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Great Lakes Brewery Armadildo

Great Lakes Brewery Armadildo
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Formerly brewed at Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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JoeMcPhee's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - SEP 20, 2012
Hazy orange pour with a fast fading white head. Aroma is orange and tangerine with a straightforward hop component. A touch of juicy fruit character (tropical) with nothing too dominant one way or the other. Assertive, but still balanced bitterness. Starts to have a touch of resinousness as it warms up. No real pine character at all, which is somewhat unique. Bitterness really sneaks up on you here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1255) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
(Draught at Bryden’s, Toronto, Sept 23 2012) Poured a hazy orange colour with a thin, white, short-lived head. aroma dominated by grapefruit peel and a bit of juicyness, leafy hops, a little malt sweetness. Early palate again grapefruit peel, floral with a bit of resiny tartness, light but slightly sticky sweetness to the malt and a moderately bitter and balanced dry citric finish. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation a little stronger than ideal IMO. Quite pine-free GL IPA, refreshing with a fruity crispness, would be a great patio brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
On tap at bar hop 2012 TBW. Boom. Copper pour, delicate tan head. Loads of lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, pineapple, a little pine, caramel, mango and cherry. A little bready on the nose. Medium and sticky. Bitter citrus and a little fruity sweet. Full on bitter hoppy finish. A teeny but boozy, but all in all, really balanced and refreshing. Good original stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
A hazed golden amber IPA with a thin dark lacing off white head. In aroma, a nice caramel malt with floral and grassy hops, treacle, very nice. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with floral and resinous hops, white grapefruit pulp, alcohol, nice. On tap at Sessions 99, June 23, 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (3438) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
On tap at the Burger Bar. Pours a hazy, slightly brownish orange with modest-sized white head. Aroma is big citric hops and fruity malt. Flavour is caramel, grapefruit and lemon. Nice bitterness in the finish. Average plus body. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garthicus (2912) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 20, 2011
Slightly cloudy, orange, small bright white head. Aroma: wow, nicely hopped, mango, fruity too. Flavour: Pineapple, mango, citrus, tangy, marmalade, nicely bitter, deliciously hopped. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
Sampled at Volo GLB tasting. Pours a solid amber with a decent enduring frothy off-white head. Aroma is full on citrus, fruity, with an evident malt back that works well in counter-point.. Taste is very bitter but the malt back is there to provide some balance. Finish is pleasingly bitter but bot overwhelming. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2011
Cask at volo. Great citrus aroma, orange colour. A tart taste that becomes astringent and prevents drinkability a few sips in.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1980) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
at Lackeys. cloudy, citrus nose big up front, continues into the flavor, some malts but this is a lovely citrus and mango IPA could drink this all day. Well done Mike

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
Cask at Volo. Pours a cloudy golden-orange with an average size long-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma is citrusy and quite hoppy along with more fruit, some yeast and sweet malt in the back. Hoppy, citrusy flavour with a finish that is quite bitter. Average bodied. A great IPA, well done!

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