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RATINGS: 887   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blastoff (21) - Alabama, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Good, but fairly "light" for an IPA. Not overly hopped. Mildly citrus. Perhaps a good introductory IPA to those who might not otherwise like them. Solid, but not noteworthy. A good deal at $7/six pack.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2007
This is m favorite of the Great Lakes line so far. Poured to a golden orange, with medium white head that lingered well into the drink, and left good lacing up and down the glass. Aroma was immediately strong grassy hops, whcih set up well for the tingly bitter mouthfeel to follow. At mid-glass, the 7.5 abv made itself more known, blending perfectly with the hoppy-grassy flavor. This all led to a very pleasant bitter-dry finish. Way to go on this one GL!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - APR 30, 2007
draft at brewpub, claimed to be 8 percent, so this may have been different from the bottled variety. fruityness thoughout, orange in appearence, great piney/citrus scent with some other fruits (strawberrys). Really liked this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2007
Honey yellow pour with a firm white cap. The nose is an initial hop blast, but strong buttery notes start to emerge as it warms. Thin bodied with little malt backing. The best thing about this IPA is the tongue scraping bitterness that lingers long into the finish. Piney and grassy with some rindish notes as well. I may actually choose Burning River over this though for drinkability.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeNobleDark (62) - Allendale, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2007
FANTASTIC IPA! This brew absolutely surprised me! Great aroma, and the brew itself was full of complexity and flavor. The complexity of this IPA blew me away! It was a fantastic balance of initial bitter, hops, flavor, and alcohol. This was an excellent IPA, i highly reccomend!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2007
Golden/orange with a short lived head. Great hop aroma - lots of pine and citrus. Decent malt middle before nice bitter finish. Very well made.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2263) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2007
Bottle. Somewhat subdued hop aroma but nice. Aromatic. Slight haze, otherwise clear body with scattered slow rising bubbles. Large, lasting, very slightly off-white head. Nice appearance. Excellent IPA. Strong and piney. I canít believe Iíve never rated this brew before. For some reason I seem to have trouble remembering which GL brews Iíve had which ones I havenít. Very underrated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Light straw color with a thick head. Aroma is mostly pine resin. Body is medium and tastes about like the aroma. Fairly quick finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bilchak (63) - Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
not a huge fan of ipaís, but this was pretty good. nice hoppy flavor, and very drinkable for a prety high octane beer. poured from the bottle, golden amber in color, nice head. good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 Bottle pours a golden color. Head dissapears quickley but glass laced beautifully. Tremendous hop flavor, with citrous and pine notes and a hint of malt flavor. The bitter aftertaste sits pleasantly on the roof of the mouth. This is one of the finest IPAís I have had.


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