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Great Lakes Silver & Gold IPL - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

350 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 12
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 06-18-2013)
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jordanimal

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.7%

08-19-2014 14:07:02 | More by jordanimal
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DRush11


3.44/5  rDev -10.2%

08-16-2014 23:14:04 | More by DRush11
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -9.9%

The Great Bottle Purge of 2014 is pushing along nicely. Shelf space is beginning to appear in my reefer, the floor is well sorted, the stovetop has the on-deck beers and my tolerance is astounding. I have no idea where I got this, but I am ready to drink it!

From the bottle: "How do you choose between brewing a commemorative lager and a commemorative ale to celebrate 25 years of exceptional beer?"; "You don't. Our Silver & Gold IPL is brewed with Dortmunder Gold Lager yeast and loads of hops, the best of both worlds for the best fans in the world."; "25 Years 1988-3013"; "Our silver anniversary isn't about gold medals. It's about 25 years of passion and heart. Silver & Gold IPL represents our past and present, from original brewmaster Thaine Johnson's Dortmunder Gold recipe and engineer Charlie Price's vision for our Brewhouse to our ever-growing family of beers. Silver & Gold IPL is for our neighbors who've shared pints and stories, for the fans who've challenged us to be exceptional from day one, and for us - a bottled reminder of how far we've come. Brewed with a complex blend of American hops and a mixture of specialty malts, Silver & Gold IPL is bold yet well-balanced, dry yet refreshing. With respect for tradition and a nod to the future, we toast to the next 25 years."

I did not see any settling, but I still poured sort of gently, getting a finger of tawny head with good retention in the process. Color was a deep-gold (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity. The Unholy Trio of Midas, Mammon and Croesus did not suddenly show up. Instead, they were already here, just based on the beer's name! They are such punks. Nose had a scent of tropical fruits, especially coconut and papaya. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was nothing like the nose, sadly. It was much more bitter, more towards citrus rind and some grass. Not bad, but not what I was expecting. Finish was dry, with some fusel alcohol heat.

07-24-2014 03:08:15 | More by woodychandler
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Desimoaj


4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-16-2014 21:27:05 | More by Desimoaj
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-06-2014 22:14:55 | More by KAF
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ackeeper

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-24-2014 23:20:52 | More by ackeeper
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toppoop

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-24-2014 19:43:55 | More by toppoop
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cd34

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-22-2014 17:52:42 | More by cd34
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romulus523

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-20-2014 15:27:25 | More by romulus523
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WillHops

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-02-2014 02:58:51 | More by WillHops
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Glanzman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-19-2014 17:29:14 | More by Glanzman
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boondogglefob

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-19-2014 00:33:37 | More by boondogglefob
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EdVandenberg

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-10-2014 14:04:50 | More by EdVandenberg
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-10-2014 07:51:57 | More by zestar
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wellsnb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-09-2014 01:35:09 | More by wellsnb
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whitenads

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-05-2014 18:12:06 | More by whitenads
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ttylicki

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-01-2014 01:04:56 | More by ttylicki
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-28-2014 00:58:04 | More by yourefragile
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-13-2014 19:30:55 | More by marmstrong1212
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AlMarzo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-10-2014 01:09:24 | More by AlMarzo
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mpenning13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-08-2014 02:03:15 | More by mpenning13
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MilesRaymond

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-02-2014 03:00:33 | More by MilesRaymond
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Emnmarko

Michigan

3.89/5  rDev +1.6%

Bottled on 8/31/13 enjoyed 3/30/14

A- Rich copper in color and clear. A one finger head reduces quickly to leave a light halo.

S- Sweet malts, tropical fruity hops. Smells great!

T- Strong sweet bready malts come on first with a hoppy kick in the middle. A dry peppery hop aftertaste lingers on.

M- Lighter than medium bodied. Nothing crazy or unexpected. Goes down smooth.

O- A great tasting IPL. Easy to drink with a huge helping of hop bitterness.

03-29-2014 21:01:22 | More by Emnmarko
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betsymagnolia

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-28-2014 17:54:24 | More by betsymagnolia
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-21-2014 00:47:31 | More by beersdmf17
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Great Lakes Silver & Gold IPL from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.