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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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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 6.82%
Wants: 11
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheSevenDuffs on 03-10-2014

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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 9
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Photo of justmebro
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured at Silversmith. Bright orange colour, nice citrus throught. Assertive without overwhelming hops

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of jegross2
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of dipso123
3.33/5  rDev -21.6%
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

Photo of papat444
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%

Thanks to Soods for this one.

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.

Photo of jrenihan
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

On tap at Bar Hop.

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.

Photo of peensteen
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes from 2 day old can

Hazed golden colour with some orange as well, 1.5 fingers of dense head, not a ton of lace though. Smell is loaded with tropical fruits, pineapple and mango, some citrus as well, bits of grapefruit, just a touch of shallot as it warmed, hints of malt. Taste is a hop forward mix of tropical fruit and citrus, bitterness is fairly restrained in exchange for hop flavour, still mildly bitter but tons of pineapple, grapefruit and tangerine flavours, long hoppy aftertaste. Lightly carbonated, medium-full body, oily points. Just a fantastic IPA, my favorite Canadian IPA and probably my favorite beer from this brewery, really hope this makes many returns.

Photo of mick303
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On cask at cest what. Light amber orange colour, cloudy with a slight lacing. Smell has a full aroma of lemon and floral tones, some biscuit, some pine also, just enough spicy and resiny notes alongside the abundant citrus hops. Very clean also. Taste is a similar lemon cake, cranberry, a bit less pine, this is full on lemon cake and juicy for sure, bitterness is quite restrained. Mouthfeel is good, enough body to fill it out, light carbonation, a well bodied ipa with a nice lingering citrus profile. Full flavored with some really solid interplays between a very pale malt profile and an abundance of cascade and citrus hops, some resiny character, impressed by the overall cleaness of this, like lemon cleaner it is there is full force and leave a tidy dry finish. A solid offering from Great Lakes, not mindblowing, but a tasty beer to try. Lot of hops come through in force but it maintain itself in good form.

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Great Lakes Thrust! IPA from Great Lakes Brewery
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