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


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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 19, 2014
Sample from can at icbcf
Pithy grapefruit full bodied, decent bitterness, hazy gold, this is how all APAs should be made

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4234) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4145) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
(Courtoisie de jerc) Une belle tête mousseuse trône sur un liquide à la robe orangée. Le nez est intéressant, agréablement parfumé par des oranges confites et des céréales justement caramélisées. Les saveurs sont fraîches, pleines d’agrumes juteux et mordants. Des saveurs de pin caressent les papilles. Le sucré des malts connaît bien sa force. En bouche, le liquide possède une joyeuse corpulence avec un pétillement doux et une texture légèrement huileuse. La finale se fait sur des notes amères résineuse de moyenne intensité.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3696) - 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. I’m seeing alot of people talking about a buttery diacetyl aroma and flavor but I’m 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. I’m really quite impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3683) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
On tap at Wrvst. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a thick white head. Aroma of floral hops, light fruit, spices. Flavor of bitter hops, bready malt, and spices (hint of clove, allspice, and possibly rosemary) with citrus and garlicky hops in the finish. Very interesting spicy IPA. 7/4/8/4/15 [3.8/5]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3564) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 8, 2013
At my Uncle’s place during my trip to Canada last summer. It poured an orange-gold with a nice floral hop aroma. The taste was a classic easy drinking APA, light, refreshing & with a clean dry bitter finish. It didn’t blow me away but didn’t disappoint. Solid. Rated from memory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3476) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3400) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
Bomber from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear amber with a modest off-white head. Aroma: Lots of bread crust, biscuit, toast malt, some orange-pine hops, a slightly odd sweet honey/sugar aroma, slightly peppery, grassy, floral and soapy. Palate: Medium+ body, moderately aggressive carbonation, prickly. Flav.: An odd citrusy/eucalyptus note, some honey, lemon halls for sure, still some biscuit and bread crust in the malts, lighter earthy pine; dry with forceful bitterness and a kinda lacklustre light malt finish with lingering bitterness.

Comes up a bit short, but a good effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2010
Inviting aroma of citrus hops, some good malt too, dark amber, pours a firm finger of off-white head, leaving lots of pretty lace. Flavour is a good citrus kick from those hops, decent level of malt, orange/grapefruit, caramel and butterscotch notes. Medium bodied, very well balanced, good mouthfeel, creamy smooth, a fine bitterness. Terrific! Rated during the Opening Ceremonies for the XXI Winter Olympics, Let’s go Canada!

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