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

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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 35   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.


BytownJon's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BytownJon (56) - Ontario, - FEB 11, 2013
REALLY enjoyed this one. Maybe simplistic, but looked and tasted like a wheatbeer crossed with the hoppy IPA. Malty and spicy at first, but then just enough tartness to clean your palate. Not too heavy and not bloaty aftertaste.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JunctionCat (30) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2016
The go-to beer at GLB, easy to find around town, easy to drink full of flavour and a great hop flavour all around. Not too heavy or big, not too bitter, but also not boring. Its not going to knock you off your chair, but it is going to get ordered again and again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1114) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2016
Draught at The Craft Beer Market, Ottawa. Pours a clear medium gold, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts well and leaves very good lacing. The aroma offers light pine and fruity notes, along with smooth malt. Lime and pine up front give way to smooth caramel malt in the mid-palate. Pine hops give it a pleasing finish. A satisfying pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
googleimage83 (53) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
Translucent yellow-gold body with average head. Mild nose is crisp, refreshing grapefruit hops with piney backdrop, hints of caramel. Taste is sweet, citrusy, and well balanced. Slightly nutty bitter finish. Low to medium carbonation, smooth and easy-drinking. High quality product.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5684) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3430) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Keg at Bar Hop. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Good lacing. Aroma of hay, minerals and apricot. Flavour of tonic water, grass and lemon. Thin body with a watery texture. Soft fizz. Easy drinking, just ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
Aroma: pine and grapefruit hors...apparence: hazy yellow ambler, huge White head...flavor: strong resinus hors. Grapefruit...

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sevrior (12) - - FEB 29, 2016
Flavours: pine, floral, citrus. Liked it, but would like a fuller body and less carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
QcBeer (134) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
Une bière de bucheron. Arome de pamplemousse, citron et légèrement épineux! En bouche, semblablement la même chose, et goût fruité acide, floral... Moyenne amertume qui perdure sous des notes malté et fruité!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7026) - Utah, USA - JAN 13, 2016
16oz can from Secret Santa
Pours cloudy yellow with a medium sized white head, some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit and citrus. Flavors are fruity, grains, citrus and tea
A good pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CurbDog (114) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2016
Big fluffy white head, nice lacing. Slightly hazy dark straw colour. Grapefruit, citrus, grainy aroma. Citrus and pine flavour, slightly doughy, grainy, medium piney bitterness, grassy. Medium thin body, high carbonation, dry finish.


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