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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Fruity hop aromas blend with an assertive smoke malt presence here. Just a hint of carmel malt sweetness. Smooth balance of flavors, with the smoked meat balanceing out with some jazzy hops. A smoked pale ale: quite and intresting and tasty beer!! Cheers!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turboninja (279) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Tap@Great Lakes brewpub, Cleveland, USA. Light aroma with some fruity tones. Copper color with minimal white head. Hazy liquid. Medium taste with smoked sweeter dark berries. Slightly unbalanced. Medium taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with smoky hops. Medium palate with medium carbonation. Overall simple bit artificial but tasty product.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden yellow color with hazy straw edges and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Get good retention with streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down. Slightly smokey aroma with delicate earthy hops, pale malt and light fruit esters. Everything is pretty subtle in the noise with a touch of liquid smoke and BBQ followed by hints of bread, apple, pear and subtle floral hops. Somewhat bland but not offensive. Medium body with delicate smoke and a crisp, earthy hop bite that provides some dry, lingering bitterness. Some grassy pine needle and dank floral buds with a touch of citrus sweetness. This is countered by pale malt flavors of biscuit and bread along with some light fruit sweetness. Some more smoke lingering in the finish. Wish it was heavier but this beer could be used as a good introduction to the style with a touch of campy smoke on the back end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (3534) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Des malts aux racines profondes et multiples, de l’écorce d’orange, une amertume moyenne et un ensemble difficile à cerner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Nice undertones of smoke in the aroma and flavor. Good hop profile as well. Enjoyable and another fine GL beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (1166) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On tap at Goodnight Irene’s in Wildwood, NJ - Like the deScription says it was hoppy and smoky, also a bit malty. Not bad, but not a favorite either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1334) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Clear amber with thin rimming lacy white head; aroma is subtly smoky with a hint, just faint hint of fruit(cherry?); Flava is mildly but distinctly smoky reminiscient of kielbasa; feels medium with fizzy foam; finishes dry and mild with hopy bitter notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4532) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
Rated on 7-30-2011 at Bock & Rock in Minster, OH. This beer has a small vanilla head that mostly diminishes, hazy dark yellow body, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malt, light smoke, hops, and sweet. The taste is moderately sweet, caramel, hops, and light smoke. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is light-medium bodied. A different take on this style with the addition of some smoke presence. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 Sampled on draft at Rivertowne this beer poured a dark caramel-orange color with a large creamy orange-tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet and malty with notes of smoke and hickory. The flavor was tangy and sweet hickory, smoke, bread, malt, and had a bitterness throughout. Medium length sweet and tangy hickory finish. Medium body. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (7132) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent vibrant orange with foamy eggshell head. Smells mildly hoppy with a bit of smoke. Tastes like it smells, but more robust. Solid on the palate. An interesting take on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1743) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft sample avg gold. Nose dank hop with hint of smoke. Taste smoky peat up front then bitterness. Mild vague sweet then light smoke in finish.

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