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Great Lakes Brewery Etobichoker

Brewed by Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Etobicoke, Canada


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Legend has it Etobichoker rose from the depths of The Humber terrorizing Etobicokers and haunting their childrenís dreams. Overwrought citizens everywhere from Sherway Gardens to Longbranch still report sightings of the hideous monster daily.

Turns out, Etobichoker is one of those oft-misunderstood monsters who simply loves hops for their pungent aromas and flavours of pine, tropical fruit and resin. Just like the rest of us.

The End.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Cloudy amber pour with mountains of sticky head that has an orange hue. Loads of big citrus notes on the nose with lots of pine needles and spice. Thereís something more tropical in there as well. Thereís even more complexity to be had on the palate with more yeasty influences. Hopefully this one comes back in a bigger run.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours gold with a thin, smooth head and lots of lacing. Aroma of fruity and resinous hops, as well as tons of Belgian yeast characters. Taste is fairly dry up front, lots of hop flavour appropriate carbonation and a firm, smooth bitter hop finish. Really good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
A hazed amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, nice fruity malt with smooth candy sugar, fruity esters, incense, and resinous hops. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with loads of banana notes, cloves, eugenol, and floral hops, with light alcohol burn. On tap at Arrow and Loon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7714) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Nice package. Pours orange with good radical and lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, some florals, light booze. Comes together well. Light sweet malt finish either a little booze. Finishes with some tang and citrus. Tap at Arrow and Loon .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Resiny aroma, aggressive hop bitter flavour with noticeable malts to balance. On tap at Cíest What

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oakbluff (437) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
Tap sample. Typical Belgian yeast esters on nose with some floral hops. Good clarity golden. Very tasty. Nicely balanced with good hop punch and dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Freaky_tiki (1064) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
This brew is something of a holy grail for me. Iíve been questing for a local hop bomb that drops nearly everything but the hops. This delivers: a punchy, boozy hop bomb hung on the flimsiest pretence of balance. Pour at Sauce explodes in a fury of aroma. Iím getting a busted nose of citrus, torn orange peel & grates rind. Taste is sharp with a staggering wallop of hops, and a sharp, almost vitamin c like after burn on the tongue. Unlike anything Iíve had before.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1492) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
Frothy and hazy brew with honey like colour. Hoppy pineapple aroma with some esters and honey notes. On the palate those hops come through with aplomb and provides citrus and pineapple notes but those estery belgian yeasty notes come trhough providing sweetness and vanillin. Overall one of the better Belgian IPAís iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14686) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
500mL can, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a hazy bronze with a medium white foamy head. Aroma is very inviting, bringing out both Belgian and IPA notes, with floral hops, Belgian yeast, and pine - thankfully not hinting at much sweetness. Flavour is similar and really well-balanced between the two styles, with equal parts Belgian yeast and piney floral hops. Just enough of a malt backbone to hold it all together. Mouthfeel is creamy, dry, and slightly yeasty on the finish. A most excellent hybrid beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7275) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
[Can at íThe Rhino Fall Beer & Cider Festival 2013í.] Iíve had this many times and surprisingly Iíve never rated it, until now. Pours a hazy orange-copper with an average size frothy white head. Aroma is awesome, Belgian yeast along with lots of hops and some tropical fruit. Lovely flavour, also of Belgian yeast, lots of hops and tropical fruit along with a long, big bitter finish. Alcohol is hidden. Medium bodied. A great Belgian IPA!

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