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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,241
Reviews: 643
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 154
Gots: 244 | FT: 1
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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Poured into a tulip glass, with a best by date of 7/15/12

A- pours a cloudy and murky dark orangish-brown with a tall white foamy head that reduces to a small layer, leaving thick patches of lace.

S- as imagined, it seems a little matter than it probably was fresh. The malts are sweet and toasty, a bit nutty, and slightly buttery. The hop profile is citrusy, herbal and a bit grassy.

T-malt profile is quite strong, toasted bready leads way to a slightly sweet fruitiness. It later transitions into a hop bite with notes of grapefruit, pineapple and lemon grass. The finish its bitter, but also provides that malty sweetness again, warming alcohol closes out the palate.

M- medium-heavy body, just a trace of carbonation, mouthfeel starts slightly syrupy and finishes creamy and velvety.

O- being last its best by date, this be has turned a little maltier than what it probably started as. It's still very good though, it's heavy body and warming finish make it a sipper for sure.

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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA.

Clear, amber-coloration, bright and beautiful. Slim head, no bigger.

Aromatics: citrus and pine, the usual suspects. Plenty of that in abundance.

Taste: Mmm, bracingly bitter, fiercely fruity, lush and malty. Pine and citrus with a bitter kick. Lasts long and delivers.

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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,241 ratings.