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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1384) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (313) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 4, 2010
on tap at Rhino - Toronto
Appearance : clear , crystal bright with large creamy , foamy top. Ring of lace on glass.4-
Nose: Bittering hops up front , bit of malt. Clean.
Flavor/Palate : Mid body , mid low carbonation with harsher sides. Clean bitter finish. Bitter leafy front, refreshing qualities, drinkable with fine finish. Proper bitterness, not full IPA, more of less crystal oriented amber ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2259) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2010
This is probably the best GLB beer that I’ve ever had. Pours a dirty yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is hop and malt. Taste is a blast of hop bitterness with some citrus and malt notes. A little off balance and the bitterness is a little overpowering. But all in all, a great step forward in the IPA/APA development in Ontario.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2011
A - Hoppy, citrusy, with caramel notes A - The orange side of orangy-brown with thick long lasting head. T - Sweet, followed by sour and bitter citrus finish P - Oily, with ample soft carbonation O - A good complex beer, but almost too much going on.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6514) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2011
Can, brought & shared by Robbie from Kingston. Medium hazy golden amber, thick pillowy head with excellent retention. Nice hoppy aroma, piney, with underlying malty caramel. Equally malty and hoppy, earthy and piney, nice caramel malt. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7955) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Can at Victor’s tasting at Paul’s. Pours gold. White head. Nose/taste of hops, pine and pale malt. Clean and crisp. Medium body. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3078) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
Canette. Merci Patrick. Je suis de plus en plus surpris par ce qu’on retrouve dans une canette. Encore une fois un bon produit ci-cache. Le liquide est cuivré avec une mousse blanche. Le nez est bien constitué de houblons américains qui sentent les agrumes. La bouche offre une belle dose de malt qui supporte les houblons qui laissent une trace de résine dans la bouche. L’amertume est marqué en fin de bouche. 6/10

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (410) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
Pours a light amber somewhat golden colour, clear with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is of mild hops and citrus fruit scents and a little breadiness. Taste is not overly sweet or bitter, slightly underwhelming aside from a slight bitter kick in the finish. Light body, slightly creamy mouth feel and average-softer carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2482) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
[on cask at Arrow and Loon, Ottawa] Strawberry, pine, and citrus aroma with some saltiness. Hazy orange under a white island and ring. Excellently balanced flavour of caramel and hops. Scotch tapey hops, weak malt backbone, moderate bitterness. Light body, low carbonation, slightly bitter finish.


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