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RATINGS: 920   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Medium bodied and well hopped with dry, fruity aftertaste, this monumental India Pale Ale honors the hero from The War of 1812 who battled the enemy on Lake Erie.

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3.2
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Light amber pour, with nice head that diminishes into a thin off-white film. Smells of pine and citrus. Initial taste fills the mouth with bitterness, sweet malt, a hint of caramel, and then a little heat. Lasting bitter finish. Good beer.

3.9
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Clear honey amber body with a nicely retaining vanilla head. Good lacing. Aroma boasts citrusy and grassy hops atop some bready and caramel maltiness. Taste has a prevalent grapefruit like hop bitterness softened by notes of tangerine, caramel, and fresh mown hay. Nicely balanced and highly drinkable.

3.6
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 13, 2007
tasted like an english IPA made with american hops. definitely a fruitiness, likely from an english ale yeast in the flavor as well as a nice bitterness from the hops and a prominently citrus hop character.

3.2
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Clear pale body with a small white head. The aroma is apples, bread, pear and light citrus. The flavor is sweet fruits, herbal and apple. Medium body is softly carbonated and a bit tannic. wtf? This is an IPA?

3.5
Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Slightly hazy golden with a small, off-white head. Fat, fruity nose. Very full body with sweet, fruity accents and dry, citrusy hops. Nice all right. 310507

2.9
Ungstrup (37905) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2007
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with light notes of hops and malt. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of fruit - among them grapefruit.

4.1
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Sweet hoppyiness on the nose. Pours clear pale yellow-orange in color with a nice white head. Full sweet hoppy IPA with a fine bitter and dry ending. Gentle frothy mouthfeel, slightly syrupy, warm after taste. A solid IPA, just right for starting my summer ale season. The bitter ending stays with you to the bottom of the glass.

3.3
madsberg (11773) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Flowers, light herbs and some sweetness in the aroma. A bit citric. Flavour is fruity and herbal. Sweetness, flowers and some orange and caramel. Is medium bodied. Light to medium bitter end.

3.4
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2007
pours a dark yellow with a little gold tint to it and has a one finger bubbly off white head. aroma is malt and hops with some melon and orange characteristics. has a medium body with descent lacing and carbonation. flavor is definitely better and stronger than aroma. a very nice ipa and another nice one from great lakes. palate is oily yet a little creamy as well, and has a dry hop aftertaste. i would definitely get more of this!

3.5
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: APR 19, 2009 Rerate: 4-19-09
Bottle. More mainstream IPA than I remember from the draft version; less spritzy. Rather decent IPA now. Quite drinkable yet still doesn’t stand out enough to justify regular 6-pack purchasing.
6 4 7 3 15 3.5

Orig. rating: 5-27-07
Draft at Taste of Cincinnati festival. Bubbly orange body topped by a light but lasting head. "Medium bodied and well hopped with dry, fruity aftertaste" seems appropriate. Focus is on the citric hops, dry bitter finish. Somewhat spritzy mouthfeel. Like many other Great Lakes offerings (with the exception of Blackout Stout, which is delicious), this is technically well-made yet doesn’t succeed in drawing you in and making you want more.
6 4 6 3 15 3.4


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