Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Lake Erie MonsterGreat Lakes Lake Erie Monster

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.61/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been a Great Lakes beer fan for some time, but it wasn't until this summer that I got the chance to taste this wonderful seasonal creation. I consider myself a hops man, and this beer is perfectly crisp and sharp, yet balanced in sweetness. Truly my favorite from a wonderful brewery

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3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Barrington Brewery pint glass.

A: Hazy, golden yellow color with some orange highlights beneath a dense head of creamy white foam that left nice streaks of lacing. Scarce bits of yeast sediment were visible along with a steady pillar of carbonation.

S: Very lush and floral with juicy citrus fruit aromas and the scent of ground crystal malts.

T: Somewhat hot, peppery and luscious fruity malts from the get-go, this brew has a complex, full flavor. Spicy and sweet doses of citrus and caramel malts roll together with grapefruit and lemongrass imparted by a big handful of bittering hops. The finish is a bit hot and booze with a steady fruit ester flavors that melds with hop resins.

M: Big, bold and full-bodied DIPA with plenty of resins and sticky sweet malts to go with the rush of hot, boozy heat.

O: A very flavorful DIPA but one that bordered on Ameri0can Strong Ale for me. The 9.1% ABV is quite noticeable, as the brew seems to pride itself on hop assertion more than malt balance, which is fine, but it made the malts cloy a bit when it seemed harmony of flavors shouldn't have suffered at all. I'd have it again as a standalone brew to get the full scope of things next time.

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

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: Dark gold to apricot in color with some haze. One finger's worth of white head forms. Good amount of visible carbonation.

S: Fruity (orange, apricot) and pine hops, bready malt.

T: Taste follows the nose very well with the addition of some tropical fruit (mango) and a bit of the onion hop character.

M: Nice, a bit on the thick side even for an IIPA. Finishes with a bitter tingly mouthfeel.

O: Pretty good, even if it's not the best in style. Would pick up a four-pack again.

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