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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: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a veiled, slightly coppery golden with a nice white head. Aroma is grapefruit, cereal, sugar. Flavor is loads of fruits, grapefruit, orange, lemon, pineapple and mango. Finish is fruity candies, with nice grapefruity bitterness. Lingering bitterness. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Superb IPA!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dandeman (619) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Un mélange d’épines de sapin, de fruits tropicaux, d’orange et de mangue. Olfactif standard pour une IPA. Le liquide est doré, ambré, avec un beau collet dense qui tient longtemps et laisse de belles traces. Une effervescence vive, mélangée à un sapinage intense, sert d’entrée de bouche. La finale est longue et résineuse. Les sucres sont également très présents ainsi que les fruits. Les notes sont de sapin, de cèdre, de fruit de la passion, de mangue, de bonbon et de jujube. Les saveurs sont bien équilibrées. Un bon dosage entre les sucres et l’amertume. Une IPA qui se défend bien.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (218) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Hazy bond pour. The beer has a significant head that last a minute, than nothing. Nose is hoppy and a bit citrucy, but nothing to really get my attention. The mouthfeel is quite the same as the nose: fresh hops with a bit of lemon peel added to it. The beer cuts dry on the tongue quite rapidly wich is a disapointement because you would expect more from this beer. Pretty well balanced though, this beer is a very good IPA to start your day with during a hot summer afternoon, or pairing with a fine fresh veggie salad. Nothing bad in this beer, but nothing outstanding either.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
btg95 (21) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
650 mL Bottle. Quite enjoyable. Thin frothy head, medium notes of citrus and hops, with notes of pine. Bitter Finish

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crockett (1029) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Pours clear gold/apple juice with a short white sudsy head. Nose is sweet and fruity, with crisp pine and citric hops, on top of some antiseptic notes. Mouthfeel is odd. Not quite enough carbonation makes it seem like it has a fuller body. Juicy and bitter hops, and alcohol flavours predominate, toasted grain, a medicinal herbal quality. Some mild peach, apple, and grass. Sweet malt liquor finish. Not a big fan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Hazy blonde. Thin head. Clean biscuity malts, blueberry and grapefruit, smooth real tasty beer. Fuuu...toasty, biscuity, but clean moderate citrus bitterness. Real good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Sampled at Barhop. Slightly hazy light sheet with a nice fluffy white head. Crisp blended citrus with some grass, fresh, some caramel make. Moderate body and carbonation, bitter, becomes dry, nice finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin (510) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
bottle. Hazy orange colour and small bubbly head. Very strong pine aroma, nice. Taste is well balanced with sweet caramel malts, although the piney and citrus hops are definitely the attraction. Good ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
650 mL bottle. Hazy straw gold pour, couple of fingers of white foamy head, medium amount of sticky lacing. Tropical fruit nose, and lots of pine. Taste is similar with a big hop finish. Great IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FLBH (2) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2015 does not count
Lovely clear, bubbly appearance with plentiful but thin white head. Smell is sweet citrus like a satsuma slightly past its best. Tastes of tonic water, pith & grapefruit with a hint of pineapple.


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