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Great Lakes Aloha Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States | website

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2009

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 16
Reviews by OWSLEY069:
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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, a little grainy, and notes of citrus hops and earthy. In the taste, mellow malt and notes of orange citrus hops. A small bite, but mainly smooth, with a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a lighter malt and small note of citrus hops in the aftertaste. A nice refresher beer with small citrus hops.

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Photo of cnagle28
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tylermains
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of ninner00
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4oz pour at Ollie's Place in Centerville, OH. Served in a small tulip stout style tasting glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Plenty of fine persistent lacing.

Smell: Peaches with a hint of tropical fruit and citrus.

Taste: Peaches, citrus, fresh cut tropical fruit, a bready/honey malt middle, and a bitter finish that was citrus rind.

Mouthfeel: A tiny bit sticky on the teeth. Good carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: Very drinkable and it did remind me of a tropical evening despite it being cold outside in the blustery fall tonight. If I didn't need to leave and work tonight I would have requested a 16oz pour. I think this would have gone quite well with food as well. I hope this beer makes it to Ollie's again so I can try it, as I understand it isn't commonly seen outside the Cleveland main location for Great Lakes. A very nice no frills, but solidly crafted tropical style and not excessively hoppy beer.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of still_thedragon
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of heerboth
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Gkguliani
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jaketothemax1000
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I went up to glbc for lunch and decided to get a glass of aloha cause what the hell. this beer is clear yellow with meduim head retention. smell was citrusy to match lots of aromatic hops. This beer is especially hoppy for a blonde ale; its almost like a light american pale ale. It had medium to light body and suprisingly drinkable.

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Photo of kirchy
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of fullmoonbeer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jampics2
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Great Lakes around the end of August.

The beer is golden in color with a small head and some notable cloudiness. The head becomes a film quickly and there's just a bit of notable lace.

Smells of light citrus hops with a nice caramel and crisp malt base. This is certainly an Americanized version of the beer as the hops really give some nice fruitiness and citrus instead of the traditional noble hops.

"Aloha Ale" sounds like it should contain some coconut or something. While it's a relatively lighter beer in terms of flavor, it does pack some focused citrus and sweet malt into a nice little package. Orange, pineapple (is that the Aloha? makes sense), and a touch of grapefruit. Bitterness is light and finish is clean.

Nice carbonation, refreshing body, and a wonderfully clean finish. This beer is a pleasure to drink and I would certainly try it again next year. Another really good offering from Great Lakes, this one steps just a bit outside the box and makes it memorable.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. This was the best of the 3 samples I tried.

Pour is bright yellow, thin white head. Smell is light. Hints of grassy hops and a light malt backbone.

Taste was very balanced and light. Flashes of grassy hops, very light typical Great Lakes grainy malt bill, and a smoothness. I really like the drinkability here. Theres still a good amount of flavor, yet its light and drinkable.

Great Lakes answer to BMC!

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of bbeane
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Great Lakes Aloha Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.