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Central Waters Lac Du Bay India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This Traditional IPA is a hophead’s dream. The distinct sharpness of British hops and moderate alchohol are balanced by a dry, malty profile and crisp flavor. The result is a brew as smooth as a sunset paddle on the glassy waters of Lac Du Bay. Seasonal March - October.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1067) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2014
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 7-19-14. Scents of toffee, rose, minerals, and orange. Metallic aroma. Pours a clear amber with a moderate amount of light taupe head. Extensive, long-lasting lacing boosts the appearance to a 4. Tangy taste features flavors of toffee, coffee (which surprised me in the English IPA style), minerals, and bran muffin. Malty base with a dry finish. Dry, mineral-y aftertaste. Light to medium body. Soft in the palate. Forgettable palate effects. Overall, pleasant enough but unmemorable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
backdaft (201) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours an oily orange/amber. Thin dissapating head. Aromas of earthy hops, sweet malt, and licorice? Taste is bready malts and earthy hops with a bit of lingering bitterness. Medium bodied witha crisp finish. Very different than IPA’s I’ve been drinking..... so this is very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness, woody hops and a hint of cocoa. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and woody hops with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering earthy caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (1809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Form Better Temple Mix a 6. More malty then US IPAs and the hops more herbal. Bitterness at the end of the sip. Serving: Bottle

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4789) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle - pours orange, with a light haze - marketed as an English IPA, but this really seems more like a malt forward American IPA - not necessarily a bad thing - flavor of toasty, bready malts and toffee, followed by fairly sharp, high hop bitterness - a lot of fruity British hop character (styrian?) - long-lingering hop bitterness in the finish - it’s alright.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BLADT (499) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle pour. Rich amber with full beige head. Webbing all the way down. Earthy hop nose. Some caramel malts. Taste shifts the focus a little more towards the malts, but retains a pleasant, grassy bitterness throughout. A bit of honey sweetness on finish. Solid.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sawbuck (297) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Faint aroma of citrusy hops. Deep orange color...almost brown with a huge tan head. Caramel sweet malt is the firt taste...almost like a brown ale. Qucikly swallowed up by a dry bitterness. Finish is dry and the bitternss lingers for a long time. Not what I expected.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (240) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2014 12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler..golden orange with fluffy white head..aroma of florals,resin,pine..crisp,dry taste with some hop bitterness..not an American IPA so I was surprised by crispness but expected a little more hop profile..just ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3764) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Aroma is fruit/berries, malts and a small hint of hop resin. The flavor is fruit/berries, light grapefruit, malts, oily texture, a hint of hop resin and a mix of bitter and dry in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2174) - New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottled. Clear dark amber/light brown pour. White head. light floral aromatic. Bittering hops, light caramels, clean finish. Not quite as citrusy as ohter IPAs


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