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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: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2516) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours cloudy deep gold with a big frothy white top. Aroma is big grapefruit and tropical fruit hops. Taste is a beautiful boquet of tropical fruits and grapefruit hop bitterness with a small sharp finish. Great grains to balance this beast off. More.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3109) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle (650 ml). Thanks to Sammy for this one. Slightly hazy golden/copper with a medium mostly lasting off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is a burst of juicy hops, mango, tropical fruits, peach notes and light sweetness. Taste is slightly sweet and intensely juicy with mango, peach, a nice but discrete malt backbone and light bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. This is insanely drinkable and so juicy. If it was available in my area, I would drink a lot of this. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (276) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Really juicy aroma, full of tropical fruit and tangerines. A hint of sweet caramel sweetness as well. Smells great. Hazy golden/yellow, long lasting white head. An IPA definitely on the bitter side, but it works. Upfront you get the tropical fruit present in the nose, followed by a really piney, bitter, cat-pee like finish. Bitter on the whole tongue. Medium bodied, average carbonation. A unique and very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (716) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 650ml from the brewery. Pours a hazy copper/orange with a one finger, off-white head that sticks around but eventually thins to a film that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is large with notes of grapefruit, orange citrus, pine, resin, and grass.Taste is bitter but with a solid malt backbone. Hints of bread, grapefruit, citrus, peppery/clove spice and straw in the aftertaste. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Slightly slick/oily texture.Overall tasty. Big pungent bitter taste with an earthy/peppery finish. Enjoy!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (558) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
650 mL bomber. Pours a hazy light orange with a lot of yeasty bits. Aroma is pure American hop; mango, guava, grapefruit, pine, orange, only a hint of maltiness. Almost sweet from all the fruit notes, backed by a big bitter punch. Crisp, but not harsh. Clean on the palate with lingering bitterness. Very refreshing, goes down all too easy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1175) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
Hazy amber gold colour. Pinecone aroma with pale malts and finishes with more pungent hoppy aroma. On the palate it is filled with light citrus notes, pine cones and hoppy finish. Decent IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (363) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
2013/11/17 - Pours a hazy orange honey colour with a thick, frothy, off white head that lingers and leaves ample lacing. Aroma is citrus fruits, grapefruit, pine and hop resin. Taste is citrus hops with a well balanced sweet malt backbone and a sharp, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium with smooth carbonation and a crisp, drying finish. Nicely balanced IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
650ml bottle from the lcbo. Hazed orange with a big off white head. Perfect ipa appearance. Big full c hop nose. Classic 1998 ipa, big boozy, bitter, bruising. A sipper. One and done purchase at $6 / bomber.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
torontosudz (6) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013 does not count
Tasty IPA that’s not too complicated. Has great balance, overall drinkability is high. Great balance of hops/body/sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2345) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
Tap, light copper, aroma is citrus taste is lots of grapefruit and citrus notes, overall pretty nice offering


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