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

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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It’s been said that “Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity.” This beer doesn’t 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 – we’ve really made a mess of things. What have we done? Sorry.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1098) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
Was surprised to see I never rated this one. Has golden amber colour and shows some lacing. the aroma is only slightly malty and so those hoppy notes dominate, notes of citrus and grassy herbal. On the palate is hoppy bitter with a fast but bitter finis. Medium bodied and much tastier on cask than can, could use a bit more weight but overall not a bad brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (943) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
Draft to pint glass at Grand Electric Grapefruit, pine and hops. Cloudy amber with a thin white head, long lasting head. Grapefruit and hops...well balanced malt. Interesting, but not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (2994) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Can - 473ml. Hazy, light amber body with an average white foamy /creamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with citrusy, grapefruit hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries grapefruit and herbal notes. Ends with a decent bitter finish. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
torontosudz (6) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
very nice, drinkable IPA - perfect amount of bitterness and wonderful fresh aroma. slightly danky aftertaste but in a good way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The4Saisons (11) - - NOV 2, 2013
CANUCKLEHEAD! The cask, dry-hopped version of Crazy Canuck is an absolute joy. In Ontario only Great Lakes and Durham seem to consistently turn out fantastic cask versions of their hoppy ales. Incredibly sessionable with a strong hop bite that somehow still leaves your taste buds intact. I could drink this all night, and have.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Karol (629) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2013 Can I got from my beloved Netty who managed it to get it from Canada. Many thanks! Mwaaah, mwaaah! This pale ale is great! it has a nice hoppy and floral aroma, a bitter hoppy and refreshing taste with a bitter hoppy long lasting finish. Overall very hoppy, drinkable. anytime again!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGolem (665) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Can shared by Tom10101, thanks! A text book American Pale Ale, with good floral hops, citrus and some malt. Refreshing and well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2726) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Can (473 ml). Extra from TheJester, thanks Andy! Slightly hazy golden/amber with a medium off-white head, good retention and good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, malt and floral hops... simple yet effective. Taste is slightly sweet with citrus, floral notes, malt and a light bitter finish. Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Dry finish. Very good American Pale Ale. Drinkable and well balanced. A tad too malty, but still really enjoyable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mvanoort (1) - Perth, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013 does not count
This has been one of my favorite beers since the very first time I tried it. Opened my eyes to a lot of other great Canadian pale ales. Great brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tompete (209) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
Pours an orange colour with an off white lacy head. Aroma of light citrus hops, nice arrangement. Flavour is a bit spicy, malty and citrus hop bitter. Finish is easy going and slightly metallic hopish. My favourite Canadian IPA I’ve found so far.


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