Great Lakes Audrey Hopburn | Great Lakes Brewery

Great Lakes Audrey HopburnGreat Lakes Audrey Hopburn
BA SCORE
74.5%
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 55 ratings
Great Lakes Audrey HopburnGreat Lakes Audrey Hopburn
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by liamt07 on 08-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,818
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
55
Liked:
41
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
9.9%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Cycle69
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of street_spirit
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of talbotjf99
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SSS
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Nice bright golden yellow with a white head that is a good thickness and lingers
S-I get some banana and candy aroma from the Belgium yeast I assume they used to call it a Belgium IPA. There are also dank hops and an acidic spice smell
M-High carbonation a signature trait of Belgium beers that I dislike
T-I get an acidic punch from the get go, not pleasant for me. There is an attempted sweet and bitter balance that is totally overpowered by the carbonation that is high and peppery
O-Just not my kind of beer. I find it a little too acidic and over carbonated.

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Photo of shigg85
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4ster
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Molson2000
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whatup14
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boszormeny
2.83/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 ml bomber served cold into a pint glass. Purchased the latest from Tank X at GLB from the LCBO for $5.95 CDN.

Appearance - Slightly hazy yeloo / orang / copper colored beer. Great big head of a finger and a half is poured with impressive head retention. Some curtains of lacing left around the glass. Minimal carbonation is visibly present.

Smell - Big citrus hop aroma as we've come to expect from these guys. Mandarin orange, lemon zest and pineapple are the biggest aromas. Some earthy dankness, but that kind of lays in behind everything else. A hint of kiwi and passionfruit combination upon repeated whiffs. Some bready yeast aromas, although subdued relative to the funkiness of many a Belgian IPA.

Taste - Medium to strong bitterness, flavors of orange and lemon are strongest with a dash of grapefruit and passionfruit. Some subtle sweetness throughout. Malt bill is low but there's a buttery quality that permeates throughout the beer in a pleasing manner. Funky yeast flavors come through after repeated sips. Some overrpipe fruit shows up in small quantities at the end and detracts a bit for my taste buds.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, slightly buttery texture. Carbonation is expressive yet body is light.

Overall - Another very good to great IPA from these guys, it seems like they can't miss. Given the reasonable price (by Ontario standards for a bomber anyway) and good well rounded flavors and smells, this is definitely worth a shot for the Ontario contingent.

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Photo of AugustusRex
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveBar
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the brewery for $2.80 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1/2" high white head that films out within seconds. Medium gold colour and filtered clear

S- Oodles of hops here.

T- Grapefruit galore. Super wet hopping on this one. Very enjoyable malt base. Malt is subdued and laid back. Not like typical IPA's of this nature. There are more than just citra hops here and they are perfectly blended for a medium alcohol level brew.

M- Creamy good!

O- Me likie this one! Will buy every time I see it. Super refreshing and not sweet or syrupy at all. Just a well blended all around good brew

Food Pairing

This wonderful little brew did not go well with....... The pig roast the brewery had in the parking lot. 1st annual pig roast for them with Food & Liquor providing the roast pig. IPA and smoky pork just did not go well together. This one would go well with something spicy like a pizza with hot Italian sausage, hot peppers and pineapple.

Enjoy

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CurtisD
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of kinguy
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Jerboat
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of hunterjames
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of terrec
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of valianes
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of TerryW
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BeerClubNiagara
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep burnished gold with a Tripel-esque rocky white head that's enormous and lasts a very long time. The glass is draped in lace ridges and trails on the way down. Orangey hops mix with a candy sugar sweetness and some phenolic, estery yeast character. Lemon rind and some tropical fruit take the lead first sip. Chewy pale malts and herbal notes mingle in the back. Fruity Belgian yeast adds an extra layer of complexity. Brash, somewhat coarse bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is rather full bodied for the style with a moderate carbonation level.

A nice Belgian IPA. The hop profile could be more intense and complex, but still nice.

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Photo of bigox420
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Great Lakes Audrey Hopburn from Great Lakes Brewery
Beer rating: 74.5% out of 100 with 55 ratings
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