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

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RATINGS: 106   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1694) - Hopville, Ontario, - JUN 12, 2012
On tap at Gigs. A hazed gold with a decent white cap. Westcoast IPA aromas - floral, grapefruit, citrus some substantia malts. Robust, thick moth feel, big blast of citrusy-resinous hops are balanced off well with ample crystal and pale malts. Clean bitter finish. Very fresh tasting. Good stuff.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
googleimage83 (108) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2017
Bright and hazy pale gold-orange, on the lighter side for an IPA - likewise with the aroma. Much more hoppy and fruity than malty. Nice pine and grapefruit on the nose, which all the GLB pale ales seem to have. Subdued but noticeable tropical fruit, maybe a bit of banana as well. Malt is fairly low but theres enough to give it body. Taste manages to be refreshing and flavourful - starts off with lightly bready malt and grain, then turns very sweet with tangerine, mango and grapefruit. Piney finish is smooth. Palate is bubbly for an IPA, but suitable for the product. Karma Citra and Thrust have this beat, but its still a happy day when I find this on the shelves.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewWhatIWant (76) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2017
Pours cloudy gold colour with a decent white head. Aroma is fruity. Taste is pretty well balanced with a sweet light grainy malt backbone. Notes of orange, grapefruit, resin, and possibly onion. A surprisingly crisp, dry finish. Light to medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Very easy drinker for so much flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanDan_ (25) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MatChar (34) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 3, 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 (391) - 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 (1832) - 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 (165) - 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 (2099) - 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.


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