Great Lakes Silver & Gold IPL - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thecheapies:
3.79/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Best before 8/31/13. Pint glass.
Wonderfully clear light bronze-colored beer with a thick collar of dense off-white foam.
Sweet maltiness with a toastiness pecked by blatant citrusy hops. Wallops of orange-y rind, aspirin powder, and some tropical tang. Light floral notes and outreaches of pine. Mostly, a citrus bomb, which is interesting with that toasty grain base.
A hop smack-attack. Lots of citric hop with floral notes; a melange of tangelo, grapefruit, melon, and tropical notes. Has a powdery medicinal note, too. Hot breathy booze remains in the finish, which quells almost all of a rough bitterness in the middle. Sweet malts are still balancing. The toast note has its own bitterness to counter the malt sugars.
Lighter carbonation. Slick and semi-oily body, thanks to the hop oils. Feels smooth, that way. But, it carries a little too much noticeable gravity for my taste.
A hoppy lager with a little bit of a booziness problem. Still a damn fine effort from a stand-up brewery. A bang-up brew. A four-pack is an optimal quantity. Good job, Great Lakes!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2013 02:53:34 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
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 346 ratings.