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


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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Itís been said that ďCanada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity.Ē This beer doesnít 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 Ė weíve really made a mess of things. What have we done? Sorry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (572) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
This is a wonderful find.. Picked up randomly at lcbo.. Similar to Brooklyn.. Strong hop flavour with only mild bitterness.. Lingering and crisp aftertaste good for any occasion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (611) - - JUL 6, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2012 Tall can. Golden amber with white frothy head, consistent lacing. Strong beautiful aroma of centennials: slightly green, lots of citrus. Medium-bodied. Smooth balance of caramel malt against strong hops. Long, lovely, dry bitter finish. Flying Monkeys Smashbomb IPA had been my favourite Ontario beer until this -- although today was a stressful day and maybe this beer was just in the right place (my hand) at the right time (immediately). *UPDATE: Was not quite as good the next few times. Smashbomb still represents for me the Ontario high water mark in hoppy pale ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BytownJon (44) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
REALLY enjoyed this one. Maybe simplistic, but looked and tasted like a wheatbeer crossed with the hoppy IPA. Malty and spicy at first, but then just enough tartness to clean your palate. Not too heavy and not bloaty aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (399) - - AUG 24, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2015 Pours a murky light orange with a big frothy white head that settles down nicely, leaving some lacing threads behind.Aromas are heavy on citrus fruits. Some orange peel, and hints of toffee.Mouthfeel is balanced between creamy and crisp, with some slight stickiness.Tastes are sweeter than I expected but pleasantly so with citrus up front and sweet malts dancing on the back of the tongue during the swallow.Overall I wasnít expecting this to be as good as their Tank Ten offerings such as My Bitter Wife or Karma Citra, anticipating a more pedestrian beer, but Canuck was mostly up to the challenge and held its own. Will add it to my short list of regularly available go-to beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (7361) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Can. Pours clear gold with a white head.Moderate piney dank hop bitterness on a light pale malty base. Porch beer, baby. Really dope and high in crushability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beermack (725) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 6, 2014
Can, fresh from Porterhouse Dublin. Hazy gold pour, nice tight white head. Great orange, grapefruit and pine needle nose - bit of light tropical fruit in there too. Taste is so good: juicy citrus and a touch of mango, with plenty of pine needle and (not so sticky) resin. Nice bit of very light white bread dough and light caramel. Great bitter hit - all citrus and pine driven. Really crisp. This is top gear, go Canada.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuelMTL (240) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
From 473 ml can in tulip. Pour is slightly hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. The nose pleases with a huge amount of mango, passion fruit and grapefruit. Some grainy malty sweetness. The same strong fruitiness surprises in the mouth. Some residual sugars. The light body makes it easily drinkable but a stronger malty backbone would make this beer even better. Low to medium hop bitterness. Low ABV beer with a strong fruity and floral hop profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (713) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
473ml can. A hazy golden body, medium white head with poor retention but plenty of lacing. Aroma of stone fruits and honey, orange peel and hay. Taste of grapefruit, mango and a touch of pine. Light!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2010
On tap at Cíest What - GLB announced this one as "Canuck Pale Ale" but it seems that was a name that was still in development, as the official GLB tap handle clearly read "Crazy Canuck Pale Ale". Cuhhhh-raaaayyy-zeeee! Anyway, the beer came a clear light bronze colour with a brilliant white head that lasted throughout most of the glass and left some intricate lacing. Really beautiful fresh Cascade aroma, fruity, citrusy, piney. Loverly, though a bit one-dimensional. As long as that dimension is hops, though, síall good. Flavour much the same, those Cascades are definitely on show, but thereís a hint of malt to make it a touch more balanced. Nice, long bitter finish. CCPA reminds me a bit of a slightly less malty Hop Addict from County Durham. Well done Great Lakes - this one is up there with the Pumpkin as my favourite of their offerings. REALLY looking forward to the bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2010
650mL bomber from the likbo. Pours a nice copperish gold, paler than I was expecting. Large, rocky white froth. Aroma is mild but nice, some good hops upfront with non-typical Ontario malts backing them up. The flavour I actually find quite pleasing, lots of hoppyness upfront with some bitterness, descending into some mild but tasty biscuity toffee malt notes. Very tasty, reminds me of Sgt. Majorís when itís on. Some minor butter like others have mentioned but itís honestly so subtle and drowned out by the good aspects I can hardly see how it could be considered a major flaw. This is probably my favourite GL brew Iíve had to date and I will definitely purchase more, because itís so tasty but also to support a micro brewer while f***ing Molsonís has its usual stiffling strangle hold on the Olympics. Very good effort, I must have a particularly good bottle since I donít completely comprehend the mediocre over-all rating, but to each their own as the saying goes. Not really a west-coast pale ale so complaints against the advertising are legitimate. On itís own itís a solid beer so I hope they just adjust the blurb on what itís ísupposedí to be.

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