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


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RATINGS: 238   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, Devil’s Pale Ale is a robust ale weighing in at 6.6% alcohol (notice a theme yet?). Darker than traditional pale ales, Devil’s Pale Ale has an unmistakable hoppiness both in aroma and taste, balanced by a selection of 6 choice malts.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djjodskins (28) - - NOV 16, 2012
Pours a slightly cloudy dark ruby red, beautiful head retention and lacing, alot of citrus on the nose. Taste has a hint of caramel and roasted malts, i pick up a touch of vanilla and rum, very creamy and full on the palate. Not much on the finish as far as hops, more a malty finish, but a very good pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (700) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Poured from 473mL can. Mahogany brown with off white beige head. Citrus and grassy hops with subtle apple. Quite a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Randy4Beer (290) - - JAN 2, 2015
Not evenly remotely "pale" this one is a deep ruby red in the light, with a thin ever so slightly off white head. The aromas are a nice balance of malts and hops, with some plums in the mix. Very similar tastes. A nice bitter finish on the swallow. Overall, this is far from the best beer from Great Lakes, but as an available all year beer, reach for this before any macros.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gregorymconway (167) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Huge off-white tan foamy head. Hazy brown body with hints of amber. Orange zest, underripe oranges, grapefruit zest, fresh cut grass aroma. Very subtle toffee on the nose as well. Palate quite bitter with more malt flavors on the tongue compared to the nose. Some bakers chocolate is very softly present, however this is very hop based for aroma. Dry finish. Medium to elevated alcohol. Pronounced bitterness with a long finish. Crazy & impressive to have a beer so heavily hopped on the nose and seem balanced (relatively) with malt characteristics. Could see this being a contender the mad tom for popularity among hop-heads in the area. Pleasure to taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Boisson très foncée, brune acajou opaque à la lumière, avec une consistance mi-épaisse, un film de mousse, et un nez passablement houblonné mais de façon charmante. Bouche sucrée, maltée mais les houblons ne sont pas en reste. L’amertume est cependant limitée. Apparence déconcertante, sinon impressionnante, mais les saveurs sont non seulement justes pour le style, elles sont également plus agréables que celles de la plupart de ses concurrentes. Belle réussite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (517) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Ummmmmm......Pale Ale? I don’t think I need to reread the definition of pale to understand that this ain’t pale. That being said, I have never been one for convention and this beer certainly isn’t either. It’s gorgeous in all of its dark, devilish glory, a ruby brown with a wonderful beige head. The smell is fantastic! Along with citrus, floral, mildly piney hops and caramel there are exciting notes of plums, vanilla, raisins, coffee and nuts. The taste is the same but also brings with it some light, smooth roasted malt flavour. Intensely complex yet remarkably drinkable, a medium body with mid-soft carbonation and a wee bit of oiliness. My new favourite remarkable "regular" beer. Heaven be damned.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beermack (687) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 8, 2014
Fresh can at Porterhouse Dublin (only 6 weeks old). Really deep copper pour, almost like a brown ale, dirty white head. Good pine, caramel, wood, and grapefruit pith on the nose. Big pine resin and thick caramalt upon tasting, rough pine and grapefruit bitterness, some woody notes and earthier spices in there. Bitter finish, bit abrasive. Medium body; if you like malt forward pale ales this could be a top one for you. Not to my taste, but enjoyable nevertheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3832) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Can. Pours clear hazel, large puffy tan head, dissipates slowly, nice clumpy lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, grapefruit, roasty malts, bread, perhaps a note of coffee. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, pine, grapefruit, toasted bread, a note of toffee. Medium body, high carbonation. Nice brown IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuelMTL (206) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Pour is dark amber with a thick off white head. Nose is fruity with apricot and grapefruit. Good amount of malt sweetness. Taste is lots of malts that leave a hint of nutty chocolate and caramel in the mouth. Medium long lasting resinous hop bitterness. Some grapefruit notes too. Tasty pale ale!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Very dark and malty for a pale ale, almost has a hoppy brown feel. i find that the malt over powered the hops, interesting brew but not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (338) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
This beer reminds me of a tamer version of Pit Caribou’s American Brown Ale (which itself is a slightly tamer version of the RastafaYan from Noire et Blanche). It pours awful purdy, though I don’t know why it’s called a pale ale; it could pass for a porter, in a dark bar. Nose is pine and floral hops with some roasted notes in the background. Taste is caramel, coffee, roasted grain, a hint of liquorice, with nice floral and grapefruit hop nots, ending in a dry pine and bitter coffee finish. There’s something about this beer’s flavour profile that I really, really enjoy, however I will say both the hop and malt profile are a touch understated. This beer has a lot of great stuff going on, but none of it will knock your socks off. Still, I keep going back to it again and again - and at half the price of PC’s ABA, it’s definitely more than half the beer, in terms of quality.

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