Great Lakes Brewing Company
In the glass, it appears as most IPAs do: amber, with a bit of haze. The aroma is unmistakable as that of a huge pilsner such as Odell Brewing’s Double Pilsner with a touch of pine. To the taste, this one was bready, woody, with hints of toffee as opposed to the often citrusy characteristics of IPAs. With an ABV of 7.5%, this one is slightly boozy. Never had we experienced a beer that lingered quite this aggressively. Even 10 minutes after the sampling we were still enjoying the big, bold taste of Great Lakes Brewing IPL as it clung to the tongue. Food pairing: the perfect “grillside” companion as you flip burgers and rotate the brats this fall.