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:
192
Reviews:
60
Avg:
4
pDev:
8.25%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 192 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of woodychandler
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Inspired by yesterday's solar eclipse, I embarked on a modest brewery horizontal with GLBC. Sadly, this one marks the end of the line for me, but I will be on the lookout for other GLBC beers to review.

From the bottle: "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."

I Pop!ped the cap with my hophead hands shaking in gleeful anticipation of what was coming. A gentle pour followed by an in-glass swirl raised two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with decent retention. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9,< 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was raucous with a pineapple upside-down cake aroma in the middle of a pine forest! Pineapple, caramel, pine/evergreen, mmm. I raised the glass to my parched lips and took a deep draught in my mouth. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The beer went straight to work on my unsuspecting tongue, hitting it with jackhammers, knives, hammers & tongs, just going medieval on it. My sinuses filled with a pine scent & things began to spin. This was a no playin'-around throwdown. Leave this one to the professional hopheads, kids! Finish was dry, slightly bitter & totally satisfying. Whoo!

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pours hazy gold filled with rapidly rising bubbles under a 1" cream colored foam cap with moderate retention

S: smells of citrus, bread crumb, some resin and a trace of ditch weed

T: flavors start mildly sweet with citrus, light fruit, resin, bread crumb, and herb leading to an assertive bitter finish

F: The body and carbonation are medium

O: This big bold Double IPA achieves a nice balance between the malt and hop flavors and the hop bitterness.

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Photo of jpd026
4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peaches13
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tony210
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rufus1
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an orange gold into a fifteen ounce glass mug the same temperature as the beer. Short one finger off white head that dissipates rapidly leaving a thin steady rime. Very little lacing.

Hits the nose with big fruity hops including ripe white grapefruit, pineapple and some resinous pine. Dark fruit. Maybe plum?

Fruity hops dominate the flavor with ripe white grapefruit and big pineapple. Some pine but well balanced by a strong malt backbone. Biscuit.

Medium mouthfeel with great carbonation. Layers of piney hops build on the palate sip after sip.

A very good offering of a American Double IPA. Goes down easy and leaves one wanting another.

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Photo of atr2605
3.03/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a clear copper color with an off white head with good retention and some lacing
S-a bit muddled and muted, some pine, malt, blueberry
T-pine, citrus, solid malt background
M- medium bodied with average carbonation
O- a little lackluster. I'm a big fan of great lakes but this one fell short for me

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

7/11/17 bottle

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Photo of SMKilp
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superfriend
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fee
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good double IPA. This beer has some balance between the malt and hops and there is some complexity here rather than just being a bitter overly hopped IPA. Its bitter and well hopped - there's just more to it. The citrus is noticeable but not too strong.

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Photo of slhuggy
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 98green
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Raphaellima
4.56/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of midlifec
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinSparks
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Great Lakes Hop Madness from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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