Lake Erie Monster | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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4.01/5
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2,668 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An imperial india pale ale

Added by BuckeyeNation on 06-29-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,965
Reviews:
726
Ratings:
2,668
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
178
Gots:
515
Trade:
3
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Photo of blissfulNemo
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jenrhart
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice light amber color with a nice head and lacing. Aroma had hoppy hints, the taste follows the nose with a nice hoppy flavor. A medium bodied well carbonated beer with a strong kick.

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Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Has a clear orange color, slimy finger-thick foam head, moderate carbonation, decent lacing.

Lot of floral and citrus notes going on here. Apple, grapefruit, other candied citrus. White pepper. Slight smell of alcohol.

Fruity notes upfront. Cherry, orange, bitter grapefruit, and tangerine. Caramel. Syrup. Piney, resiny taste. Altogether, fruity and floral. Feels creamy smooth.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RR58
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenBayBA
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manthon
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HungarianCount
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of valence
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucoli
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(12 oz bottle, enjoy by 09/15/17 - purchased late Oct, whoops!.... poured into a faceted wine glass, same one as last review)

L: clear, pale amber liquid; some slimy white foam, mostly clumping in isolated islands of craggy fisheyes... a few hanger-on splotches of lace

S: mostly floral, with delicate apple and vinous notes... soft hints of mellow-toasted malt, perfumy booze, dry autumn grass, and finely-ground white pepper... green hop and alcohol is all that's left by the end

T: quite fruity up front - seems via alcohol esters as much as hops - backed by a mild caramel-kissed cereal grain... aftertaste is rather dry with some of the floral and grassy notes lingering, as well as a hint of graham cracker and firm yet restrained bitterness which builds... kind of a hoppy Belgian strong pale nuance to the overall taste

F: a sip carrying foam lends a lovely fleecy head to its lithe, silky malt yolk tail... surrounding this loose dollop of malt syrup is a potent jacket of champagne-like ethanol/bubbles... so, in essence, it has a stealth warmth and a quiet dryness, but with a decadent, oily slick ripple - one serving may satisfy, but I can see another turning cloying

O: not bad for apparently being nearly 6 weeks past due... maybe the 'tropical' element of the flavors are more apparent when fresh... I'd definitely grab a fresher bottle next time I see 'un - certainly worth another try

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Photo of bixby1971
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.77/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dvesilly
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gavage
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: orange in color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: bread and some pine is detectable.

Taste: bready malt base with some grapefruit, pine, and a dank bitterness. Alcohol is very noticeable and warming.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Dry late.

Overall: this was a bit too boozy but it packs a bitter punch.

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Photo of Curt3
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwilcox767
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Clear orange/brown body, medium head.
S - Excellent hop notes along with candied citrus come through.
T - Lots of juiciness, rich and slightly malty. Taste lingers for a bit.
M - Resinous open, medium amount of carbonation, lingering resin close.
O - Great DIPA. I don't recall the hops used, but excellent selection. Big nose and a very tasty DIPA.

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Photo of nstygles
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dokhollidai
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,668 ratings