scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks kevin! Seems over the hill on the nose, oxidized hops, some Jammy orange. yellow gold, thin white head. hops are dominant, strong and leafy in their intensity. direct.
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat muted floral nose. Some sweetness. Hazy orange golden. Sweet and malty, orange citrus notes. Somewhat too sweet. As my favorite shitty rater of sour beers would say, Meh.
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber/orange pour with nice tightly packed foamy head that dissipates rather quickly but leaves some nice spotty lacing around the glass.
Pleasantly hoppy & sweet aroma. Flavor has a nice balance between sweet citrus and piney hop notes. Very interesting and well balanced combination - Iíve had plenty of DIPAs that lean heavily one way or the other, but the balance here is refreshing. Quite drinkable considering the 9% ABV and not overly bitter considering the 100 IBUs...
I would definitely drink this again. Tasty.
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap pre-GTMW
Unlike West Coast imperial IPAs this did not have an immediate hop whallop. More balanced with a malty presence it was a decent example of the style. I doubt I will be picking up bottles to take home however with so many better alternatives (like Head Hunter) just around the corner. Even in Wisconsin a few breweries have done better.
Aroma / Appearance - Mild carbonation ringed the edges of the rusty brown base. It looked like someone had poured tap water from a faucet which hadnít been used in ten years. A rich vanilla head crowned the top for a while. Grapefruits, melon, malt, and pine resin mingled. Refreshing the senses this was a distinct change of pace from Belgians and sour ales.
Flavor / Palate - Starting out tame this built up to a moderate bite by the third sip. Chocolate oak, resin, and pine cones formed a reasonable texture. Overall it was hard to get excited about this though having had so many exemplars of the style. Even some of the Central Waters IPA line (like Glacial Trail) have more to offer.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not sure how old the bottle I got was but the hop profile was tired and tattered.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at brickhouse... Pours a mosly transparent apple cider brown with a thin tan head... Nice aroma of assertive citrusy juicy hops... Flavors are pretty bitter with a big citrus hoppy bent which is quite nice. Pretty clean with decent body and carb.
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear yellow amber with a near white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma full of strong pine hops with a a slight sweet grain note underlying. Flavor was full of strong pine notes with a bit of a biscuit undertone that help to keep the strong pine in control.
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear, lighter golden with a cap of easily-resuscitated off-white head. The aroma was juicy, and Iím a big fan of juicy.. grapefruit and pine notes amplified by alcohol over pale malt and lesser fruity sweetness.. not incredibly complex, but very good at what it was. The flavor found pale, lighter fruit, and lesser honeyed malts at the core.. bright citrus and pine bitterness surrounded.. sharper bitterness on the back-end with a more-than-noticeable alcohol component and a touch of oxidation.. finished with similar hop presence over non-descript paler malts. Medium-bodied with high-ish carbonation on the palate.. just a little sharper than Iíd like on the middle and back.. overall a very tasty brew.
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at PapsÝís - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Caramel, nice hoppy, bitterness, resin, amber malts, citrus, high bitterness, medium malty. Nice.
SHANER4 (481) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 12oz. - poured beautiful cloudy sunshine color with nice creamy head.
Aroma - WOW, just heavenly, the floral hops with sweet malt..damn thatís nice!!
Flavor - pungent bitter with great balance. This IIPA is up at the top in my opinion. Alcohol is well hidden and beer is astringent like most iipas.
Palate - medium bodied with average carbonation. Finish is bitter and aftertaste lingers.
Overall - awesome job Central Waters!! This is a top notch IIPA and suggest trying if you get the chance.