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Central Waters Illumination Double IPA

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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Can you say Palate Wrecker? This double IPA comes in at 108 IBUs. As hoppy as it gets with a mouthful of citrus flavors. Grab one today and illuminate your tastebuds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstrcrwly (934) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle poured into a tulip..hazy copper with a fluffy white head..aroma of pine,resin,florals,some grapefruit. .tastes of all previous except not getting any citrus..eh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerInHeaven (362) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2016
pours a slightly murky amber orange with a medium off white head. Outstanding aroma of tropical floral, pineapple, tangerine citrus. Juicy mouth feel. Big citrus taste. Grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple. The 108 IBUís are muted at first, but creep in and take over, but still with a grapefruit citrus twang. Iím a hop bomb lover, and this one is right in my wheelhouse! Love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (1009) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2016
12 oz bottle purchased at Haskellís in St. Paul and consumed with blonderedhead out of a Belgian snifter glass. Pours a hazy, golden orange color with surprisingly little head. Some good piney resin on the nose complementing a malty presence and citrus/tropical fruit. Taste is assertive with hops coming forward initially, a malty backbone taking over in the middle, and a hop bitterness towards the finish. There are elements of caramel, pineapple, floral, and some pine. This definitely falls on the more malty side of double IPAs Iíve tasted. Itís not illuminating anything new in the style but itís definitely drinkable. Iíd consider it pretty run of the mill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle shared with hakes drive at club w.. dark orange pour with thin white head.. bold apricot and pine, good double over all

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (3109) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2015
12oz bottle from Dan! Pours hazy amber in color with a finger of foamy off white head. Aroma full of ripe pineapple and caramel. Taste of malty caramel, grass, booze, and hints of citrus zest and pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (973) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Tap at Pizza Luce. Amber color with a sticky white head. Pineapple, cantaloupe, caramel and slight resiny aroma. Opens moderately sweet with a bigger bitter resiny flavor that lingers. Medium body with a sticky feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3507) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle. This beer poured a medium caramel-tan color with a medium sized creamy tan head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was tangy and sweetish pine. The flavor was tangy and sweet pine, resin, a bit of grapefruit and floral hops. Medium length tangy and sweet finish with lingering pine and floral hops. Moderately full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8713) - Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2015
12 oz. bottle from backlog. Pours a hazy orange golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have bigger orange and grapefruit citrus character, some resinous hops, sweet malts, caramel, the thing that gets me is this claims 108 IBUs, but doesnít have much bitterness for an imperial IPA, good, but I like more bitterness pop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8901) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
On tap at Map Room. Pours light amber with a clinging beige head and a tfloral aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with huge hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gmku (300) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Solid double IPA. Sharp and hoppy with just enough malt to keep things in check. Great bitter, hoppy finish keeps me interested. I always look for this one.

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