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:
#2,806
Reviews:
268
Ratings:
924
pDev:
9.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
95
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.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 924 ratings
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