Great Lakes Engine 20 Ale
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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Hoppy American Pale Ale with smokey undertones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8246) - 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 (3553) - 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 (572) - - 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 (1635) - 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 (3582) - 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 (1856) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (467) - - OCT 20, 2013
At Snallygaster. More and more we’re seeing beers that don’t precisely fit Ratebeer’s style categories. This is none of those. Both light smoke and hops come through in equal measure. Clever, exceptional beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Tap at Sam’s Blue Light. Pours a slightly hazy straw orange with a steady white head. Nose is smokey, tobacco, light citrus, grassy hops. Flavor is a bit disjointed for me with the smoke cutting into the hops and it just doesn’t harmonize all that well. An fun beer to try though.

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