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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: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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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4.5
randallpink (13) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
served in an IPA glass A - pours a slightly hazy golden copper with a 2 inch off white (tan) head, great retention, and the glass laces beautifully. the frothy head dissipates into a slightly rocky covering on the beer. S - strong hoppyness, citrus, mango, grapefruit, strawberry & pineapple esters, tropical fruits, light malty breadiness, biscuity sweetness, maybe even some red cherries. this has got to be one of, if not the best IPA i’ve ever smelled. i was smelling the bottle still two hours after i’d finished the beer. WOW! T - bitter hoppyness off the start with a slight sweetness from the malts that melts perfectly together. citrus, piney and grapefruit definitely present. a light caramel mixed with fresh biscuits becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. tropical fruit and passionfruit tastes all lead to the bitter, hoppy finish that leaves a nice citrusy, piney, fruity taste lingering. M - smooth, slightly creamy feel, mostly bitter but a nice fruity sweetness makes things interesting. medium body, dry & bitter finish, low alcohol present O - I love Great Lakes! I’m always blown away by their beers and this one was no different. One of the best IPA’s I’ve had and definitely takes a run at Canada’s best. This was my last of six bottles and there doesn’t seem to be too many left floating around out there so i’ll probably have to wait a while to have it again, but ill be licking my lips the whole time. Bring it back soon! :)

4.5
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a huge frothy white head and tons of lacing. Aroma of sweet pale malts, light caramel, guava, passionfruit, mango and other tropical fruits with a light touch of grass in the background. Taste is an extremely well balance of tropical fruit hops, sweet pale malts and bitterness. Nothing harsh is found up front or in the finish and just an absolute pleasure to drink!

4.5
97hill (202) - - 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

4.4
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
Pours a hazy golden-amber with suspended solids(looks like some hop sediment) and a nice creamy dull white head with a pretty good amount of lace. Aroma is tropical fruit, zesty citrus, light pine and a nice light sweet Marley back. Flavour is zesty citrus, pine, sweet tropical fruit, medium bitterness, moderate caramel and a somewhat dry finish.

4.4
Randy4Beer (513) - - DEC 27, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2015 A hazy light orange body with a medium sized white head. The aromas, are citrus and pine swirling together. Tastes echo that, and there is the definite presence of bitter orange peel. This is a fantastic IPA that I could drink regularly, and a true illustration of the heights their Tank Ten series is capable of achieving.

4.4
QcBeer (187) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
Solide IPA, Au nez, forte senteur de pamplemousse, agrume, orange. En bouche, résineux et pamplemousseux! Finale Agrumé à souhait, eh, non pas vrai, épineux avec une excellente amertume!!

4.2
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
550ml draught
6.8% ABV
I tried this beer on draught on June 8, 2012 at "C’est What" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a slightly hazed medium gold with a thin creamy cap that laced well. The aroma was grainy malt, grapefruity hops, and some mango/pineapple notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is very citrusy with the grapefruit hops up front, and the tropical fruit tones less pronounced, but still there.

4.2
cfrancis (3450) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours cloudy deep gold with a big frothy white top. Aroma is big grapefruit and tropical fruit hops. Taste is a beautiful boquet of tropical fruits and grapefruit hop bitterness with a small sharp finish. Great grains to balance this beast off. More.

4.2
MatChar (59) - 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.

4.2
punkska101 (2036) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2017
Can from Lcbo A: passion fruit, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, citrusy App: milky pale lasting white head and great lacing. T/p: thin to med body with moderate long bitter finish. Soft to moderate carbonation. O: true unsweetened tropical juice. This is close to 2 months old, not super old but I’m quite surprised by this. Its nicely hoppy, all in fruitiness. Silly me, I only took 2 of this. Next time it cross my path, I’ll make sure to buy a sixer of it.


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