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RATINGS: 878   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Surprisingly transparent amber-orange pour with medium all-white head. Nose is somewhat floral that foretells a citrus, dry character that was anticipated nevertheless. Body is rather light. Flavor is hoppy assertiveness up front that takes a bitter mouth-coating quality before a palate-waming sweetness in the finish. This is complex, intelligent and enjoyable in the Great Lakes tradition, but it is not among the top tier of American IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4381) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Pinky gold with virtually no head. Volatile, sweet floral aroma. Velvety, woody, well-buffered. The Brewmaster did an excellent job of buffering this out and balancing it. High ABV, but dry. Acids threaten, but are blunted. Medium body. Some off malt flavors at the end, but very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
azmtnbiker (20) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2006
On tap at the brewery. Pours a light amber color with rocky white head. Hop aroma was good but was expecting more for thier IPA. Smooth mouth feel with some bitterness at the end. A little alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Like their Burning River with the volume turned up. Good representation of the style. They really ought to consider bottling this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Surprisingly light, vaguely deep yellow. Good hop nose, lots of citrus, bit of straw and sweetness. Initial hop burst with some citrus and plenty of perfume, then quite sweet. Dry at end. Mouthfeel is incredibly rich and creamy, quite lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2841) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Draft, at GLBC. Well, I was there this weekend as they were just putting out that batch Tmoney99 referred to. So itís fresh out of the tank. A big fresh grapefruitty smell. Color is a lighter orange than in other IPAs. Nicely sweet, yet. Also get notes of pineapple and oak leaves. Big on bitter aftertaste. Hey, if it ainít bitter, it ainít beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11103) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Draft at brewpub. The brewmaster,Luke, had just finished this batch, but had not put on tap. He was good to me and poured me a glass. Hazy amber with a large rocky white head. Large hoppy aroma. Medium body with full texture. Very good well balanced hoppy flavor with a long smooth bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 I.P.A.ís arenít really my style, but theres not a great lakes beer that doesnít go down good at the brewpub. Light copper orange pour. Big citrus hops, grapefruit, orange, even slight lemon. Good toasted malt flavor and I liked that the malts werenít sweet. This was more to my liking since nothing was over the top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cazort (549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2014 This beer comes with a very strong and straightforward initial bitterness: the minute it hits my tongue I taste more bitterness than other flavour; the other flavours come later and are not nearly as harsh, but the bitterness reappears in the finish. This beer is very dry tasting but in a full, satisfying way, with a very complex flavour. I greatly enjoy this one, and have been pleased that it has become somewhat more widely available in recent years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Tap at the pub, many aí time. Dark golden color, occasionally served unfiltered, adding haze. Very sticky head. Loads of hops in the aroma. Much more piney than citrusy. Atouch of slightly sweet smelling malt in there too. Full bodied, with lots of malt at first, and a very bitter, dry finish. Hops donít seem like they are of the super high alpha west coast variety here. More like they just went absolutely nuts with the Kent Goldings or some other classic style hop. Pine flavors echo on the palate for a while. Damn shame these guys donít bottle it anymore. Maybe a special 4-pack in the future?......

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