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


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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 (344) - 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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15954) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
Tasting at Ferris’; can
Hazy dark amber color, small head. Mild aroma, a bit fruity and earthy, nice. The body is too thin, very dry too; the flavor is rather uninteresting, just a shade of caramel, and it has a light yeasty and metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (6744) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
Can - Light orange hops and malty sweetness. Clearish copper with a decent white head. Light orange and nice bready hops. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (8278) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
473mL can, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours an opaque dark amber with a medium beige head. Nose is quite subtle, with earthy notes, soft English malt and light yeastiness. Flavour is very pleasant, with earthy English malt and light yeastiness. No hops at all. Earthy and English malty. Solid stuff, but seems overrated to me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (162) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
Bière brunâtre au collet plutôt éphémère. Cette bière a tout pour rappeler la vieille Angleterre et ses pubs achalandés par les gentlemans vêtus de tweed et fumant la pipe. À l’instar des autres bières du même style, cette bière est très légère et délicate tant au nez qu’en bouche. On a droit à une petite amertume plaisante, un malt présent et souple et une effervescence modérée. La bière est de courte durée en bouche et offre un corps plutôt mince. Pour être franc, cette bière n’est pas excellente et ne présente aucun trait de caractère remarquable, mais elle a le grand avantage d’être très facile à boire, équilibrée et ô combien désaltérante et facile à boire!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (605) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
473ml can. Clear copper body, big beige head, poor retention. Aroma of resins, herbs, lime, mineral water. Taste is unusually aggressive for the style: citrus zest, pine, mineral water, caramel. Good and light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (949) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
can. Poured murky dark orangey-brown with a creamy beige head. Big floral hop aroma. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation with a tart bite. Flavour of caramel malt with an abundance of hops, sweet toffee, grapefruit notes. Love the low alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Helsdon (244) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
This IPA, ah, EPA, is well ... a North American hop-heavy brew. Nose is resin and flower mild on the malts. Taste isn’t dissimilar, awfully hoppy for an English Ale, the malts are a little weak. Balance is a little off. It’s fine. But that is about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (619) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
473ml can. Pours a hazy almost iced tea colour with a one finger beige head. Smells great. There is a delicious pineapple upside down cake like note up front on the nose with caramel, grapefruit, and some light resinous notes. Light bodied with crisp hard water notes, caramel, mineral notes, and resinous hopping with some citrus notes in the finish. One. Not at all what I was expecting. I was prepared for a British style, caramel heavy, thick Well’s Bombadier style ale, but instead it’s one of the most solid low ABV ales I’ve had from Canada, and pretty much a solid session ale. A repeat purchase for sure. Well done Great Lakes!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (104) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 Murky Red/brown pour with a significant off-white head. Nose is citrus hops with soft malt undertones. The name of this beer is a total misnomer. This is actually a tasty light session IPA or APA. Crisp, easy drinking ale with nice slightly soap and metallic (I’m guessing big C) hops. Love the 4.2 ABV!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3367) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Lovely citrus nose, with a UK biscuity malt bill. perfect carb and mouth feel. Not exactly to style, another beer that is best in its style cause they added a huge dose of West coast hops. It’s a great beer but I don’t think should be top in its style.

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