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RATINGS: 876   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JGPanico (3) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 Great beer..............................................


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3436) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Draft @ the source with the glass in hand. Great aroma, tropical fruit, mild grapefruit, sweet grainy hints. Flavor has a mild level of bitterness with plenty of fruit with a mild herbal quality. Pretty easy drinking and a nice single IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (359) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours hazy gold more yellow than orange with a tall foamy white head. Wet lacing. Aroma is caramel malt and citrus and peach. Taste is quite balanced and rich. Active on the palate in terms of carbonation. Slightly sweet citrus upfront - peach and orange with some floral - and solid caramel malts. Grapefruity hop bitterness follows with an astringent finish and a dry, bitter aftertaste. I like this beer. It is sort of a half-imperial.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
This beer is well constructed and has a smooth dry aftertaste. It is medium bodied and well made. Fairly middle of the road taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fattybladdy (603) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle, pours a medium clear orange. Spicy grassy and herbal hops in the scent. Very tasty, spicy herbal hops, grass, tropical fruit and citrus. A solid all around IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1082) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
On tap at bar in PHL airport. Clear gold with a white head that dissipated quickly but left a dusting across the top. Malt and hop aroma and flavor are balanced, and this could use a little more hop assertiveness. Dry finish. Moderate alcohol warmth present.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (386) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2014
it pours a golden color with an orange tint to it. A full bodied head was accompanied with it in an off white. It has a caramel and dry hops that isn’t overly aromatic like others in this class. The taste has floral and citrus tastes with caramel blended in.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SotallyTober (23) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Has a hazy orange pour, with a thick white head. A tropical fruit, and spice aroma. There is an orange, grapefruit, caramel, and floral taste. Was a little past the best by date, but wasn’t too bad. Would like to try a fresher batch next time.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
disclaimer: apparently the date on the bottle (otherwise unmarked) is a best by, not bottled on. so this beer was well past it’s prime, though freshly bought. high expectations and a bad 1st impression of this one. for the record, english ipas aren’t my first choice. the hop aroma at 43 degrees is nearly non-existent, and the beer poured as close to yellow as orange. athe flavor was better, fruit up front, with some bitterness in the finish. well rounded if not exceptional. the aroma opened up, but took far too long to do so. i can kinda sorta see why some people really like this one, but for me, it was close to average. not enough hop aroma or flavor for an IPA, and a slight disappointment from Great Lakes, of which there are few."

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnwokedi89 (45) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2014
The aroma of this beer is extremely hoppy and smells like an array of herbs. The hops over power this beer to the point that all I taste is a bitter after taste. This is by far one of the stronger India Pale Ales I have tasted. Appearance-wise the color is golden with a cloudy disposition. Minimal head and minimal carbonation/fizz. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BillaFly (9) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
Had on tap at PA Oktoberfest. Great tropical hop aroma. Light malty body. Tastes a lot like my home brew IPA.


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