overall
98
98
style
Brewed by Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The weather channel describes Lake Effect snow as a mass of sufficiently cold air moving over a body of water creating an unstable temperature profile in the atmosphere. Who cares. This beer, however, has nothing to do with that drivel. It was inspired by a summer spent drinking heaps of IPAs on a stoop on Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo, NY.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanDan_ (14) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2017
Can dated Jan. 10: Pours a light orange, slightly cloudy, white head that quickly dissipates, lacing. Usual hoppy aroma thats orange & tropical fruit/mango forward. Strong bitterness, overly fizzy carbonation, long dry finish. Overall: Good IPA, but a bit unnecessarily hopped.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MatChar (26) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2017 One of the best IPA from Ontario. Appearance: cloudy, light orange. Smell: spicy, juicy citrus, with slightly soil-like hops. Taste: spicy, resinous and juicy citrus, very unique almost grassy and surprisingly dry, thanks to nice bitterness. Hints of Nelson Sauvin aromas. Low to moderate, fine and subtle carbonation contributes to texture and rather high drinkability. Overall: definitely one of the most unique, above average eastern Canada american IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPoole (384) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2017
Pours hazy light orange with a big white head that laces the glass. Aroma is grapefruit, orange and tropical fruits. Great flavours with a good bitter finish. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1822) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2016
Cannette. Jaune assez fonc, arme explosif de houblons. En bouche, belle base malte qui laisse les houblons exploser leur guise. Encore une excellente offrande.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoseGambrinus (16) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
Love this beer. Might be my fave IPA being brewed in this province. Soft aromas of dill, lemon, tropical citrus. Flavour is juicy, fresh tasting with a nice dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2427) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2016
Can at home. Pours a hazy orange brown with a white head. Big aroma - lots of nectarine. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light orange sweetness with pine, floral stuff, light sherbet... Lovely balance. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
QcBeer (162) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
Solide IPA, Au nez, forte senteur de pamplemousse, agrume, orange. En bouche, rsineux et pamplemousseux! Finale Agrum souhait, eh, non pas vrai, pineux avec une excellente amertume!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (2041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
Draught and wolf bar on bloor. Orange brown body, small off-white head. The aroma is orange, caramel and hops. The taste is mellow, balanced and with notes of bread and a long slow finish thats not too hop filled.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RxForHealth (180) - - JAN 7, 2016
500 mL can. I'm a hop fan but this seems a bit unbalanced and dare I say it, excessive? Hops aroma as soon as the can was open. Pours a golden cloudy yellow, with an attractive head that shrinks but lasts. Strong astringent grapefruit aroma that continues on the palate with quite a bit of astringency. A bitter finish that lasts and lasts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CurbDog (119) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2016
Huge, persistent, fluffy white head. Hazy gold colour. Sweet citrus, tangerine, clementine, pithy orange, light honey malt sweetness. High carbonation, a little too high. Dry finish.


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