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

Great Lakes Silver & Gold IPLGreat Lakes Silver & Gold IPL

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BA SCORE
86
very good

332 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 332
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%


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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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

10 oz into a tulip at Capital Ale House in Fredericksburg, VA. From notes.

A: Pours a clear copper color. While there isn't much head at all - only a half finger of off-white colored head, if that - it tries its damnedest to retain itself well. Surprisingly plentiful lacing is left down the glass.

S: Not much here, sadly. Some grassy hops, a touch of fruitiness, and maybe some caramel malts. Devoid of flaws, but unimpressive.

T: This starts off with a huge wave of grassy, spicy hop bitterness. Afterwards, it transitions into an almost fruit punch-like sweetness. A slight hop bite returns to dry the finish up somewhat. I'm really loving the fruitiness (seemingly typical of their lagers), a shame it's overly bitter at times.

M: It's about 5% heavier than I like my lagers, but like I said, dries out on the finish quite nicely. Carbonation is medium-high.

O: If it weren't so bitter, it might be among the better lagers I've ever had. As it stands, it's still a good hoppy lager, but bring your bitter tooth.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2013 18:54:18 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Great Lakes Silver & Gold IPL from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.