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Great Lakes Brewing Lake Effect IPA

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

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The weather channel describes Lake Effect snow as a “mass of sufficiently cold air moving over a body of water creating an unstable temperature profile in the atmosphere.” Who cares. This beer, however, has nothing to do with that drivel. It was inspired by a summer spent drinking heaps of IPAs on a stoop on Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo, NY.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1762) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2016
Cannette. Jaune assez foncé, arôme explosif de houblons. En bouche, belle base maltée qui laisse les houblons exploser à leur guise. Encore une excellente offrande.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoseGambrinus (16) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
Love this beer. Might be my fave IPA being brewed in this province. Soft aromas of dill, lemon, tropical citrus. Flavour is juicy, fresh tasting with a nice dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2418) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2016
Can at home. Pours a hazy orange brown with a white head. Big aroma - lots of nectarine. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light orange sweetness with pine, floral stuff, light sherbet... Lovely balance. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
QcBeer (115) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
Solide IPA, Au nez, forte senteur de pamplemousse, agrume, orange. En bouche, résineux et pamplemousseux! Finale Agrumé à souhait, eh, non pas vrai, épineux avec une excellente amertume!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (1743) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2016
Draught and wolf bar on bloor. Orange brown body, small off-white head. The aroma is orange, caramel and hops. The taste is mellow, balanced and with notes of bread and a long slow finish that’s not too hop filled.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RxForHealth (177) - - JAN 7, 2016
500 mL can. I'm a hop fan but this seems a bit unbalanced and dare I say it, excessive? Hops aroma as soon as the can was open. Pours a golden cloudy yellow, with an attractive head that shrinks but lasts. Strong astringent grapefruit aroma that continues on the palate with quite a bit of astringency. A bitter finish that lasts and lasts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CurbDog (111) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2016
Huge, persistent, fluffy white head. Hazy gold colour. Sweet citrus, tangerine, clementine, pithy orange, light honey malt sweetness. High carbonation, a little too high. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DDS (3) - - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
More hops than I normally would want to contend with, but this may be the hoppy-ish beer that other hoppy beers want to be..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2184) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
(tap) clear bright amber colour with a small white head; aroma of citrus, stewed fruit; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BytownJon (55) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2015
Draught: Perhaps a bottled version would be more concentrated, I’m not going to knock this one but perhaps I was expecting more? Very decent standard hop aroma but nothing exotic. Appearance and a creamy, smooth mouth feel and medium-mild malt-hop balance. Short aftertaste. To try again.


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