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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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2313) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
650ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Golden orange in colour with a large and lasting white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of citrus, pine, some caramel. The flavour is of peaches, orange citrus, pine, light bitterness. Finishes long, moderate hop bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlennHendry (11) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Big blast of grapefruit on the nose - intoxicating aroma, really - then more grapefruit and lemon with some pine at the end. I was a bit disappointed by this year’s batch as the beer lacked punch at the end, which is surprising for an IPA with 80 IBUs. Still a fine IPA but ...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (155) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Fresh bomber from the brewery. Hazy yellow pour with white head. Nose is all hops, west coast, grapefruit. Taste is well balanced, tropical fruit, bitterness on the tongue. Another above average IPA from these guys.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samzim (239) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
Strong grapefruit scent. Hazy straw colour. Tropical fruit flavours at the front, with sustained bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Really tasty.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fugitive (1384) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Color hazy dark yellow. Aroma malt, maybe some hop. Taste some bitterness dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1500) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT9 shared by joes. Hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Smells and tastes grapefruit, hoppy, fruity, pine, bitter nice ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (274) - GREECE - SEP 21, 2014
650 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Light hazy orange color with almost white head. Aroma is moslty sweet malty, caramel and light hoppy piney and fruity. Taste is like the aroma sweet malty and hoppy bitter fruity. Almost medium and oily body with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (324) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - SEP 15, 2014
650 ml bottle from The Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, Greece. Orange color, hazy, with a nice white head. Aromas of lemon, orange, citrus, pine. Taste is bittersweet and perfectly balanced between the hoppy notes, pine, lemon, orange and the sweetness of caramel and honey. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014

Bottle 650ml. @ home.

[ As Great Lakes Brewing Lake Effect IPA ].
Light unclear medium to dark orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus, mango, pine - wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, orange, fruity, hoppy, pine - wood, medium dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140702]

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1034) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
Pours a hazy golden-amber with suspended solids(looks like some hop sediment) and a nice creamy dull white head with a pretty good amount of lace. Aroma is tropical fruit, zesty citrus, light pine and a nice light sweet Marley back. Flavour is zesty citrus, pine, sweet tropical fruit, medium bitterness, moderate caramel and a somewhat dry finish.


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