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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Lake Erie MonsterGreat Lakes Lake Erie Monster

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rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%


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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BeerIndustry22111

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Light golden transparent. Much more transparent than expected from a DIPA. Nice two finger head with decent head retention and lacing.

S- Citrus, piney/resin. Mango and pineapple. Booze pokes through a little on the nose.

T- Syrupy molasses, caramel malt almost immediately cut by the hop. As suspected by the nose, booze pokes out just slightly. Mango and pineapple in the middle. Surprisingly well balanced for how transparent it pours.

M- Lays heavy on the palate. Carbonation lets you know it is there without being overwhelming.

O- I loved this DIPA. It is hard for me to get excited about IPA's these days, but this is one holds its own. Again, surprisingly well balanced for how light it pours. My only gripe would be the booze poking out on the nose and palate.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 00:47:59 | More by BeerIndustry22111
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McNealc31

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours lighter than you would expect a DIPA to be, but don't let that fool you, this monster packs quite the bite. One whiff and you'll know. Sweet honey and malt and first, then a huge hit from the hops. Sweet citrus, some pine, and lingering grapefruit. Bit of heat at the end with 9.1% ABV. Considering there are only two malts: Harrington 2-Row and Caramel 30, and two hops: Simcoe and Willamette, Monster has amazing complexity.

One of my favorite IPAs. It's a shame it's a seasonal

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 00:05:43 | More by McNealc31
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patpbr

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours amber with a quick to fade head and nice lacing
S - Fruit, Floral, Earthy with pine
T - Lots of tropical fruit, Grapefruit, Mango, little citrus. A sweet malt quality that really is showcased. A bit of pine and a bitter finish.
M - Medium body and moderate carbination. Creamy with a slight dry finish
O - Been meaning to try this one for some time now. Its a good Great Lakes offering. Good flavor but not quite the perfect balance.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 23:33:02 | More by patpbr
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nbaeteer

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deceivingly light color. Transparent, attractive, light honey brown.

Aroma: Sharp, crisp, hop forward citric smell that hints at the alchohol inside.

Taste: Molasses, booze, nectar ish. Surprisingly delicate for a double IPA

Mouthfeel: Pleasant and warming up front with a slightly dry aftertaste

Overall: A very nice IPA but maybe not on the same level as some of Great Lakes other beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 20:53:37 | More by nbaeteer
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Auracom

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm surprised I've never tried this before. 12 oz. from Whole Foods poured into a Bruery tulip on May 31st, 2013.

A - Vibrant golden-orange, with a deep semi-clear center. Three fingers of a pillowy, frothy head. Good lacing and retention.

S - Pineapple, fruit cocktail, lightly herbaceous, slight alcohol. Not a ton of depth but it's quite inviting.

T - Plenty of mandarin orange, mango, peach rind, very polite grapefruit bitterness, and a hint of clean white sugar.

M - Medium body, spot-on carbonation, semi-dry finish.

D - It's like a more accessible Permanent Funeral, with a simplicity that makes it super drinkable and accessible. I think Sun King Jungle Room is quite similar to this, but this expresses an even stronger tropic fruit character.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 15:06:26 | More by Auracom
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

4.73/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Thick gold with a thick foam like head, poured almost like syrup

Smell - Great smell, very sweet with lots of citrus smells coming through, pineapple and an almost sweet butter smell dominate the aroma

Taste - Wow is an understatement. Big citrus hop bill, dripping with wet tropical characteristics, very very sweet, slight alcohol presence at the end but it a good way. Just a massive sweet and hop filled DIPA

Mouthfeel - The thickest mouthfeel of any IPA/DIPA I have ever tasted. Coats the mouth in flavor and lingers on the tongue after it is gone. Great stuff here

Overall - This was a surprising gem that blew my socks off. Between this and Alchemy Hour, Great Lakes makes two of the best DIPA's I have ever had and neither of them get the recognition I believe they deserve. If you like sweet big hop flavor beers then this is a must have. Fantastic stuff

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 11:28:57 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a good 2 finger head that lasted better than most. It stayed about a 1/4 inch and clung to sides throughout drinking. Very impressive. Nice copper orange color but it looks like a lighter beer, quite transparent. Nice carbonation bubbles too. I would rate it higher if it had a bit denser color.

