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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,102 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,102
Reviews: 636
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 140
Gots: 220 | 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: 2,102 | Reviews: 636 | Display Reviews Only:
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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
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fishkab

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-10-2012 22:23:11 | More by fishkab
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equincel

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-10-2012 14:46:00 | More by equincel
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jcxhruby

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-10-2012 03:35:40 | More by jcxhruby
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Celt44

New York

4.53/5  rDev +12.4%

Picked this one up in a Growler from Sam the Beer Man in Binghamton. I love most of Great Lakes offerings and this one came highly recommended by one of the owners.

Appearance is a golden amber. Light around the edges and dark in the middle. Nice creamy head and lacing lasts throughout.

Aroma is delicious. I can practically taste this beer with just my nose. Floral and malty...very sugary. Sugar cookie is what I'm looking for.

Taste - Perfect balance of biscuity warm malts and hops. A littlle bite of bitterness with rounded edges.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Nice burn but not too much.

Overall one of the best DIPAs I've had. Excellent work Great Lakes. This one goes down very easy for a DIPA. I may move to Cleveland just for this.

06-10-2012 01:53:17 | More by Celt44
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DTown

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-10-2012 00:13:24 | More by DTown
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +24.1%

06-09-2012 16:36:06 | More by CEDAMA
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Chickenhawk9932

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours a golden amber with a white head. Good retention and some lacing.

In the nose is pine and citrus with sweet candied malt and a fruity floral bouquet in the background.

Bitter grapefruit and orange up front rolling into a sweet bread malt. Rock candy and sweet orange come through in the middle before it goes back to bitter with a dry pine finish.

I had this after a Double Jack, and it is a lesser beer, but solid. It is more balanced between sweet and bitter. A very nice II IPA.

06-09-2012 13:21:16 | More by Chickenhawk9932
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docrates

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-09-2012 11:55:22 | More by docrates
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vfgccp

New York

3.35/5  rDev -16.9%

A - Light apricot gold with a touch of haze. Par white head with ok ret and lace.

S - Ginger, orange zest, pine, booze, broccoli, and a strange savory note.

T - Orange marmalade, resiny pine, wax, and a spicy booze.

M - Relatively smooth, medium body. Touch of syrup. Twang of booze.

O - Resiny hop character with a lot of alpha bitterness. Balance is just ok.

06-09-2012 01:47:21 | More by vfgccp
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cardern

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

06-09-2012 01:10:53 | More by cardern
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%

Poured into a tulip from a 12 ounce bottle, Lake Erie Monster pours an orange/amber hue with about a finger's worth of fluffy white head that quickly settles. Lacing is sticky, and carbonation is subdued. Aroma is a touch off-putting at first. Dank hop aromas of pine and some onion blend with caramel. Taste is much better. Malty notes of caramel and toast up front, with a green element on the mid-palate, followed by a burst of citrus, pine, and cedar. Finish is dry and floral.
Full-bodied and flavorful, with a viscous mouthfeel from the hops. Alcohol is well hidden. This beer is quite easy to consume, and although the nose isn't as balanced as the taste, it's quite tasty. Another rock-solid effort from Great Lakes.

06-08-2012 03:54:28 | More by WYVYRN527
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msarver16

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-07-2012 23:49:46 | More by msarver16
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-07-2012 22:52:05 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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sauvy10

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-07-2012 21:17:07 | More by sauvy10
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kmoore149

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-06-2012 23:35:48 | More by kmoore149
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.26/5  rDev +5.7%

Excellent Dipa. Pours dark golden with decent sized white fluffy head. Smells very floral with some citrus notes and a good bit of sweetness. Nice bite up front, plenty of aromatic citrus, sweet bready finish. Medium/lightish mouthfeel given the style and ABV with medium to high carbonation. Excellent as usual from Great Lakes.

06-06-2012 13:51:05 | More by BMMillsy
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cwxc818

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-06-2012 05:48:33 | More by cwxc818
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Lantern


5/5  rDev +24.1%

06-05-2012 20:10:39 | More by Lantern
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%

Best by 08/15/12; poured into a wide-mouthed snifter.

Held to the light, the beer gives off a bright, peachy glow with some shaded haze. An off-white head sits as a soapy glaze and thick ring, having fallen the inch that it had once risen to. Very gentle pour, so as not to disturb any dregs at the bottom of the bottle.

The nose suggests fresh leafy hops with bright stone fruits and some tropical fruit nuances and pithy citrus. Apricot, papaya, pineapple, pine, and grapefruit come to mind. Almost smells like it could be the Imperial version of Aprihop. There's plenty of malts in the bill here, too. Not showing off any caramel or toasted notes, just a heap of musty raw sourdough.

Intensely bitter first sip. Raw hop cone-infused, citrus pith, tropical fruit rind, apricot, pine, bitter greens, and an underlying fructose sweetness. Huge IBU levels, just enough maltiness to make it tolerable. In fact, the hophead in me is in utter delight. Aromatic hops, flavoring hop acids, and bittering all in play here. And, it literally takes three or four sips to recognize a trace of alcohol warmth. An All-Star IIPA.

Insanely drinkable (except for the bitterness). Reading 9.1% ABV drops my jaw, at this point. Slightly oily in a medium-bodied kind of way. Generously carbonated for the strength. Exceptional feel, as the level in my glass is falling fast.

Where does Lake Erie Monster fall among the Top 50 of the style? Is it even up there? Because, it should be. Tremendous brew. One that I enjoy year-after-year.

06-05-2012 18:37:47 | More by thecheapies
Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,102 ratings.