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


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CurbDog (72) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
Finger of off white head, nice lacing. Fairly hazy copper colour. Caramel malt aroma with fruity esters. Caramel, toffee, biscuit. Med light body, slightly thin finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 14, 2015
Tap (nitro) at Bar Hop’s new place on St Peter’s Street in Toronto. Coppery, clearish, with very thick creamy head. Red berries, nutty, earthy, bitter. Dryish and light mouthfeel, nearing slightly watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
On tap @ Brothers Beer Bistro, Ottawa. Medium copper, clear, with a creamy lasting white nitro head. Dank earthy marijuana aroma. Great profile of earthy caramel, tea and marijuana. Creamy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RxForHealth (160) - - SEP 6, 2015
This is currently my favorite beer. Pours with a nice head that disappears quickly with some lacing. Hoppy aroma. On the palate there is some Caramel some hops very nicely balanced. I really nice, pleasant, well-balanced finish. Exceptional flavor and especially for a beer that is 4.2%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (862) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2015
0.473 can. Delicately hazy, brown color and virtually no head. Strong aroma of hops, citruses, fruits, some malts, roasted grains, and delicate earth. Taste is bittersweet, earthy, malty, fruity, and hoppy - nicely balanced. Light body, slick texture, and lively carbonation. Finish is relatively short and feels watered-down. Overall the beer is quite standard for the style in regards to quality, although unusual in terms of flavors included.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (528) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
Last pour of the night for me at The Only Cafe.....in hindsight I probably shouldn’t have pounded this down but it’s so damn drinkable that I had no choice. Nitro pour, which I generally hate, but it sure is purdy, and it kind of works here. Nose is surprisingly fragrant: floral hops and toasted grain and caramel. Taste is lightly fruity, with a nice fragrant bitter punch. It’s a little thin but hell it’s 4.2%, and it’s got enough going on to cover up its anorexic ABV. Noooice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ILduce (228) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
Can LCBO: hazy brown beer with nice beige head that has decent lacing. Aromas of grassy hops and earthy malts with some light fruitiness. Taste is sweet toasty malts with touches of pine and spice. Smooth mouthfeel, but an excellent finish that’s bitter and long. Very satisfying pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4145) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
Robe cuivrée/brune avec une mousse assez solide. Au niveau du nez, les arômes légers de caramel se choquent à des houblons floraux, résineux (terreux?), épicés et finement fruités. Les saveurs vont dans le même sens : tout est cependant bien placé sans être dans le m’as-tu vu ou dans la piètre performance. Son corps léger montre une bonne effervescence. La finale est assez courte mais sèche. Plutôt facile à boire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stoned99 (719) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
473ml can from LCBO. Thanks Audrée. Aroma: tropical fruits, grapefruits and not too malty (caramel) and earthy . App: clear copper-orangish, huge white head leaving great lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, watery, good carbonation, light sweetness. Very little bitterness. Overall: I?m sad because I thought this would be better than that because it smells so good but the taste is watery and mouthfeel is quite boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1521) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Couleur acajou rougeoyante, généreuse mousse couleur crème, apparence semi-opaque et texture mi-mince. Le nez laisse poindre beaucoup de houblons (arômes tropicaux) avec une bonne dose de malts caramel. La bouche est plus mince que prévue, avec des notes de noisette qui ressortent, mais étonnamment, c’est tout à son avantage : complexe, originale, à haute buvabilité mais pleine de saveur, elle est un superbe exemple du genre. Elle mérite pleinement sa réputation.

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