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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: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2672) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
Pours cloudy gold with a frothy white top. Aroma is a huge grapefruit hop blast with piney notes. Taste is a nice up front grapefruit and pine hop bitterness. Some resin. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (151) - - MAY 25, 2015
650ml bottle. Pours a fairly thick frothy off-white head. Has a hazy orangey appearance. Aromas are mostly strong citrus and piney hops. Floral hops are apparent as well. Flavours are quite fruity, but mainly citrusy hops. Floral and grassy hops are very much in the forefront. A bit of orange peel as well. Nice bitterness on the palate. Smooth and silky mouthfeel. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3710) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
Une IPA orangée et sa maudite belle mousse qui perdure. Une dentelle est bien installée. Le nez crache des parfums fruités délicieux. Beaucoup de fruits exotiques et/ou tropicaux. Je sens aussi des effluves d’herbes ainsi que des fleurs et même des conifères. La base maltée supporte bien le tout. Je suis agréablement surpris par toute cette fraîcheur. Ça s’annonce bon! Au goût, voilà des saveurs juteuses d’agrumes et d’autres fruits d’un lointain pays. Belles fleurs qui poussent sur ma langue. Une touche de caramel. C’est effectivement très bon. En bouche, corps moyen et bonne performance des bulles. Texture légèrement crémeuse. Une finale modérément amère et très aromatique. Excellente bière!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3678) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Can (473 ml). From Marcus, thanks!

Appearance: Hazy orange with a medium white head and good lacing.

Aroma: Burst of juicy hops when opening the can and it remains quite hoppy for a while. Grapefruits, mangoes, tropical fruits, light dank hops, mild spiciness and light caramel presence.

Taste: Burst of grapefruits, oranges and mangoes along with a good honeyed malt backbone and a moderate bitterness that fits perfectly with the other components of the taste. Juicy.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Oily and silky mouthfeel. Resinous finish. Dry.

Overall: Excellent juicy IPA with a very good balance, interesting honeyed malt features. Really easy drinking. World-class IPA. I would love having cans of this available in my area.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (397) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
Pour is gold with a big, fluffy, creamy, wrinkly white cap that lasts FOREVER (foreva-eva? Foreva-eva?) This stuff is hop heaven on the nose, all juicy tropical fruit and peach and citrus with faint bread and honey. Taste-wise it lacks a certain je-ne-sais-quoi - actually it’s carbonation, but it’s got a great bitter, resinous finish, and it goes down like.....things that go down easy. The malt here doesn’t seem as deliciously chewy as their Karma Citra or Lake Effect, but maybe I’m just nitpicking cause I’m an asshole. It’s still damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (626) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy honey colour with a thin off-white head. Smells fantastic. Pine up front, with lots of tropical fruit, peach, pineapple, and the faint smell of malt. Taste wise, fruit forward with grapefruit, peach, mineral heavy bitterness and light malt notes that lead into citrus pith heavy bitterness, mineral notes, light woody notes, and some light graphite, and yeast in the finish. ANOTHER quality IPA from Great Lakes. Man, they got it DOWN.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (677) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
650ml bottle. Hazy bright yellow with a frothy white head. Flavors are bread, grass, garlic, pineapple and citrus with floral and dank notes. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (4032) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle shared. Glowing hazy gold pour with spotty white head. Aroma is really nice, floral orangey hops, light vanilla, light dank notes. Taste is juicy, light bitterness, fruity hop, very tasty. Palate is light bodied, silky and smooth. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3411) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
650ml bottle from the lcbo. Slightly hazy orange pour, with a big rocky white head. huge floral hop aroma, loads of tropical fruit, mangoes especially and some honeysuckle. Soft citrus and some light pine resin. Perfect mouthfeel and carb, and the finish is lightly bitter, not as bitter as expected. Super drinkable, and very floral. A great ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3294) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa, ON). Beautiful cloudy, golden body with a thin white foamy/creamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with malty, grapefruit, and herbal hints. Its sharp, robust hoppy taste carries grapefruit, coriander, and piney notes. Ends with a long bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

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