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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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90
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2,071 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,071
Reviews: 633
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 136
Gots: 212 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 2,071 | Reviews: 633 | Display Reviews Only:
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bigmoose125

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-12-2012 04:22:46 | More by bigmoose125
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juicebox

Ohio

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
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dumptruck81

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-11-2012 19:55:49 | More by dumptruck81
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Theorganizer81

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-11-2012 18:07:44 | More by Theorganizer81
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-11-2012 10:46:08 | More by IPAFrankieH
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beerslushy

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25.6%

07-11-2012 01:13:19 | More by beerslushy
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-10-2012 21:31:00 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-10-2012 21:15:11 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-10-2012 00:20:35 | More by tectactoe
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

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
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-09-2012 02:38:19 | More by Falcone
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GoGators

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-08-2012 19:58:29 | More by GoGators
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-08-2012 03:50:02 | More by Nutwood
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-07-2012 21:27:36 | More by ShemRahBoo
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er_code_blue


4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-07-2012 21:05:27 | More by er_code_blue
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mgroothuis

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-07-2012 19:49:28 | More by mgroothuis
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mccorjf54

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

07-07-2012 18:39:09 | More by mccorjf54
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evavro

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-07-2012 01:05:24 | More by evavro
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-06-2012 21:35:12 | More by IPAchris
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PissWarmChango

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-06-2012 19:31:55 | More by PissWarmChango
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macrosmatic

Florida

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
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Buster

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-05-2012 22:48:35 | More by Buster
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-05-2012 21:15:23 | More by Stinger80OH
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jsurfs82

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-04-2012 22:37:18 | More by jsurfs82
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McDoogles


4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-04-2012 06:56:51 | More by McDoogles
Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,071 ratings.