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


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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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The Devil Made Me Brew It! Brewed for 66.6 minutes with 666kg of malt and 6.6kg of hops, Devilís Pale Ale is a robust ale weighing in at 6.6% alcohol (notice a theme yet?). Darker than traditional pale ales, Devilís Pale Ale has an unmistakable hoppiness both in aroma and taste, balanced by a selection of 6 choice malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
Interesting premise for a beer. Pours a clear brownish-amber with a brief head. Aroma is sweet malt, light hops, pretty macro-ish. Tastes likewise - plenty of crystal, slightly stale hops. Tastes more like an attempt on an ESB (slightly nutty character) than an American Pale Ale. Body is thin and marginally carbonated. Thanks to robinboyer for the trade - gotta try everything once!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
473ml can
6.0% ABV
I first tried this on December 30, 2007 after purchasing from my local LCBO outlet. First, allow me to write what is on the side of the can

666 kilograms of malt
6.66 kilograms of hops
66.6 minutes of boiling
6% alc/vol
6.6.06 Date of Conception

This beer poured a translucent dark red, it was beautiful. The head was white, very thin, and disappeared quite quickly. The aroma was sweet malt, a little hops, and a faint touch of licorice. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, salightly creamy, and mildly carbonated. The flavour is primarily malts, with a little bit of sourness. There was no detectable hop presence in the flavour. <

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2008
Caramel malts and fruity esters suggesting raisins and plums are strong in the nose. Clear deep brown body is topped by a shy but decent tan fine bubbled head that recedes to a lasting cover. Raisins and caramel are strong also in the flavour with some doughy malt character but very little hop flavour apparent and restrained bitterness that is only just enough to keep the sweetness from cloying. Somewhat thin and perhaps a bit astringent light body with moderate carbonation. Can (LCBO at Summerhill, Nov-07) sampled with Beershine and Oakes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWS9 (506) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2014 Re-rate time! Pours deep ruby brown with thick, foamy head. Roasted almond and malt aroma. Heavy malt taste, with a hint of hops. Some nuttiness. Not a great balance between malt and hops (how about 66.6 kg of hops?) Solid, but ultimately flawed. Re-rate: bit more hop kick on re-taste kicks this up a couple notches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1903) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2007
50 cl can, Shelburne. Dark brown colour, thick foamy head. Strong but balanced malt and hop aroma. Sweet caramel malt flavor, almost shandy like, with bitter finish under all the sweetness. Nice for one but wouldnít want to drink too many!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dangermoose (9) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007 does not count
Pours dark brown like a porter with two fingers of eggshell coloured head that dissipates quickly. Very little carbonation. Aroma has notes of black licorice and some spices. Initially there are some spring tastes like fresh cut grass. This opens up into a pleasant hoppy bitterness that persists for a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 16, 2007
Can from trade with Matt7215. Half inch white head that recedes quickly. Dark on top, pale on the bottom. No bubbles. Aromas of sweet caramel and malt. Mild alcohol smell. Hoppy bitter taste. Well balanced, medium body. Too bad this is canned, Iíd love a bottle or a pint of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2007
Can. Chestnut appearance and excellent head-retention for a canned beer. Aromas of orange custard, milk chocolate, dark malt and the faintest touch of coffee. Hefty palate offers a creamy flush of malt. Dark chocolate flavour evolves to bitter coffee towards the finish, with a nutty/buttery quality surviving throughout. Good to very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2007
Dark burgundy-amber colour. Aroma of canned peaches, some caramel and tobacco. Light body. Some toffee notes, light smoke and earth. Esters of pear, golden plum. Interesting interpretation is nothing like a pale ale, but isnít all that bad as a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Killer can. Pours with little to no head, but much darker than expected for a beer billed as a pale ale. Deep reddish-brown, and not much in the looks department. Aroma of candy sugar and malt: a sweet array of smells. Nice mouthfeel, soft and silky. An odd balance of flavors. Enough hop bite but thins out considerably at the end. Prune sweetness. Earthy, with some wholemeal bread notes like pumpernickel.

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