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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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90
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1,884 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,884
Reviews: 624
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 130
Gots: 149 | 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 avaccani:
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avaccani

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poures a bright golden yellow. Almost copper. Has a tight 1 finger white head that laces all the way down the glass.

S - I am getting all sorts of tropical fruits, some mango, grapefruit, lemon, orange. Also getting some bready malt in there as well. Smells fantastic.

T - The citrus/tropical fruit hop oils hit me upfront. Tangy, sweet, fruity, slight bitterness but nothing overpowering. Later in the sip the caramel malt starts to take over. The hop resin coats the tounge and throat but never too much. Very nice sipper.

M - Carbonation is spot on. Medium to medium high. Finishs dry.

O - Very impressed with this. If you are looking for an over hopped IPA, this isn't your beer. This is very balanced. Everything blends perfectly in this brew. It is a shame this one is just a seasonal. Try it while you can!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 00:12:56 | More by avaccani
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12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden color.

Aroma: The smell is light and mainly of caramel malt.

Taste: It's called the monster, but there's nothing scary here. Instead, it's hops. Neither bitter nor overly floral, the taste is instead earthy and rich. The brewer lists Simcoe and Willamette as the hop varieties, and they are delicious. The finish is smooth, malty, and sweet.

Mouthfeel: Very good. I might prefer a touch more carbonation.

Overall: Don't drink it when on the water, but try it anyplace else. Hopefully the monster returns next year.

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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,884 ratings.