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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


on tap

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (629) - CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
Pours clear pale amber with two fat fingers of rocky off-white head, great retention, moderate chunky lacing. (4/5) Nose is pine resin, citrus, tropical fruit, caramel malt, slight spice. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet and juicy citrus giving way to moderately strong bitter. (9/10) Medium body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (5/5) Another solid performer from Great Lakes Brewing. A little more body than the Canuck Pale Ale, a little less than My Bitter Wife. Pretty firmly splits the difference between the two in terms of ABV, presence, hoppiness, and so on. Juicy citrus and a slightly peppery finish make this extremely enjoyable. Id be hard-pressed to pick a favourite among those three performers, but think this one just night be the front runner by a hair so have to rank it nearly identically to the other two. (17/20)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinsenn (1329) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2014 Can from Morrissey House, London, ON. Aroma is tropical juicy fruity perfection. Taste is basically the same. Super fruity, mainly citrus and tropical, and candy. Great balance; sweet and bitter. Super stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2048) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
Pint at Volo. Hazy orange with a ring of head. Laces nicely. Beautiful aroma is a even mix of floral and sweet citrus. Mandarin Orange Id say. All I noticed on the first sip is how incredibly bitter it is in the finish. As bitter as any regular IPA Ive tried. Upon further sampling I found a very drinkable IPA with some pine joining in, and some grainy malt just before the end. This is really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (7464) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Can, via trade with jercraigs-- thanks Jeremy! Bright orange body with a lasting golden head. Beautiful bright hop profile, tropical fruit and sweet pine, juicy and lightly resinous, well-paired malts, not too sweet, long happy bitterness. Incredibly fresh, a hop profile that I find extremely appealing, the best IPA Ive had in a while!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
Canned sample at ribeye jacks. Super citrus flavour. Gold colour. Very hoppy flavour. Loved this beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6629) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
can at Thirsty & Miserable, Toronto. great IPA, big bitterness, mango, tropical fruits, good dose of grapefruit. great flavor great IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1255) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
on tap at a tap takeover. Clear amber colour and the beer sports a big hoppy citrus- c-hops aroma with pale malts. More of the same on the palate with a bit of pine cone goodness. I like this one alot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (705) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
Pour at the wren on the danforth is hazy & lazy orange with a one finger cap. Dig that crazy ripped citrus peel bouquet daddy-o as it dances in your nose. This is a damn fine IPA, with fresh bursts of hops & shivers of orange marmalade in the flavour. Marnie takes a sip from my glass & assumes im drinking a Radler & shes right: the grapefruit essence is hopping in this brew. Clearly part of the awesomeness that is the Great Lakes stable. I fear commitment but I have to admit that l love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (804) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
On tap at Bellwoods. Pours a nearly clear golden/orange with a near white head. Aroma has lots of grapefruit, citrus, pine, and resin. Taste is slightly sweet to start then shifts to a strong bitter at the finish. Pine, resin, citrus, and grapefruit. Medium body and carbonation. Overall a tasty beverage. Starts sweet but ends bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (256) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Two day old can from the brewery. Clear amber colour with white head., topp of the beer looks resiny. Smells potent, like pine resin, grape fruit. Taste is juicey, with loads of piney, resiny hop goodness. Caramel malt in the background. Balanced bitterness. Really drinkable too. Well done.

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