Great Lakes Octopus Wants To Fight IPA | Great Lakes Brewery

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4.15/5
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128 Ratings
Great Lakes Octopus Wants To Fight IPAGreat Lakes Octopus Wants To Fight IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by pubstyle on 04-02-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,507
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
128
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Imported from Ontario on a long weekend trip. Pours a bright hazy golden bronze colour with 1-2 finger tightly packed white head. Aroma is sweet citrus, caramel malt, with hints of pine. Taste starts with orange/citrus sweetness, some caramel, pineapple with only light hoppy bitterness. Creamy medium full mouthfeel with smooth finish.

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Photo of bixby1971
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JunctionCat
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice local IPA, when its fresh its a top pick, not exactly like previous versions, a little more mellow - mild grassy and fruity notes balance big bitter hit.

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Photo of BigGold
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had poured from 473 ml. can, bottom stamped “PKGD on 06 14 18,” into nonic pint. This is one of the most interesting IPAs I’ve had in quite a while. Rather than go traditionally piney or trendily juicy, Octopus brings it with both.

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Photo of jykleo
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chicagoish
3.3/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dshartill
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent IPA

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Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mysticmage
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Puke up yer dukes as this one has 8 hands to hit you with. But does s/he pack a punch? Let's find out.
Pours well into a tulip with orange/amber finish. Would have liked a bit more collar here. Nose is orange fruity finish with sweet grassy undertones. Very balanced and not overpowering here. Tastes also fruity with very light hop so as not to overwhelm. Surprisingly light for a 6.2% so this one is an excellent summer choice. Finishes very smooth with no aftertaste. New to IPA? This is a great starter. No need to pick a fight with this one, pull up an armchair....and make him a friend. A great find!

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Photo of jhodgert
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eberesford
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly misty straw coloured with a creamy head and dense lacing. Aroma citrusy floral - flavour: tropical fruit, floral citrusy hop. Full flavoured but refreshing and sessionable.

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Photo of MichaelGennings
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden colour with a thick white head. Bready citrus notes and mild tropical fruit notes. This transfers to the taste. The beer is medium bodied with a smooth and wet finish. This beer is a winner.

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Photo of IDIOTEQUIEM
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden with no visible carbonation and 3 fingers of glassy, white head.

Smells of catnip, dope, oranges, pineapple, grapefruit, umami, and a light sweetness.

Tastes of all of the above, but balanced perfectly, ending in a soft bitterness.

Medium body, and low carbonation, this brew totally covers the ABV.

Got today in Orillia, ON, drinking tonight in Muskoka. Excellent brew.

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Photo of knowyourown
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FyreStorm
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear orangey gold with amazing torrents of fine carbonation. The rocky, giant head lasts forever with tonnes of foam clinging to the glass. Tropical fruit hops abound in the aroma. Papaya, guava, blueberry, pineapple and pine hops in the taste. A biscuity malt profile takes second place but doesn't let the hops overshadow it. Light carbonation in the light to medium bodied mouthfeel. Lots of tropical notes and a medium bitterness lingers in the finish.

A fantastic IPA showcasing the awesome Mosaic hop. A must try for any hoppy beer fan - one of the best example sin Ontario.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellowish green with an ample off white head that leaves a nice trail of lace.

Smells of citrus tropical fruit and soda bread.

A nice bitter citrus (grapefruit) and pine bite giving way to sweet mango and orange, peach - trickling back to a carbonated malt backbone hints of biscuit and butterscotch.

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Photo of StormAles
4.94/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow-gold with a minimal white fizzy film and fluid lacing

Smell is citrus forward, mainly orange and lemon, with a lightly dank pop and a little biscuit. Taste is much the same, but with an added but light bitter pine and cracker, and hint of Sweet Tarts.

Frothy medium-full body with a semi-wet finish.

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Photo of Jshugart
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A true IPA. Not an overload of citrus, but plenty of hops.

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Photo of binno
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boszormeny
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Great Lakes Octopus Wants To Fight IPA from Great Lakes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 128 ratings