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

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
tom10101 (6134) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Can (473 ml). Extra from TheJester, thanks Andy! Slightly hazy golden/amber with a medium off-white head, good retention and good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, malt and floral hops... simple yet effective. Taste is slightly sweet with citrus, floral notes, malt and a light bitter finish. Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Dry finish. Very good American Pale Ale. Drinkable and well balanced. A tad too malty, but still really enjoyable.

5
mvanoort (1) - Perth, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013 does not count
This has been one of my favorite beers since the very first time I tried it. Opened my eyes to a lot of other great Canadian pale ales. Great brew!

3.6
tompete (335) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
Pours an orange colour with an off white lacy head. Aroma of light citrus hops, nice arrangement. Flavour is a bit spicy, malty and citrus hop bitter. Finish is easy going and slightly metallic hopish. My favourite Canadian IPA I’ve found so far.

3.6
sudomorph (1170) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
500ml can. Pours a clouded, slightly muddy, copper with a one finger, off-white head that thins but leaves great lacing. Carbonation can be seen rising to the top. Looks great. Aroma is slightly faint but still very nice. Notes of citrus, pine, flowers, fruit, especially grapefruit, and a hint of bread. Taste is a balanced bitter with a short, slightly dry, aftertaste. Medium body with a medium carbonation. Clean, crisp feel I’m the mouth. Very nice and well worth a try. Would but again. Bitter but not overdone.

3.6
jksipa (956) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
Can from the LCBO. Pours a hazy light amber with a generous off white head that hangs around. Aroma is piney hops and pineapple. Nice level of bitterness but not spectacular. Medium slick mouth-feel with average carbonation and a long finish. Quite drinkable.

3.4
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
473 mL can. Pours straw with a nice white head, leaves no lacing. Pungent fresh hop aroma, lemon, orange, pine and a touch of biscuit flavored malts. Light to medium bodied with full carbonation. Dry with a the pleasant lingering mouth feel of hop bitterness balanced with crisp malt. A tasty session beer: crush a few of these on a hot day.

3.7
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
ark golden hazy with an off-white head. Aroma of Cascade and Amarillo hops with floral, fruit, caramel and grapefruit hints. quite bitter in flavor with a long finish. Carbonation low. A nice Ale

3.8
RhetoricalAns (939) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
473 ml can. Pours hazy yellow with nice thick head with nice lacing. Good floral hop aroma. Initial citrus flavor followed by long lasting bitterness and bread flavors.

3.6
lesifflebiere (1904) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
Orangée, un peu voilée, elle garde un certain montant de mousse blanche pendant plusieurs minutes. À l’odeur, ce sont les fruits tropicaux (ananas, mangues) qui prennent toute la place. Plutôt douce en bouche jusqu’à atteindre la finale, plus musclée et plus amère. Pourtant, malgré ces caractéristiques et une présence de sucres qui l’arrondit, elle manque un petit peu de puissance. Elle reste cependant très agréable, et bien fidèle à un style qui n’a plus rien à cacher.

3.3
KansaiBeerLvrs (5191) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 8, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2016 At my Uncle’s place during my trip to Canada last summer. It poured an orange-gold with a nice floral hop aroma. The taste was a classic easy drinking APA, light, refreshing & with a clean dry bitter finish. It didn’t blow me away but didn’t disappoint. Solid. Rated from memory. 3.3

Well this is lame to see Canucklehead aliased to this average brew...
Great Lakes canucklehead on cask at Volo. Cloudy orange gold color. Sharp apricot and sweet stone fruit aroma. Soft silky mouthfeel on a medium body. The taste is crisp bitter orange and peaches. On cask and with the citra it shot up to a 3.8


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