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

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


DBruce's rating

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
DBruce (1) - Ontario, - DEC 28, 2012
My experience with this beer was very disappointing. The aroma that first hit me was not apealing to me. First taste had the hint of bitterness that I enjoy but then I was hit with the flavour of bad grapefruit. Totaly turned me off. Could not finish my glass. Only the second beer ever that I could not finish


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (175) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Arômes de fruits tropicaux, de pain frais et d’un houblon printanier rappelant l’herbe coupée. Le liquide est trouble, effervescent et d’une douce légèreté. Je suis désaltéré avant même d’y goûter! Mes attentes sont comblées dès la première gorgée: celle-ci coule et rafraîchit tout sur son passage tel une brise maritime. Belle, délicate et à un prix fort attractif, cette bière a décidément tout pour elle!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dansway07 (1) - TORONTO, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2015 does not count
One of the best beers around and for a most reasonable price ($2.50 for a tall can). This has become my go-to beer of choice and I would highly recommend it to anyone!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redpooba (402) - New York, USA - APR 2, 2015
Very slightly hazy yellow ale with a dissipating white poppy head. The aroma is what really jumps out with a boutique of hops. The body is light and there is a bit of lingering bitterness, but the IBUs are low and friendly. It is a wonderfully refreshing beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (690) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
Although the aroma dissapetes quickly, a nice boost of resin. Not too bitter, but ok. Medium bodied. I would have liked it to be more aggressive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2533) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Golden color , little cloudy , small fizzy head. Fresh hay nose, very fruity nose. Light hoppy taste , nicely balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (725) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Poured from 473mL can. Slightly hazy golden yellow with white head. Citrusy grapefruit hops, mild resin, with a bit of skunk and malt.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Motobashi (106) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
A hazy pour, the colour of straw with a half finger white head. Fair active carbonation. Strong grapefruit hop aroma. Heavy hop flavour. Lightly bitter, moderate length. Surprisingly good. Refreshing. Not a hops fan, but I would get this again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6289) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Canette de 473 ml achetée chez LCBO (Rockland, ONT) au coût de 2,40$. Arôme: Légère odeur de pamplemousse avec une pointe de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-dorée légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de pin. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #5978)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (532) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Nice to see a rock-solid APA coming from my homeland.....I think? Sweet light golden elixir with a large and frothy white beard (the lacing....eek!), this has scents of biscuity malts, citrus, lemon, light pine and honey. The texture is nice and full feeling, some nice chewy with a medium carbonated body. Nice bittsweetness, mostly bitter, finishes a taste that matches the nose well. A soft lemon and pine flavour lingers and invites you to more. Extremely solid!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (950) - - NOV 10, 2014
Nice citrus/pine hop bouquet with a good caramalt backbone, fruity bitter finish. Tried both can and draft, nice crisp, a solid Ontario APA.


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