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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,096 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,096
Reviews: 635
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 140
Gots: 219 | 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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Dkanz


4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-18-2012 14:36:30 | More by Dkanz
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SouthernBuckeye

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-18-2012 01:04:01 | More by SouthernBuckeye
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slavall

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-18-2012 01:02:11 | More by slavall
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gutbuster

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-18-2012 00:53:15 | More by gutbuster
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GMBtheProfessor


4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-17-2012 01:41:28 | More by GMBtheProfessor
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catfan2000

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-17-2012 01:29:32 | More by catfan2000
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-17-2012 00:57:35 | More by BeerOps
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electtodefer

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-16-2012 21:06:27 | More by electtodefer
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-16-2012 18:01:51 | More by klipper
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DRECTOR


4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

06-16-2012 14:51:27 | More by DRECTOR
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

I thought I had already reviewed this but I am glad that I had not. This year's batch seems a lot better than I remembered it.

It's partly cloudy, but beautiful in the glass - a light orange. The aroma is slightly boozy, but not bad, and otherwise quite rich.

It tastes heavenly - a perfect balance of hops and malt - and the aftertaste is even better. The better beer vendors in the area ordered tons of this but it will go quickly. I'm going to go out and get a mess of it tomorrow.

06-15-2012 23:47:54 | More by schoolboy
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-15-2012 03:00:33 | More by kjkinsey
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mkdeezy

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-15-2012 02:31:16 | More by mkdeezy
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%

12oz bottle poured into a mason jar

Pours a fairly clear orange amber with a yellow tinted two+ finger cap. Recedes slowly, leaving clingy lacing all over. Some tiny bubbles push their way north.

Big citrus on the nose. White grapefruit and orange rind mesh with pine resin and a hefty caramel malt bill. Definitely sweet and balanced.

The caramel malt is steady throughout. White grapefruit and orange rind greet you up front. The finish is more citrus and a rush of pine resin bitterness.

Medium body. Big and chewy. Some alcohol burn lingers for a while. Mild bitterness, but balanced out by sweet malt.

This is a big, hoppy dipa, but it is very balanced. Almost too much for me to fall in love. A good dipa.

06-15-2012 01:37:07 | More by ColForbinBC
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%

A: Poured a dark but transparent yellow with good carbonation leaving a nice medium sized white cap, some bubbles and good lacing

S: Mainly tropical fruits, prominent pineapple with caramel

T: Upfront I garner pineapple, mango and orange peel with light caramel backing. Nice, dry and clean with a subtle but noticable hop bitterness on the end

M: Light to medium body with citrus and tropical notes dancing on my palate

O: Very good, enjoyable and something I would definitely drink again

06-14-2012 21:45:36 | More by barleywinefiend
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JVan

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-14-2012 13:35:57 | More by JVan
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Jaldama

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-14-2012 08:31:32 | More by Jaldama
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +5%

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a nice light amber color body with not a lot of head to it. I can almost taste the beer just by smelling it, the smell consists of pine,and citurs hops. The taste is upfront of bitter hops, then the taste of some fruit comes on the back of the tongue, almost a cross between a mango/pineapple taste. The mouth feel is really good, rolls off the tongue really nice and overall a damm good DIPA,

06-14-2012 02:31:34 | More by chefhatt
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gregy55902

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

Obtained a 4 pk, and bottles had a best-by date of 7/17/12 although they didn't have a bottling date so I don't know how old these are.

A - Pours a gentle orange color with a hint of reddish hue. Respectable one-finger white head quickly recedes leaving only a ring of foam around the glass. Looks good!

S - Here I knew this beer would be very good. Very hop-forward but it's more of the flowery, juicy, and fruity varieties than the extreme bitterness of some IPAs (like SN hoptimum). Mangos, a bit of pineapple, wet grass and a subdued malt background.

T - Bitterness upfront which was unexpected, but this quickly changes to the fruity flavors mentioned above. The fruity flavors need to be more explosive, but it's good nonetheless.

M - On the lower side of carbonation. Alcohol is there but quite subdued.

O - Unexpected (almost.. 'tangy') bitterness aside, this is quite the good effort by great lakes. Haven't ever been disappointed by them.

06-13-2012 22:39:16 | More by gregy55902
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fluidmotion

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-13-2012 20:22:18 | More by fluidmotion
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dlin0sbb

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

06-12-2012 03:40:37 | More by dlin0sbb
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nrombes

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-12-2012 03:35:23 | More by nrombes
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bernardo06

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-12-2012 00:40:06 | More by bernardo06
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andrewj17

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-11-2012 04:06:06 | More by andrewj17
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assman79

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-10-2012 22:43:46 | More by assman79
Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,096 ratings.