Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Mcculler:
3.93/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a clear orange/amber with a one inch head (after a vigorous pour) that recedes but does not fade. Leaves very minimal lacing.
Smells nice - sweet, bread, and yeast - these are most unique for the style. Candied fruit and pine seem more in keeping with expecations.
Tastes of bread, yeast, raisin, candied fruit (especially citrus peels such as orange and lemon), light honey (honey suckle?), burnt sugar, grapefruit, and pepper.
A bit thin in the mouth for the style with light carbonation.
Given the modesty of the hops, rather drinkable for the style.
This is a nice Imperial IPA. Certainly not a hop bomb as some here have complained. This is its strength to my mind: a pretty Imperial with a complexity that benefits from a restrained use of hops, allowing the bready and candied sweetness to come through. Pleasant.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2010 04:03:26 | More by Mcculler
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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 1,997 ratings.