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

bottled
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on tap
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (1730) - Nunavut, CANADA - AUG 11, 2011
Okay gold body with decent carbonation and head. Plenty of heavy hops on the nose, clouding out all else. Flavour is overbearing hops to the extreme with just a hint of grains. Thatís not a bad thing however. This is very good for a pale ale, reminds me of a better homebrew instead of a badly executed macrobrew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Pretty good APA. Very hoppy nose and on the flavor as well...maybe a bit much, but some malts came through as well.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
gilvanblight (801) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2011
Slightly redish gold pour, lots of bubbly head. Very strong bitter/tart grapefruit scent. The taste is about the same. That strong Pale ale grapefruity bitterness. I know some people love it. Sadly Iím not a big fan. Iím sure this is a great pale ale to fans of the style. Not for me though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Quťbec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 Rating for Canuckled Head on tap at The Ex in Toronto.
Appearance : Clear amber with small white head.
Aroma : Awesome juicy hops with floral notes. Nice light malt.
Taste : Awesome fruity hops with light pine. Light malt on finish with light citrusy notes. Light pine with fruity notes.
Overall : Really nice beer. Awesome nose, great malt and hops. Quite drinkable. Overall rating would be around 3.9 but Iíll leave it like it is now since itís for the regular version.

500ml can from LCBO.
Appearance : Shiny pale yellow with medium white fluffy head.
Aroma : Great citrusy and floral hops with nice malt. Very fruity.
Taste : Light bitterness with citrysy ans piny hops. A little bit resinous. Some malt. Nice malty finish with light bitterness and light pine.
Overall : Very nice APA. Very aromatic with a nice bitter finish. Very drinkable. Carbonation is delightfully soft. Great malt profile. Great stuff. Nice to see Great Lakes doing such interesting beers !!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2011
Can from jerc, thanks Jeremy. Pours clear orange, thick white head, gorgeous lacing. Nose is big citrus, fresh rank hop cones, and earthy creaminess. Flavours are nettly hops, with loads of citrus and spice, nice balance, well-rounded. A quality brew from Ontario, blow me over.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2011 On tap at volo. The aroma coming off this cask was incredible. Amazing juicy citrucy aromas. Every citrus fruit imaginable is in here somehwere. Good solid malting keeping the mouthfeel and bitterness in check and light enough to make this a solid drinking beer. Refreshing, and exploding with flavor. A really great beer.
Earlier Rating: 2/16/2010 Total Score: 3.8
650ml from the lcbo. Amber pour with a fluffy white head. Iím seeing alot of people talking about a buttery diacetyl aroma and flavor but Iím not getting any. I guess I got lucky. A great citrus aroma with some juicy hops and a slight caramel maltiness. Quite bitter in the finish but the hops are really nice with some great citrus notes. Iím really quite impressed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreamflower (600) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle. This is one easy drinking beer. Beautiful white head. Caramel colour. Bitter but refreshing taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bortology (35) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
Interesting. I was not sure what to make of the name. I get that you are Crazy, mad, insane, ect and that makes it hoppy.... This is a nice pale ale session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadp (13) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2011
From the can. Grew on me, but too much for 90% of the people I encourage to try, may be why itís dropped to $2.25/can at the LCBO. Pretty refreshing, excellent break from the other íregularí beers. Hops really clean the palate. Like this stuff man.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Oranges leap from this American-style Pale Aleís aroma, as earthy angles and effective caramel malts lead to resinous bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sturdy sheet of foam covers the hazy pale amber.
-This is another beautifully-hopped brew from Great Lakes (see Miami Weisse for another one).
-The caramel malt flavor are simple but they support the hops ably.
-Mouthfeel is creamy, an apt balance of residual sugars and active effervescence.
-Hops also have an earthy touch throughout.

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