The smell is ok. Light citrus, hops, floral. Fairly light.

Great balance in taste. Not too complex but very pleasing for me. The citrus comes out and some piney notes. I get orange peel too. I get sweetness up front and the bitters linger coating the mouth. The lingering mouthfeel is a bit distracting but still above average.

Overall this is an outstanding beer that I would love to get again but it does not have any uniqueness that makes it stand out from other great beers. Just well done. Great drink-ability.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 02:59:31 | More by DMarlinJ
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wedge

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazed orange-amber with some quality looking creaminess covering the surface. Aromas start out earthy, leafy, and a little "catty"...it has a similar woody/earthy/herbal-ness I get from several hoppy Great Lakes beers. Joining in is some piney sweetness, slight alcoholic spice, and a touch of mint. Green, bitter pine resin and sweet malt taste. Citrus, fruit, grass, and a little bread. I don't know...this one isn't entirely doing it for me. Mellow by DIPA standards, but also just not my favorite blend of flavors. Bitter, creamy, and full bodied. I might give it another go next year. Right now I'm glad I got just the single bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 02:19:41 | More by wedge
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into teku. Best by date of 7/26/13

A - Pours hazy bright orange with a two finger bright white head that relaxes into a nice ring around the glass. Not sure how this is unfiltered by how clean it looks. Decent lacing on my glass.

S - Plenty of floral hops, citrus, pine, with a little toffee and honey on bread. An ever so slight earthy scent.

T - Hits with sweet ripe pineapple, citrus. Melds into some malt sweetness with the toffee and honey on bread. Finishes with a pine and bitter with more sweetness. Bitter lingers on the tongue.

M - Nice amount of carbonation, medium body, sticky and sweet in the mouth. Bitter dryness at the end.

O - Slightly above average IIPA that I am glad to have tried. Definitely a more soft IIPA compared to the big bold ones that are out there. Balance between bitter and sweet is okay, but the sweetness seems to come through more.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 23:44:25 | More by Ri0
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utopiajane

New York

3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber/orange with a decent head of foam that fell fast to a thin ring and cap and left good lace. Champagne effervescence and great clarity. Nose is sweet, sweet pineapple. Sweet malt, cookie like, caramel and sticky. Some earth and fresh mango. Fresh cut grass. The alcohol shows up on the nose as ti warms. Taste is very pineapple and has a little oil to coat the tongue right away so you don’t think it’s too sweet. Hops are plentiful but somewhat tame except for a good helping of pine. The malt character is sweet, buttery, and creamy with some biscuit. There’s some alcohol to bite and warm a little on the way down. Really the most pineapple in a beer I have ever had. It drinks smooth and refreshing with a full malt profile that is very rich and lasts throughout the drink. It’s almost heavy and just a bit syrupy. The hops stay forward and offer a good bitter on the back palate to bring it to a close with nice dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 13:49:41 | More by utopiajane
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter. Crystal-clear orange/gold, with a thick white head from a regular pour that fades quickly into a nice cap of foam that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Smells of tropical fruits, pineapple and mango, with a spicy hop twang behind it that slightly burns the nostrils on a deep inhale. Taste is big sweet clean malts, with tropical fruit hop flavors and a lovely bitter finish over the slightly sticky sweet aftertaste left from the malts. Mouthfeel is smooth and full, without being too sticky.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 00:35:18 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle best by 7/26/2013 poured into a Bell's snifter and consumed today, 6/9/2013. Cool label for sure!

