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The Lake Erie Monster Double IPA by Great Lakes Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA
9.10 % ABV

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Review by tavernjef on 08/19/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 9 18 4 8 2010
Semi hazen orangey/yellowy peachy color with a good sized cap of dusty boned white foam placed atop for a bit. Lots of thick lacing in boney fingered webbings and larger patches etch to the glass with might.

Juicy tropical aroma of hops with a medium lot of malts backing it up. Breadish, dulled in a sweetness that's been soaked long and well on some marmalade of apricots, peach, and pineapple mashed within is a bunch of warmth bubbling to the surface as it warms.

Taste is deep with a solid base of malty sweetness that has some biscuity edgeyness, caramel, pale, and other well soaked breads which have let seep in a whole heeping helping of tropical warming hoppyness. Peachy mostly, but quite lulled into a lengthy baked pie spiked with pineapple sauce and mango schnapps. Quite warm and tropically delish!

Big bodied, largely warm, tropical, deeply lengthy and lasting on the palate with a warm hoppy kick that's bitterness is well checked over the big malt body. Warmth gets in the way of some excellent quaffing, but is drinkable all the same as its smoothness is nicely rounded with a duller crispness at the edges. Beefy and warm.

Another solid offering by Great Lakes, think Burning River on steroids.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Oxymoron on 02/05/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 8 17 4 7 0
What kind of fishing is this? Poured a mostly cloudy lighter orange with hints of coppery yellow hues. A light but nice soft head that had good staying power and decent lacing.

The nose is balanced with a nice sweeter malt presence. Not much depth overall but some sugar notes and a lighter bready backing. Hops are more floral with some citrus backing. Some lighter spice, peppery, and some yeasty notes as well.

The taste is also balanced if not more present with a malty flavor than hops. There is a sweeter almost candy sugar taste. Some wheat and biscuit like flavors. Almost like a Belgian wit profile. The hops are limited in bitterness but a more resin like finish with pine and citrus. Some bubblegum and floral on the backend as well.

The body is big for style. There is a nice malt presence for body but I wonder if this would have been better if it was toned down a bit to let the hops come out. Overall good but is more east code hop for me

Served In: Bottle

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