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Great Lakes Brewing My Bitter Wife IPA

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


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Deep gold in colour with incredible aromas of citrus, tropical fruits and mango, My Bitter Wife is an IPA for the serious hop-heads out there. Full bodied, subtle malt notes with a pleasant and balanced bitterness obtained using some Simcoe, Columbus and Centennial hops, it finishes dry with a lingering hop presence that leaves you wanting more. My Bitter Wife will be sure to awaken your senses with each sip.

Carrie Nation was a nearly unstoppable force behind the temperance movement. She fought a long and hard battle, hacking at the legs of libation. My Bitter Wife is our tribute to her!
Part of Tank Ten series!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille 650ml, courtoisie de Johnsense, dégustée le 6/22/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : orangée. Apparence : semi-voilée.
Arôme : Houblon fruité (agrumes, léger fruits tropicaux), herbeux et légèrement citrique, notes de caramel doux.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Goût amer de houblon fruité (agrumes, moyen de fruits tropicaux), légèrement citrique et herbeux. Un support malté de caramel très doux est également présent avec quelques notes épicées.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement crémeuse. Finale : longue et un peu sèche, composée d’un léger goût moyennement amer de de houblon herbeux et fruité.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlennHendry (237) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2016
Produced as a tribute to Carrie Nation, a “nearly unstoppable force” behind the temperance movement and one who was known for her violent attacks, hatchet in hand, on bars and public houses all over the USA, this IPA was fantastic. Citrus bouquet makes way for a big flavour of grapefruit and mango. Bitter and boozy, this is an all-time favourite. Bring it back! (*from old notes)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
650ml bottle. Orange-copper in colour with a large and long lasting off white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of pine, orange peels, grapefruit with some caramel malt sweetness. The flavour is quite hoppy, lots of grapefruit and oranges, some caramel malt sweetness. Highly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes long, hoppy. A well balanced and very drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (1106) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2015
bottle. Poured hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet citrus. Medium body, creamy carbonation, lingering tart bitter finish. Flavour of soft citrusy grapefruit, apricot with a doughy malt quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6919) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
Bouteille de 650 ml achetée à la LCBO (Rockland, ONT) au coût de 5,75$. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe d’orange et d’ananas. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’amertume d’houblon en arrière goût. (Rating #5850)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1573) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Une bière un peu trouble, avec une mousse assez rare, et un nez de houblons tropicaux plutôt copieux, le tout formant un breuvage à la texture mi-épaisse. La bouche est amère à souhait, mais assez ronde dûe à ses malts, et la facture classique lui réussit bien. Une IPA à classer au rayon des déjà vus donc, mais superbement efficace, une des meilleures sur le marché canadien dans sa forme actuelle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (1313) - CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy pale amber with one finger of tight white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap and well-defined lacing. Nose is pine, citrus, tropical fruit, pale malt. Taste is hoppy bitter with just a little supporting malt sweetness. Medium to full body, moderate sustained carbonation, and a strongly bitter, dry finish. A decent hop-forward A/IPA that comes quite close to being a DIPA. The malt is well-balanced, albeit to a lower malt / higher hop character. The higher ABV is quite well-integrated as well. The bitterness has a slight harshness, though, particularly on the finish, that prevents a higher score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2417) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Tap at Loose Moose, Toronto 05/0714. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Lovely aroma - slight dank veggie hoppiness with some overripe trop fruit. Medium body, medium carbonation. Some caramel, but not too sweet - there’s pine, light veg, light orange, some wood... Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
samzim (368) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Scent of citrus, hops, and pine. Clear gold colour. Very bitter with flavours of grapefruit, resin, and lychee. Medium body with mild carbonation. A solid, standard IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (738) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 21, 2014
Bottled bought at the LCBO in Toronto/Canada. Overall a very good wife! Aroma of citrus hops, some leeches, not so nose piercing, but good. Color is golden and copper, head off white, one inch thick, but vanished quiclky. Taste ist nice citrusy, grapefruit and full bodied with a long bitter hops finish. A very well balanced ipa.

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