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

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer (2149) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
Ta Joe. Clear golden pour witg a frothy head and clinging lace. Gorgeous aroma of grapefruit hop and gummy bears. Lovely fruit hop, peach, mango and squash with a pinapple finish. Refreshing beer. Sweet amd fruity. Great creation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1066) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Lucky enough to try on tap at the Bent Elbow. Hazy yellow, foamy white head. Aroma of wheat, banana, citrus and tropical fruits. Taste: Belgian spice, spine, sweet fruity hops, and a bitter finish. Thick body, great mouthfeel. Enjoyed this one - well done Great Lakes and Black Oak, this is why I love you both!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6030) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Freaky_tiki (530) - 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.

4.1
   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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atheist_Peace (946) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
A bright hazy yellow pour with a thick white head. The nose has a lot of tropical citrus and spicy yeast. Fresh and fruity with a nice softly hoppy finish. Really solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pfriesen (110) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
Cloudy golden pour with light lacing. Tropical fruit and orange blossom on the nose, sugarcane and white cherry flavours dominate the body

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6333) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1101) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, 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.


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