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
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