randy1969 (137) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2018 GTown (127) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus dominates the aroma. Excellent malt and hop balances. Not too over the top with hop presence. Outstanding IPA.
Sweet caramel and brown sugar malt aroma with some light citrus hops for fun. Pours a dark and muddy gold color. White foam head that seems to dissipate quickly. Extremely balanced with a yeasty breadiness, follows with nice hop. Some resin sticks around. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body. The carbonation is still good and lively for an APA. MashForever1 (3) - - NOV 10, 2017 does not count
Smell is very dank which always turns me off a bit. Taste is excellent with good mouth feel. Very drinkable but many other ipa beers out there I would go to first. Bill Becker (2050) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 8, 2017
From Mar 2008
I got this in a trade with joe1510. Thanks Joe!
It pours an orange amber with a huge head of foam and some nice lacing. Great head retention!
The smell is of earthy malt, some caramel, some fruit, and a light nose of citrus but it also has a bitter smell in there.
The taste starts off bitter with some grass and just a tad of citrus. Another sip in and I notice the malt which has both caramel and earthy flavours and...oh there's some biscuit as well. The mouthfeel is medium and very nice, the carbonation medium, and it finishes with a nice bitterness that lasts through to a shortish aftertaste. Very refreshing and easy to drink.
My second brew from Great Lakes and yet another tasty and interesting brew. My hat's off to them, for sure, for making an APA that kept my interest from first pour to last swallow. I really do like well made APAs. :^)
47574xeCD (1361) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2017
Draft at Great Lakes Taphouse at Terminal C Cleveland Hopkins airport. Poured clear dark gold with off white head. Nose is hoppy light fruit taste is hops citrus fruit pine light caramel. Decent APA. higgsbison (275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Too bitter for me.
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bigcat03 (340) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Clear copper color and a thick white head. Aroma is a little pine, a little malt, and a hint of citrus. Initial taste is pine, floral, rye?, and caramel malt to balance things out. Aftertaste is a light pine bitterness. A creamy medium body with just enough carbonation. A great pale ale that doesn’t go too far. Well-balanced and drinkable. jksipa (1047) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
On tap at Great Lakes CLE. Clear medium copper with a small short lived white head leaving patchy lace. Light caramel with some pine and citrus but nothing standing out. Flavour has the light sweet malt base with a medium bitterness. Mouth is medium- and slick with average carbonation and a fading bitter finish. Didn’t quite live up to expectations.
lanastasis (8) - St. Marys, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2017 does not count
Very pleasant, drinkable pale ale. Smooth enough to go down easy but had just the right amount of flavor and bite. markas101 (2543) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Amber gold. Malty ginger aroma. Yeasty malt flavor. Mild finsih some white pepper and pine. Rex_Remes (288) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JUL 8, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: hint of sweet corn, malt, yeast/dough, caramel/molasses, APPEARANCE: medium Amber, clear, slightly off-white head (hint orangey color) TASTE: toasted malt, some chocolate, bran, bread crust, some herbaceous, moderate hoppiness and bitterness, smokey dry finish. PALATE: medium body, good balance, fresh/crisp, smooth/watery, lingers on tongue/cheeks. OVERALL: solid ale with nice balance between roasted malt and bitter/tasty hops, enjoyable, not too heavy but robust enough to take your time drinking.