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Great Lakes Thrust! IPA - Great Lakes Brewery

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Great Lakes Thrust! IPAGreat Lakes Thrust! IPA

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.04%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TheSevenDuffs on 03-10-2014

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque cloudy bright orange colour with a thin layer of eggshell coloured head.

S - Grapefruit, orange rind, lighter passion fruit and mango aromas and a slight honey/caramel sweetness throughout.

T - Nice restrained bitterness with big citrus and tropical fruit notes. Grapefruit, tangerine, mango, peach and pineapple flavours all come through. Just enough honey malt sweetness comes through to provide some balance.

M - Medium body. Sticky and resinous. Light carbonation.

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4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing Thrust! An IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Company out of Etobicoke, Canada.

Score: 95

Couple week old can served in a Great Taste of the Midwest taster glass and enjoyed on 05/04/14 while camping out for Great Taste tickets. Review is from iPhone notes. Thank you Adam and Marcus for sending me this tasty treat!

Appearance: Pour a lovely golden honey color with four fingers of frothy white head. Poor lacing and retention. 3.5/5

Smell: Tropical fruit/citrus fruitiness and dank pine mixed with a kiss of funk. 4.5/5

Taste: Bitter tropical fruit galore, with a piney finish. Tastes like chewing on the rind of various citrus fruit -- grapefruits, tangerines, orange and so on. So delightful! 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Juicy and bitter. Medium-ish body, good carbonation. 4.5/5

Overall: This is a excellent IPA with a lovely tropical fruit nose and a good amount of bitterness without being a palate scorcher. If you are getting a box of beer sent to you from Canada, then I recommend inquiring about acquiring a few fresh cans.

Cost: $4 for a 16 oz can.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

L - more opaque than cloudy and not particularly Pale. Head disappeared asap and no lacing S - is citrusy but small and quickly dissipated. T - a lot of grapefruit but tastes more like pith than zest adding an unpleasant bitterness that is the central characteristic of this IPA. M - a thick and sticky mouthfeel with an unremarkable finish that leans toward a bitterness harsher than desired. O - not bad but not inspiring and needs a cleaner dryer finish

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3.85/5  rDev -9.6%

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Pours a vibrant orange body with a luscious tropical fruit aroma. Lots of fleshy fruit in the flavor and ultra creamy but i was expecting a more aggressive IPA. While this is good, it left me wanting a little.

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On-tap at Volo.

Beer is translucent orange with a moderately sized white head. Good retention, nice lacing.

Great nose. Really strong tropical fruit scent, with a citrus aspect as well. Smells very juicy.

Nice flavour as well. Really good tropical fruit flavours, bright and juicy. Citrus. Fairly bitter, but in a very flavourful way. Caramel malt base, quite pleasant.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. A bit oily. Chewy.

Overall, very good. If brewed regularly, this would certainly be one of the very best Ontario IPAs.

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Pours bright orange with a dense, creamy offwhite head. Huge citrusy, tropical notes fill the nose. Pithy, juicy hops fill the taste. Grapefruit, lemon, mango, apricot flavors all over the place.

A stand out IPA in a very crowded field. Replete with delicious new world hop flavors. Must try.

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Great Lakes Thrust! IPA from Great Lakes Brewery
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