Great Lakes Silver & Gold IPL - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
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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3.89/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2014 21:01:22 | More by Emnmarko
Great Lakes Silver & Gold IPL from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.