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RATINGS: 894   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 Very light, slightly floral, grainy aroma. Light copper orange in color with a fluffy white two finger thick head. Sweet malt and bitter hops get equal play in the fore....both linger. The malts meld with slightly toasted grain notes while the hops become citric and floral on a seperate path. There is a sort of delicate strength to this beer. It’s not bullish, but it has a lot of flavor concentration. Quite nice and a pleasant suprise....I especially like the sweet toasty flavor that lingers in the aftertatse alongside the orange rind bitterness. I wish more IPA’s were like this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7265) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Bottled. Poured a clear, lighter golden with a short cap of white head and some rather nice lacing. Nose picked up primarily floral hoppage with a dry, subtle toffee, light fruit, and caramel backing. The flavor had pine and floral bitterness with a sweet malty base... became sticky right at the finish... alcohol was a tad more prevalent than I would have liked.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Thanks to Sliffy for this one. Pours a light amber with nice lasting head. Decent carbonation and great lacing. Aroma and flavor is of mild hops and a touch of malts. Almost felt creamy to the palate. A little bitter at the finish (in a good way). Very nice IPA. Thanks again Sliffy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1968) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2008 Light clear orange color. Only wispy white head. Some lacing. Aroma is light fruity hops. Flavor is the highlight of this beer. Big full fresh hops all wrapped up in a full body. Delicious but lacking in bouquet and lacks the looks. 6/3/8/4/17

RERATE: 12oz bottle fresh. Pours a brights melon orane with a thin head of tight white bubbles. The looks are really lacking with this beer. Aroma is bright fresh hops, fruity and clean. The flavor is a little bit more resiny, but also fruity. Good stuff. 7/2/7/3/17

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 26, 2006
A 12 ounce bottle from moejuck: It poured hazy golden with a frothy white head. The aroma was grassy & grainy. The flavor was bitter with a very dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2842) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Bottle, from trade with Captain Cougar. Good nose, sweet & sour. Grassy, grainy, yeasty nuttiness, honey. Clean golden orange, good head & lace. Bitter flavors, citrus, grapefruit & lemon rind, grainy, honey, nutty. Medium body, lite oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Nice brew, maybe kind of narrowly bitter as it was a rindy bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 13, 2006
12 oz bottle from Leopoldstoch. Another great brew from Great Lakes. Super nice amber color, with a great floral hop smell. Super fresh tasting beer wtih lots of citrus and pine going on. A nice malty backbone too. This one has a kick to it, and @ 7.5% I can understand why. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2006
straw colored pour w/ a large fluffy white head little lacing. NIce citrus hop aroma some floral notes & touches of carmel. Well coated lightly creamy palate. Flavor is a nice sweeet hop flowers, citrus, hints of strawberries & carmels. Pretty nice Ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
12 oz. bottle, from OhioDad, thanks so much! Pours a beautiful clear orange-amber with a small off-white head that diminishes to a ring with light lacing. This is a nice little IPA from Great Lakes, out of the midwest but with west coast tendencies. Aroma is bright with citrus fruitiness, undertones of caramel and toasty malts, clean floral hops with fresh orange and lemon notes as well. Flavor is juicy and sweet, again more citrus fruit with hints of caramel dust, spruce and flowers in the finish with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Medium body and gentle carbonation. I have to say this is a dellicious beer overall and a pleasant surprise. Thanks Scott!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2006
had as a seasonal tap... very fruity/citrusy and hoppy. great head. a little barleywineish. hides the alcohol well.


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