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

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

THE NAME:
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!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnurda (1124) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottled sample at ribeye jacks in Mississauga. Very citrusy. Actually super citrusy. Very bitter. Lots of head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Deep orange pour with a medium head, good lacing. Great grapefruit aroma. Taste is citrus, grapefruit. Nice clean drinking, fairly bitter but not overpowering. Terrific IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gildnerk (128) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2014
Tap at the Victory Cafe. Hazy light gold with a thin white head and some lacing. Complexly sweet aromas of tropical fruit with some spruce hoppiness. Taste is quite bitter at first and then moves into a more mellow fruity sweetness. Maybe a bit too fruity for my taste. Otherwise a dry finish and a pillowy mouthfeel through the CO2. Quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RxForHealth (152) - - APR 25, 2014
This is a seriously good IPA. Pours a dark orange. The aroma is all grapefruit. On the palate is foam, citrus, and a nicely balanced hops. Long bitter finish. Excellent. Recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Oranges, flowers and resins provide plenty of juicy hoppiness in this otherwise sticky IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam covers the cloudy honey blond.
-Carbonation is quite low.
-Mouthfeel could be crisper and flavors better defined (maybe a question of freshness?).
-Hops aren’t as aromatic as they are flavorful.
-Residual sugar level is relatively high.

On tap at Volo.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (60) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
Has a poignant citrus nose on a light golden body with a fairly thin white head. The "big C" hops deliver with fruity hops. Grapefruit is present, but not overpowering, backed up by a very juicy mixture of other citrus and tropical hop accents. A west-coast-IPA-style sweet bready malt effectively underpins this punchy IPA. A simple but very tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
codfishh (56) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
From a bottle pours clear and golden, aroma is passion fruit and biscuity malt. Flavor is citrusy hops and biscuity malt finish is semi sweet. Medium carb medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
terrybail (591) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Rating number 500 lovely citrus pine aroma Pours a nice cloudy orange with a nice good sized white froth Not as grapefruity as some American IPA’s but very nice dry hoppy finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (564) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
650 np bottle. Pours a hazy, pale orange with a thin, off white head that leaves mild lacing. Aroma has big notes of pine, resin, citrus, and a hint of bread. Taste is bitter but not overblown. Notes of resin, orange citrus, grapefruit, and pine with a drawn out, bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Clean, refreshing texture with a dry finish. Overall a really nice IPA. Very drinkable with lots of pine, resin, and citrus. Worth getting!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (318) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
650ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a hazy pale orange with a small off white head that leaves good lace. Big nose of citrus with light background of toast. Bitter from start to finish with grapefruit dominant and enough sweet malts and a touch of honey to smooth things out a bit but the hops are the star. Medium slick body with nice carbonation and a great dry bitter finish that just keeps going. Love it.


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