Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Pdiddey3d:
4.43/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Honored to be the fist in Western NY to review Great Lakes latest. Big props to Pizza Plant for holding an awesome DIPA tasting and being the only place in the area to score some of the Monster. On to the review:
A. Hazy amber/oragnish color with a nice one finger of white head. Not much active carbonation.
S. More fruit than hops here. Citrus, mango, peach, malts, some pine. Hops are there but not as forward as some DIPAs I've had in the past. Great aroma here, very delicious.
T. Once again surprised by what is going on here. Very well balanced for a DIPA. Sweet malts blended with some piny hops, neither one overwhelming the other and blending beautifully. There is a slight smack of booze but at 9% that no shocker. Bitter on the back of the palate. This is very tasty.
M. Is is defiantly a full bodied beer. Thick and robust. Very pleasant mouthfeel. Mild carbonation
D. Seeing as I had 2 of goblets back to back (1 courtesy of Great Lakes own Ryan) I would say this is a very drinkable DIAP even for the ABV. I can't wait to get my hands on a couple 4pks of this when it hits shelves here next week (hopefully).
Another SUPER solid release from Great Lakes. I have yet to taste a bad beer from this outstanding brewer. This is a very welcome addition to my favorite style of beer and I hope I can get my fill in the limited time it is available.
Serving type: on-tap
05-23-2010 05:15:31 | More by Pdiddey3d
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4.36/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
on mantrip of 2013, my buddy turns to me as the rest of the group goes into a pizza joint and asks me, "Do You Wanna Get Your Sush-On, I just saw a sushi place about two blocks back". So we trekked back to the sushi joint and ordered some food, but come to find out they don't have a license for beer yet so the server tells us they sell beer AT THE RESIDENCE INN LOBBY next door. This stuff only happens in cleveland. I go next door and there is a GIGANTIC cooler full of great beer. Seeing how we were .5mile from the brewery I knew the GLBC stuff would be fresh and it was smokin' new from the brewery.
took a few back over to the restraurant and cracked 'em.
Very impressed. First of all, this tastes like a 7.5-8 percenter, not a 9.1. Which is probably why this little beast sent another one of my friends to the emergency room last year with alcohol poisoning.
Taste is a like an ipa, only with no diacytl notes, and more of a malt profile than you might expect. Very little head - which is expected. Lacing is freakin amazing... maybe the scariest, most unpredictable lacing I've ever seen. Very SCHTICKY!. We could have dragged a bottle of this to the on-deck circle at the Indians game an hour later for them to use as the new, improved "pine-tar". Strong pine notes and strong grapefruit taste. Copper color. Alcohol shows-up late, but still doesn't seem like 9.1. Tastes like there's a boatload of maris otter in there... that earthy yet citrusy malt that I just love. I could be wrong, but I'd be surprised if that's not the base here...if it's not maris it's some odd 2-row... Of course the color is coming from some specialty malts... ... no clue on the hops. simcoe or citra? This beer definitely doesn't do the 'grain bill' any favors.
I'm not a HUGE beer guy. I mean I AM a huge beer guy, but not necessarily a high-gravity guy. Don't usually care for the boozy stuff, but I could easily sit back and pound 3 or 4 of these like we did that day. Just make sure you move onto Dortmunder or something soon - because a six pack of monsters is a very, VERY risky proposition.
Cant' wait to get back up there to the brewery and have some more on tap.
EXCELLENT beer. One of the only 8+ percenters I'll actually order - even though there are quite a few I wouldn't turn down.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 21:55:10 | More by witster18
Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,540 ratings.