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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: 57   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1578) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
On tap at Gig’s. A hazed gold with a decent white cap. Westcoast IPA aromas - floral, grapefruit, citrus some substantia malts. Robust, thick moth feel, big blast of citrusy-resinous hops are balanced off well with ample crystal and pale malts. Clean bitter finish. Very fresh tasting. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
550ml draught
6.8% ABV
I tried this beer on draught on June 8, 2012 at "C’est What" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a slightly hazed medium gold with a thin creamy cap that laced well. The aroma was grainy malt, grapefruity hops, and some mango/pineapple notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is very citrusy with the grapefruit hops up front, and the tropical fruit tones less pronounced, but still there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
Draught at Burger Bar. Hazy orange pour, decent solid white fizzy-foamy head. Juicy cirtrus and resin aroma, mild alcohol - taste follows, oddly like pine nuts. Average body, solid carbination, medium-long resin/grassy finish. Solid. ---Rated via Beer BADASS for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
On tap. Pours a hazy orange, fluffy white head. Big grapefruit and pineapple aroma, spruce and resin. Smooth. Little bit sweet up front, mostly grapefruit bitter tannins with a clean bitter finish. Balanced. ABV well hidden. Really nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rob6239 (614) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
On cask at Volo . Pours well and amber coloured with good head from cask. Aroma is incredible with citrus hops . Taste is slightly bitter with a bit of sweetness too.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2012
Cask at Volo IPA Challenge. Pours a cloudy orange with a long-lasting bubbly white head. Lovely citra hops aroma, a bit catty and resiny as well, along with some citrus fruit. Flavour of citrusy, resiny hops, some citrus fruit and malt in the background -- fruity and hoppy, tasty stuff. Average to medium bodied. Very good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2012
On tap at Great Lakes Anniversary BBQ. Pours a clear orange colour with a little head that seems to persist. Smells really nice, some malty sweetness and some really nice citrus, maybe orange? Palate is a bit watery but still seems to have medium body. Taste is worse than the smell, goes straight to hoppy and doesn’t go back. Aftertaste is all grapefruit. Decently refreshing but lacking in complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2012
A lightly hazed IPA with a thin white head. In aroma, a pungent floral oily hops with light musky notes, sulfur, nice. In mouth, a smooth grassy malt with catty floral hops, grapefruit pulp, decent. Cask at Ontario Cask IPA Challenge, April 21, 2012.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 a reddish tinge to this one. A big IBU, big bitterness, very tasty. Neutral aroma. Backed up by a decent malt backbone. Had this on nitro, which lessened the bitterness gave it a lace sheet, more drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2655) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 23, 2012
On cask at Volo. Appearance: golden orange, tiny white head. Aroma: grapefruit, leafy, quite fruity with pine. Flavour: Lots of pine and leafs, tangy orange peel, other citrus fruits with a delicious pine finish. Lovely


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