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Great Lakes Independence Ale

Great Lakes Independence Ale
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed to celebrate the birthday of our great nation, our American Red Ale starts with a crisp hop flavor and ends smooth and sweet. IBU 45.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScipioA (283) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Billed as a red ale, but it’s a little yellow. Refreshing citrus flavor, this tastes like one of the trendier hop varietals but used in a fairly restrained way. Usually brewers like to hammer you with them, so it’s nice to see it used as an accent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Overall pretty decent amber on tap at brewery as part of sampler cold crisp smooth and overall good

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BernieLomaxXx (19) - Delaware, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2012
This is a good one, unfortunately it isn't bottled and is hard to find on tap. So if you see it give it a try, you may not get another chance! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (485) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2012
On tap. Pours amber thin tan head. Very mild aroma of caramel and floral. Mild sweet taste, well balanced finish, medium-thin body. Pretty good overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1654) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
had on tap at the GLBC brew pub, served into a pint glass a: nice translucent amber color, decent 1/4" head with fair retention, reduces to a light lacing cap s: crisp grapefruit, slight toasted maltyness t: nice caramel malt backbone with citrusy hop bitterness, slight piney ness. m&d: light to medium bodied, well carbonated. Very refreshing

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
On tap at Great Lakes in July 2009 as part of Christmas in July. Sampled side-by-side with the Christmas Ale. Reviewed from notes. Pours a moderate amber color with a bit of a stronger reddish character when light hits the glass. A bit of a light head that dies down a bit too quickly. The nose brings some citrus and pine hops as well as some very lightly-toasted malt with a bit of bread and biscuit. The taste is mostly bready with a small spattering of hops. Good body and slight bitterness; a bit plain, but drinkability is nice. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-13-2010

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1806) - USA - JUL 7, 2010
citrus hops aroma... Flavor is well balanced with citrus and malt sweetness with a mild bitter finish... Pretty good beer, very drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Pours hazy amber with a thin wispy tan head. Notes of piney hops, woody, resin toffee, citrus and herbs. Full bodied with lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2010
a very nice beer on tap. has a sweet flavor and aroma to it along with some west coast style hops and a little biscuit. very nice red color with descent lacing and head. really smooth and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (668) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Nice amber color with small white head. Aroma and flavor had light maltiness and some light fruit notes. Nice easy drinker and very good overall.


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