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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: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   IBU: 72   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Where and how: on tap at Volo
Aroma: nice, pleasant , rounded feel. Good balancing backing of malt. Mild tartness, hinted with grape skin and mango.
Appearance :
Top: smaller than typical IPA, some rings on glass.
Base: hazy golden ale
Palate : medium bodied, soft carbonation, average for style finish.
Taste: mellow hoppy ale, drinkable and very smooth , easy going. At this strength this one is dangerous session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EssPea (6) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2016 does not count
pale, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, average carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2161) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
(tap) hzy bright orange amber colour with a small white head; aroma of tropical fruit; balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BreWedge (458) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
On tap @ Buster Rhino's Oshawa. Pours a mildly hazy gold with a thick white head. Aromas are rich tropical fruit and citrus with a touch of pine resin. Tastes are also very fruit and citrus heavy with only a moderate pine bite. Medium body, rich and creamy, long resinous finish. This is a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pors a veiled orange golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is grapefruit, mango, kiwi, lychee and passionfruit. Flavor is mango, passionfruit and white grape. Finish is piney resin, grapefruit and lime. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft citrus and musk. Medium bodied, a bit of malt and a touch of citrus. A bit of sweet malt into the finish.

   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 (1743) - 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 (12862) - 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 (923) - 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.

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