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Central Waters Lac Du Bay India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2576) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass, showing a lightly hazed, coppery gold color, with good persistence to the sudsy, off white/light tan head, and wavy cling to the lacing. The nose started with a bit of dankness, then light grain, with some toasted malt, pit fruit, and maybe a touch of citrus. The taste was sweet, then an even tempered, earthy & rind-like bitterness that lingered well. A little less than medium bodied, with modest carbonation that was just lively enough to avoid a watery texture. Otherwise, a rather tasty, Brit-style IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Clear Copperish Poor Into glass..White head..Nice Floral aroma..Hoppy Crisp Aroma And taste..Well Balanced ipa

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (637) - Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft at Parlor City. Pours clear copper with nice off white head. Not much in the nose. Nice bitterness in the taste. Pine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1137) - Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Ha ha, ha seasonal March- October as described. That’s um quite a season. I like the aroma in this English malts,roasty, some hops, rough hops somewhat dank in this beer though. Same in taste robust malts, good amount of hops, not a typical English ipa as in mild. English in character but is ipa, with more malt character. Really like this one, like the style generally though. Abv might be my favorate, well done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1278) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2014
A very straightforward ipa, citrus and pine hop flavor. It’s good, although nothing really stands out about it. Refreshing on a hot afternoon.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6980) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Murky dirty orange-gold color with a small off-white head. Very sweet caramel malts, with some citrus hop undertones. As malty as this is, it seems as though the hops are still unbalanced. Not really my bag.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Taster on tap at Old Fashioned in Madison, Wisconsin. Clear red orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves great, thicker lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Nice bigger creaminess. More dry finish. Great full mouthfeel and texture to this. Orange citrus, light spice and pine and zest. Some light caramel, bready biscuity malt. Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet. Pretty solid balanced IPA. Not too big bodied. Easy to drink, pretty smooth.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrjaxson (309) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Standard hop-heavy IPA with a bit more malty sweetness than usual to provide not so much a balance than an alternating sweet-bitter combination (though the latter is stronger).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Draft (or maybe nitro). LAstyear. Much earther, maltier, and sweeter than the typical IPAs of this range.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1253) - 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.


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