Great Lakes My Bitter Wife IPA | Great Lakes Brewery

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Great Lakes My Bitter Wife IPAGreat Lakes My Bitter Wife IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sammy on 11-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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4.73/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured an orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of bitter hops with nice citrus notes and light piney undertones. Taste is also dominated by bitter hops with some nice citrus notes and some light caramel malt notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Very solid IPA that should be made available more regularly.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle into stepped glass, colour is light golden, clear and crisp with really solid head retention and lacing. Smell is piney with a strong grapefruit citrus hoppiness, some solid pale malt back, earthy and piney complex hops, interesting, full, complex. Taste is underpinned by a solid bready pale malt body, lots of c hops, oily grapefruit citrus and chai, pine needles, coating bitterness leading to a forward resiny finish. Some complex berry character, huckleberry, dry overall, a bit woody and earthy. Really tasty. Finish is very dry. Mouthfeel is good and full, refreshing style and satisfying resiny character, decent carb. As per style, a well crafted ipa. Overall a quitec impressive 'light' ipa in the aspect of having little caramel malt. Tons of hop complexity and well crafted, worth trying, not the most sessionable ipa, as the finish is a little roughly bitter, but still quite tasty and worth trying. A full on hop fix, with tons of green grassy and piney hops, slightly herbal, well balanced and flavourful throughout.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Great Lakes My Bitter Wife IPA from Great Lakes Brewery
3.93 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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