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

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (758) - - MAY 21, 2011
Pours golden/copper with a puffy frothy 2 finger head. Big aroma of Pine, Mango - there’s some caramel malt in there too but the Hops dominate this one. Bitter hops in the taste, pine needles, caramel malt and a bit of a woody quality to it. A bit more balanced than the aroma. Fairly lively carbonation here, though there should be some more body to it. Those minor complaints aside, this is a fairly easy drinker and a good representation of an APA. On cask I gave it 3.9.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
lovely hop aroma. light to medium hop flavour with citrus, mostly lemon. medium bitterness in the finish. easily my favourite Canadian APA. Love seeing these Canadian breweries come through with a great beer like this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2011
473ml Can from LCBO. Pours clear golden straw with foamy big off white head, reducing to a half finger cap, well laced. Not much else but just big citrus hop aromas on the nose dominating with a light touch of bread, nearing the end a touch of surplus us ale yeast and light vegetable is detectable. Light Medium body, med carbonation, big grapefruit hop flavour and moderate-high bitterness for a apa. Light grains and bread with a light base malt sweetness. A bit one dimensional, but there’s nothing wrong with a good hop hit. Bitterness lingers well through the semi-dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
473ml tall boy, 5.2% a/v Fairly light color for an an APA, but these things happen. Aroma is just %@*!ing fantastic. Citrus hops out the wazoo, just smells amazing. This smells like something id brew for myself! The taste is nearly as hoppy as the nose suggests, its a really fantastic hoppy beer! DAMN Great Lakes, awesome job!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2011
@Victors Fantasy Tasting-16oz can-pours a white head with trailing lace and gold color. Aroma is pine/citrus, secondary light/medium malt. Taste is biting pine/citrus hops, secondary light/medium malt. Drying finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3037) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
(Courtoisie de jerc) Une belle tête mousseuse trône sur un liquide à la robe orangée. Le nez est intéressant, agréablement parfumé par des oranges confites et des céréales justement caramélisées. Les saveurs sont fraîches, pleines d’agrumes juteux et mordants. Des saveurs de pin caressent les papilles. Le sucré des malts connaît bien sa force. En bouche, le liquide possède une joyeuse corpulence avec un pétillement doux et une texture légèrement huileuse. La finale se fait sur des notes amères résineuse de moyenne intensité.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baldric (15) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
Bought in the can at the brewery retail store. This is a very good brew. If you like hoppy beers but not too bitter this is for you. I’m impressed what you can get in a can these days. It’s a pretty tame dry hopped American IPA. My palate tells me about 35-45 IBU so it’s mild tasting. Plenty of Cascade hop flavour. Good amount of caramel malt in the background. The packaging and labelling really sucks (sorry GLB) but I suppose it’s what is inside that matters. A good value!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
Definitely one of Canada’s best pale ales. Despite this being labelled as "seasonal" I consider this their "standard brew" and it shows how strong they are at their craft. Does not have a hint of the taste of Etobicoke. Nicely hopped nicely balanced. Clap clap clap.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1890) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Can: Pour was medium gold with a thick white head. aroma was tropical fruit, some citrus as well, biscuits and honey. flavour was more of the same, bready malt, light caramel, tropical fruit, grapefruity citrus presence. Only a light bitterness to the finish for me though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
Canette 473ml. De couleur ambrée-orangée et claire. Nez fruité (agrumes, faibles notes d’abricots), moyen de houblon floral, moyennement citrique, aux notes herbeuses et résineuses, léger de grains de malt sucrés avec des notes de pain et de caramel. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-doux ainsi qu’une texture aux notes huileuses et très faiblement résineuse. Goût fruité (agrumes sucrées, traces d’abricots) avec une moyenne amertume de houblon florale et moyennement citrique (une amertume présente en arrière-goût toute la gorgée) auquel se rajoute un goût de grains de malt, un léger goût de pain et des petites notes de caramel doux puis en finale l’amertume revient en avant-plan en affichant un caractère plus hebreux et légèrement résineux. Post-goût long et un peu asséchant, moyennement amer de houblon floral, moyennement citrique, légèrement herbeux et résineux avec des notes fruitées (zeste d’agrumes).


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