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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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90
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1,996 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,996
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 139
Gots: 187 | 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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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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- 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.

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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,996 ratings.