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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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A hazy transparent golden orange body with thin white head that nevertheless laces extensively.

S - Significant hop dankness, with vegetal element, coupled with tropical fruit, floral and malt highlights.

T - Bright fruit is out front, mango foremost, which moves to malt sweetness of honey, which closes suddenly with a bold bitter snap that fades out to return of sweetness and mango notes. Quite a ride.

M - Mild carbonation and significant hop drying, and a mild building hop oiliness.

O - This is an interesting entry in the DIPA/IIPA pantheon. It offers a lot of solid, bright flavors over a strong malt backbone. Very good rendition that does not come off as a revelation, but as a work of solid craftsmanship.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Received from @Jaymo18 by way of our first trade. Poured into a DFH Tulip.

A - Golden amber with almost a honey appearance. Little to no head retention and almost the same on the ring around the glass. Splotchy, slippery lacing. Minimal carbonation.

S - Sweet malts and honey are dominant, followed by pine resin, caramel, and spices. It's slightly muted, but starts to become more present after it warms up.

T - The flavors are very close to the aroma, except that there is a gorgeous, balanced hops presence. There are a lot of tropical fruit flavors that shine through on the palate.

M - Viscous, with a great balance of sugary sweetness and bitterness. There is not one way I can lean on the two...balanced perfectly. Slightly dry and mouth-coating.

O - This is a very well made DIPA. It reminds me of Hercules by Great Divide. I think its the sweetness of the malts that do it. I wish that it was distributed in my area. I will definitely

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 2,630 ratings.
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