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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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90
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2,136 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,136
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 141
Gots: 226 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"An imperial india pale ale"

(Beer added by: BuckeyeNation on 06-29-2004)
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This brew totally took me for a loop when I first tried it. It had a fantastic malt character that was almost reminiscent of a strong Belgian Ale. The hops were not overpowering in anyway and complimented the malts instead of dominating the brew. Great thick mouthfeel perfect for the warming imperial that it is.

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Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Poured a beatuiful deep dark copper white a 2 finger off white head that stayed around for the duration of the pint.

Aroma - Right off the bat you get a tremndous amount of hop aroma, lots of tropical and citrus notes. The 9% abv is noticable on the nose, however welcomed.

taste - Hops, hops and more hops. They take this IPA over and beyond what was expected. Hops on the nose carry over in the taste and help to balance out the big malt presence, which brings some toffee notes along with it.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied, well carbonated which makes the hops shine. A nice warming ABV that rounds out this solid IIPA.

Overall - I will definitely get more of this when I'm able to. A solid double IPA and well worth the wait for it.

Genuine, Sep 07, 2014
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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,136 ratings.