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

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2198) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 11, 2011
Bottled sample. Clear pale orange in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are a mix of pale and crystal malt, along with some fresh cut wood and faint sweet orange. Wood and caramel elements come through strongest in the mouth, but the leafy citric hops are still in play (albeit in qute a gentle way). Medium bodied with a bit of woody bitterness. A bit tame, but still pretty drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (2175) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2010
65 cl bottle, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Frothy head, hazy pale golden colour. Promising aroma of spiced apricot. Rather carbonated, a nice floral spruce flavor comes through. Sharp on the finish, quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2128) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 Rating for Canuckled Head on tap at The Ex in Toronto.
Appearance : Clear amber with small white head.
Aroma : Awesome juicy hops with floral notes. Nice light malt.
Taste : Awesome fruity hops with light pine. Light malt on finish with light citrusy notes. Light pine with fruity notes.
Overall : Really nice beer. Awesome nose, great malt and hops. Quite drinkable. Overall rating would be around 3.9 but I’ll leave it like it is now since it’s for the regular version.

500ml can from LCBO.
Appearance : Shiny pale yellow with medium white fluffy head.
Aroma : Great citrusy and floral hops with nice malt. Very fruity.
Taste : Light bitterness with citrysy ans piny hops. A little bit resinous. Some malt. Nice malty finish with light bitterness and light pine.
Overall : Very nice APA. Very aromatic with a nice bitter finish. Very drinkable. Carbonation is delightfully soft. Great malt profile. Great stuff. Nice to see Great Lakes doing such interesting beers !!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2081) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
(can) clear, bright yellow amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of citrus, then stewed fruit; balanced flavour with a light long bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (2056) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - AUG 11, 2011
Okay gold body with decent carbonation and head. Plenty of heavy hops on the nose, clouding out all else. Flavour is overbearing hops to the extreme with just a hint of grains. That’s not a bad thing however. This is very good for a pale ale, reminds me of a better homebrew instead of a badly executed macrobrew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Can: Pour was medium gold with a thick white head. aroma was tropical fruit, some citrus as well, biscuits and honey. flavour was more of the same, bready malt, light caramel, tropical fruit, grapefruity citrus presence. Only a light bitterness to the finish for me though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (2011) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2011
Pretty solid Pale Ale. At first, right out of the fridge it tasted like those pine tree air fresheners. After getting to a better temperature the citrus came through, although I’m still getting some pine-y aromas. Still, good hops without a pile of complexity which is probably what it’s supposed to deliver. Good stuff overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
Fresh bottle sample- Medium gold pour, with a moderate frothy cap. Aromas of buttered toast, floral hops, white bread, perfume. Strange flavour profile. Has fresh floral hops and a marked lemony bitterness, with a buttery flavour that leads to sweet bready malts. Seems like some sort of hybrid or cross style. It is ok, but what is going on with the butter? I had enough on my toast this morning, thanks. I’ll give it a whirl again, but I’d like to see the butter go away.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1969) - Granollers, SPAIN - SEP 17, 2014
Cervesa molt planera, predomina molt la malta però en general està bona. Cerveza muy plana, predomina mucho la malta pero en general esta buena.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomthompson89 (1968) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
copper color, decent foam. nose is cascadeish hops. flavor is more English pale i think but a very nice sessionable beer by great lakes


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