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

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our version of a west coast pale ale pushes the boundaries much like the crazy canucks of the past. We’ve brewed it for those who enjoy adventure and a departure from the ordinary. The result is a wildly hoppy aroma and lingering bitterness complemented by a soft bready malt flavour.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mvanoort (1) - Perth, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013 does not count
This has been one of my favorite beers since the very first time I tried it. Opened my eyes to a lot of other great Canadian pale ales. Great brew!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bortology (35) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
Interesting. I was not sure what to make of the name. I get that you are Crazy, mad, insane, ect and that makes it hoppy.... This is a nice pale ale session beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjasonf (2) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2011 does not count
It’s now in cans. This is a well hopped beer with smooth aftertaste. The aroma is relatively mild for a pale ale, but the hops make a strong impression on the tongue.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2111) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2011 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papillon (363) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
473 mL Can. Deep gold body with a rich foamy and tenacious white head that leaves a set of foamy ribs on the side of the glass as it is sipped. Pungent resiny hops and a hint of grapefruit rind and a soupçon of spruce make up the aroma. Pale malts and resiny hops dominate in the flavor; resiny hops and grapefruit rind in the aftertaste and finish. A fine Canadian brew that I’ll ask for more of.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
torontosudz (6) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
very nice, drinkable IPA - perfect amount of bitterness and wonderful fresh aroma. slightly danky aftertaste but in a good way.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - 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

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2011
Since the revamp of this beer(Late 2010 early 2011) wow. One of the best hoppy beers currently available in Ontario. Pour deep golden copper with big head and great lacing. Big dry citrus hopped aroma with caramel and a nice balancing malt sweetness. Taste citrus hops, caramel, malt, toffee, and grapefruit. MF is thick chewy and reasonably carbonated. There is a super faint butter taste which is almost exusable and my only tiny gripe with this great Ont brew. Good one guys cheers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8214) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
Hazy golden-amber pour. The aroma is awesome - loads of fresh prickly pine cone and orange/tangerine citrus. Very tropical with a little bit of lightly minerally bitterness. The beer has hops in abundance. Moderate bitterness though. Very lean palate with a lovely bit of peppery bite. Crisp and refreshing with loads of fresh piny hoppiness. There is a bit of zestiness at I find quote appealing in here. The more I have from these guys, the more I like them. Bitterness becomes more assertive as you get through the glass. Nice pint.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2386) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 4, 2011
473ml can. Deep gold pour. Fluffy white cap. Hoppy nose featuring pine and citrus. Flavor has dry pale malt base with sweet orangey hops. Piney finish with light bitterness. Body is light to medium, medium carbonation. Solid APA. High drinkability. Please sell this in Alberta.


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