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

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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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3.9
Tranquillity (2485) - 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 that’s not too hop filled.

3.6
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
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.

3.7
DDS (3) - - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
More hops than I normally would want to contend with, but this may be the hoppy-ish beer that other hoppy beers want to be..

3.5
thorongil2 (3372) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
(tap) clear bright amber colour with a small white head; aroma of citrus, stewed fruit; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

3
BytownJon (64) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2017 Draught: Perhaps a bottled version would be more concentrated, I’m not going to knock this one but perhaps I was expecting more? Very decent standard hop aroma but nothing exotic. Appearance and a creamy, smooth mouth feel and medium-mild malt-hop balance. Short aftertaste. To try again. 2017: Can. Way more hoppy in the can.

4.5
97hill (221) - - DEC 13, 2015
I love IPA’s and this one got me at the first sip. Pours with a nice puffy head, unfiltered so it looks like a Lake Effect Storm. Smooth tasty, dood work as usual GLB

3.8
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a veiled, slightly coppery golden with a nice white head. Aroma is grapefruit, cereal, sugar. Flavor is loads of fruits, grapefruit, orange, lemon, pineapple and mango. Finish is fruity candies, with nice grapefruity bitterness. Lingering bitterness. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Superb IPA!

3.7
dandeman (1043) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Un mélange d’épines de sapin, de fruits tropicaux, d’orange et de mangue. Olfactif standard pour une IPA. Le liquide est doré, ambré, avec un beau collet dense qui tient longtemps et laisse de belles traces. Une effervescence vive, mélangée à un sapinage intense, sert d’entrée de bouche. La finale est longue et résineuse. Les sucres sont également très présents ainsi que les fruits. Les notes sont de sapin, de cèdre, de fruit de la passion, de mangue, de bonbon et de jujube. Les saveurs sont bien équilibrées. Un bon dosage entre les sucres et l’amertume. Une IPA qui se défend bien.

3
yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Hazy bond pour. The beer has a significant head that last a minute, than nothing. Nose is hoppy and a bit citrucy, but nothing to really get my attention. The mouthfeel is quite the same as the nose: fresh hops with a bit of lemon peel added to it. The beer cuts dry on the tongue quite rapidly wich is a disapointement because you would expect more from this beer. Pretty well balanced though, this beer is a very good IPA to start your day with during a hot summer afternoon, or pairing with a fine fresh veggie salad. Nothing bad in this beer, but nothing outstanding either.


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