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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebhoy (61) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
A "nice" summer beer if there ever was one. This West Coast Pale Ale has a deep golden colour with a nice white head. Aroma is of hops and citrus, exactly what you would expect. Palate has a clean finish, nothing overpowering or too much in the way of a "wow" factor, but it’s certainly solid. A nice mix of citrus fruits and hops going down. Overall this is a good beer, one that will be a go-to in the future for your average beer drinking day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaynsawchuk (359) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
473 mL can. Pours straw with a nice white head, leaves no lacing. Pungent fresh hop aroma, lemon, orange, pine and a touch of biscuit flavored malts. Light to medium bodied with full carbonation. Dry with a the pleasant lingering mouth feel of hop bitterness balanced with crisp malt. A tasty session beer: crush a few of these on a hot day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (5325) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2014
473 ml can. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a beautiful lacy white head. Aroma of citrus, some harsh grainy notes and mango. Flavour of harsh grainy malts, pine, citrusy bitterness, dried fruits and grass. Medium bodied, harsh mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Not as fresh as I hoped for, but still good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DerWeg (1431) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2010
Clear goldy orange, lasting white cap & good glass lacing. Light and dry with slightly green hops but beautiful hop character with grapefruit rind and hop resin.Nice dry citrus aroma, orange flavors come forward as the glass warms.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duckdown (81) - GTA, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2010
Yummy! Surprised about the low scores as well. 650ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a golden honey color, smells mostly of caramel with a bit of hops, but the taste is all hops for me at least. A semi dense white head that disappers quickly.. A little lacing on the glass. Really enjoyable! A pleasant surprise. Had to come back to re-edit, left a pretty bitter aftertaste once the beer is gone.. gives you some brutal breath

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
A golden pale ale with a thick white head. In aroma, good hops, overlyed with decent floral hops, intense butterscotch and strawberry notes. In mouth, a good malt base with bitter English hops, quite nice, medium bodied. Tasted Feb. 13, 2010.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
Floral, fruity hop aroma. Clear gold with bubbles and white creamy head with good lacing. Sweet dry floral, fruit taste with bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (412) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
can. Orange-gold colour, white head which leaves nice thick lacing. Aroma is hoppy, a little metallic. Taste is quite dry, pine/grapefuit hops, malt came through a bit as it warmed. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Pretty good APA. Very hoppy nose and on the flavor as well...maybe a bit much, but some malts came through as well.


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