Great Lakes Brewing Company Lake Erie Monster (365 Day 245)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster

Lake Erie Monster by Great Lakes Brewing Company, and American Imperial IPA, comes out each summer for the appreciation of all the IPAs lovers out there. Seasonal releases always have a good following as people like to feel like they are having a glass of something unusual.

Lake Erie Monster packs a bunch of hops into the twelve ounce bottle. Floral, fruity, and spice hop features are present on the nose and mouth. A toasted and toffee malt presence add enough stature to balance the hops, subduing the bitterness.

Probably my only gripe is a big alcohol presence that at times was annoying. Otherwise a beer that I look forward to each summer. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 8 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 7 (35%), Overall: 8.1

Useless Fact: The precise geographical center of the North American Continent is in a town called Rugby, North Dakota.

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