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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: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Herbalist (1) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015 does not count
A fresh can of thrust, canned two days before. The floral hop notes were very pronounced, lovely tropical nose and flavours. Definitely one of my favourites from Great Lakes!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1647) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
Pours a clear golden orange with a big frothy white head. Aroma of citrus oranges, stone fruit, grapes, tropical fruits, mangos, orange zest and light medicinal notes. Taste is orange zest, tropical fruits, mangos, guava, grapes, grapefruit and some light medicinal...smooth bitterness and a wicked dry finish. Lightly astringent medicinal character on the finish is the only thing wrong with this but wow this is a great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle, thanks jerc. Large white head atop clear straw body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some grape. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, light grape, pineapple. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (654) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
Robe blonde-orangée légèrement trouble, fin col de mousse. Arômes de fruits exotiques tels que tangerine, pamplemousse, pêche, lime, mangue. Touche de résine de pin. Vraiment superbe au nez. C’est doux, sucré et fruité. En bouche, l’exotisme revient. Un punch aux fruits à la fois amer et sucré. Pêche, mangue, pamplemousse. Des pointes d’orange et zeste de citron. Une touche de résine de pin qui crée une amertume bien dosée qui s’agence à merveille avec les saveurs de fruits. Une finale tout en douceur où toutes les saveurs se retrouvent dans un mélange équilibré. J’en boirais tous les jours.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (5357) - 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 (729) - 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 (74) - 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 (1521) - 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 (2803) - 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 (1039) - 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.

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