Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 2,071 | Reviews: 633 | Display Reviews Only:
4.65/5 rDev +15.4%
I've been a Great Lakes beer fan for some time, but it wasn't until this summer that I got the chance to taste this wonderful seasonal creation. I consider myself a hops man, and this beer is perfectly crisp and sharp, yet balanced in sweetness. Truly my favorite from a wonderful brewery
07-11-2012 22:23:24 | More by juicebox
3.95/5 rDev -2%
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Barrington Brewery pint glass.
A: Hazy, golden yellow color with some orange highlights beneath a dense head of creamy white foam that left nice streaks of lacing. Scarce bits of yeast sediment were visible along with a steady pillar of carbonation.
S: Very lush and floral with juicy citrus fruit aromas and the scent of ground crystal malts.
T: Somewhat hot, peppery and luscious fruity malts from the get-go, this brew has a complex, full flavor. Spicy and sweet doses of citrus and caramel malts roll together with grapefruit and lemongrass imparted by a big handful of bittering hops. The finish is a bit hot and booze with a steady fruit ester flavors that melds with hop resins.
M: Big, bold and full-bodied DIPA with plenty of resins and sticky sweet malts to go with the rush of hot, boozy heat.
O: A very flavorful DIPA but one that bordered on Ameri0can Strong Ale for me. The 9.1% ABV is quite noticeable, as the brew seems to pride itself on hop assertion more than malt balance, which is fine, but it made the malts cloy a bit when it seemed harmony of flavors shouldn't have suffered at all. I'd have it again as a standalone brew to get the full scope of things next time.
07-09-2012 19:37:03 | More by Gambrinus1184
4.15/5 rDev +3%
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.
A: Dark gold to apricot in color with some haze. One finger's worth of white head forms. Good amount of visible carbonation.
S: Fruity (orange, apricot) and pine hops, bready malt.
T: Taste follows the nose very well with the addition of some tropical fruit (mango) and a bit of the onion hop character.
M: Nice, a bit on the thick side even for an IIPA. Finishes with a bitter tingly mouthfeel.
O: Pretty good, even if it's not the best in style. Would pick up a four-pack again.
07-06-2012 17:29:56 | More by macrosmatic
Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,071 ratings.