Great Lakes Engine 20 Ale
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Hoppy American Pale Ale with smokey undertones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2760) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Aroma: Smokey, Floral, Mildly Grainy Appearance: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Smoked Bready Malts, Mildly Floral Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Smokey, A Little Thin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
hesselingj (3) - - NOV 10, 2013 does not count
On tap. Looks great, smells great. Lacks in hops and mouth feel. Not only is the smokiness overbearing but so is the maltiness. When I saw it I thought it would be much better than it ended up. Would not recommend, even for smoked beer advocates.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8978) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Draft from Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting. Pours clear dark straw with off-white head. Nose is rauchy pale malt, hopcitrus. Tastes crisp with a well balanced smoky flavor paired with a nice hopcitrus and pale malt backbone. This one is smooth and flavorful, with a clean finish. The crew at Craft Ale House enjoyed this one, as did the King of Crambone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Not my favorite smoked beer. I’ve had it twice recently and the smoke is a little too overbearing. Just too much campfire. The aroma is strong smoke too. I think the base pale ale would be pretty good with a less pronounced smoke. Probably just my personal taste on smoke beers, but this could be dialed back a touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4483) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Tap. Deep golden with small head. Light malt with moderate smoke. Mild hops. Interesting, but not really my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (575) - - NOV 3, 2013
Had a glass as part of a sampler at Reverend in BG. Interesting, slightly smoky, not super hoppy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (2396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
A very smokey flavored ipa. Some is not my favorite flavor but it is still a good beer. Smells smokey and tastes hoppy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Orange pour from. Draft. White head. Crazy smokey flavor. Lacy white head. Pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chalicemaster (111) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
To be honest, the smokiness is a little overwhelming and becomes tiring after just a few sips. Despite that, I did enjoy the playoff between smoke and hops, they handled that well, and it’s certainly more interesting than your average smoked ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2412) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
På fat. Bärnstensfärgad med givmilt vitt skum. Persika, gräs och svag rökighet i doften. Desto bättre av det mesta i smaken, där rökigheten får större plats, liksom en tropisk fruktighet. Ett rätt besynnerligt öl, men jag gillade det. Fint avvägd beska.

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