hoppiness. Taste is balanced with a good earthy hoppiness slightly overtaking the fruity malt flavor. Lasting moderate bitterness and a slightly full body with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable and enjoyable. This is definitely an above average IPA.

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Photo of jplopez21
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Phigg1102
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Huge amounts of grapefruit in the aroma and taste, incredible piney hop finish. My only knock against my pour of this was the watery body that didn't carry the great bitter notes as well as it should. Loved the flavors, but could have been carried more.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
3.32/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NilocRellim
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Glacial Trail IPA from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.6 out of 5 based on 604 ratings.
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