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


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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (7027) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2010
gift bottle, Thanks. enjoyed with Sly Fox rep Cory at Coles. Lighter to medium copper colored pour. Deecnt CPA. sort of mix of an english pale & american Pale. Milder hop bitterness, balanced, lighter mouthfeel. some pine hops. Not sure about the West coast aspect but still decent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6842) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
From my Ontario trip. +++ Sampled from a 473 ml can this beer poured a vibrant golden color with a huge creamy-soapy yellow-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy, sweet and had moderate vague fruity and floral hops. The flavor was bitter and tangy with citric, fruity and leafy floral hops. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
(Backlog) Can at fantasy tasting at Paul’s. (crazy canuck) Orange pour with white head. Hoppy, pine, citrus, grassy hop aromas. Tropical fruit flavors, citrus hop tones. Wait this is from canada?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (6530) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2014
473ml can. Minimally cloudy golden to amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Caramel malty aroma, citrusy hoppy overtones, hints of grapefruit and pine. Taste is bitter hoppy, citrusy, notes of grapefruit, a touch of lemon, caramel malty background with a biscuity touch; super soft palate, fairly lasting crisp bitter hoppy finish. Clean, precise, superb soft mouth-feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2011 Draught. At Harbord House. Clear pale amber, smallish offwhite head with decent lacing. Bitter aroma, floral and slightly sweet - kind of generic. Taste is solid - quite dryly bitter with background floral/fruity sweetness - reminds me a lot of Mill Street Tankhouse back when it was still good and hoppy and not a burnt metallic stale mess. Average body and mouthfeel with strong carbonation and a nice long bitter finish ... Dry-hopped? - re-rating from the newer can release - incredible C-hop aroma on it now, one of my go-to beers, I always have at least half a dozen can in my fridge - well done, Mike!!!! (original rating: 6+3+7+3+15=3.4)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle: Poured a medium copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral and lightly bitter hops is interesting. Taste is also dominated by some notes of floral and bitter hops with traces of pines and a decent caramel malt backbone. Body is about average with good carbonation. Missing some hops but still very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5724) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Rich amber coloured body with a copper glow and a nice, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of super fresh hops, earth, caramel and a touch of grain. Medium-bodied; Strong hop flavour at first with some subdued earth, toffee, caramel and rye flavours and a lot of fresh hop bitterness toward the end. Aftertaste shows a bit of grass, a lot of caramel and some toffee as well. Overall, a nice and respectable beer with a lot of fresh hop notes and some subtle caramelised sugar flavours throughout. I sampled this 50 cL can purchased from the LCBO on Wellngton (underground) near York Street a few hours ago on 08-August-2016 for CA$2,65 sampled in my hotel room a few hours later here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 08-August-2016.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
Can @ benzai. Clear golden yellow with a medium to full sized white head. Smells hops, fresh, fruity, grapefruit, slightly grassy, nice. Tastes sweetish, hops, fresh, slightly malty. Light but very nice! Thin to medium body, sift carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5387) - 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.

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