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Great Lakes Brewery My Bitter Wife IPA

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


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RATINGS: 83   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3889) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2016
Can - 473ml. Hazy amber body with a thick, white foamy head. Good hoppy aroma with citrusy and mango hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries herbal, woody, and citrusy notes. Ends with a long bitter finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoR (950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2016
On tap at Louis Cifer, Toronto (it’s a lot better than anything made there...). Pours a cloudy amber/orange colour with a generous white head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, pine. Taste is similar. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChadPoole (318) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
Pours cloudy amber with a small off white head. Big grapefruit nose with pine and tropical fruits. Taste is much the same with a great bitter.  Medium body and low carbination. These guys nailed it.  I’ll definitely be drinking this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portwood (187) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2016
Smell: citrus, tropical fruits, apricot, pine. Taste: full bodied, smooth carbonation, juicy grapefruit. Finish: bitter citrus pith, woody pine resin, long & dry. (canned 06/08/16)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3297) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
On tap at Bar Isabel Toronto . Light amber body white head. Resin and pine .. well balanced .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (1687) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
Canette 473ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur orange foncé trouble, mousse beige crémeuse laissant une dentelle éparse. Arôme de houblon résineux, pamplemousse, zeste de pamplemousse, malt. Goût de houblon résineux, malt, bonne amertume assez élevée, pamplemousse. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen-dense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3494) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Keg (6.5% ABV) at Bar Hop. Hazy golden/amber body with a thin head. No visible carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine and orange. Flavour of grapefruit, grassy hops and a light hop spice finish. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Crisp and hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
On tap @ Beer Brothers Bistro in Ottawa. Medium orange, clear, lacy white head. Big pine and grapefruit nose, more pine on the palate, quite resinous, low malt sweetness, long bitterness. These guys are nailing the hoppy brews, another fantastic IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (1342) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
473ml can. Cloudy amber with a frothy off-white head. Flavors are pineapple, mango, honeyed cereals, citrus and pine resin with grassy and dank notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1876) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2016
Draft at bar hop 2. Hazy yellow body, small white head. The aroma is very fruity and has a lot of bitterness. The body is nicely acidic and has fruit, but a bit too bitter.

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