Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Lake Erie MonsterGreat Lakes Lake Erie Monster
BA SCORE
82.1%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 2,652 ratings
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
Ranking:
#3,308
Reviews:
723
Ratings:
2,652
Liked:
2,176
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
11.72%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
175
Gots:
505
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,652 |  Reviews: 723
Photo of akopczyk
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robebo44
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gwald70
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nobledust
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjcallahan7
4.94/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic beer. It's an imperial IPA that drinks very nicely. Paired very well with a Kerrystone aged cheddar. This is a two stage flavor profile, delicious and malty up front; hop profile on the back. Bueno.

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle served cold into a pint glass. Best before September 26, 2016. Purchased while visiting the US.

Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy golden and copper colored beer. Small finger or so of off-white head that recedes fairly quickly but does leave behind cobweb lacing. Plenty of visible carbonation.

Smell - Some tropical fruit led by mango and papaya with perhaps a hint of pineapple in there. Nose is big but not as big as other DIPA's but works well. Malts are rather hidden but perhaps a hint of toffee and figs.

Taste - The taste is rather sweet initially with the sweet tropical fruit of mangos and papaya especially combining with the toffee and figs for a smooth and creamy flavor. Some bitterness at the end but a sweeter beer than many in the style. Nicely balanced and quite drinkable.

Mouthfeel - Heavy bodied, but smooth and silky, carbonation is present but plays a backing role, attention not drawn to it. Drying finish.

Overall - Lake Erie Monster is a balanced and fruity DIPA that leans towards the sweet side rather than a rip your mouth apart DIPA. A very good beer, but the cohesiveness of the flavors aromas and mouthfeel, give it a better than the sum of its parts feeling. Certainly worth a try and to be enjoyed fresh.

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Photo of Cyning
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of glf60
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GangOf1
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GlennWB
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Malty sweetness up front. Much more malty and sweet than typical ipas. Mild bitter finish. Good strong sipping ale.

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeswasgui
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SiepJones
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobinLee
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nausicaa-taos
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This beer knows what it is- an artsy courier of alcohol. A great drink to get the night started.

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Photo of Hophead717
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured into snifter. Orange gold color, strong carb and lacing, a lot of particulates. A kind of funky earthy almost pleasantly sweet rancid smell on it. Sweet malt is the first thing that comes to mind when tasting it, followed by mild hoppiness. It's a different breed of imperial IPA, I'm thinking, but damn good.

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Photo of Zzavela
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drunkenmess
3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drink by 9/4/16. Pours hazy, gold in color, with minimal head. Taste is mango, cracker, honey sweetness with light orange hops. Very malty-not what I was expecting from an imperial IPA. Heavy bodied and low carbonation. Tastes more like a strong ale than an IPA, but very very good. Definitely a sipper. As long as you do not go in expecting a hop bomb, you will not be disappointed. Excellent beer and up to the quality I expect from Great Lakes.

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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82.1% out of 100 with 2,652 ratings
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