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


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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doykodymr8 (8) - - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
Can @ benzai. Clear golden yellow with a medium to full sized white head. Smells hops, fresh, fruity, grapefruit, slightly grassy, nice. Tastes sweetish, hops, fresh, slightly malty. Light but very nice! Thin to medium body, sift carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Nice to see a rock-solid APA coming from my homeland.....I think? Sweet light golden elixir with a large and frothy white beard (the lacing....eek!), this has scents of biscuity malts, citrus, lemon, light pine and honey. The texture is nice and full feeling, some nice chewy with a medium carbonated body. Nice bittsweetness, mostly bitter, finishes a taste that matches the nose well. A soft lemon and pine flavour lingers and invites you to more. Extremely solid!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tranquillity (1878) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2015
Hazy orange body, rhick white foamy head. The aroma is very full, with grapefruit and orange, some flowers. Excellent palate, medium heavy. The taste is fruity as well, with a slow to start but long to mature and finish aftertaste that has hops and even some nuts. Wow!

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
97hill (143) - - JUN 28, 2014
a can from the LCBO, must admit the new "art" can caught my eye. I know I have had this before but obviously forgot how good it was> pours a golden amber great head initial aroma is what beer is supposed to smell like, hoppy smokey, spicy, tasty. Overall very drinkable Pale Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (414) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a hazy orange, with a large white head. Aroma has notes of orange peel, Malts, spice. Tasting notes include orange peel, resin, pine, and a nice bitter finish, most excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
473ml can from the LCBO pours a hazy yellow awesome hop aroma Nice hop and malt balance with some ice sweetness to the finish Really good APA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (5065) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 19, 2014
Sample from can at icbcf
Pithy grapefruit full bodied, decent bitterness, hazy gold, this is how all APAs should be made

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
Damn good APA... Awesome citrus Aroma with grapefruit, light pine, orange peel and sweet pale malts. Flavor is pale malts, citrus hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits and good balance of bitterness throughout... Almost perfect for an APA.

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