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Wolverine State Gulo Gulo Northwest Lager



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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Gulo Gulo is the Latin name for the Wolverine, a ferocious and powerful animal that backs down from no fight. We brew our Gulo Gulo India Pale Lager with obscene amounts of Cascade, Chinook, Warrior & Columbus hops to give this unique lager a dynamic & intense hop profile. Itís been dry-hopped twice just to get our point across. Named a Top 25 Beer of 2013 by Draft Magazine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with bright citrus/earthy hop notes with moderate malt sweetness; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus/floral hops with moderate bready malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Imperial Pilsner. All around nice complexity of bright hop and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (568) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
A very clean hop flavor. Really good I thought. Refreshing all around beer. Good stuff. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2153) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to mikem409, pours a clear dark goldish copper with a thin white head and spotty lacing, aroma is sweet with bread notes at first with a kick of citrus and hops, flavor is again sweet with grain and a good amount of citrus and hops in the finish, sweet at t he same time, different but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1025) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazed amber with an off-white head. Sweet citrusy honey and pale malt aroma. Floral and citrus flavor against a pilsener malt base. This is rather good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (429) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
On tap at Danís on February 21. The pour on this is a nice hazy, amberish orange. There is a nice off white head, and minimal lace left behind. The aroma is surprisingly good. There is a nice solid hop character to go along with the pine and citrus. The flavor is more of the earthy hop, with a profound bitterness that reminds me of an IPA over an IPL, or pale lager of any kind. The citrus comes through on the back end. The mouth feel is a bit thin, but the bitterness on the aftertaste is lingering, and especially dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3113) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
12 oz. bottle thanks to my Secret Santa, umich03jm. Thanks man! Pours a hazed amber color with a small white head. Aroma of strong, earthy hop notes, mild herbal, lemon peel, and peppery notes. Flavor is earthy, bitter, with mild lager yeast and amber malt notes. Strong, pleasant hop bitterness. Flavor is lively and crisp, lingering bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
paintedmaple (330) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
This just didnít work for me...a very thin, watery brew that was not only lacking body, but also any sweetness from the malt to balance the quite bitter finish. The hops were rather oily and not as bright floral as I had expected. Overall, not a bad beer by any means, but it sure didnít live up to expectations either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
salvaticas (360) - - JAN 17, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a slightly clear amber. Slightly stale on the nose. Nice subtle hoppy flavor with good balance and a bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StormsBrewing (2) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
Tasted on tap at the Grand Trunk in Detroit. Decent head, moderate but not an overt nose. Good color with a touch of haze. Good hop bitterness with an identifiable American hop presence, but finishes smoother with less bite than a comparable IPA. No flaws noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (482) - Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle courtesy of repo. Clear orange with small head. Really hoppy but still refreshing. Not what I expected. A bit bitter on the finish but very enjoyable.

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