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Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster Double IPA

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Imperial IPA with huge hop flavor.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (600) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Amber orange color with small rocky white head. Sweet tropical fruit malt nose has notes of duck sauce and butterscotch. Flavor upfront is toasted malt with more butterscotch and notes of mango. Mid taste has notes of resiny hops and sweet alcohol. This is a big brew that drinks small, as DIPA’s go!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (247) - - JUL 13, 2014
amber color; piney, citrusy hop flavor with tropical fruit notes and a medium-bodied, bready, caramel malt base

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
8th July 2014
Very light haze on this gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and slightly viscous, semi dry with fine carbonation. Smooth malts precede alcohol dryness and spice. Little resinous pine and citrus. Mild hop spice. Light finish. Clunky but passable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (116) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours cloudy amber with half a finger of frothy head. Smell is pine, resin, citrus and lemon. Taste is citrus, floral hops, pine and lemon. Light body, medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (322) - - JUL 10, 2014
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours a clear golden color with active carbonation. White head leaves spotty lacing as it moves to the rim. Aroma is bright citrus, lemon and lime zest notes. Flavor is citrus hop bitterness, with a pleasant balanced sweetness in the finish. Active carbonation, medium bodied, sweet ale yeast finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wittales (618) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Thx from Local trade with JBruner Appearance was clear orange gold with creamy off white diminishing 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are soft honey, orange marmalade, lemon, grapefruit, hints of alcohol. Taste are grapefruit, orange, tangerine, lemon, and soft pine, warming alcohol. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium body, then lasting balanced soft slick finish. A wonderful DIPA, need to try fresh though for better raring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidS80 (14) - - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a golden amber with hints of ruby. Aroma is sweet and resiny. A bit of a malt backbone, slightly sweet. Bitterness up front that lingers.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jh773 (73) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Slightly pale golden yellow with a scattering of bubbles and a thin head. Smell is caramel, roasted barley, hints of pine and vegetable. Taste is orange marmalade at first with a big hop kick - lots of pine and citrus peel. Thick, pleasantly syrupy body but fizzy on the tongue.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
generallee08 (595) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
The body has a very cloudy cooper colored body with a more orange like hue when head up to the light. It is also full of fine yeast sediment hanging in suspension. On top sits a light off white head that starts off a tall 3 and a half fingers and then slowly settles to a small cap of creamy foam. This cap lasted all the way down the glass and left lots of spotty lace and lace fingers which slowly slid down the glass. Its nose is full of sweet orange marmalade like notes, citrus (orange/grapefruit) hops, a light hint of musty hops as well as some light cereal and bready malt notes underneath. There is a big hit of citrusy orange zest and marmalade like sweetness with hints of grapefruit pith upfront. This sits on a sturdy backbone of bready malt and yeasty notes which rounds out the front and middle. On the back end the hop bitterness bits into the tongue in a good way. The citrus notes get more concentrated like orange oil and now there are some mild, spruce like piney hop notes mingling with mellow warmth from the 9.1% abv. It’s full bodied, well carbonated and still nice and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1744) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle via trade. Pour is a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is orange and lemon with a very zesty character. Very tropical. Taste is hop forward with a strong but balanced pithy bitterness. Hop flavor seems a bit like lemons and tropical mango. Dries out in the finish with a touch of alcohol warming in the ear. Very enjoyable but the boost could be tamed down.


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