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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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90
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1,886 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,886
Reviews: 624
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 130
Gots: 151 | 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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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light amber with very little head. A very nice aroma of orange, grapefruit, and wildflowers.

The more IPAs you try, the more they start to blend together in you mind. I am happy to say that this one has a distinct flavor that I have not experienced before (or maybe it's just horribly out of balance and I'm just not very good at this - whatever, I liked it). Your tastebuds are immediately greeted by a quick hit of honey-like sweetness, then there is a splash of hops and spices across your palate. Nevertheless, the mouthfeel is quite creamy and satisfying. It is at this point that the flavor develops a kind of figgy, earthy, jamminess that I can't quite put my finger on. It also has a nice dry finish.

If you are a hophead and you have an opportunity to try this - by all means, go ahead. It's not my favorite IIPA (without putting much thought into it, I think I like 3Floyds Dreadnaught and Founders Double Trouble a little bit better), but it's very, very nice. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 19:13:49 | More by deadonhisfeet
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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.

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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 1,886 ratings.