Friday, March 29, 2013

Great Lakes Brewing Company's The Doppelrock (5/10)

Cleveland's Great Lakes Brewing Company produces The Doppelrock, a doppelbock (or double bock) style beer.

It's a slightly reddish brown, similar in color to a cola (soft drink).  There is a very thin off-white head that dissipates quickly.  The aroma is very hoppy, but the beer is less so.

The flavor is initially hoppy, and gives way to a malty sweetness that ends in a chocolate bitterness.  It's not as hoppy as some of Great Lakes' brews, but hoppier than I like or expect for the style.  All in all, it's a good beer but not one of my favorites.

Beer Advocate visitors give it a "good" rating of 86 out of 100.

ABV: 7.8%
IBU: 18
My rating: 5/10

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