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

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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It’s been said that “Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity.” This beer doesn’t help much with that crisis. From the fiercely irresponsible stereotypical image on the front of the can to the distinctly American style of the beer inside it – we’ve really made a mess of things. What have we done? Sorry.

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tricker (426) - Quebec, - DEC 24, 2016
Bière blonde de 5.2 % d’alcool. Elle possède un beau petit col mousseux et laiteux au versement. Elle possède un odorat amer de pamplemousse. Son goût est prenant, mélange de fruits de la passion et de pamplemousse. Elle garde son amertume en finale et celle-ci reste en bouche. Cependant, son aspect fruité la rend très agréable. Vraiment très bonne !


3.5
b2g (6) - - APR 5, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: APR 5, 2018 Light beige orange unfiltered American style pale ale, light hop, not over powering citrus. Nice pale ale, but a bit to much citrus for my liking.

4
xist_ (48) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2018
Pours a nice golden yellow with a very large frothy head. Last a long time. Body is very carbonated and kind of hazy. Aromas of orange, zest, citrus, and dry hops. Really smooth and thick body, with a nice fruity taste that the aromas hinted at. Finish is the best part of the beer for me though, very dry but flavorful, sweet and fruity. Really a nice all around pale ale that is very easy going, and excellent value coming in at under $3. Overall it's a great bear and I'm yet again very impressed by GLB!!!

2.9
motski (87) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2018 I agree with previous comment... Seems to be much higher than 35 IBU's (as can shows), more than 40-44 (my guess). Too hoppy for an APA for my liking. ok beer. Good bang for buck for a "craft beer".

3.7
Gluepot (796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2017
Is it cheating to make a solid, refreshing IPA, and then call it a pale ale to make it even more impressive? Refreshing and fresh hop profile plays bigger than the listed 35 ibu. Bready malt and a touch of soapiness round it out, with strong effervescence adding to the drinkability.

2.5
chris__hartley (461) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2017
It pours orangey amber; the head is off white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: faint pineapple, and slight pine. The taste is medium bitter. The palate is light bodied with medium carbonation, and has a medium finish. Overall, incredibly forgettable.

4
azzurro (608) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2017
Tries this one after baseball tonight. I was really impressed with the taste and the balance. A nice 'IPA'. Saw an article about this one on the LCBO website.

3.2
Cartoonkhaki (1351) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2017
Cloudy orange colour with light head. Aroma is very faint what is there is light floral. Clean hop flavour and light bitter. Decent body.

4.1
ConJoJohn (30) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2017
This beer has an aroma bursting with tropical citrus flavours. By far the best part of the drink, and it’s just too bad the smell isn’t as strong upon letting it sit. Pours a nice cloudy yellow, though with minimal head and little lacing. Taste is pleasant, but it’s very subtle. Not much there. Palate is clean and thin, just the way I like my pale ales. Great beer, overall. Poured from a can into that good old Heineken glass. ... Whose Heineken glass is it?

3.6
mathieuc (4001) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
March 2017 can picked up at LCBO in Ottawa so relatively fresh. Pours a clear golden with a medium white head leaves pretty nice lacing. Nose is of hops for sure but not in the flamboyant manner most modern APAs showcase them. Fruity but not juicy and far from grassy. Citrusy and piny. Taste is not quite dry but far from sweet with some cereals and more of the fruity hops. Light to medium bitterness. Body is light to medium, carbonation moderately high. Overall a more than fair pale ale that is just "oldschool" now but not overly so (no big caramel, whew!).

3.8
ChadPoole (478) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2017
Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. Flavours the same as aroma with a good balance of sweet and bitter hops. Nice clean enjoyable beer.


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