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:
#15,833
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
55
Liked:
41
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
9.9%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Jeffo
2.78/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got this at the brewery and thought it was special. Little did I know it would see massive LCBO distro. Sorry Matt and Emma...

From a bomber into a snifter
Project X Series version
IBU: 58

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, medium looking, white head with good retention. Cloudy gamboge orand with lover levels of carbonation. Head fades to a faint wisp that sticks to the sides of the glass. Splotchy wisp remains until the end but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Definitely Belgian in the yeast profile. Much like a stronger blond ale. Pale malts, spicy notes of tijm, coriander, with notes of apples as well. Floral aromas for sure, as well as some bubble gum. Quite interesting, but not really a Belgian IPA.

TASTE: Very much like a overly hopped strong blond, like the nose had suggested. Pale malts, spicy coriander and tijm, then some apples and bitter floral hop notes at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish is bitter and spicy with floral notes and yeasty spices, with some sweet bubble gum as well. Follows the nose well, but not my type of Belgian IPA.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch dry on the palate. Good feel.

OVERALL: This is flavorful and definitely Belgian, but it's not really what I've come to understand a Belgian IPA to be. This is more like an overly hopped strong bold ale. It's an interesting take on the style and there's nothing wrong with the beer per se, but if I'm looking for a Belgian IPA, this is not something I'd want. Not bad, just not my thing. Pass.

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

Photo of Bren-Dunn
3/5  rDev -21.9%

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 Dalia
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of kinguy
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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 bigox420
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of valianes
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fresh bottle from the brewery. Poured in to GL 25th Anniverary tulip.

A - Hazy yellow with a darker orange hue toward the centre. A thin layer of cream coloured head.

S - A good bitterness with some grapefruit and pine notes and a noticeable Belgian yeast presence that adds some clove and peppery spice aromas.

T - Bitter and dry right away. Some fresh grapefruit, lemon and pine flavours are present from the hops and they are joined by a noticeable but not overwhelming Belgian yeast profile that adds spice, cloves and some yeasty esters. The finish is bitter and peppery.

M -Light to medium body with a good chew. Dry throughout with some sticky hop oils.

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Photo of CurtisD
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of WeissBoy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of terrec
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of MaxwellSchaefer
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewer's Note: this was my last beer of the night after about three pints. I'd had the beer before last night and enjoyed it just as much as I did while reviewing it. That said, my hand writing got a little sloppy at this point so here are my notes ver batim minus the expletives.

Appearance: Cloudy orangish, *** orangish, it's orange.

Smell: Hoppy with citrus notes and slightly grassy undertones

Taste: Good, if a bit heavy. Bitter with a nice finish. A great complexity and depth of character that begs for another sip.

Overall: I really love, enjoy, want to explore this beer. There is a lot to explore here and it's worth splunking to the depths.

Sober me would like to apologize for the use of the word "splunking" but it seemed appropriate at the time.

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Photo of korguy123
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another wonderful gift from TheSevenDuffs
Bottle into tumbler.

Hazy orange and gold pour. Two finger soapy, off white head. Lacing is excellent.

Bright citrus, and a slight pine up front. Sweet tangerines, a touch of peaches and a little grapefruit. Wet grassy hops with slight malt finish. There is a touch of pepper in the nose from the Belgian yeast.

Spicy Belgian yeast, tangerines and grapefruit. Strawberries and some bitter pine. Slightly sweet finish.

Light body, good carbonation and dry bitter finish.

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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 Sammy
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty good IPA, had on draft at The Rhino. Cloudy yellow, with 1/2" of retained foam. Above average mouthfeel. Good hop aroma. Smooth IPA flavour, bold orange citrus. Lots of lace lines.Mouthfeel Cushioned by the yeast, with the IPA flavour dominating.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer is a cloudy orange.yellow. Small white head, good sticky lace.

Belgian yeast in the nose, Quite floral. A bit of pine and citrus. A bit muted overall, but nice.

Belgian yeast most prominent in the taste, like the nose. Strong hop presence. Some pine, citrus fruit (mainly grapefruit) and a bit grassy. Fairly bitter. Good.

Medium bodied, highly carbonated. Irritating.

Overall. a pretty good Belgian IPA.

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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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