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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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90
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1,951 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,951
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 134
Gots: 170 | 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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DrewV

New York

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

NOTE: I wanted to re-review this beer because of its seasonality rather than update my review from last year's batch. So, I had to change the serving type. But this review is from the BOTTLE, not a growler.

I just received this year's batch of The Monster. Rather than update my review of last year's (which would make no sense), I'm going to review this year's batch separately.

A: Pours a brassy golden color in the glass with a foamy white 1-finger head. A good looking beer.

S: A very well blended aroma rises from the head. Tantalizing, but not overpowering. Almost mouth-watering. It makes you want to take a sip to find out what's next.

T: A rich bitterness blends with the citrusy tangerine flavor. Maybe a hint of pineapple too. No floral flavors here! This is an aggressive citrusy brew.

M: Thin body, but with enough effervescence to carry the malt across the palate. By comparison, Lagunitas Maximus has a much fuller mouthfeel, which I prefer in a big beer like this.

O: Amazingly refreshing for a DIPA. But its high drinkabiliity can be brutal as the weather warms up in the summer months. Possibly the best overall DIPA east of the Rockies. Great Lakes has done it again. Amazing consistency with their seasonal brews.

Serving type: growler

05-25-2012 01:16:53 | More by DrewV
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A-Pours clear golden one finger creamy white head. Spotty lacing

S-Aroma dank citrus and tropical fruit, slight fresh dough and pine.

T-Taste bitter, dank, resinous tropical and citrus hops up front, fresh dough and a hint of sweetness mid mouth, bitter hoppy finish that lasts.

M-Mouthfeel has a medium body, medium carbonation, dry finish.

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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,951 ratings.