Vir4030 (552) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light tan with a little head. Aroma is sweet and so is flavor. Nice too.
dagimp (777) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a cool orangey clear color. Lots of very sticky white head and lacing that just keeps hanging around. Citrusy dank aroma, mmmmm. Mouthfeel is moderate especially for this abv beer. Probably as light as it can be for a 9%+er but with slight stickiness. Taste is wow, just wow. NZ hops are what I taste first off. With lots of citrus, mango, papaya, all sorts of tropical fruit. A tiny tinge of alcohol flavor, but barely, and I’m sensitive to it. Mild alcohol warmth. Damn is this a good IIPA, and well needed by Great Lakes. Erie Monster is forgettable, Commodore Perry is crap... but this one is a winner I’ll buy every year!
aumentm (200) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strong and distinct IPA that comes across well bodied with a good aftertaste. This is a hoppier version of a normal IPA.
Jrwhitney6 (346) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange/copper with slight head. Aroma is of citrus, sweetness. Taste of caramel, citrus - definitely some sweetness. Very smooth (alcohol hidden, not too much of a hoppy bite). Pretty good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jjgmd (1608) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
With Z, pours a deep rusty orange color with a small head. Nose is sweet passion fruit, aromatic and flavorful. Taste is bittersweet with deep citrus, with a predominance of passion fruit, with very small resin.... very smooth and a real palate pleaser. The alcohol very well hidden ! Finishes on bittersweet tropical notes with a moderately long finish. Quaff Score 9 / 10
zgaier (1537) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange with an off white head and sweet, hoppy, citrusy aroma. Taste is bittersweet, lots of hops, citrus, caramel and complex fruity flavors leading to a strong bitter finish. Delicious DIPA
WillRunForBeer (1098) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 4 months, should have gotten to this sooner. Pours copper with a slight off white head. Aroma is light grains, grapefruit, mango and pine. Flavor has some caramel sweetness, grapefruit followed by pine resin. Well done for a 9.4% IPA.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Resiny pine and a sturdy malt backbone great the nose. Plays off one another well, though I admittedly prefer slightly more aromatic and citrusy hops in IIPAs. This is definitely a well made beer, though - balanced and tasty. Toasted malts and pine in the flavor. Solid feel. Not overdone. Thanks, heybeerman. Great Lakes is solid!"
SHANER4 (483) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap - had this beer while on vacation. Pour was typical light copper color with small head. Has great earthy hop aroma and subtle malt sweetness. Served very cold and some of the flavors were hidden. As the beer warmed a bit more of the flavors jumped out. Had this somewhat astrigent hop bite and then soothing sweetness from the malt on the finish. Overall a pretty good DIPA