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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: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 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 (10147) - 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 (8726) - 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 (2699) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
[4154-20111125] Tap. Citrus grass and peat hops aroma. Clear, orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head and some spotted lacing. Bitter lightly buttery grassy hops flavour has a long lemon skin aftertaste. Medium body is quite bitter. Great bitter. (8/3/7/4/16) 3.8
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8251) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Sample at the Strange Brew Tasting on 02/18/2012. The beer is a mostly clear yellow-gold color with a medium thin bone white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of hops, citrus, pine and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a citrusy hop aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours a clear yellow/gold color with a medium white head. Malty nose with some piney and grassy hops.Malty flavor with grassy and piney hops and a lasting bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3128) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
on tap at Volo. Hazy orange pour, big white head. HUGE aroma of citrus fruit. grapefruit, oranges, lemons, you name it...... NO malt anywhere to be found, its just hops all he way. really really nice stuff. if you like hops, get this if you can find it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2457) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
650 ml Project X bottle from brewery. Pours a nearly clear golden colour with modest ever-so-slightly off-white head. Aroma is big citric hops with relatively modest pale malts. Flavour follows - lots of grapefuit, lemon and orange. Decent bitterness in finish. Impressive IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2011
UPDATED: APR 25, 2012 2012-04-21. Lightly hazy orange body. Big aroma, odd funky grapefruit, pith, bit odd but enjoyable. 7+ Flavour has a good amount of grapefruit, but of tropical fruit and modest bitterness throughout. 7+ Average to light bodied palate, light carbonation. Enjoyable, this was one of the better ones of the day but I think it is much better presented on tap. 7+/3/7+/3/15+ Blind Tasting on Cask at Volo IPA Challenge

2011-11-25. Crisp orange body, small white head. 3+ Lovely hoppy bitterness, nice citrus character, orange and tangerine, light resin touches. Yumm! 9+ Modest aroma, mild citrus notes. 7+ Average bodied palate. 3+ Lovely IPA. 8/3/9/3/18 - 4.1 On tap at Volo, Toronto


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