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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewery
Ontario, Canada | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sammy on 05-09-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
6
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
3.32%
 
 
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
Photo of korguy123
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes.
Thanks to TheSevenDuffs for this.

A- Hazy rich dark copper pour with two fingers of egg shell head that drops to one finger and stays there. Lively carbonation, lacing is quick to slide away.

S- Bright, bitter floral hops. Grapefruit and mandarin oranges. Sweet malts compliment the hops in the back end. Very refreshing.

T- Strong bittering hops. Mostly floral presence. Sweet malt backing. Faint grapefruit with slightly grassy notes. Quick bitter finish.

M- Medium bodied, bitterness tingles your cheeks.

O- Very good this is one of my go to local breweries and it was nice to get something a little less available from them.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up Project X bomber from brewery.
Poured in to duvel tulip.

A - Cloudy orange colour with a tinge of yellow glow and one finger of thick cream-coloured head.

S - Bitter hops up front with earthy and citrus notes. Some grapefruit and orange peel come through. A sweet caramel backbone cuts through the hops a little bit but stays in the background.

T - Very bitter up front with some earthy and ciutrus notes. A nice sweet toffee backbone balances this one out. The finish has bitterness with grassy and orange peel notes. Less than a week old and tastes nice a fresh!

M - Medium body, nice chew; light to moderate carbonation.

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Photo of pootz
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from brewery;

Pours a clouded orange amber in the glass. Puffy off-white cap sustains and laces well. Soft natural carbonation.

Typical DIPA aromas; toffee-caramel under grapefruit-orange citrus peel, some mustiness and light fusel.

Average bodied, sharp mouth feel.

Big caramalt in front amply balanced with citrus bittering...long wet finish continues to grow more citrusy.

Good balance, flavorful but 2 dimensional...needed time to develop a bit of complexity. Good sturdy offering.

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Photo of bobsy
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep orange/amber pour with a creamy off-white head. Some decent lace and retention. Strong cirus aroma, with lots of grapefruit, tangerine and sweet orange, with a lot of caramel and brown sugar backing it up. Decent bitterness, but a little short for my liking, and largely cut by a bug malty body. Again, mostly citrus, some cookie dough and orange. Medium-full smooth mouthfeel is really good.

A great offering, but a little short of being a true double IPA.

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Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on cask at The Rhino, after missing it at another stop on the cas pub crawl weekend. A melange of tasty hops including magnum, colombus, cascade and amarillo. Some head on dark grapefuit. Moderate hop aromas, quite drinkable and interesting, with grapefruit and orange flaours. Middle plus mouthfeel, creamy even. A real winner, the IBU is there and it does not destroy the palate.

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Great Lakes My Bitterer Wife DIPA from Great Lakes Brewery
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