Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: English Pale Ale
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Pompous Ass is our version of an English Pale Ale. We used an American ale yeast to brighten up the flavour and add our own contemporary blend of hops to ensure that even the most pompous ale drinker does a double take.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 2, 2013
Can from the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy brown/orange with a whole bunch of foamy white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Smell is definite English hops, floral and slight fruit, that mixes well with a bit of roast malt. Palate is medium bodied with good carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet at first before launching into a well balanced hoppy bitterness which slowly dissipates leaving a hint of sweetness and roastiness to go with the bitter aftertaste. Very good taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (539) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Cask. Light brown with a thin white cap. Earthy hop, bread, caramel and floral tea notes on the nose. Moderate body and carbonation. Light sweetness balanced by fair hopping. Sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3011) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Pint at the Loon. Murky copper with a thin white head. Fruity, toasty, some toffee, somewhat floral, some bread crust, a touch of diacetyl. Medium body, fine carbonation. A bit fruity, decent floral hops, a little black tea, leafy hops a bit of bread crust; dry with fair bitterness and a floral, black tea, lightly fruity finish. A decent pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4614) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
tap at beer brothers, ottawa. cloudy pale amber pour with a small off-white head, some retention and lacing. toasted and grainy cereals, nice fruitiness, hint of chocolate, soft resin and spruce tips, mild earthy notes, citrus. moderate carbonation, light body - watery, balanced grassy-herbal-earthy-spicy-citrusy finish. a modern english pale ale, i.e. one that also uses american hops or at least english hops that express citrus and other not-too-much-earthy-englishness. nice hoppy light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (697) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
On cask at Barvolo. Pours a murky caramel orange with a thin off-white film of a head that leaves good lacing. Aroma has notes of bread and caramel, floral hops, and tropical fruits. Taste is a balanced bitter with solid floral and tropical notes and a mild, herbal aftertaste. Low-medium body and, like most cask beers, a low carbonation. Clean and refreshing in the mouth. Overall nice. Lots of fruity notes in both the aroma and taste. Not typical at all. Would get again to mix it up. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (352) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
2013/07/08 - Pours a cloudy, burnt orange colour, with a frothy, off whose head that reduces quickly, but laces nicely. Aroma is toasted malts, biscuit and citrus hops (lemon and grapefruit). Taste is toasted malts as caramel up front with a citrus, hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is medium sticky, with a good amount of carbonation and a finish that is somehow juicy and slightly bitter at the same time. Really enjoying the Tank Ten Series. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (615) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
Sometimes you don’t know what you got until its gone. Takes this ale: the first sip deceives. You think you got something run of the mill until that after shock of hops kicks in. Another groovy beer. I like what they’re doing with the tank 10 series. Unexpected without being bold. So fucking Canadian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (3084) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
Can - 473ml. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white foamy/creamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with fruity and candy hints. Its hoppy taste carries malty and grainy notes. Ends with a short bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6111) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2013
can, copper orange pour. nice aroma of caramel maltiness, orange peel. good EPA, caramel & toffee notes, citrusy, mainly orange notes. medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer (2194) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
Orange/copper pour with a frothy head. Fruit hop aroma. malt, floral hop flavour. Nice and crisp texture. Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
Wow, wasnt expecting a whole lot from this one, but was pleasantly surprised. Poured a deep, burnt orange colour with a nice off white cap. Some hopping comes through in the aroma as well as some caramel from malts. The first sip was packed with flavour. A great balance between the hops and malts, with a ’juicy’ quality coming through, possibly from rye. Great beer.

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