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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: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Can shared by a friend. Pours a clear gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma of earthy, oniony and piney hops with some malt. Malty flavor with a bitter earthy hop finish. Seems like they did fine with aroma and bittering hops, but didn’t do much on the flavor hop.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1033) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2012 500mL can from LCBO. Slightly hazy yellow with a long-lasting creamy head. Mild aroma of hops, which is slightly metallic. Taste is decent, some piny and fruity hops and bread, with a mildly bitter, watery, and metallic finish. Feels a little thin, possibly because 5.2% ABV is a little low for the style. A fine session ale, or a good stepping stone for those not yet acquainted with the greatness of hoppy ales. Sampled at the brewery, where it tasted slightly better, and smelt significantly better.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (494) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2012
Can from the LCBO. That’s a pale ale I like! Pours a golden colour with a generous white head. Aroma of fruits, citrus. Citrus flavour also. Very interesting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3119) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
Poured light amber with a small, frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and moderate citrus. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter. Bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
473ml can (labelled as Crazy Canuck Pale Ale)
5.2% ABV
I tried this beer on June 10, 2011 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer pours a translucent light golden amber with a this rocky tan coloured cap. The aroma is bready malt, and citrusy hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is primarily citrusy hops, grain, and an odd perfumy flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IWillBeLight (9) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011 does not count
From 473 mL can. Hazy yellowy orange with small white head. Great hoppy aroma with spruce, cannabis and pine notes. Tastes not as hoppy as it smells. Nice bitter finish. Light bodied (kind of thin) and somewhat watery. Low average to low carbo. Easy to drink APA - needs more balls.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7681) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Sample from can at the Strange Brew Tasting on 02/18/2012. Clear orange pour with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Short stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops and malt. Light body with a mildly bitter citrus hops character with some floral and malty notes behind it. The finish is short and lightly hoppy. Slightly above average overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hungarian_G (87) - - OCT 6, 2012
Pours a light strawberry blonde with a huge white head and tufts of pillowy lacing. Nose of sweet malts, pine and hops. Light carbonation. Taste is straight ahead astringent bitterness with some hops up front, but not overly floral. A refreshing brew with quick bitter finish. Compared to my favourite IPAs, a standard pale just doesn’t cut it, but it would be a great cold beer on a hot day.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Karol (603) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2013 Can I got from my beloved Netty who managed it to get it from Canada. Many thanks! Mwaaah, mwaaah! This pale ale is great! it has a nice hoppy and floral aroma, a bitter hoppy and refreshing taste with a bitter hoppy long lasting finish. Overall very hoppy, drinkable. anytime again!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
Fresh bottle sample- Medium gold pour, with a moderate frothy cap. Aromas of buttered toast, floral hops, white bread, perfume. Strange flavour profile. Has fresh floral hops and a marked lemony bitterness, with a buttery flavour that leads to sweet bready malts. Seems like some sort of hybrid or cross style. It is ok, but what is going on with the butter? I had enough on my toast this morning, thanks. I’ll give it a whirl again, but I’d like to see the butter go away.


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