RateBeer
overall
90
92
style
Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: American Pale Ale
Etobicoke, Canada

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Can 473ml.

[ As Great Lakes Brewing Crazy Canuck Pale Ale ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, pale malt, fruity, grass, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140405]

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
2012-10-21, cask at C’est What, Toronto, as Canucklehead, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Cloudy deep blond color; small creamy head. Nice aroma of fruity hops, and light sweat. Smooth toffee flavor; very nice hopping, strong but fully aromatic, more fruity than resiny; quite long final.
Seems fresher than last night. Very good.

2012-10-20, cask at Volo, Toronto, as Canucklehead, 7-4-7-5-14=37
Cloudy amber color; medium sized creamy head. Cloudy amber color, creamy head. Nice aroma, hop-fruity; also some rubber and hop sweat. Low carbonation; good toffee flavor, with good hopping, fruity and creamy; there is a hint of grappa.
Good, but probably better on normal non-cask draught.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2011
@Victors Fantasy Tasting-16oz can-pours a white head with trailing lace and gold color. Aroma is pine/citrus, secondary light/medium malt. Taste is biting pine/citrus hops, secondary light/medium malt. Drying finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
A golden pale ale with a thick white head. In aroma, good hops, overlyed with decent floral hops, intense butterscotch and strawberry notes. In mouth, a good malt base with bitter English hops, quite nice, medium bodied. Tasted Feb. 13, 2010.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8420) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2010
On tap at C’est What, new beer. This is more of a less than contemperous bitter IPA than a classic pale ale. There is significant bitterness, and the abv seems higher than posted, more like 6%. Pours medium yellow body with noteable white head, that leaves lace. Served a bit too cold and a bit too much carbontion. Other than that, an above average non-Canadian beer, though not the apex of the style, i.e. what Great Lakes Cleveland turns out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
Hazy golden-amber pour. The aroma is awesome - loads of fresh prickly pine cone and orange/tangerine citrus. Very tropical with a little bit of lightly minerally bitterness. The beer has hops in abundance. Moderate bitterness though. Very lean palate with a lovely bit of peppery bite. Crisp and refreshing with loads of fresh piny hoppiness. There is a bit of zestiness at I find quote appealing in here. The more I have from these guys, the more I like them. Bitterness becomes more assertive as you get through the glass. Nice pint.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8047) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Can at Victor’s tasting at Paul’s. Pours gold. White head. Nose/taste of hops, pine and pale malt. Clean and crisp. Medium body. Dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7760) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Oranges leap from this American-style Pale Ale’s 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.

Can.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7682) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2011 2011-07-10. Amber body with foamy head. 3+ Modest aroma of hops, light greenery. Flavour is thinner than the Canuck, and less assertively bitter. The average bodied palate is also a bit thinner than the regular version, and the combination might make the cask seem watery or dilute if not for the dry hopping that adds more hop character. The hop profile is greener than in the cans, and less fruit than the recent drafts I have had. Enjoyable, I would have knocked back a few more pints of this on another day, but the cask mouthfeel and warmer temperature are not conducive to such an oppressive humid summer day on the patio. Dry hopped version as ’Canucklehead Pale Ale’ at Volo, Toronto

2011-05-19. Crisp golden orange body with a nice foamy off-white head and lace. 3+ First sip is an eye-opener as it has a significantly hoppier profile than I remember, modest bitterness throughout is punchier than previous samples, with less fruity character, and no hints of the creamy notes that had sometimes shown up - this is a very good thing. Most green hops, very light citrus and grass. Light lingering bitterness. 7+ Aroma is similarly more cleanly hoppy than in the past. Modest green leafy hop character. Average plus palate is refreshing and pleasantly carbonated. Pretty enjoyable, this has stepped up its games significantly. 7/4/7/3/15 Can from the brewery

2010-02-08. No notes, seemed cleaner with less yeast and floral character than previous sample at Cest What. Had a few samples over the evening and enjoyed the bitterness but still found it skewed towards the bitterness and less of the citrusy hops I personally prefer. Nice beer, enjoyable. Bottle at the brewery

2010-02-08. Golden amber body with a modest off-white head and excellent lacing. 3+ Aroma is surprisingly floral, mild citrus and grassy hops. 6+ Flavour is a bit yeasty up front, pleasant light bitterness throughout grows, and becomes a little bit astringent in the finish. Grapefruit seeds linger in the finish. Average palate suits the beer. Interesting highlights but not particularly well balanced today. Will try again. 6/4/7/3/14 - 3.4 On tap at Cest What, Toronto


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 16


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50