Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,621 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Great Lakes Lake Erie MonsterGreat Lakes Lake Erie Monster
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:
2,621
Reviews:
715
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
Wants:
175
Gots:
487
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,621 |  Reviews: 715
Photo of jem3143
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ahbithwabm
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Syracuse12
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerhawk41
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of ValpoExpo
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of sblanton83
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Gschaf
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of lach78
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of bobbyr5
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of CesarLopes
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of jdhasse
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Ri0
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into teku. Best by date of 7/26/13

A - Pours hazy bright orange with a two finger bright white head that relaxes into a nice ring around the glass. Not sure how this is unfiltered by how clean it looks. Decent lacing on my glass.

S - Plenty of floral hops, citrus, pine, with a little toffee and honey on bread. An ever so slight earthy scent.

T - Hits with sweet ripe pineapple, citrus. Melds into some malt sweetness with the toffee and honey on bread. Finishes with a pine and bitter with more sweetness. Bitter lingers on the tongue.

M - Nice amount of carbonation, medium body, sticky and sweet in the mouth. Bitter dryness at the end.

O - Slightly above average IIPA that I am glad to have tried. Definitely a more soft IIPA compared to the big bold ones that are out there. Balance between bitter and sweet is okay, but the sweetness seems to come through more.

 895 characters

Photo of plinythederek
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Andragos
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of mjm47
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of G_Rod
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of utopiajane
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber/orange with a decent head of foam that fell fast to a thin ring and cap and left good lace. Champagne effervescence and great clarity. Nose is sweet, sweet pineapple. Sweet malt, cookie like, caramel and sticky. Some earth and fresh mango. Fresh cut grass. The alcohol shows up on the nose as ti warms. Taste is very pineapple and has a little oil to coat the tongue right away so you don’t think it’s too sweet. Hops are plentiful but somewhat tame except for a good helping of pine. The malt character is sweet, buttery, and creamy with some biscuit. There’s some alcohol to bite and warm a little on the way down. Really the most pineapple in a beer I have ever had. It drinks smooth and refreshing with a full malt profile that is very rich and lasts throughout the drink. It’s almost heavy and just a bit syrupy. The hops stay forward and offer a good bitter on the back palate to bring it to a close with nice dry finish.

 955 characters

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of pudgecat
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of goblin7704
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of DIPAFAN
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of JasonR1975
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 2,621 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More