Great Lakes Lake Effect | Great Lakes Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
84 IBU

Added by liamt07 on 12-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
42
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
8.39%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Boo-urns
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mousel
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexSergeevich
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great classic IPA. Balanced bitterness and hoppiness.

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Photo of tyronegangsta
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LilSipper
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank these IPA from the tall boy, and very much enjoyed it. As opposed to the Karma Citra IPA that preceded it, the Lake Effect is a bit drier. It's very crisp, perfect for a winter evening.

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Photo of stotch
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 473ml can into my trusty Great Lakes pint glass. New printed can this year looks great! Date on the can is Jan 6 2017.

L: Pours a light orange-gold colour with about an inch of white head that has great retention and lacing throughout.

S: Pineapple, mango, grapefruit, passionfruit, tangerine and a bit of floral hops underneath. Such a lovely, complex tropical aroma.

T: Follows the nose but with the grapefruit being more pronounced with lemon, orange and fresh as hell hops. The finish is pleasantly bitter and dry, but not quite as much as some of their other beers like Canuck and Octopus which I feel go kinda overboard in that department. It's just the perfect amount of bitterness to cut through the sweet, tropical flavours.

F: Medium body and medium combination. Could be more full-bodied but this is still a big, juicy American IPA.

O: An amazing American IPA and my second favourite offering from Great Lakes after Thrust. So glad this made it to the LCBO close to my work this year.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GJKerr
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SmithyAlan
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kinguy
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of weswideman
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of Maverick25
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The best beer that GLB has put out (IMHO). Great flavor,

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Photo of JonnyBeers
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Derek
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly floral, pleasant bitterness, some alcohol warmth. There are some tropical hop flavours, but I could go for more hops and a bit less booze. Good brew, but not their best IPA.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJ63
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillT916
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polloenfuego
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JahTurbo
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of irishkyle21
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrenaline
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy pale golden colour, finger of head, some retention and sporadic lacing. Nose is super sweet, candied citrus, nice toffee and caramel malt backbone. Flavours are much the same on the palette, juicy citrus, hints of mango and pineapple. Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness on the finish. These guys have this style dialed in, super tasty and a fantastic rendition of the style.

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Photo of byronic
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Great Lakes Lake Effect from Great Lakes Brewery
4.17 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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