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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,948 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,948
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 133
Gots: 169 | 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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Reviews by Soonami:
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster is a rather disappointing DIPA from a great brewery. I don't think freshness should be an issue as this is the first time I've seen this beer at a local beer store.

The beer was a nice golden color, which is a good sign in a DIPA because it means that the caramel and residual sweetness should be low, although there was relatively little head when I poured the beer into a snifter. The aroma was a bit lacking, I smelled mostly yeast esters, alcohol and a little grapefruit rind. The taste was also a bit lackluster. The bittering was a little bit lacking for a DIPA and the hop flavors were not as bright and assertive as they should have been. There was a little biscuity malt and some zesty citrus rind, but overall there was not much hops. The mouthfeel was slick and a low level of carbonation with a semi-dry finish. The alcohol was well hidden, lower bitterness, and the finish allows this beer to drink more like an American IPA, and is perhaps a bit too drinkable to a fault.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 01:54:20 | More by Soonami
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Poured bottle best by 7/29/14 into New Belgium globe

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.

O-Overall a great DIPA love the sweetness in the taste with a dry finish to make you want more, like a saison.

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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,948 ratings.