Great Lakes Steady Rollin Session IPA

Great Lakes Brewing Company, founded in 1988 by brothers Patrick and Daniel Conway, was the first brewpub and microbrewery in Ohio. What started as a dream between two brothers, has grown into the 21st largest brewery by volume in United States. Important to Cleveland’s local identity, the brewery distributes over a dozen year round and seasonal brews.

Steady Rollin is single hop session IPA brewed with mosaic hops and made to be an easy going IPA.

ABV: 4.8%   IBU: 50

Pour: A really rich amber color, clean with plenty of carbonation.

Head: Off-white and very thin, disappears about as quickly as it formed.

Nose: Floral, there’s a nice hop presence giving a good amount of pine. Some light tropical fruits notes in the background as well.

Palate: Lighter than expected, almost no malt notes at all. The hops are mild but still have pine punch and almost sticky feel in the mouth. Tropical fruit brings it together with just hint of acidity at the end.

Overall: Not what I was expecting but an overall nice session IPA. The mosaic hops really leave nice flavor and fruit while still leaving a bit of resin behind. Another solid beer from team at Great Lakes Brewing. Pair with chicken, spicy grilled sausages or fresh summer salad.

Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 3.5 Out Of 5 Pints

Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA

great-lakes-chillwaveGreat Lakes Brewing Company, founded in 1988 by brothers Patrick and Daniel Conway, was the first brewpub and microbrewery in Ohio. What started as a dream between two brothers, has grown into 21st largest brewery by volume in United States. Important to Cleveland’s local identity, the brewery distributes over a dozen year round and seasonal brews.

ABV: 9.0 % | 80 IBUs

Pour: A slight hazy golden rust color with mild carbonation.

Head: A thin off white head that dissipates quickly leaving moderate lacing.

Nose: Juicy fruit notes, mango and grapefruit, with earthy pine notes.

Palate: Fairly light compared to most double IPA’s, not as much as expected but has a smooth hop presences and a clean acidity.

Overall: A smooth Double IPA without being overtly bitter. It has nice flavor to it, but I wouldn’t mind some of the fruit notes on the nose showing more in the flavor. This has the feeling of a double IPA, with a bit of crush-ability. A nice pairing with grilled fish, sharp cheeses or even pizza for a quick week night dinner.

The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 3.5 Out of 5 Pints