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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: American Pale Ale
Etobicoke, Canada

bottled
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available

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Itís been said that ďCanada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity.Ē This beer doesnít help much with that crisis. From the fiercely irresponsible stereotypical image on the front of the can to the distinctly American style of the beer inside it Ė weíve really made a mess of things. What have we done? Sorry.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (562) - LinkŲping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
(473mL can from LCBO) Poured cool, a slightly hazy medium gold with a rocky white head that faded quickly. Aroma citrus-dominated, some grapefruit in particular, faint malt. Flavour again hoppy, a little malty sweetness at first but strongly grapefruit pith, citrus, quenching and a little acidic. Moderate bitterness coming in, finishes tinny and dry. Body fairly lightweight, high soda-pop carbonation, Not too complex but a very refreshing summer pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (536) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2012
Can from the LCBO. Thatís a pale ale I like! Pours a golden colour with a generous white head. Aroma of fruits, citrus. Citrus flavour also. Very interesting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
On tap. Clear gold. Citrus and caramel. Pretty standard "west coast" style. Nice smooth balance and finish is a little bitter. Decent stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
[on cask at Arrow and Loon, Ottawa] Strawberry, pine, and citrus aroma with some saltiness. Hazy orange under a white island and ring. Excellently balanced flavour of caramel and hops. Scotch tapey hops, weak malt backbone, moderate bitterness. Light body, low carbonation, slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baldric (15) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
Bought in the can at the brewery retail store. This is a very good brew. If you like hoppy beers but not too bitter this is for you. Iím impressed what you can get in a can these days. Itís a pretty tame dry hopped American IPA. My palate tells me about 35-45 IBU so itís mild tasting. Plenty of Cascade hop flavour. Good amount of caramel malt in the background. The packaging and labelling really sucks (sorry GLB) but I suppose itís what is inside that matters. A good value!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWS9 (506) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
500 ml can. Decent hops balanced well with malt. Fairly smooth finish. Itís a pretty simple pale ale, but it does it fairly well, so canít complain.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6611) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
Can at home. Trade from TheJester. Pours almost clear golden with a medium white head. The aroma is passion fruit, citrus, light peach and caramel. The flavour is citrussy with notes of fresh fruit, caramel and some resin. Bitter fruity finish. Lovely brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1146) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2012 500mL can from LCBO. Slightly hazy yellow with a long-lasting creamy head. Mild aroma of hops, which is slightly metallic. Taste is decent, some piny and fruity hops and bread, with a mildly bitter, watery, and metallic finish. Feels a little thin, possibly because 5.2% ABV is a little low for the style. A fine session ale, or a good stepping stone for those not yet acquainted with the greatness of hoppy ales. Sampled at the brewery, where it tasted slightly better, and smelt significantly better.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
Pours light gold with white head. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. Taste is somewhat metallic with piney hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4688) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
pours very slightly hazy deep golden, nice white head, retention/lacing. cascade, citrus, oranges, decent maltied breadiness, light acidity, light pepper. average carbonation, light to medium body, nice mouthfeel. nice apa. or cpa. whatever.


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