Aroma: Not particularly present, mostly an earthy hoppiness combined with some sweet caramel. Not a very impressive nose at all, even as it warms up. (3.5)

Colour: Very nice semi-hazy light amber body with a solid 1cm white head that recedes fairly quickly into a thin white collar. Lacing is there but sporadic. Otherwise a very nice looking beer, just begging to be quaffed. (4.5)

Flavour: Definitely a very bitter, earthy kick up front. The toffee, caramel and honey malt has a very strong presence in the middle, so much that I don't notice any of the early earthy hoppy flavour whatsoever. It finishes with a non-descript sweet bitterness that stings the hell out of my palate. It's definitely intense, but it somehow does not seem to come together in a way that I like. Big DIPA with big malt backbone, but not a great bit of hop flavour at all. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: Definitely not lacking here though. Full bodied, resinous and syrupy DIPA that coats my palate and stings it like a swarm of bees. Great carbonation, dry sweet finish that is mostly a non-descript bitterness mixed in with bitter caramel. (4.5)

Overall: Decent DIPA, not my favorite combination of flavours for sure. It does have the intensity of the malt backbone and bitterness, but I feel like its missing something and that would probably be the lack of intensity of the hop flavours that I come to expect from a double IPA. If they were to amp up the aroma hops, it would probably add a great deal more to this beer. (4)

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 22:59:53 | More by Stevedore
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice amber color. Thin minimal white head. Medium lacing.

S - Big tropical scents - mango & peach.

T - Sweet at first with the hops sneaking up. Nice citrus with a good malty backbone.

M - Nice mouthfeel. Medium body with medium .

O - Very nice DIPA. Wll pick out every spring.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 02:04:25 | More by TreyIsWilson
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle, best by 8-9-2013, poured to 13.75-oz tulip. Very clear golden yellow, 1-finger white fluffy head, rising bubbles throughout, lacing maintained.

This beer needs to warm for a few minutes before consuming. Needed to swirl, to bury my nose in order to draw out aroma at first. Aroma stronger as it warms. Very pleasant juicy citrus (orange, pineapple, grapefruit). Very little to no pine, despite Simcoe. Less bold than more esteemed DIPAs.

Uneven? Each sip seems to be different. Sweet canned pineapple, grapefruit, giving way to strong pine and spicy malts, at first. With time, Simcoe pine predominates, but there is pineapple lingering at finish.

Alcohol bite and maltiness more noticeable than more esteemed examples, but it is quite drinkable. Not as bold or hoppy as the "west coast" Alchemy Hour, but a very good beer from a great brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 01:26:25 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date of 07/26/2013. I drank a lot of this stuff last year and I remember loving it, so I'm excited to try it again. Great Lakes has quickly become one of my favorite breweries.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Beautiful two fingers of fluffy creamy off-white head. Body is a bright golden orange with lots of bubbles streaming to the top, and some fine sediment twirling around the glass. Thick fluffy rings of lacing.

S - Fresh bitter grapefruit rind, blood orange, juicy pineapple, creamy apricot, & sweet light bready malt. Wonderful citrus smells coming from this one. The tropical fruits seem to become even more enhanced as this beer warms, also.

T - Taste is brimming with intense spicy hop bitterness. Some alcohol heat is definitely apparent from this beer's strong 9.10% abv. Tropical fruitiness like mango, grapefruit, & blood orange.

M - Feel is of bitter hop resin & some juicy fruit sugars lingering. Bit of alcohol heat sticking around also.

Overall, another outstanding beer from Grate Lakes Brewing Co., and definitely one of my more favored imperial IPA's. Alcohol warmth is noticeable, but this tastes remarkably smooth for such a high abv beer. Another excellent beer from Great Lakes, all of their stuff comes highly recommended. Great bottle art, also. I would be interested to see what a little bit of age would do to one of these bottles to mellow it out a bit.

Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster ---4.5/5

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 01:58:51 | More by mfnmbvp
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from12oz bottle into tulip. Purchased at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, NY. Golden pour with thin white lacing.
Sharp malty hop aroma...almost rye like with a hint of sweet cotton candy hop. Taste is nice sweet cotton candy, sweet malts and caramel or honey??
Its heavy...really heavy. I want to say its like Panzer wolf....
although I can actually finish this one, but not really loving it...its good but not great.
meh...

