Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
2.83/5 rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a bottle into my trusty "Mad Elf" tulip glass.
A: About and inch head with a burnt orange color. A little less than average carbonation.
S: More sugar than hop bitterness or floral. Not pleasant.
T: Surprisingly thin body with very little complexity. It gets a little better as it goes along, but still lacks the citrus quality commonly associated with DIPAs. A more honey-like sweetness may have balanced out the bitterness, as opposed to the sugary one found here.
M: Candy-like sweetness coats the mouth with very little grapefruit-like alkalinity for balance.
D: The 9.1 ABV is very detectable. I could not finish and let one of my friends finish the glass.
Overall: I've had worse DIPAs, but that is hardly a glowing endorsement. A disappointing drink, from a brewery that is usually spot on. C'est La Vie...
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2010 21:36:27 | More by Chaney
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4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
- Spiegelau ipa glass.
A: Pumpkin orange with a good clarity, sporting a solid 2 finger antique white head of good retention. Solid display of macro-effervesce with a near solid sheet of lacing.
S: On the nose, dry grass, hay and pine are dominant. Baked bread, with a moderately aromatic sense of hops at first, but quickly fades.
T: dry orange , dry grass and hay for flavor. Bready with strong indications of sticky pine hops. Hopping is moderately strong with some signs of toasted sweet speciality grains blending in with a lingering dry orange-grassy finish.
M: Syrupy, sticky medium full mouthful consistency with a carbonation factor of good. A warming of grassy-orange glow on the inner cheeks from the alcohol and hops.
O: Overall a 9.1abv% gives a generous glow of hops and alcohol warmth with some sweet toasted nature backing. A lingering, dry bittering and aggressive hop nature as well alcohol content gave me flashbacks from the first time i sampled a DFH 90 minute ipa. Very good and comparable.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 00:12:08 | More by beerthulhu
Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,996 ratings.