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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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90
outstanding

1,971 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,971
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 135
Gots: 174 | 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

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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
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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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,971 ratings.