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

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our version of a west coast pale ale pushes the boundaries much like the crazy canucks of the past. We’ve brewed it for those who enjoy adventure and a departure from the ordinary. The result is a wildly hoppy aroma and lingering bitterness complemented by a soft bready malt flavour.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
yrstruly (329) - 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 (3784) - Québec, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Sample from can at the Strange Brew Tasting on 02/18/2012. Clear orange pour with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Short stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops and malt. Light body with a mildly bitter citrus hops character with some floral and malty notes behind it. The finish is short and lightly hoppy. Slightly above average overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Can shared by a friend. Pours a clear gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma of earthy, oniony and piney hops with some malt. Malty flavor with a bitter earthy hop finish. Seems like they did fine with aroma and bittering hops, but didn’t do much on the flavor hop.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PatIrish (168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2012
Poured from a 473ml can, golden orange in colour with a nice consistent head. Aroma is citrus, floral, refreshing on the palate. A nice pale.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
The can is rather unremarkable visually, and so I’d never expected much from this. Kept avoiding it at LCBO. That it has become my standard beer says a lot. Great balance between malt and hops (there’s plenty of hops). Very easy to drink but stimulating all the same. Feels very well crafted. This and Tankhouse are the 2 Toronto beers I’m always in the mood for - but this one comes in 475mL size, which is preferable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (398) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
Pours a light amber somewhat golden colour, clear with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is of mild hops and citrus fruit scents and a little breadiness. Taste is not overly sweet or bitter, slightly underwhelming aside from a slight bitter kick in the finish. Light body, slightly creamy mouth feel and average-softer carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sseb69 (1404) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011
Cannette 473 ml. 5.2%. Couleur ambrée, mousse blanche-beige . Arôme de houblon frais et malt. J’adore les west coast Pale Ale. En bouche du houblon frais, de l’amertume, du malt. Excellente Pale Ale. Wow.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IWillBeLight (9) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011 does not count
From 473 mL can. Hazy yellowy orange with small white head. Great hoppy aroma with spruce, cannabis and pine notes. Tastes not as hoppy as it smells. Nice bitter finish. Light bodied (kind of thin) and somewhat watery. Low average to low carbo. Easy to drink APA - needs more balls.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
Canette. Merci Patrick. Je suis de plus en plus surpris par ce qu’on retrouve dans une canette. Encore une fois un bon produit ci-cache. Le liquide est cuivré avec une mousse blanche. Le nez est bien constitué de houblons américains qui sentent les agrumes. La bouche offre une belle dose de malt qui supporte les houblons qui laissent une trace de résine dans la bouche. L’amertume est marqué en fin de bouche. 6/10


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