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RATINGS: 930   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 The bitterness bites you on the nose right out of the gate and doesn’t let go ’til you cross the finish line. Quite fruity and hoppy. A well-balanced great IPA-- very surprised it doesn’t rate higher on this site drinks this bitter do not appeal to all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Clearish straw-colored body, thin off-white head. Soapy, earthy, piney hops nose, with biscuit and spice. Rather strong soapy body with flower petals and pine, sweet breads, and a long, bitter, spicy finish. Cerealy, a touch nutty. Pretty good IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2006
On tap @ brewpub. Pours a copper color with a nice white head. Aroma is mildly hoppy, with a hint of fruit. Taste is light for the style, not a huge body and not overwhelming hop presence, which makes it drinkable IMHO. A bit too hoppy for to be a pale ale, but not as extreme as other IPA examples. It would be a refreshing outdoor brew, to me!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Yum. Beer pours dark golden color with a retained off white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops and quite spicy. Flavor is really nice with juicy grapefruit and wonderful spiciness. This is IPA goodness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Sampled at State College BrewExpo. Golden amber clear with thin head. Nice fruity caramel aroma with some grapefruit and brown sugar. Really nice taste, smoothly balanced between sweet malts and almost-harsh bitterness. Good grapefruity and juicy hops taste. Medium carbonation with little burn.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2006
A decent IPA. Pours clear light copper. Rocky white head. Good lacing. Piny hops, with some malt and a little fruit. Ok bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Pours a transparent golden yellow with a fast dimishing white head. Bready and fruity aroma, a good amount of brown sugar and caramel malt with maybe a touch of boozey citrus. The flavor holds a good amount of grassy/piney bitterness with some sweet malt in the front and a bitter/dry somewhat fruity finish. The carbonation is nice, and the body seems pretty solid but also feels a bit thin torwards the back. It almost tastes like someone poured a bit of an average pilsner into a decent IPA. Overall it’s pretty good, the bitter/dry qualities are nice, but the overall feel is a bit choppy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Pours to a clean golden body with a huge creamy white head. Looks great in the stein I’m using. Nice lacing and nice slow but lively carbonation. The aroma is nectarines, definite rhubarb and strawberry pie, light graham crackers. The flavor is a bitter rhubarb and mushy frozen strawberries that are being thawed and overcooked in the microwave. Overly and very raw bitterness. Dry grassyness kicks in as it warms up. The palate is resiny and leaves a lingering bitterness. Leaves a long undesireable warming from the alcohol. Pretty average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Bottled. In the aroma I picked up plenty of crisp hops that I had a hard time describing. Perhaps my sample was too cold, or maybe just my brain. The flavor was quite bold and hoppy. For my personal taste this one was riiight on the edge of being too aggressively bittered. Still, a quality beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Another quality beer from the Great Lakes Brewery. The aroma was great on thi sbeer. Very fruity and citrusy...maybe simcoe or centennial hops? The flavors were just as good. I think the mouthfeel and follow up taste could have benifited from maybe a little more malt. The hops start to over power it after only a short time. Even with the criticism it is still another good beer that I would recommend to any fan of ipas or double ipas.


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