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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,952 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,952
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 134
Gots: 170 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-26-2011 22:34:13 | More by CSQ1111
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jbck109

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-20-2011 16:26:58 | More by jbck109
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -25.4%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-16-2011 18:16:15 | More by tclapper
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Goldfoot

Michigan

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-16-2011 15:00:14 | More by Goldfoot
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bmoney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-16-2011 00:20:49 | More by bmoney
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-12-2011 22:11:56 | More by sneefcity
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California

5/5  rDev +24.4%

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Colorado

5/5  rDev +24.4%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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wchasejr

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Maryland

3/5  rDev -25.4%

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fergster75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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jjboesen

Maryland

4.8/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This review is based on a snifter enjoyed at RFD in Washington, DC. To start, Great Lakes “Erie Monster” is a sight to behold: there is a half-inch head shimmering atop a translucent body of dark amber, a still pool of liquid void of any carbonation bubbling. There is a small spot of light shining at the bottom of the glass.

As the nose inhales an intense blast of raisin, plum and almond, the palate is being overwhelmed by massive explosions of oak, honey and peat – a taste sensation akin to sipping your favorite single malt scotch; following this initiation, there is an eventual hoppy finish that is camouflaged with a heavy blanket of currant.

This is complex, yet not intimidating. In fact, you really discover, if you have not by now, how delicate is the brewing process; there is a fine balance of sweetness and substance. No, this is no session quaff; it is one to savor and respect. Great Lakes Brewing is an excellent brewery that tempts one to hop a plane to Cleveland. If you cannot make the trip, at least make the effort to seek out the Monster.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2011 20:07:36 | More by jjboesen
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leinie13

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

12-04-2011 14:48:16 | More by leinie13
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bondebonde

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-04-2011 03:07:46 | More by bondebonde
Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,952 ratings.