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

bottled
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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 (33) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4378) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Can kindly donated by Netty, many thanks. Unclear orange golden color with medium persistent white head. Nice piney, citrus hoppy aroma. taste, solid malty base followed by nice portion of hops with grapefruit, pines, grapefruit zest, lemon. Nice long hoppy bitter finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (52) - CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 This was better than I expected. Nose is citrusy, earthy, with a bit of sweetness. Big hit of fresh peach, too, which was really refreshing, and fairly unique for the style. Taste follows the nose, sweet with a hint of spice, with a nice dry finish. Really nice smooth, creamy mouth feel. Quite drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopsandBolts (62) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a clear light copper colour with about a finger of white head. Right away I get aromas of apples, peaches, pine, honey and some floral notes. There are some interesting nuances in the aromas and flavours. The flavours are pine, honey, edible flowers and a hint of biscuit and malt. This has such a silky mouth feel it just glides down. This is a fabulous IPA and one of the best I’ve had in a while. I would put this one up there with Amsterdam’s Boneshaker and Muskoka’s Mad Tom. The fruit aromas and flavours are very pronounced and beautiful. The mouth feel is absolutely superb.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (250) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a hazy orange, with a large white head. Aroma has notes of orange peel, Malts, spice. Tasting notes include orange peel, resin, pine, and a nice bitter finish, most excellent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Raistlin (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Pours hazy to murky deep gold-orange, with nice frothy whie head. Some head retention, some lacing. Fruity, pine, earthy aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is fruity, some resins, pine, fruity, moderate biterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3300) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
Can from The Beer Store August 2013. Labeled as "Crazy Canuck". Quite hoppy with citrus and floral aromas that fill the nose. Long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3216) - 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?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3794) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
Can - Sweet tropical fruit and grapefruit. Hazy gold with a white head. Grapefruit, pithy and a bit of tropical fruit. Nice balanced bitter finish. Better than expected.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (1892) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2014
473ml can from El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. @home 21-07-2014.
Labeled as "Crazy Canuck".
BBD: 2016??
In short: a tasty pale ale.
Pours hazy to murky deep gold-orange, with nice frothy whie head. Some head retention, some lacing. Fruity, pine, earthy aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is fruity, some resins, pine, fruity, moderate biterness. Balanced and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (320) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
2014/07/12 - Pours a hazy, dark orange/copper colour with a small, off white, fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is caramel, grapefruit, citrus, pine and grassy notes. Taste is grapefruit, pine, biscuit and caramel. Mildly sweet and mildly bitter. Mouthfeel is thin to medium with soft arbitration and a crisp, mildly drying finish. Full of flavour, but light and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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