Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev -2.7%
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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