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Great Lakes Brewing Apocalypse Later Imperial Black IPA

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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: Black IPA
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Can from lackey. Big dark, fuller bodied black pour. Tan head. Roasty and choclatety aroma with hints piney hops in the background. Big mouthfeel, heavily roasted, chocolate, bitter towards finish. Nice black IPA. Wish I popped this earlier

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
Canette 500ml, courtoisie de Johnsense. De couleur brune-noire et opaque. Nez de houblon résineux, citrique et moyennement herbeux, de malt rôti avec des notes de café et de mélasse. Moyenne-ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-doux ainsi qu’une texture moyennement crémeuse et aux notes huileuses. Goût amer de houblon citrique, légèrement résineux et aux notes herbeuses (une amertume présente toute la gorgée) avec de faibles traces de réglisse noire dès l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de malt bien rôti (notes brûlées) avec des petites notes de mélasse et d’alcool puis en finale l’amertume de houblon reprend de l’ampleur en se faisant légèrement asséchante, plus résineuse et plus herbeuse en plus d’être appuyée par des notes de café. Post-goût long et un peu sec, amer de houblon résineux, citrique et moyennement herbeux avec un goût rôti (notes brûlées) ainsi que des notes d’alcool réchauffantes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
Can, aroma is hoppy, flavour was so as well, it was kind of an earthy hop with some citrusa in there as well it had a bit of roastiness as well, the beer was quite thick and a bit of a heavy mouth feel

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
500mL can, sent from wilco (thanks Mike), pours black with a big foamy tan head. Aroma of butterscotch, roasted malts, and floral and citrus hops. Flavour is wonderful, bringing out a delicate balance between malts and hops - the malt coming across as a bit butterscotch-like with a bit of roast, crossed with scorching citrus hops. There’s a bit of caramel malt and chocolate in there to match the hop blast. Finishes on notes of caramel / butterscotch and citrus hops. Excellent black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
Fresh guest tap at Indie alehouse. Black as night, a little retained head, with lace left behind. The aroma is the Cascade hops. The taste gives more finish to the roasted malt. A big beer, with hops hops hops. Palate erasing on.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 12, 2013
On tap at Volo
Aroma fragrant, aromatic nose , high alpha hop, solid malt base. Pleasant blend with good feel dark vibe behind. 8-
Appearance dark brown with medium beige cap. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Frontal attack with high alpha acid hop feel. Tart fruit as backing , dark malts right behind. Proper heft , mid bodied , smooth and clean. Perhaps still bit young , tad too much heat at finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pretty good for style. Pours murky dark brown. Good lacing, lasting head. Aroma of hops, roast malt and citrus. Strong bitter leave. Average carbonation. Above average consistency. Palate ok. Tap at volos.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (581) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2013
On tap at Barhop - Pours chocolate dark with good lacing from the head. Aroma upfront is strong with hops. Taste has some caramel but then the pine and citrus poke through.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
strowlands8 (175) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
Probably my favourite beer in Ontario. If Barhop didn’t have such a great list of beers on right now, I’d have drank so much of this I’d be falling out of my chair by the end of the night. This is a HUGE beer. Pour is dark with a tan head, very much like a coffee porter or similar. Went in blind to this beer assuming it would be more like a double ipa so was shocked when it arrived. Aroma gives the impression that this is going to be a hop bomb, with large notes of resiny pine and citrus. The roasted malt is apparent but undertoned, much to my liking. Almost a bit of dark fruit comes through in the end, further adding to the malt balance. Taste was very balanced, the sweetness and bitterness from the hops arrives first followed by the malty backbone, allowing for a very balanced taste. The alcohol provides a bit of warmth but is otherwise well hidden. The balance of this beer provides for a very ’full’ effect, no thinness in the mouth. You don’t feel cheated drinking this beer, that’s for sure. Would buy again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zombi69 (11) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours dark with thick head. Very hoppy with tones of citrus. The 10% is very noticeable but blend in very nicely with the hoppy goodness!


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