Great Lakes Brewery Octopus Wants to Fight IPA

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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: IPA
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“Our pet octopus is a bit of a jerk. He’s that guy who has a couple then either tells you how much he loves you or threatens to fight you. So we brewed this IPA, with 8 varieties of hops and 8 types of malt. We targeted 88 IBU and 8.8% to appease him. Sadly, when he found out that we’d fabricated all of the above info, it only made him more volatile. We are starting to realize that Octopus was a poor choice for a pet.”

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3.5
radagast83 (9725) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2018 12oz can at the early December Ratebeer DC Tasting. Poured a very light hazy yellow orange color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was sharp resin. Light grapefruit notes. Light bitter, floral character. Touch of light juicy fruits.

3.5
Westchesterco (2442) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2018 From a pint can at the December 2018 gathering. It is a a clear pale golden color with an off white head. The Aromas is citrus and peaches. The taste is . bitter citrus.

3.5
Iphonephan (8359) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2018 From a pint can at the December 2018 gathering. Pours a clear pale gold with an off white head. Aromas are grassy. Flavors are bitter citrus.

3.9
solidfunk (11087) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2018 Pretty nicely done. Good grapefruit and citrus with some pineapple. Would love to try a little fresher as well. Golden pour with good head and lacing. Light bitter end. Can.

4.8
BeerStave29 (1) - - NOV 25, 2018 does not count
I love this beer. I never get tired of it. It is a sad day when it is not in stock!!! Thank you Great Lakes Brewery!

4
drfabulous (10302) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2018
Draught at Momofuko. A deep orange looking pour with tropical tangerine citrus

3.8
Franckg (2380) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2018
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2018 Canette datée du 01/09/2018, bue après près de 2 mois. Robe dorée légèrement trouble avec un col de mousse blanc et rocailleux. Arômes de mangue, papaye et orange, léger sucre résiduel, crème de citron, soupçon de vanille et de grains maltés. En bouche, plus grande présence du malt mais sans perdre de vue l'apport des houblons. Très fruité comme au nez mais on ajoute un peu plus d'agrumes dont un peu de pamplemousse qui laisse une amertume assez franche. Très peu résineuse par contre ce qui faut qu'elle est facile à boire malgré son taux d'alcool. Texture huileuse et assez légère, corps mince à moyen.

3.9
mrjez (932) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2018
Can from August. Cloudy orange pour with a big head. Nice aroma of subtle pine, pulpy orange, grapefruit. Flavored has great sweet citrus hops, spiky pine in the front, segueing into a soft rounded body, just the right level of carb. Great tasting hops, my kind of IPA.

3.8
Iznogud (6065) - CROATIA - OCT 14, 2018
Canned, 473 ml, courtesy of and shared with Tomica. Hazy golden, medium white head. Dank, some fruit, juicy, lasting dry bitter finish. Medium bodied.

4.1
Quevillon (3366) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2018
473 ml can purchated at the Embrun LCBO on July 29, 2018. Hazy gold, small head. Aroma of grassy citrus, very hoppy and juicy. Taste of lemongrass and spicy herbs, some lemon zest, nice bitterness. This octopus has some fight in him!


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