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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

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1491) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Thanks to Harrison_gord for this one! Pours a really, really hazy golden, might as well say cloudy, with a thin white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of tropical fruits and slight onions. Taste is moderately bitter and not an ounce too sweet. Flavors are of pine, citrus and fruits. Body is medium and carbonation high. Finish is bitter and dry, of moderate length. Overall a fine brew, my expectation were a little high on this one and it didn’t really disappoint but it could have been better I think. Next batch, maybe?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cargo150 (770) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Belle couleur dorée avec une belle mousse blanche. Aromes de fruits tropicaux, résine, herbes. Umne bonne ipa!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (255) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Pour is orangey gold with two fingers of snow white cap. Nose is hop heaven: citrus, peach, tropical fruit and pine with a slightly spicy caramel malt backdrop. Nice sweet caramel malt with tropical fruit and citrus notes. It’s pretty full-bodied, oily/slick, average/lively carbonation and a nice long bitter pine/grapefruit finish. I friggin love this stuff, even in the dead of winter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1349) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Belle bière dorée plutôt claire, limpide et mince, avec une mousse blanche à grosses bulles qui s’efface rapidement en surface. Beaucoup de fruits tropicaux (ananas, mangues) et de pin pour ce qui est du nez. Après une intéressante mais timide introduction, c’est en bouche que la magie opère ; un peu de sucre résiduel mais pas trop, un brin d’amertume pour appuyer, mais les saveurs sont exquises, simples mais diablement efficaces. Grande buvabilité, bel équilibre, une IPA presque parfaite si elle n’était un brin trop tranquille.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperTiti33 (595) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Blonde paille. Belle mousse blanche. Bien houblonné. Beau corps. Forte amertume. Légèrement sucré quoique rapidement sèche. Fruité. Florale. Un peu résineuse. Très bien.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Clear gold look, lasting white cap. Slightly catty nose. The underlying fruit sweetness is nicely peachy rather than malt-sugary, and the hop bittering has a nice zing of citrus and contributes to the mentioned fruity notes, without adding too much woody dry bitterness. Finish is a bit furry and warm with alcohol but pretty clean. Bottles from Waverley LCBO.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2363) - 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 (12) - 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 (165) - 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 (243) - 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.


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