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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


JohnBarleycorn's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUL 29, 2011
Can. Despite the puerile name, this is a surprisingly well-made pale ale. Low expectations begin with the medium-gold appearance, while the gravel and high-hop aroma profile quickly raises those expectation. Gratifyingly full-bodied, generously bitter without being overblown, a gravel-like texture, and a pleasant dark chocolate nuance on the finish. I will drink again, just not ask for it by name...


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (158) - - AUG 24, 2014
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 wasn’t 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 totally up to the challenge and held its own. Will add it to my short list of regularly available go-to beers.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11016) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft at Bar Hop. hazy golden color, medium white head. Aroma of lightly floral citrus. Taste is similar. A bit plain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4417) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Can kindly donated by Netty, many thanks. Unclear orange golden color with medium persistent white head. Nice piney, citrus hoppy aroma. taste, solid malty base followed by nice portion of hops with grapefruit, pines, grapefruit zest, lemon. Nice long hoppy bitter finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (78) - CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 This was better than I expected. Nose is citrusy, earthy, with a bit of sweetness. Big hit of fresh peach, too, which was really refreshing, and fairly unique for the style. Taste follows the nose, sweet with a hint of spice, with a nice dry finish. Really nice smooth, creamy mouth feel. Quite drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopsandBolts (63) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a clear light copper colour with about a finger of white head. Right away I get aromas of apples, peaches, pine, honey and some floral notes. There are some interesting nuances in the aromas and flavours. The flavours are pine, honey, edible flowers and a hint of biscuit and malt. This has such a silky mouth feel it just glides down. This is a fabulous IPA and one of the best I’ve had in a while. I would put this one up there with Amsterdam’s Boneshaker and Muskoka’s Mad Tom. The fruit aromas and flavours are very pronounced and beautiful. The mouth feel is absolutely superb.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (255) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Raistlin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Pours hazy to murky deep gold-orange, with nice frothy whie head. Some head retention, some lacing. Fruity, pine, earthy aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is fruity, some resins, pine, fruity, moderate biterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3333) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
Can from The Beer Store August 2013. Labeled as "Crazy Canuck". Quite hoppy with citrus and floral aromas that fill the nose. Long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3239) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
(Backlog) Can at fantasy tasting at Paul’s. (crazy canuck) Orange pour with white head. Hoppy, pine, citrus, grassy hop aromas. Tropical fruit flavors, citrus hop tones. Wait this is from canada?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3886) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
Can - Sweet tropical fruit and grapefruit. Hazy gold with a white head. Grapefruit, pithy and a bit of tropical fruit. Nice balanced bitter finish. Better than expected.


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