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RATINGS: 851   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Medium bodied and well hopped with dry, fruity aftertaste, this monumental India Pale Ale honors the hero from The War of 1812 who battled the enemy on Lake Erie.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1917) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Draft pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and grain. Taste is sweet malts and citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RRistow12 (229) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with white head. Aroma is fairly sweet. Caramel, syrup, floral notes. Don't get too much hop aroma. Taste is moderate bitterness with a nice malt backbone. Flavors of flowers, caramel, toffee, biscuits, pine and a little spiciness. Overall a pretty soild IPA but for the style I don't think this is one of Great Lakes better beers which are normally incredible. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (971) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Golden with frothy white head. Nice, thick lacing. Caramel, citrus, candy, and mild lemon aroma. Medium bodied, syrupy, sweet malt, mild alcohol notes. Decent balance, medium bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ScipioA (264) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Shiny gold penny orange appearance looks quite nice. Undistinguished slighlty alcohol and pine aromas that continue into the flavor. Generally unimpressive IPA, itís fine but not really anything special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (314) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
On tap poured into a shaker. The aromas are toasted caramel and bread with a touch of citrus. It pours a clear brownish gold with a soapy white head. The head reduces down to a medium thin ring with a surface dusting and leaves behind a decent, light density lacing. Itís taste is a medium high bitter with a medium sweet. The oily texture is complemented by a light, fuzzy carbonation. Itís full body finishes with bittersweet citrus and toast along with a caramel note. There a strong resin presence in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Good IPA, golden color and balanced hops . One of the better IPA beers Iíve had. I like that it is more classic versus many of the fruity ones out there.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (1494) - Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle: Golden, light-amber color with tangerine highlights; hazy, cloudy, & topped with a sticky, foamy white head. Aroma of dense, spicy hops, pungent grapefruit rind, citrus peel, dank earth, & herbaceous tones. Undercurrent is very sweet & malty; caramel & toffee, big-time residual sweetness... Smells like an over-hopped, "light" barley wine. Lots of CaraMunich malt in the first sip, too... Very sweet, caramel, toffee, baked bread. A little bitter twang from the hops, a touch of pungent grapefruit & some white pepper, giving a mild floral & leafy finish. Some mild fusel alcohol notes as the beer warms, strange for only 7.5% ABV. Finishes with a touch of grapefruit pith & a helping of borderline sugary sweet caramel malt. Not awful, Iím just personally not a fan of IPAs being this sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jucko (14) - - JUN 28, 2014
Decent middle of the road IPA. Not overpowered by hops, but not exactly weak either. Thirst quenching after running. Perhaps oaky or molasses-y. Good. Would buy again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tschof (57) - - JUN 21, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Disappointing. I?m a huge fan of ipas and usually like great lakes stuff. This one taste like a helles lager not an IPA at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (473) - Madison, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a bit hazy with a one finger head. Sweet aroma with hints of citrus and resin. Flavor is moderately sweet with bitter citrus throughout, a great IPA


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