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

bottled
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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DerWeg (1492) - 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 (9866) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8526) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2010
On tap at C’est What, new beer. This is more of a less than contemperous bitter IPA than a classic pale ale. There is significant bitterness, and the abv seems higher than posted, more like 6%. Pours medium yellow body with noteable white head, that leaves lace. Served a bit too cold and a bit too much carbontion. Other than that, an above average non-Canadian beer, though not the apex of the style, i.e. what Great Lakes Cleveland turns out.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
Bomber from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear amber with a modest off-white head. Aroma: Lots of bread crust, biscuit, toast malt, some orange-pine hops, a slightly odd sweet honey/sugar aroma, slightly peppery, grassy, floral and soapy. Palate: Medium+ body, moderately aggressive carbonation, prickly. Flav.: An odd citrusy/eucalyptus note, some honey, lemon halls for sure, still some biscuit and bread crust in the malts, lighter earthy pine; dry with forceful bitterness and a kinda lacklustre light malt finish with lingering bitterness.

Comes up a bit short, but a good effort.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4669) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle: Poured a medium copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral and lightly bitter hops is interesting. Taste is also dominated by some notes of floral and bitter hops with traces of pines and a decent caramel malt backbone. Body is about average with good carbonation. Missing some hops but still very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (1831) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2010
65 cl bottle, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Frothy head, hazy pale golden colour. Promising aroma of spiced apricot. Rather carbonated, a nice floral spruce flavor comes through. Sharp on the finish, quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2010
gift bottle, Thanks. enjoyed with Sly Fox rep Cory at Coles. Lighter to medium copper colored pour. Deecnt CPA. sort of mix of an english pale & american Pale. Milder hop bitterness, balanced, lighter mouthfeel. some pine hops. Not sure about the West coast aspect but still decent

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomthompson89 (1900) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
copper color, decent foam. nose is cascadeish hops. flavor is more English pale i think but a very nice sessionable beer by great lakes


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