Lake Effect Double IPA - Boatyard Brewing Co.

Lake Effect Double IPA

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Overall: 4.64/10 by 1 dude

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Style: Imperial/Double India Pale Ale

ABV: 10.30%

Season: Occasional

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  • A: 5.0 | T: 4.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 5.0 | O: 4.0
  • Color: Pale Gold
  • Can bottom mark: Canned on 04.13.17.

    Pours clear with an inch of white foam. Large bubbles meander themselves down slowly. Lacing is spotty but thick.

    Aroma is spice with an enormous herbal backbone. Light sweetness. Reminds me more of saison yeast in the aroma.

    The saison ideas float through to the taste. More herbal and spice but not much nice.

    The mouth is medium but the carbonation is a bit too much for me. Dries a bit.

    First beer from Boatyard, given to me by a coworker of my wife. I prefer not to receive beers this poor. The description on the can tries to make one think there is boat loads of late citrus hops (whirlpool). Maybe they were oxygenated. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 16:42:50
  • Tasted: Thursday, June 22, 2017
  • $3.19 for 16 oz. can
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Beer Notes
  • Welcome to the biggest IPA ever created by Boatyard Brewing. After tasting the great double IPA’s of Vermont, we decided to bring that Citra goodness to Michigan. We worked diligently for 4 months to create a recipe with pale ale and light caramel malts. We used torrified wheat and brown sugar to round out the malt flavors. We bittered with generous portions Magnum, Centennial and Cascade hops. The finish was made luscious with the addition of Warrior and Citra after chilling the wort. This IPA is sweet and full of citrus flavors. Watch out; it does pack a wallop at 10.3% ABV.
Cost Breakdown
  • $3.19, 1 serving(s), 16 oz. cans
Beer Swapping
  • Magnum, Centennial, Cascade, Warrior, and Citra