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 01:51:27 | More by DrinkSlurm
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SportsandJorts

Michigan

3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: a orange/yellow. quite hazy. a finger or so of a white head that fades slowly

Smell: grapefruit and floral hops, more hops, some sweetness

Taste: strong grapefruit and floral hop notes. sweetness that could either be malts or honey.

Mouthfeel: the overall feel comes off a little odd from the bitter sweet mixture. fairly light

Overall: a good and tasty DIPA but pales in comparison to Alchemy Hour. But Great Lakes never ends up disappointing me.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2013 03:33:50 | More by SportsandJorts
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roundthewaygirls

Virginia

3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 32 oz growler into a pint glass. i enjoyed this pretty soon after i got it.

A: honey color. 2 fingers of foamy white head. very clear. nice lacing

S: malty. tropical fruits. honey. a hint of piney resins.

T: the tropical fruits really stand out. mango, pineapple, grape. the hops don't really stand out to me. the piney resins stay after the finish. contributes to the funk. the alcohol is remarkably hidden. honey sweetness.

M: has body, but goes down really smooth. very well carbonated.

O: great summer DIPA. i really enjoyed alchemy hour and this is almost as good. this beer is a little funkier than alchemy hour (in a good way). well balanced, less hoppy, crisp and sweet.

Serving type: growler

06-04-2013 21:13:12 | More by roundthewaygirls
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours clear yellow gold, nice two finger head, a wall of lacing.
S - Huge fruit aroma, pineapple, mango, papaya, grape, a hint of pine, and bread malt. It might be an overwhelming amount of fruit but I love it.
T - Bright lush juicy fruits, there's a lot of grape and papaya flavor, and finishes more on the floral side with a nice fresh bread maltiness.
M - For 9.1% this is stupid drinkable, very balanced feel.
O - This took me by surprise, this does not taste anything like I remember from last year. I distinctly remember a lot of pine and pineapple from last year, but there was a lot of alcohol burn and somewhat boozy flavor, this is not the case this year. I also love that it follow alchemy hour in release. Time to buy a case of this stuff.

EDIT: Just had a bottle of vintage 2012 that's been in the fridge since last year, yes I know that its an IPA, and old blah blah, but I much prefer the 2012 to 2013, Its a lot more mellow in the tropical sweetness, and more balanced, with more pronounced pineapple as I remembered. Proof that IPAs can age well, there's still a decent bite in the 12. Still doesnt change the fact that I like this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 20:06:25 | More by Omnium
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screamking

Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance-pours a light apricot, with a small white head which is gone quickly. Good amount of lacing around glass. 4

Aroma-lots of tropical fruits at play. Pineapple is very prevalent, as is mango. This smells like a tropical fruit salad. Very ripe almost old fruit salad. It's funny, but this smells like you should drink it out of a coconut. 4.25

Taste-weird mix of bitter and sweet. It tastes like it doesn't know which way it wants to go. The bitterness comes thru first, then pineapple sweetness hits hard. I don't think the flavors work to well together. 3.75

Feel-decent mouthfeel, alcohol content is there but mostly hidden. Medium bodied. 4

Overall-not as good as alchemy hour, but not bad either. I would say this is a solid DIPA. GL has been making a lot of good brews for awhile now, but I think could be one they do without, especially if they make more alchemy hour. 4

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 01:32:58 | More by screamking
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best before 7/26/13. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. $2.79 for a single bottle.

Appearance: An almost clear amber color with some super fine particles floating around. Three finger head lasts a few minutes before staying at half a finger. Great, fluffy lacing.

Smell: Sweet. Notes of tropical fruit, but primarily earthy sorts of hops. Not much else.

