Illumination | Central Waters Brewing Co.

IlluminationIllumination
BA SCORE
4.05/5
924 Ratings
IlluminationIllumination
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by CaptainIPA on 06-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,814
Reviews:
268
Ratings:
924
pDev:
9.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
95
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 924 |  Reviews: 268
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Tucquan
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2011-11-23 in Columbia, PA

A - Hzy amber-orange with a 2-finger white head that fades pretty quickly and leaves mild lacing.

S - Pineapple, mango, sweet orange flesh and a dank basement smell that reminds me of the wooden keg we used to make hard cider.

T - Initially it reminds me of grainy candy corn with a burst of orange creamcicle sweetness; then some orange peel bitterness wakes up the taste buds and calms the initial sweetness. There's a raw/dank/stale and minty pine flavor I hadn't noticed in the aroma that compliments the rest of the flavors nicely and helps add depth to the aftertaste.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Raw, prickly, resinous.

O - I enjoyed this brew but didn't feel like having another one right away. The flavors and aroma were interesting to me. I liked it so I must be a fan of raw/dank/stale, citrus and minty pine :>)

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with a thin wispy head.
Aroma smells like canned pineapples with sweet malts.
Taste is good but sweet. Lacks in the hops dept. so i taste mostly caramel malts. There is a weak hop presence but akin to maybe a pale ale or even amber. there is also a good dose of alcohol warming that lingers deep into the aftertaste.
medium body on the palette with a very aggressive bitterness at end.

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Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in March so not super fresh, so i'll have to try this again when very fresh.

Pours a nice fizzy 1 finger head that fades semi slowly with a decent lacing, over super hazy nectar orange colored beer.

Nose has that typical aged IPA candy hop aroma, earthy hops, citrus and a bit of tropical fruit, almost chewy hops as well, with some sweet malts, reddish caramel and nougat like malt aromas, and a hint of booze.

Taste is nice, lots of bitter hops hit right away, plenty of bitterness with a big IBU count. Hops bring tons of earthy almost spicy flavors, chewy and candy like aged DIPA flavors, and again citrus with a bit of tangerine and bit of orange rind. A really nice soft malt flavor with some reddish caramel and candy malt flavors, nice rich almost syrupy but not quite. A bit of a booze kick but not much as well, more warmth. Finish is even more bitter as it dries and gets spicy and earthy hop kick, with a bit more sweet reddish malts. The hops get astringent and salty/briny even, tons of earthy hops way on the finish.

Mouth is a bit heavier bodied, decent carb, and a bit of warming booze.

Overall nice, gets a bit astringent and briny, big sweet malt base with a touch of booze, nice hop flavors that I bet would be a whole lot better fresh.

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Illumination from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 924 ratings
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