Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
2,623
Reviews:
715
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
Wants:
175
Gots:
489
For Trade:
3
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/19/13

Pours golden with a slight bronze hue. A half finger white head leaves a nice lacing

Smell is dominated by sweet tangerine like hops and milder pine hop notes. malt is light and grainy. Some alcohol is also detectable.

Taste is great, there is a nice almost sour bitterness that works really nice with the orange like citrus hops. A little bit of pine and grassy flavors are also detectable. Some nice sweet caramel malt is in the finish.

Mouthfeel is good, medium body with high carbonation keeps this pretty drinkable for all the booze.

Overall this is a good ipa, glad I got to try it so fresh.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a crystal clear honey color with a brief ivory head. Nose is subtle citrus dominated by sweet fruity esters including, dare I say, even a hint of strawberry. The taste is a superb balancing of a sweetish caramel malt against a drying pine hoppiness, which carries through to the finish. A nice smooth texture rounds out the package. Definitely one of the better Imperial IPA's I have tried.

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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 2,623 ratings.
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