Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1609) - Hawgville, Ontario, - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (135) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crockett (1027) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13147) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2176) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin (509) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (465) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3223) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle - 650ml. Cloudy golden body with a thin white frothy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with citrusy, malty, yeasty, and herbal hints. Alcohol is subtle. Its sharp hoppy taste carries mango, orange, coriander, and woody notes. Ends with a long bitter/herbal finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
pours unclear bright golden orange with a nice fluffy off-white head offering good retention and lacing. mangoes and melons galore, juicy citrus, soft pine needles, doughy pale maltienss, touch of caramel, woodsy vanilla, ginger zing, pepper traces. average to moderate carbonation, light to medium body - very oily in fact, balanced spicy-citrusy finish. tasty and very good! very solid offering!

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