Great Lakes Silver & Gold IPL - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.01/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a Green's tulip. The pour is really beautiful. It's light copper in color, crystal-clear, and sports a well-formed white head with good retention. The nose is a mix of malty bready notes and spicy hops. There is also a cidery sweetness to the nose.
The beer is light-medium bodied and has a balanced flavor. Clean malt hits the front of the palate first with a pleasant grainy sweetness. The hops rush in very quickly and push the bitterness just beyond balance. The bitterness is herbal and botanic, not dry and stony. Very satisfying with a few rough edges and a starchy, husky lingering bitterness on the finish.
Silver and Gold Imperial Style Pale Lager is a 25th anniversary beer from Great Lakes. Pilsners are not my favorite style, but I do enjoy (traditional) lagers with their clean malt flavors and nice peppery finish. This one is like Dortmunder Gold with a generous dry-hopping. Experimental? Possibly. Successful? I think so. I could definitely see myself enjoying the earthy bitterness of this one just before a meal.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2013 18:14:46 | More by deadonhisfeet
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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.