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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Diolch JoeMcPhee. Golden copper with a grand frohg whitr head. Grapefruit hop aroma. Lovely refreshing brew. Crisp hop, fruit goodness. Not to in your face, but rather subtle, delicate and very enjoyable. As crazy as Canada gets, but very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2425) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
The pour is a light golden-orange with a finger of dense yellowish head. The nose has a juicy citrus hop with a lovely lemon and grapefruit notes. A light caramel and bready malt. Lovely taste with a huge citrus hop and NW hop presence. A surprising malt presence in the taste with a sweet caramel and toasty bread notes. Overall, a refreshing and tasty pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap at barhop, Toronto. Pours a hazy pale gold with a white head. Aroma is light honey and bread. Light body, medium carbonation. Pine, honey, lemon, orange marmalade, light caramel and a pleasant bitterness. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2412) - , 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2362) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2012 Crispy clean taste, pours a pale yellow, very hoppy smell and a hoppy taste, pretty citrusy, you can really taste the cascade come through and it has a good finish. Good offering Rerate: cask version the canculkhead or some like that was awesome, the flavour was really smooth and lots of hoppiness, really nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (2319) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (2303) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 bomber from the LCBO. pours clear amber with a lasting white head. aroma, butter. flavour, decent pale ale with butter. cant drink this, its way to buttery///////////////////////// after having a few bomers of the current batch i can safely say the diecytle problem has been solved and now this is a very nice apa. current rating is a mix of first impression and current form//////////////////2011 canned version is amazing, best pale ale brewed in ontario/////////////////////// NO LONGER MY FAV ONTARIO PALE ALE, STILL SOLID BUT nn HAS TAKEN CANUCKS PLACE, IT IS NICE THATS ITS ONLY 2.50 A CAN THOUGH

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