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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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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2658) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 28, 2010
On tap at Cíest What? Appearance: golden orange with a generous white head. Aroma: orange peel, mango, yeast and a little spice. Flavour: lots of mango, lemon & Ginger, kind of tangy with q salty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2010 Hello Ontario! 22oz bottle from LCBO. Pours a lovely, clear golden. Aroma is indeed buttery and sharp with hops. The taste is well worked. Floral, citrusy hops evident with a bready malt backing. Good lingering bitterness in the finish. I would also agree that this does remind me of Tankhouse but I wasnít put off by the butteriness (is that a word?). The patriotic angle might just be shrewd, especially during the Olympics. Go Canada Go.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2010
Draught at CíEst What. Pours a clear golden-orange with a spare diminishing white head. Aroma of light resiny hops, grain, caramel malt and citrus fruit. Flavour of resiny hops backed by caramel malt and a finish thatís quite bitter. Average bodied. Very good on tap.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (1233) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2011
Pretty solid Pale Ale. At first, right out of the fridge it tasted like those pine tree air fresheners. After getting to a better temperature the citrus came through, although Iím still getting some pine-y aromas. Still, good hops without a pile of complexity which is probably what itís supposed to deliver. Good stuff overall.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frothmeister (545) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Original rating. June 5, 2011. Aroma : 8 / Appearance : 4 / Taste : 8 / Palate : 4 / Overall : 17 473ml can. Pours a slightly hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is big on resinous hops, herbal and floral notes, pink grapefruit juice, fain caramel. Smells great. Faint sweetness, with initial pine, faint caramel notes, and a finish that is all grapefruit. I honestly I donít think Iíve ever tasted a beer with such heavy grapefruit notes. A lighter bodied ale that is very easy drinking. Thumbs up! Well done Great Lakes. Youíre slowly becoming one of the best breweries in Ontario. Re-rated April 28, 2013 I felt it was time to re-rate this, because well, nothing has ever been quite as good as that first batch. It still looks pretty good. Hazy honey tone with an off-white head. Still smells delicious. BIG tropical fruit, and citrus with some resinous notes and caramel. The taste however is nothing like it used to be. Still light bodied, with nice fruity notes up front that disappear quickly and turn into a lot of minerality, and slightly harsh metallic hops, with more citrus in the finish. Everything that used to make this beer great seems to be hiding behind that strong hit of mineral heavy hops. Itís not bad by any means, but it used to be excellent. Sniff, sniff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Big olí can at Victorís bracket box tasting at Paulís. Pours a clear clean gold with a thin white head. Big crisp hops, clean and cool. Crisp and clean. Crackery grain and malt, toast and a crisp bitterness. Nice and easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - AUG 11, 2011
Okay gold body with decent carbonation and head. Plenty of heavy hops on the nose, clouding out all else. Flavour is overbearing hops to the extreme with just a hint of grains. Thatís not a bad thing however. This is very good for a pale ale, reminds me of a better homebrew instead of a badly executed macrobrew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4126) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
pours very slightly hazy deep golden, nice white head, retention/lacing. cascade, citrus, oranges, decent maltied breadiness, light acidity, light pepper. average carbonation, light to medium body, nice mouthfeel. nice apa. or cpa. whatever.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atheist_Peace (928) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
Big olí can. Hazy golden honey pour with an almost white head that leaves a fairly thick ring of lace. Fresh citrus notes with a light burnt note, some grain and a little off note I canít quite identify. Less citrus on the palate (but itís still there) with a light caramel flavour. Slightly astringent with a hint of cardboard. Decent enough for a session brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1961) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
500ml can from the beer store, but randomly but pretty happy I did. Somewhat hazy pale yellow with a nice white head, some fresh citrus and floral hops, bittersweet with a decent maltiness, balanced, moderate carbonation and body, smooth. May have to pick up a few of these for the summer.


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