Taste/feel: Very sweet, especially the more that it warms up. Maybe a sweeter than Hopslam sort of sweet. What blows my mind most about this beer is that it actually doesn't have a lot of flavor, and it's confusing the hell out of me. I even blew my nose and tasted some other things to make sure my taste buds were working. I get the HUGE amount of sweetness on my tongue at the beginning of each sip and the slight bitterness at the end, but not many actual flavors, which is kind of cheesing me off. I really just taste a sort of honey at the beginning with a dash of piney hops, and then a bitter but malty tasting finish. Quite drinkable, but surprisingly little going on in the flavor department for me. Shocking.

Mind boggling. How am I drinking a IIPA where I'm hardly picking up any significant aromas or flavors? It's not like the glass or beer was nearly frozen, either. It looks good, it smells pretty nice, but the flavors really seem to be in hiding until the beer warms up quite a lot. It's far from bad, but if I wanted to drink a IIPA, I'd drink something that gives me more flavor.. I feel like after awhile, this would taste like drinking corn syrup. On the plus side, it IS insanely drinkable for the first 12oz at least, and the 9.1% isn't noticeable. Once the beer is sitting at room temperature for awhile, there's a SLIGHT throat warming on the finish, but that's it. I'd definitely drink this again, but I must admit, I'm underwhelmed.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 13:54:03 | More by Alextricity
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle courtesy of tommyguz pours a surprisingly clear gold color with a fluffy white head. Nice retention and lacing...a good looking brew.

Interesting aroma on this DIPA...pine needle juice galore with a hefty dose of alcohol. Not bad, but not as mouth-watering as I was expecting with GL's pedigree.

Taste is lighter than expected with the malts being super-light and the hops never really flexing bitterness or huge flavors. It is pretty easy to drink though and goes down smooth. The body is great with tiny-bubbled carbonation and a silky mouthfeel. Like a good DIPA, it gets better as it warms. Its good, glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 00:24:10 | More by twiggamortis420
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a bottle.

A: This beer appears a nice deep orange, slightly cloudy as well. The head is an off white and started out as approximately a finger's width. The head disappates fairly quickly and a nice lacing remains.

S: The smell is very hoppy upfront. Definitely fits the DIPA smell profile. The hops seem very cirtusy, not too much pine happening.

T: Very bitter around the tongue and quite hoppy! The hoppiness lingers around the middle to back of the tongue after each sip. Definitely quite the tasty DIPA.

M: The mouthfeel with this one is solid, not the smoothest mouthfeel, however. The bitterness from the hops nip at the tongue slightly when sipping.

Overal, this beer is very good! Very hoppy and true to the DIPA style. I'd highly recommend this beer to anyone who's a fan of DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 23:50:08 | More by troegaarden
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dmfrench

Indiana

4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sweet and spicy light barleywine in DIPA clothing.
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A: Very clear amber body with a somewhat persistent one finger tight off white head.

S: Very inviting... bright, effervescent, light citrus, fruity, and spicy hops with a subtle pillow of toasty caramel malt underneat... just a beautiful, delicate, fine aroma.

T: Wow... incredibly sweet... malts are toasty and nutty as opposed to the usual caramel, though butter is definitely there. Not at all a DIPA experience. Large amounts of spices come through, and the hops form the edges of the flavor rather than being tasted blatantly. Hop bitterness comes though on the finish.

M: Light and airy like fine whipped cream.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 21:17:30 | More by dmfrench
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a clear, shining, golden copper color. It poured with a medium sized, relatively long lived, marshmallow cap.

s: Pineapple bomb! Fresh, juicy, sweet pineapple with a little mango as well. There were some sugar cookie malts for balance.

t: I've never tasted pineapple in a beer to this extent. Lots of tropical fruit flavor with relatively subdued bitterness. Sugar cookie sweetness made for a well balanced big IPA.

m: Big bodied and creamy.

o: What a great beer! And cheap as well. I paid under thirty for a case three months ahead of the best before. I'll definitely be buying more of this.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 22:13:27 | More by DIM
Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,561 ratings.