Illumination | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by CaptainIPA on 06-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
924
Reviews:
268
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
94
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 924 |  Reviews: 268
Photo of shopk
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Norryn
2.86/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nurt20
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tim007007
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barleywin
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zatch90
4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mkretsch
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SinjaminBentek
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dabear85
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden with tan hues with a thumbs worth of head. Decent lacing. I found the smell mild, but what I did pick up was pine hops and malts. The taste was pine hops with a touch of citrus up front, malts in the middle and a bitter resiny finish. Medium carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel.

Good beer, but the nose seems a bit mild for what I would expect. Definitely hoppy enough, and worth a try for the IPA/DIPA crowd.

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of twizzard
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rizzy17
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 07GTFan
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigPWalker
3.49/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tuliip

A- pours a clear amber color with some orange and ruby hues, small creamy white head reduces to a thin film and ring around the edge

S- Piney and resinous hop with a hint of citrus and melon, sweet malty undertone gives off hints of caramel

T- strong piney and grassy hop bitterness up front, followed by lighter notes of citrus. Earthy and caramel malt add a bit of balance, before finishing with a resinous finish and lingers of pine and citrus

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy thick mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- very bitter and aggressive, the underlying malt seems to control it a bit

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Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanJohnCrain
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is my bottle rating, I love it on Nitro

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Illumination from Central Waters Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 924 ratings.
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