Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Lake Erie MonsterGreat Lakes Lake Erie Monster
2,654 Ratings
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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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is sweet with honey and floral notes. Some kumquat and a hint of sulfur as swirled.

Appearance is golden in color with a sparkling clarity. Large white head that is persistent.

Flavor mimics the aroma closely. Sweet malt and honey flavors abound in the first sip. The beer has a lager-like crispness and is borderline biting on the finish. Orange rind to almost pithy astringent flavor present that is not entirely unlikeable. Sulfur lager fermentation character is a bit distracting and accentuates the astringent finish.

Overall this is a decent beer. I suspect that Great Lakes has fermented this with a lager yeast (they use that for most of their beers, even the IPA) and this puts this beer outside the style guidelines for an Imperial IPA.

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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,654 ratings
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