Great Lakes Engine 20 Ale
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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Hoppy American Pale Ale with smokey undertones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volsconti (21) - - APR 21, 2012
Very tasty but extremely dry. This is a one and done beer but a must try. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1398) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2012
from a growler courtesy of Jill, this is a smoke ale rather than an APA in my opinion, the strong taste of smoked ham (with the brown sugar) really works here, if you’re expecting it... no real hop presences here to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Draft at Sugar Maple. Orange-brown, unfiltered. Smoky, but relatively balanced. Medium bodied, well executed. Mild hop balance. The smoke shines, but it remains drinkable. Well done, true to style despite the obvious differences.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Cask at the brewpub. Orange pour with a white head. Smokey, ham, and some biscuity malt to go along with soft hop presence. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkrischke (3) - - MAR 1, 2012 does not count
Good spicy flavor with smooth finish. Drank on cask. Aftertaste of pepper gives a nice finish. Good orange cloudy color and right amount of bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2011
On tap at brewpub pours brownish orange with just a little white head. Smells of smoke, ham and some grainy bread. Taste smoke, bacon, ham, grain and a nice citrus hop profile. Light to medium on the palate and it finishes with a great citrus hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3282) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Tap at Sugar Maple. The beer has a nice beechwood type smoked malt. Clean malt flavor. The palate leaves a dry smoky and lightly oily component. The aroma is pretty smoky. This beer needed to warm up quite a bit before showing it’s hand. Really reminds me of beer from Bamberg.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Draft, RBSG Fri night. Minimal beige head, cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, light smoke, cherry cough drop. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, smoke, some orange, bread. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
This poured a medium amber color with a beige head. Aroma was nice medium bitter/citrus hops with a nice mellow smokienes to it too. Flavor was a great balance of caramel malt, citrusy hops, and light smoke. Very interesting stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUN 10, 2011
Orange with a white head. Light smoke, sweet malt, and fruity nose. Noticeable smoke in flavor but not ham like, just a solid hint. Bitter citrus hops, lightly sweet malts. Real interesting and a smoked beer I could go a few rounds with.

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