Great Lakes Limp Puppet | Great Lakes Brewery

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Great Lakes Limp PuppetGreat Lakes Limp Puppet
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3.75/5
Very Good
44 Ratings
Great Lakes Limp PuppetGreat Lakes Limp Puppet
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewery
Ontario, Canada
greatlakesbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 10-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,890
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
44
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Photo of Jshugart
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good taste but not the same with a low abv

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Photo of StormAles
4.72/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mtomlins
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SSS
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-blonde straw-colored with a white head that quickly dissipates
S-smells like Columbus to me, co smells like Columbus to me, earthy and prayin earthy and pine notes.
M- high carbonation and peppery mouth feel
T- quite bitter upfront with no real sweetness try taste but flavorful
O-did I spell it on my pants, yes, was whatever I saved quite tasty, absolutely.

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CRObighit2
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffo
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at the LCBO this past summer.

From a can into a pint glass.
Described as a Session IPA

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, looser, foamy white head with lousy retention. Gamboge orange in color with lower levels of carbonation. Head fades to a splotchy wisp and leaves some chunky lacing down the glass. A splotchy wisp and ring remain leaving dots of lacing as the glass empties.

SMELL: Caramel notes, melon, honeydew melon and watermelon on the nose. Some floral notes as well. Nice and plenty of melon character here.

TASTE: Caramel, melon and watermelon up front. Flavorful finish with more melon, floral bitterness and light caramel sweetness. Straight forward but well balanced.

PALATE: Lighter body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes dry.

OVERALL: Pretty good stuff. Plenty of character and well balanced for such a low ABV beer. Refreshing and well worth drinking on a regular basis. Give it a chance if you see it. Recommended.

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Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psweendogg
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Simon212
3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whatup14
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Long813
3.15/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gravy
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Light golden/light haze
S - Hops, faint smell of citrus
T - Light hops/citrus (maybe orange in the far off distance like an Orangina aftertaste) Aftertaste is pleasant but short-lived.
M - 6/10 carbonation level
O - I'm happy I tried this on a hot summer day because it's very light (3.8% is a little low) and refreshing but lacks the complexities and depth that a regular PA offers.

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Photo of cardanian
2.49/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveBar
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that films out in 1min. Light gold color and filtered clear

S- Good hop character. Little else

T- Very light but oodles of hops for how light it is. Not very sweet at all. Good IPA but lacking the depth and balance of a big IPA

M- Dry and crisp. Light and refreshing

O- Excellent session beer for the summer. Just pounding these back at the BBQ is a pleasure when the temperature hits 30deg C (90deg F) plus

Food Pairing

This nice refreshing brew went well with...... Shish kabobs. Chicken breast, mushroom, quartered onions and orange bell peppers

Enjoy

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Photo of hunterjames
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473 ml shrink wrapped can from the LCBO for $2.80 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - pale coppery yellow in color with a surprising two plus fingers of head. A touch hazy, plenty of bubbles and surprisingly good head retention that comes with multiple rings of lacing. A good first impression.

Smell - some citrus notes but toned way down from the other tank ten offerings. A damp grain aroma backing the citrus.

Taste - light with grapefruit and some lemon with a bready accompaniment. However, the taste is a bit too thin and doesn't last which can be expected to some extent.

Mouthfeel - clean and crisp, but very carbonated giving this a gassy feel. Body is quite light and works well with the lighter flavour profile.

Overall - I believe the brewer has achieved the desired result, creating a light moderately hopped ale, that can be consumed in bunches and tastes pretty good. I find the flavours to be just a little too light and a little to watery especially with the heavy carbonation for this to be a consistent purchase. Still these guys prove they're near the top of the hopped ale hierarchy in Ontario.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MatChar
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wajohnst
3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bf_89
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thehyperduck
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

473 mL shrink-labelled tallboy; a bit of a surprise find at the small LCBO down the street. No best before date anywhere, but this is presumably from the first retail batch that went out across the province last month. Served well-chilled.

Pours a hazy golden colour, capped off with nearly two fingers of puffy, soapy, white-coloured head. Retention is decent; it seeps away steadily over the ensuing five minutes, imprinting an arcing pattern of lace on the glass as it does so. The end result is a modest-sized, foamy collar, and some bubbly film on the surface. The aroma seems to consist mostly of tropical fruit notes, courtesy of the hop bill - lots of zesty orange and grapefruit citrus, but with plenty of juicy peach and passionfruit, too. A touch on the floral side, with suggestions of white grape.

Very light and refreshing. There is some slightly doughy, grainy pale malt off in the background, but like most so-called session IPAs, these are mostly an afterthought - the focus here is necessarily the hops, and the juicy, tropical fruit-like flavours that they impart. Citrus is featured strongly, including lemon pith and grapefruit rind, with additional notes of peach, passion fruit and grape must. Comes off more juicy than bitter, although a brief flash of pithy, floral astringency does crop up at the finish. Light-bodied; not exactly watery, but it does come off a bit thin - but at 3.8%, I do not consider this a serious problem. After all - these sorts of beers are supposed to be refreshing and highly drinkable - and going by that metric, I'd call it a resounding success. The carbonation is crispy and lively, but not overbearing.

Final Grade: 4.06, a solid A-. Great Lakes Brewery is undeniably one of the best producers of hoppy fare in this province. I don't think I'd include Limp Puppet amongst their top IPAs, but I'll still say that it's a pretty damn good one. This is a ridiculously drinkable, highly thirst-quenching session ale. It's up there with Red Racer's ISA, although given this one's slightly higher price point and (currently) limited availability, I can't guarantee I will purchase it as often. I'd rather be drinking a Thrust! or a Lake Effect, but on a stinking-hot July night it's difficult to deny the appeal of lighter beers such as this one. Like all GLB products, this is definitely worth a look.

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Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 44 ratings