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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: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (212) - 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 (35055) - 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 (969) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1217) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a huge frothy white head and tons of lacing. Aroma of sweet pale malts, light caramel, guava, passionfruit, mango and other tropical fruits with a light touch of grass in the background. Taste is an extremely well balance of tropical fruit hops, sweet pale malts and bitterness. Nothing harsh is found up front or in the finish and just an absolute pleasure to drink!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a murky orange colour with a generous white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, hops. Taste is herbal, citrus, malts. Pretty good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4003) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT9 shared by joes. Murky orange colour with a small off-white head. Smells pineapple, fruity, hops, fresh, apricot. Tastes bitter, fresh, fruity, pineapple. Medium body, soft to medium carbo and a bit dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5118) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
Bottled @ ZZT 9, small sample. Hazy golden to orange color, lots of debris floating around. Aroma of pineapple, tropical fruits. Medium bitter. Biscuity, quite dry. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8212) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT 9 thanks to Joes. Hazy orange color, decent sized white head that leaves fair lacing. Aroma has malts, hops, fruityness of mango and pineapple. Taste malts, hops, bitter, fruity. In the end there’s more bitterness than fruityness. Nice though!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1472) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
Pours a golden orange unclear beer with a lot of yeast parts in it. Smells fruity, some creme, and yeasts. Tastes fruity, very dry and bitter finish. Average carbo, thin body and a dry texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3796) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2014
650ml bottle. Clear, orangey, deep golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Decent piney hoppy aroma, caramel malty basis, hints of orange, orange biscuit. Taste is crisp bitter hoppy, caramel malty basis, some biscuit, also a floral hop touch. Clean, precise, simple, good.


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