Lake Erie Monster | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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4.01/5
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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:
#3,849
Reviews:
724
Ratings:
2,664
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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178
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Ratings: 2,664 |  Reviews: 724
Photo of BergBeer
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eammon1920
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HellBlazerG
4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EMV
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Semi-cloudy golden orange pour. 1 finger of white head leaves a rim of lacing.

S: Tropical fruits... caramel malts... a bit of resin.

T/F: Rich and malty... caramel and bread provide some background sweetness which is well balanced by some tropical hop bitterness. Fruity... mango and slight peach. Orange rind.... resinous and sticky. Medium in body. Well carbonated. Finish is bittersweet.

O: A big rich DIPA.... flavorful and dangerously easy to drink. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange. Foamy, tall, off white head lasts a while then fading toa Rocky head that lasts.

Smells citrus, bready malt, tropical and melon.

Tastes Caramel malt, candied tropical fruit, light citrus peel and light hop pepper. Finish is Semi dry with light banana peel. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Rufus1
2.81/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a hazy orange/amber into a fifteen ounce glass mug the same temperature as the beer. One and a half fingers of off white head that settles quickly to a steady rime. Nice lacing.

The nose somehow comes across as sour. Somewhat reminiscent of sauerkraut. Dank wet hops. No malts.

Quite boozy up front. Not much in the way of hop bitterness neither citrus or floral. Tastes as dank as it smells. Unbalanced. Flavor is hard to describe but I will settle on not good.

Thin and watery on the palate. Carbonation really doesn't matter due to the poor taste. Bitter dry finish.

Not even close to the better IPA's available.

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Photo of Boone757
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with orange hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, light malts. Taste is citrus, pine, malts, alcohol, moderate bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall, a bit boozy, but still a solid beer.

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Photo of JoeLev
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 98green
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of q33jeff
1.53/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

**
07/23/14

Bottle to goblet.

APPEARANCE: clear yellow. Big white head.
AROMA: urine. Yes, really, urine. Funny, I’ve drank several of these as this is the last of a six pack,but only now did i take a real whiff. Smells like piss. The hops and pine are way behind the abhorrent pee smell. Not that I enjoyed the previous beers, but while not distracted and concentrating on taste and smell, this is gag-worthy. Yuck.
TASTE: Ashy, dry. Not as awful as the aroma, amazingly, but still not good. Paste, lemon.
FEEL: dry, if that could be said about a beer. flat.
OVERALL: pretty bad.
**

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Photo of SMKilp
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mkyer
3.44/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeaconWhite82
3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Too malty for me. The end result is what you would expect from a double IPA. It is better on tap then from a bottle.

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Photo of ntanner83
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ajm5108
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Definitely extends pretty far on the resin / "dank" scale, maybe a little floral hop cone but it is a little too astringent for my taste. Malt adds some nice depth.

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Photo of caburdette51
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gravewalker
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluecrow
3.17/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

-clear golden bottle pour. 2 cm foam cap yields to a wisp with sticky lacing. The aroma is sweet but not hoppy. The flavor is very sweet and alcohol-hot. There is very little hop influence other than base bitterness. This is the third time I've had this. All three were similar.

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Photo of fern22
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kikitastrophe
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent fresh, but aged for a little over a year and it is even better! Bitterness mellowed with age, but fruity after tones still available.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,664 ratings