Illumination | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by CaptainIPA on 06-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
921
Reviews:
266
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
94
For Trade:
1
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a pleasant orange-amber color, with a big foamy head. A little murky. Leaves a good deal of lacing.

Burst of citrus in the aroma. Lots of oranges and grapefruit. Pretty hoppy. A little bready malt.

Lots of grapefruit in the taste. A little lemon zest. Pine hops. Not as bitter as the IBUs indicated. Alcohol is masked pretty well. Could benefit from a little but more maltiness.

Medium bodied. Good carbonation. A tiny bit more syrupy than it needed to be (in my opinion).

A solid DIPA. At the same time, it's nothing out of the ordinary. I'm trying to give Central Waters another chance. It was one of the breweries I started with when I started with craft beer, and, as such, I don't think I gave it the respect it deserved. In closing, I would say this is a good entry-level DIPA (if there ever was such a thing, heh).

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Illumination from Central Waters Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 921 ratings.
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