Great Lakes Hop Madness | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Quitness.

Beware, drinker! Hop hysteria could happen to you! Especially after indulging in our dry-hopped Double IPA's shockingly intense tropical aromas and hair-raising bitterness.

80 IBU

Added by jampics2 on 10-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
184
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
8.52%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by buschbeer:
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3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

64 ounce growler
Served in an imperial nonic glass

A - The first thing I notice is how cloudy this beer is. It was the end of a keg, so I probably have more yeast than a normal pour. The color of this beer is on the lighter side of amber. It is capped with three inches of off-white head.

S - The aroma consists of citrus and tropical fruit. There is also some bready malt that balances it.

T - It is surprisingly lacking in flavor. This is the second time I have had it, and the second time I have drawn this conclusion. There is a bitter pine finish that grows as I consume the growler. I am just not getting the citrus or tropical fruits. Hell, the bready malt is even conspicuously missing.

M - Medium to full. The sediment adds to the fullness.

O - I have to admit that this beer is a bit of a letdown. I hold Great Lakes beers in high regard. I think all of their beers are spot on for the style to downright great, aside from Glockenspiel. This beer is not bad. It is just average. I rarely get to try Great Lakes brewery only beers, but this one just left me feeling meh. I would drink Commodore Perry over this beer any day.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beers-es
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a fresh growler, pours a slightly hazy orange-gold. A finger of dense foam leaves modest lacing. Smell is tropical fruit, citrus, floral, subtle pine and sweet malt. Taste is similar, followed by unapologetic bitterness. Feel is a very drinkable medium. Overall, this is an excellent hoppy IIPA. Very well made, underrated.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, copper in color with ½ inch head. Taste is pineapple, pine, caramel, biscuit, and grapefruit. Nice mix of sweet and bitter, medium-heavy bodied, with low carbonation. Makes for a great imperial IPA. The hops seem unique and interesting and there is a great deal of caramel malt. Great beer, great value…All night..Prefer this to Chillwave.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.39/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of GOBLIN
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SMKilp
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nhirsch04
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ahhhh, Great Lakes...the genesis of good craftbeer in Ohio....this was very good, terrific nose, great body and a decent, but not prohibitive ABV. Super solid.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
3.37/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass best by date of 7/10/17 so I am guessing a 4/10 bottling date

A: Amber orange body with great clarity small creamy looking white that settles to barely a film.

S: Sweet melon like cantaloupe a little honey a little herbal and some grass.

T: Lots of sweet cantaloupe almost like eating an overripe cantaloupe a little light citrus in the finish.

M: Medium bodied wth a slight bit of cling on the tongue.

O: This beer is just too sweet. It muddles what might otherwise be a great beer, but the beers fruit flavored are so undistinguished. This beer is every bit as unremarkable as they have made Chillwave.

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

Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of caburdette51
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jrp54
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Lakes Hop Madness brewed by Great Lakes Brewing Co.,with an ABV of 8.00% This American Double Imperial IPA pours out a deep golden amber color with a nice white head. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness, a slight sweetness. Then you pick up on some nice earthly grains and malts. There is a lot going on in this brew. Between the look and smell, this is one inviting IPA. Now for the taste, it is bold with hops bitterness and a super nice clean finish. You also pick up on the smooth earthly grains and malts. There is also going on in this American Double Imperial IPA. Great Lakes Hop Madness has a super nice balance to it there, is nothing overpowering about this IPA. This is one smooth IPA. It is really hard to pick up on the 8.00% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. This American IPA has a nice medium body to it. The mouth feel is Bold, Hoppy, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Great Lakes Hop Madness a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the chance to. Great Lakes Brewing Co., Did a real nice job with this brew.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright and clear golden yellow with a finger of off-white foam.

Citrus, grass, a little dank.

The citrus makes an appearance in flavor too, but the overall flavor seems to be dominated by the bitter and resinous dankness.

Medium-bodied, medium carbonation, bitter, dry.

Overall, a nice DIPA, but leans a little too far on the bitter end, which is fine alone, but lacks the complexity to make up for it.

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3.99 out of 5 based on 184 ratings.
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