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Great Lakes Brewing THRUST! An IPA

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


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Designed by NASA scientists, THRUST! is structured to attack you senses. First, it burns into your visual cortex the image of a beer with a deep copper hue topped with a rocky white head. Soon your olfactory bulb should be awoken as the massive dry-hop propels a penetrating aroma of grapefruit, mango, grape, stone fruit and lychee hurling into your forebrain.

Resisting the impulse to keep smelling the beer, you pound back a gulp which illicits a poking and prodding of tropical fruit and resin on your taste buds. Your pallet soon succumbs as THRUST! penetrates and perforates, eventually becoming your new reality.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (5183) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle: Poured an amber/orangey color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of nice citrusy/grapefruit floral notes with no bitter notes are discernible. Taste is a great mix between juicy notes of grapefruit and citrus and great floral undertones, light residual sugar notes that balanced the whole mix. Body is full enough with great carbonation. Greta beer and this brewery just keeps on improving.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Karol (717) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 12, 2015
650ml bottle from LCBO. Overall a mind blowing IPA! A perfect balance of color, head, aroma and taste. Golden yellow hazy color. Foamy white head. Citrus, grapefruit and floral hops aroma with a malt backbone. Taste is bitter floral and citrus hops, full body and a great malt back. Very refreshing. This is just an awesome IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CurbDog (15) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
Huge rocky, persistent white head with lots of lacing. Light gold colour and not nearly as hazy as you’d expect from such an aromatic IPA. Pine, tropical, stone fruit, light biscuit. Flavour matches plus grapefruit pith. Med-high carbonation, medium body with dry finish and lingering bitterness. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1472) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
Boisson couleur paille un peu trouble, avec une couche de mousse blanche à grosses bulles ; les houblons attaquent le nez, avec des notes tropicales surtout, et sucrées aussi. La bouche est explosive de saveurs, ou peut-être le semble-t-elle à cause d’une amertume pour ainsi dire absente. Toujours est-il qu’elle est délicieuse, avec des arômes d’ananas, de mangues et autres fruits jaunes. Un peu de torque en arrière-goût, et elle se serait classée parmi les meilleures IPAs canadiennes sans l’ombre d’un doute.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Can. Pours hazy blond with medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of pine, resin, tropical fruits, oranges, citrus. Taste is of pine, resin, tropical fruits, citrus, oranges. Palate: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Well balanced. Overall: Very good. Nice fresh hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Pours faintly cloud honey gold. Large soapy head, with good lacing. Really manky smelling hoppy stuff, wild nose, of grass and pot, and yeasty bread.... oils, dirt, moss, tangerine rinds. A lot of that translates over to the palate. Very clean (somehow). Sweet, and balanced, on cereal malts, and sour dough. Mouthfeel is perhaps a little heavy, and some more carbonation would be preferable. Mild burnt grass and antiseptic in the finish. Tight. This was very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1653) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Bouteille 650 ml. 6.5%. COuleur ambrée-orangée, mousse blanche. Arôme de conifères, un peu d’agrumes, très fruitée au nez. En bouche, soyeuse, belle texture, ntes d’agrumes, de fruits tropicaux et de résine en équilibre. Douce amertume qui donne une buvabilité incroyable à cette beer. Excellente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2245) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Nice lemon, grass, floral, lightly herby aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Caramel, pine, light lemon, orange, light veg, woody stuff. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Randy4Beer (360) - - JUN 19, 2015
Hazy light gold colour. All sorts of citrus hop aromas. Some mango and pine in the mix too. Tastes are very similar, with the addition of some mildly bitter grapefruit. A bit of light spice too. Easily quaffable. Easily one of my favourite IPAs being made anywhere in the world. I would love to blind taste this against its Tank Ten sister beer Karma Citra.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (528) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Hazy orange gold with a small off white head. Nose has tons of citrus with grapefruit dominant along with some peach, mango, passion fruit, a healthy dose of pine and a definite catty undertone. This is all about the big bitter hops but there is sufficient lightly sweet toffee to take the edge off. Medium slick mouth with average carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Mmmmmmmmm.

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