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Great Lakes Engine 20 Smoked Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Engine 20 Smoked Pale Ale
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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 17.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: klewis on 02-19-2006)
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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dbrauneis
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Finnigan's Wake in Winston-Salem, NC

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation near the surface of the beer and some faint golden yellow + orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy off-white head that reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of smokey malts with light hints of earthiness.

T: Moderate flavors of smokey malts with some lights hints of iodine. Light notes of earthiness. Light amounts of bitterness are present but do not linger for too long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and clean.

O: This beer is pretty easy to drink as the smokey flavors and aromas are not too strong as well as the alcohol being well hidden. Definitely enjoyable.

dbrauneis, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Noonan425
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Noonan425, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of jacewg
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

jacewg, Nov 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

clfrost, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of dailyminefield
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

dailyminefield, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Mark5252
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Mark5252, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Zonian1, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +11.7%

WVbeergeek, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Soneast
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Soneast, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap last night at the Corner Slice here in GSO.Poured into a standard pint glass a clear bopper copper color with a half finger white head atop.Aromas of light smoke and light leafy hops,a bit of sweet biscuit malt is in there as well.A decent shot of smokiness up front on the palate not over done but it plays a role,sweet dough malts underneath with a finish of pine and leafiness from the hops.Not bad,a pretty subdued APA but it is what it says it is,and it went down pretty easy.

oberon, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of rcjennings
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

rcjennings, Nov 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

sisterthelonious, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of rwshelton2
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

rwshelton2, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An amber-colored pale ale with a thin cap of dense foam that lays with concave edges. Visible carbonation through exceptional clarity.

Sweet maltiness with fruity tones and a light smokiness that leaches out like a dull ache. Reminds me of a beer licked by wet campfire smoke. Hops are delicate and fruity/floral.

Nice rigid bitterness offered up by citrusy hops and a crisp toastiness from kilned grain, but it's enveloped in a wet smoke. Has notes of cherrywood, grapefruit, leafy hop, tempered malts, and a touch of vanilla. Love this muted smokiness. Plus, it swells as it settles and warms.

Stoked with spicy carbonation. The body is light and drinkable. Very enjoyable.

Nice little half-smoked ale. Keeps its pale ale charcteristics. I recommend Engine 20.

thecheapies, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of core42
1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

core42, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of elahote
4/5  rDev +11.7%

elahote, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -16.2%

ejimhof, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

WillCarrera, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Haybeerman, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Boston's Bistro & Pub, Dayton, OH

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has some amber hues along with a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of smoked malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell but the smoky flavors are a little stronger.
M: It feels medium-bodied, clean and smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is pleasant and easy to drink. It's not too smoky so it would make for a good introduction to smoked beers for someone who is new to the style.

metter98, Oct 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Lanstrum, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Sturmthis, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

athegreatest83, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Great Lakes Engine 20 Smoked Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.