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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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90
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1,997 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,997
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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MaximalC

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy amber color with a modest white head that recedes in short order. The aroma oozes with the essence of crisp, clean, citric hops. The flavor matches the aroma perfectly. The hop bitterness here is monstrous indeed. Try as I might to tease out some of the other flavors that I presume exist, I just can't get past the astringency of the hops. I should probably note that I'm not a fan of IPA's, so one as fierce as this is facing an uphill battle to win my affection. This is certainly representative of the style, but it's just not for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 01:30:53 | More by MaximalC
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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 1,997 ratings.