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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3807) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Aroma is citrus, malts and a hint of baking spices. The flavor is citrus, malts, very spicy, a small hint of hop resin and mild heat in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle
Picked up at Steveís in Madison during the Great Taste of the Midwest I was happy to open this a few days later. One of the better Central Waters pale ales would have been worth grabbing a six pack of if I had known how fresh it was. I will have to keep my eyes out when it comes back around in 2014.

Aroma / Appearance - A bronze transparent base swirls peacefully around the glass. The color of polished pennies, it shines in the fading sunset. Pineapples, mango, and bright fresh hops give it the feel of a jungle composed of equal parts palm trees and pine cones.

Flavor / Palate - Pine cones dipped in chocolate warm the tongue. Orange glaze sweetens the mouth before carrying into an oaky bitter finish. Creamy and resiny it is a top notch release and a great value. There may be better session IPAs out there but for the Wisconsin crowd this one is up there with the best.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3667) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
I had this after Deschutes Inversion, which is an IPA, but I didnít know that this wasnít an IPA. By comparison, it is much more an English "hop driven beer" in character, which is to say, it has lots of grains, malts, and some rich backbone. Fluffy palate. Decent. (bottle, 2013 Ale Jail festival, St. Paul, MN)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3049) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
pours a clear gold/orange with a medium white head...nice lacing. aroma has notes of citrus...grapefruit and pineapple...as well as a bit of pine. flavor is more grapefruity with a touch of spice...some earthy/biscuity notes...pine creeps in. mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is dry and earthy/piney.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2013
had this in the bottle and wasnít thrilled but tried again on draft at Happy Gnome and was converted. surprised I didnít like out the first time out as Central Waters do great stuff. floral pine nose, slightly sweet start with a bitter but not too bitter finish, slight melon after taste - more muskmelon than grapefruit. comparison to Founders all day pretty much on, this is slightly better as others have commented.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2013-08-17. Crisp golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma is mild but has a pleasant muddled hop character with muted mild citrus notes. Flavour is pleasantly bitter, with similar moderate citrusy hops throughout. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Enjoyable and quite quaffable but Iíd like a little more oomph all around from the hops. On tap at Campground Brewdown.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (696) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle brought back from WI: pours hazy golden, lots of carbonation with frothy white head that persists. Nose is fruity grapefruit, sweet caramel malts, yeast, faint grass, earth and pine. Appetizing. Lighter bodied. Grapefruit hop bitterness and lesser malt backing sweetness and earthiness on the finish. What a great session beer. Better than all day IPA from founders. Well done ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2368) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2013
On tap at Poor Philís in Oak Park, IL., and dispensed to a Dogfish Head pint glass with a clear, orangy amber color, a decent hat of off white/light tan foam, and thick, ribbony cling to the lacing. The aroma was expressive and sweet grapefruit, with some tropical backing. Strong but well rounded hop bitterness was a bit earthy & rindy, and lingered well into the finish. Good supportive malt followed up. Medium+ bodied, with decent carbonation. More IPA worthy imo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6349) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Draft at Greenbush Bar for their Central Waters brunch. Pours a clear golden color with a little bit of an orange hue but also some straw coloring. Small white head. Pine and orange citrus hops, dry cereal grains, a touch of caramel, some florals- a good amount of pronounced notes here for a session APA. Light-bodied, with a bitter, dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice, easy warm-weather sipper, but with a sneaky bitter punch to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3211) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
12 oz bottle purchased at TC Craft Beer, Wine, and Spirits in New Hope, Minnesota. The pour is a hazed orange golden with a smallish off white head. The aroma is grass dry floral hop bit of iced tea and cracker malt. The taste is very much the dry floral hop, moving towards dry cracker and grass malt. The palate is light bodied, with soft carbonation and a very dry finish. Gets a touch watery as it warmed. Easy drinking, nice session IPA.


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